MEET OUR TEAM
Our team of engineers, technicians & customer support staff
Led by directors Mark Knowles and Shane Bartlett, our team of engineers, technicians and customer support staff has an outstanding breadth of expertise in hydraulics, pneumatics, motion control technology and engineering project delivery.
We respond, we listen, we innovate.
We get you back in operation quickly and create machinery that sets new standards of performance.
We believe in:
Quality – getting the job done right the first time
Innovation – exploring and implementing new ideas, methodologies and technology
Safety – where everyone can return home safely
Teamwork – combining our skills, energy and passion into delivering outstanding results for our customers
Community – helping to build a stronger community in which we live through economic and social support
Mark Knowles | Director
Mark has been with the business since 1997 and has 28 years’ experience in repair and servicing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment of all shapes and sizes.
Prior to this, Mark spent 11 years in heavy industry in the field of mechanical maintenance.
Shane Bartlett | Director since 2002
Shane has over 31 years hydraulics experience and is passionate about creating solutions that work.
Shane brings a wide breadth of experience to Hydeng. He was state manager for multinational company, and Applications & Sales Engineer for multinational company before joining Hydeng.
Shane now specialises in custom engineering machines designed to specific client requirements.
Paul Needham | Sales Manager
Paul has been Sales Manager at Hydeng since 2014, and before then one of our Sales Reps from 2009.
With over 17 years hydraulic and pneumatic experience in sales and service, Paul has the knowledge to provide advice and solutions across hydraulic and pneumatics as well as an extensive contact and supplier network.
Prior to working at Hydeng Paul was employed in power industry maintenance.
Shannon Carroll | Workshop Manager
Shannon is the Workshop Manager and has been with Hydeng since 2011. With eight years experience in hydraulics and pneumatics Shannon is keen to assist with any problems.
Before joining the Hydeng team Shannon worked in rural agriculture maintenance and sales.
Jason Klein | Engineering Technician
Our Engineering Technician since 2013, Jason joined Hydeng as a Service Technician in 2009 from the automotive industry.
Jason is now responsible for assembling new machines and computer programming of machinery as well.
Matthew Lovelace | Sales Engineer
Hydeng Sales Engineer, Matthew was our Internal Sales Coordinator from 2013-2018, and was promoted to Sales engineer in 2018.
Matthew was employed at a local bearing supply company in a sales role prior to joining Hydeng.
Ben Channing | Service technician
Ben Channing is the newest member of our workshop team, joining us in 2019 after years of various projects all around Australia gaining experience in many different fields.
Completing his apprenticeship in Sale, where he was awarded apprentice of the year for his class, Ben ventured out into the world and worked on several projects in the fields of oil and gas, mining and metropolitan high rise construction, all of which he was in leadership roles in various trades.
With a thirst for knowledge, Ben seeks out new challenges and applies his various trades background to complete them no matter the difficulty.
"I have been working with Mark and his team for the last 6 years. Mark and his team have always been very helpful with any issues that I have had and their problem solving skills are second to none. They have always helped me when I have needed help whether over the phone or onsite, day and night.