Highly experienced board and management with commercialisation and Graphene experience

Sparc Technologies Board

Stephen Hunt

Executive Chairman

Stephen is currently a Non Executive Director of American Pacific Borates Ltd. (ASX: ABR). Previous Directorships include, Executive Chairman and a Non Executive Director of ASX listed company, Volt Resources Ltd, (ASX: VRC), Non Executive Director Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd. (ASX: MNS), IMX Resources Ltd and Australian Zircon Ltd. Cumulatively, over 20 years as a Director of ASX listed companies. Earlier experience includes various marketing roles including over 15 years with BHP. Stephen is a member of ARC Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation (the Hub) Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) and also a Director of the charity, Count Me In.

Tom Spurling

Non-Executive Director

Tom held the position of CEO of Ellex Medical Lasers (ASX:ELX) between 2011 and 2019, which has recently been acquired for c.$100m. Tom has 35 years of experience covering acquisitions, listed company equity capital markets in Australia and the USA, marketing strategy development, development and has specific expertise in the introduction of complex new products in highly regulated markets. In addition he brings a wealth of sales management, manufacturing, people management, customer relationships management (both private business and Australian, US and other governments), and significant general managerial expertise.

Daniel Eddington

Non-Executive Director

Dan has over 20 years experience in the financial markets with experience across multiple sectors including the resource, energy and industrial sectors. Dan specialises in equity capital markets and has been responsible for IPO’s, placements, reverse takeovers, underwritings, corporate negotiations and corporate advisory for companies predominantly in the resource and technology sectors.

Executive Management Team

Mike
Bartels

CEO

Mike has a wealth of experience in sales and marketing with major multinational coatings companies in Australia and internationally. Mike is an expert at developing strategy, setting vision and executing plans to deliver growth. Mike brings a vast depth of experience to Sparc given his previous roles as global head of marketing, business development manager and sales director for paint, protective coatings and insulation products for major multinational coatings companies.

Peter
Wilson

General Manager,
Engineering

Peter is a professional mechanical engineer and manager with over 30 years diverse experience in design, production and business operations in industries ranging from consumer electronics to defence and aerospace. In a range of management roles Peter has also implemented and managed most corporate functions including HR, quality, commercial, engineering and business development. Peter possesses a unique combination of skills and is able to combine them to solve the complex problems associated with rapidly growing companies. Since 2018 Peter has been operating his own engineering & management consultancy.

Andrew Smith

Technical Manager – Coatings & Composites

Andrew is a development chemist specialising in Heavy Duty Coatings, specifically, the development and testing of anti-corrosive coatings. Andrew has held senior regional technical management roles for AkzoNobel (world leader in coatings with brands including International, Chartek, Sikkens, Awlgrip, Devoe), in Australia, Asia and the Americas. These roles involved responsibility for product development, testing and integrity, as well as Technical Support functions. Andrew most recently has been involved in implementing major restructuring initiatives for AkzoNobel, including rationalisation of manufacturing capability in the South Asia region. He left the company in September 2018 and is currently acting as a consultant. Andrew is also an international member of, and holds a CIP level certification, from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Ben
Yerbury

Technical Lead –
Bio-Medical & Health

Ben brings a wealth of experience across Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific and European markets and their respective reimbursement models and regulatory environments. Ben has direct and wide expertise in launching new, disruptive, technologies and business models to accelerate business growth and build competitive advantages in the medical device industry.

Don
Darkin

Strategic Advisor –
Commercialisation

Don has experience developing new technologies from early-stage research through to commercialisation and has a consistent track record of success. Don is identified as an inventor or coinventor on 81 granted patents worldwide and has an outstanding track record of success. He was educatedin the UK in mechanical engineering and has further professional management training at University of New South Wales and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Don joined ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) in August 1999 as vice president of Product Development and subsequently served as vice president of Business Divisions and senior vice president of Global Product Development. Don’s most recent role at ResMed was President of Innovation and Operations, a position he held from 2014-2016. Don remained with ResMed until 2019 in an advisory capacity.