Our People

Our staff are our greatest asset, and the reason for our success. We'd like you to meet a few of them.

Account Manager, Trade Retail

Michelle Hutchison

What is your role and what does that entail...

Account Manager, Trade Retail.

Basically to build new and maintain existing relationships with trade retail outlets in the Sydney region to ensure Bradford Insulation is the go to company for all their customer's insulation needs.

I like working for Bradford because…

We are a reputable company focussed on our people. We have a great name in the market and I love working with our team.

Biggest achievement while at Bradford...

Being part of the team that won the 2012 Mitre 10 Supplier of the Year. It was an amazing testament to the service and support we give to our customers. A very proud moment.

Internal Sales - National Customer Care Bradford Ingleburn

Jake Crosby

What is your role and what does that entail...

Internal Sales - National Customer Care Bradford Ingleburn.

Managing accounts internally and assisting account managers nationally with regional customers.

I like working for Bradford because...

Nationally our workforce – sales, marketing, warehouse, shared services and so on all have a high quality skill set that helps me grow and develop in my role.

Proudest moment at Bradford is...

117% increase in sales on internal account in September 2014.

Biggest achievement while at Bradford...

Winning back several customers from competitors based on service!

Manufacturing Manager- Bradford Ingleburn

Craig Osbourne

What is your role and what does that entail...

Manufacturing Manager- Bradford Ingleburn.

I am responsible for the safety of our people, the care of our environment and longevity of this plant, which includes reducing waste and downtime, increasing yield and aiming for an injury free site!

I like working for Bradford because...

Bradford provides me the challenges and rewards to keep me motivated.

Proudest moment at Bradford is...

Achieving the lowest manufacturing cost in 2014.

Biggest achievement while at Bradford...

Highest ever production capacity achieved in October 2014.

Warehouse & Distribution Manager - Bradford NSW

Samia Chahid

What is your role and what does that entail...

Warehouse & Distribution Manager - Bradford NSW

My job is to oversee the operation of the warehouse function inclusive of distribution to NSW metro customers, interstate, intrastate and NZ warehouses. My focus is to challenge our processes and constantly strive for improvement on our key performance indicators whilst maintaining our focus on safety.

I like working for Bradford because…

My day is filled with challenges and with every challenge there is a learning. I feel that I have developed as an individual during my time at Bradford and this has given me confidence to strive for strong outcomes not only for myself but for the business. I enjoy the diversity of the people at Bradford and being able to engage with different walks of life.

Proudest moment at Bradford is…

Being given the opportunity to look after the Ingleburn warehouse. I was previously employed with Bradford as an inventory planner; I was excited but nervous by the prospects of managing the warehouse as I also understood the business was taking a risk on me.

Biggest achievement while at Bradford…

Was the implementation of Load and Go process, creating a new way for managing the logistics for long haul deliveries.

Engineering Manager at Brendale

Alex Morales

What is your role and what does that entail...

Engineering Manager at Brendale.

Responsible for

  • The maintenance team, and their performance results.
  • Implementing asset health strategies to minimise downtime, preserve/increase plant lifecycle.
  • Sponsor, implement and lead projects that deliver safety or performance improvements
  • Ensuring we do all of the above within our budgetary constraints

I like working for Bradford because…

I am really fortunate to work with and lead excellent teams and we all enjoy our challenges, are positive and enjoy working here. I cannot think of any day I had to drag myself to work.

Proudest moment at Bradford is...

We had a machine that was one of the greatest reliability concerns, tripping out consistently for no apparent reason resulting in downtime and waste; not counting our growing frustration with our service providers; who were not able to find the problem.

I instigated a root cause/process capability project with our electricians and we started gathering data and looking at the conditions for the failure; armed with this data, we were able to pinpoint where we thought the problem was. The supplier was sceptical when we told them that the problem was something in the discharge, this was disregarded at first by them, but under our direction they opened the discharge to find a component had broken off and every now and then it would cause the system to fail. Once fixed, we have not had any more problems.

Biggest achievement while at Bradford...

Motivate and lead the team which despite our size and limitations is able to deliver improvement projects that have great impact in safety and performance.

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