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Management Team

Keian Barnard: Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Keian joined Tyree Industries as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in September 2013 and has over 25 years senior executive experience in manufacturing and service businesses with operations in Australia and other countries including China, South Africa and the UK. He was previously the chief executive of O’Donnell Griffin, General Manager at Ampcontrol and prior to this held various management roles with Metal Manufactures. He holds a Masters Degree in Accounting, a Diploma of Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business. Keian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Stack: General Manager and Technical Lead

Michael joined Tyree Industries in 2007 and is an integral member of the leadership team and has been instrumental in the introduction of new product lines and technologies. Michael has over twenty years experience in the transformer industry, primarily focused on engineering and product development for the Australasian and North American markets. Michael’s previous roles include Product Manager and Principal Engineer for Espey Manufacturing and Electronics Corp in the USA, prior to this he was the Electrical Engineering Manager for A.W Tyree Transformers. Michael has an Honours Class Degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA in International Business and is a Chartered Professional Engineer by the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Michael’s direct contact details:

Ph: +61 2 48726141


Cheryl Smith: Financial Controller

Cheryl is a key member of the Tyree Industries management team with over 20 years employment with the company in various financial roles. She holds an Advanced Commerce Certificate, a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and undertakes continuing professional development training with CPA Australia. In addition to her extensive Tyree experience Cheryl has previously worked with Thiess as a Senior Accountant and Office Manager.

Scott Steele: General Manager Sales

With 20 years experience with Global Manufacturers such as ABB, Schneider, ALSTOM, CG Power with various roles from selling MV/HV Switchgear and protection products, Distribution and Power Transformers up to 550KV, 500MVA and turn-key substations. Experienced with running a service and installation company looking after products from cradle to grave.

Scott’s direct contact details:

Ph: +61 2 48726149


George joined Tyree Industries in 1998 and has over 20 years of transformer engineering and production management experience. Fulfilling roles such as Process Engineering Manager, Product Development and Standards Manager, Engineering Manager and Quality Manager, George has built up a broad portfolio of hands on transformer manufacturing and design experience and has been instrumental in the development and introduction of new products and processes at Tyree. George holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.