While Steve was commissioning equipment at a copper mine in outback QLD, a loud bang was heard across the site. Upon investigation it was found that a conveyor tail pulley had collapsed due to lack of greasing. The incident was recorded as a near miss for the workers working in the vicinity of the tail pulley.
Steve saw that there were dozens of conveyors and other machines with no record that they had been greased.
Steve presented this problem to Tim and Pete, while at a hackathon in Brisbane.
The team formed around the idea and worked to develop a solution.
As a result of this collaboration, GreaseBoss was formed.
MBA, B.Eng (Mechatronics)
Steve has spent the last 15 years involved in all aspects of engineering, installation and maintenance of heavy mining equipment.
Steve was part of the team that launched a range of crushing equipment into the Australian market for a multinational mining OEM.
Steve has also spent several years participating in the Brisbane startup ecosystem looking for opportunities to bring tech into heavy machinery.
Tim has developed a broad skillset through a career that’s progressed from mechanical field engineer to project manager, operations manager and entrepreneur.
Tim’s passion for leading technical, engineering focussed ventures has seen him succeed in large scale industrial construction, advanced helicopter modification, underwater drone development and digital radio network implementation projects.
B.InfTech (Computer Systems and Networks)
Peter is the technical co-founder of GreaseBoss, with experience ranging from development of computer and web applications to design of robotics and embedded systems.
As a recipient of the New Colombo mobility scholarship, Peter received the opportunity to study in Japan where he explored advanced manufacturing practices.
His understanding of electronics, mechanical design and software places him in the ideal position to effectively manage and integrate various aspects of the GreaseBoss system.
Jack is the Industrial Designer at Greaseboss. Recently completing a bachelor of Industrial Design with experience working at an Injection Moulding Business, he has been tasked with the development of new products.
He is passionate about developing innovative tech that creates value to the world.
William is a design generalist, and is passionate about bringing Human Centred Design to product and service industries.
William has over 6 years experience working in the design industry, including various startups and digital product companies.
Fullstack software developer & coffee enthusiast. Mitchell started programming in 2007 out of sheer boredom, completed a dual degree in Math & CS at QUT in 2020, and loves tackling difficult problems.
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