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The team that makes us Sturdie


Sturdie Trade Services was founded by Matt Smith and Tim Roehl in 2006. Since then, the wholly Australian-owned organisation has achieved substantial organic growth and is now an award-winning, multi-disciplined service provider throughout Australia. 

Our Team is extensive and highly skilled.

Matt Smith General Manager / Director

One of the Sturdie founders, Matt works in partnership with the whole team to make sure we deliver on our promises to the two most important groups of people at Sturdie; our clients and our staff. His passion for the business is infectious, and if he’s not in the office you’ll probably find him supporting his boys at the local footy club.

Ian Whale National Operations Manager

As National Operations Manager, Ian is there to make things happen. With a passion for the industry, a contagious laugh, and an eye for detail like few others in the sector, he's our go-to guy for establishing and maintaining systems, and coming up with strategies and procedures to ensure efficient and smooth operations at all times.

Michael Kerr National Estimating Manager

Responsible for calculating, preparing and submitting tenders, and identifying the ‘best fit’ for technical and customer specifications, Michael has an amazing knack for visualising the scope of a project in his head, and then coming up with all the right numbers. He’s efficient, hard-working and reliable – just like his beloved Chevy.

Sharon Clarke National Finance and Customer Service Manager

Sharon has been a huge part of the team for quite a while now, and while her job spec says one thing, her passion and value to the business go well beyond this. She does a great job of making the administrative operations of Sturdie run smoothly and seamlessly, and to be honest, we're not sure how she does it.

Wayne Daniell National Manager Secure Technologies

Wayne’s in charge of keeping our strategic direction on track. He collaborates with teams across Australia to ensure we deliver on our promises. With a genuine love for meeting new people and understanding businesses, Wayne excels at building professional relationships and finding solutions for client challenges. You’ll often find him engaging with someone, sharing a laugh, and discovering new ways for Sturdie to assist clients.

Daniel Sauerwald Construction Manager

Dan is involved in the management and planning of the SA division, and is always on the lookout for ways to make the team – and Sturdie in general – even better. From working to build staff capabilities, to ensuring that operations are carried out precisely, his focus and drive are unfailing.

Angelo Camilleri Regional Manager Victoria

Angelo is in charge of the management, planning and oversight of Victoria's activities and financial viability. Always chirpy and friendly, he looks after all the things that make sure everyone and everything in our Victorian division is running efficiently, safely and within the guidelines.

Adam Fechner Integrated Services Estimator Secure Technologies

Adam is the technical genius behind our security projects and other specialised integrated services. Data analysis, costing, project size, attributes, complexity, tasks, materials, labour, safety, quality systems, and the special needs of customers... they’re all part of everyday life for Adam. Luckily, he has a passion for IT and for finding solutions outside the box.

Todd Strudwick National Project Manager Electrical

Highly experienced in a variety of trades, Todd is responsible for managing, planning and overseeing national electrical projects for our blue-chip clients. From working with teams on the ground, to finding solutions and optimising resources, he’s always an incredible source of knowledge.

Chris Luyten National Project Manager Secure Technologies

Starting out in the telecommunications field before moving on to the security industry, Chris has absorbed a mind-blowing amount of knowledge from years of experience. From the installation and management of small projects to mammoth undertakings, across multiple client industries, there’s not a challenge that’s beaten him.

Paul Jones Project Manager Electrical

Paul manages electrical installation projects and is in charge of making sure they’re well-managed and delivered with precision. He keeps on top of all quality and safety standards when projects are undertaken and systems are installed, and his attention to detail is second to none.

Grant Kerr Project Manager Electrical

Having worked on a vast number of complex projects since he started out as a bright-eyed apprentice in 1987, Grant is one of our go-to guys when an electrical or construction problem needs unravelling. That’s not only due to his vast experience and knack for coming up with innovative solutions, but also his calm nature and ready willingness to share his knowledge as a guide and mentor to our up-and-coming technicians.

Pam Sutton Customer Service Manager

Pam manages the Customer Service Team for both Electrical and Secure Technologies, embodying a strong work ethic and exceptional organisational skills. Her leadership ensures that the team remains dedicated to prioritising our customers' needs while striving for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

David Rowe Service & Small Projects Manager Electrical

David manages, plans and oversees electrical service and small projects for our blue-chip clients in SA. With his years of experience and knowledge, he navigates challenges to deliver tailored solutions that align with our clients' requirements.

Jacob Kerr Project Manager Electrical

Jacob manages electrical installation projects and ensures they’re well-managed and delivered with precision. He upholds stringent quality and safety standards throughout project execution, demonstrating an unparalleled attention to detail.

Andrew Sutton Project Manager Electrical

Andrew manages electrical installation projects and ensures they’re well-managed and delivered to the quality standards Sturdie is renowned for. With a steadfast commitment to upholding quality and safety standards, he undertakes projects with precision, leaving no room for error.