Meet Our Team
Specialists in Vibration Monitoring Solutions since 1988.
We’re a team that has a passion for creating vibration monitoring solutions. In fact, we’re pioneers in this space. Our founder Bruce McKenzie started the company some 30 years ago under the name ‘Blastronics’.
Texcel has since grown into an amazing, dynamic business with a core logic that centres around our clients’ requirements, and creating best in class outcomes. We are creators of a broad range of innovative technologies that apply to blasting, vibration and noise.
It all boils down to capability. And experience.
When it comes to getting the best vibration management solution for your project, trust the guys who started it all.
Our team includes:
Bruce is the Director of Texcel and founded the company in 1988. Blastronics, started the journey centred around innovation and technical excellence. Previously, Bruce worked for a large international company in various roles and countries for 15 years. Bruce is extremely understated, however his experience over the last 45 years is invaluable. Additionally he is an absolute gentleman, professional, and would be an asset to any organisation. Bruce’s passions include books, classical music, food, wine, and his grandchildren who keep him busy on the weekends.
Navin is our Senior Technician and has been with us for over 13 years. Navin is a perfectionist and a work horse. Navin is primarily responsible for manufacturing, calibrating, and servicing of the instrumentation for our valued clients. Navin sets the bar high with his impeccable work standards. Navin is by far the quietest member of our team and a huge support for everyone.
Mark, who has been with us for over 12 years, is responsible for all operational activities – he’s the guy, with his magic wand, who makes it all happen. Mark works hard, cares lots and loves to create great outcomes. With his extensive experience not only with our instrumentation but also with our clients, he is our go-to man. For good measure, Mark is the President for the Australian Chapter of the International Society of Explosive Engineers – ISEE, after previously serving as the treasurer for 2 years. Mark is also heavily involved with basketball, acting as Coach and Coaching Co-ordinator for Northside Wizards Basketball Association.
Andrew is our in-house Mr. Wizard, and has been so for over 27 years. He’s intimately familiar with every piece of hardware, firmware and software we have ever produced and still holds a great deal of drive and passion. So much so, he has started work on our next generation systems. Andrew’s passion and capability gives Texcel some very unique opportunities that other businesses like ours simply don’t have. We can truly customise our offer to meet the needs of our clients. Andrew also supports tech development in his local community of Maleny.
Richard is our IT Guru and has been with us for over 6 years. In addition to his “guruing”, Richard is capable of “jumping in” to the day to day operations by helping out with manufacturing, calibrating, and creating solutions wrapped in some technical wizardry should we need additional hands on deck. His “geeking” creates another very diverse team player. Being a passionate motorbike enthusiast, Richard is a Director of #ridesafely4me (a charity aiming to improve rider safety), as well managing a motorcycle riding social group called Aussie Riders.
Eileen is our Accountant. Yes, that’s right, believe it or not, we need to be held accountable and Eileen has kept us in check for over 6 years. Eileen is meticulous with everything, keeping the books up to date and accurate, forever chasing paperwork. Eileen is an avid reader, likes to stay informed, and maintains a fantastic outward-looking personality. Being very family oriented, Eileen often celebrates the achievements of her daughters’ cooking and film making pursuits.
Nick is our resident hillbilly from West Virginia and has been a part of the Texcel team for over 5 years. He works across several areas with a focus on sales, marketing, and business strategy. It will come as no surprise when you meet Nick that he operates as the point man for the Texcel business, partnering with our clients through his unique collaborative, passionate, creative, fun loving manner. While he does ensure we maintain our high standards, Nick has a wonderful zest for life, freely, and passionately communicating this to all.
Michael has recently joined the Texcel team as a Technician. Apart from being the youngest person in the office he is also the tallest. Michael has a great personality and is quickly acquiring all the knowledge necessary for the production and maintenance for all of our instrumentation. Michael is also aquiring skills in a range of IT areas. Michael is another of our motorcycling enthusiasts.