Senior Management

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    Albert Xavier
    Albert Xavier
    Director

    Albert Xavier

    Director

    Albert Xavier is one of Vital Chemical’s Directors and the founder of Vital Chemical. Albert’s role includes lead scientist in research and development of all products.

    With 40 years’ experience, Albert’s far ranging experience in chemical analysis, product development and testing remains greatly unchallenged.

    Responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the business, he has been involved in a number of research projects and trials of Vital Chemical’s latest technologies.

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    Letiscia Xavier
    Letiscia Xavier
    Director

    Letiscia Xavier

    Director

    Letiscia Xavier is one of Vital Chemical’s Directors and also the Senior Scientist at Vital Chemical. Letiscia’s role incorporates the research and development of the company’s diverse range of products whilst directing the company’s unique business development and innovative strategies.

    Letiscia’s background in health and pharmacology has provided Vital Chemical with a responsible and sustainable outlook to industrial chemical formulation and manufacture. Her role in product development has seen the company’s products undertake analytical qualification and scrutiny for efficacy, workplace health and safety and environmental compliance prior to market presentation.

    Letiscia’s role in the development of the company’s Vital Bon-Matt dust and erosion control products has allowed for a more open and ethical approach to how such products may provide high levels of efficacy and negligible environmental impact. Letiscia is passionate about environmentally responsible chemical innovation and is excited by the ability of such products to benefit the civil and resource industries in reducing environmental impacts.

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    Paul McMullen
    Paul McMullen
    Director of Vital Environment | Director of IECA Australia

    Paul McMullen

    Director of Vital Environment | Director of IECA Australia

    Paul McMullen is the Director of Vital Environment Pty Ltd. Paul has played a key role in the development and implementation of Vital Chemical’s Erosion Control and Soil Stabilisation portfolios. With extensive experience across the civil, resource, construction and agricultural industries throughout Australasia, Paul is responsible for the strategic development of Vital Chemical’s business amongst such sectors.  

    Paul’s role has focused on providing soil stabilisation, erosion control and revegetation solutions into arenas where innovative change has been required due to traditional methodologies and practice proving inefficient.  Paul has worked more recently onsite throughout the Asia Pacific implementing Vital Chemical’s broad range of rehabilitation services.  By applying Vital Chemical’s technologies to mitigate the environmental impact of civil and resource works, Paul has enabled Vital Chemical to become a leader in the successful rehabilitation of environmentally sensitive sites.  The objective for such programs has been to provide environmentally sound erosion control and soil stabilisation and to re-establish resilient vegetation and encourage the long-term redevelopment of viable, self-sustaining ecosystems.

    In 2016, Paul established Vital Environment,  a sister company to Vital Chemical. Vital Environment’s focus is to continue to grow the companies environmental products and services of the two companies, whist providing a certified erosion and sediment control training facility in Queensland’s South East region.

Administration

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    Amber Faheem
    Amber Faheem
    Finance Manager

    Amber Faheem

    Finance Manager

    Amber has been an integral member of the Vital Chemical team for over 6 years. As the company’s Finance Manager, Amber is responsible for managing the day to day accounts, data analysis and report preparation so that continuous improvements can be implemented in the company’s business development. Amber’s passion for her job can be accredited to the innovative culture provided by Vital Chemical and her ability to develop skills for constant career progression.  Amber enjoys working for a company that is passionate about its products and people – “that’s what sets Vital Chemical apart”.

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    Odette Bishop
    Odette Bishop
    Administration Officer

    Odette Bishop

    Administration Officer

    Odette has played a key role as Administration Officer and Personal Assistant to the Director for more than 10 years at Vital Chemical. Odette has been pivotal to the growth and development of the company and assists with strategic development. Odette works closely with customers and suppliers whilst managing the company’s associated logistics and general administration. With training in Dangerous Goods, first aid and MYOB, Odette has a breadth of knowledge and experience of Vital Chemical’s operations and processes, and possesses multi-tasking abilities which remain unmatched.

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    Debra Halls
    Debra Halls
    Reception

    Debra Halls

    Reception

    Debra has been a member of the Vital Chemical team since 2009. Debra provides support in administration and front line reception. With over 20 years’ experience, Debra is committed to providing quality customer service and is always going the extra mile.

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    Mithila Wanigathunge
    Mithila Wanigathunge
    Graphic Designer | Marketing Associate

    Mithila Wanigathunge

    Graphic Designer | Marketing Associate

    Mithila is a Graphic/Web designer and a Marketing Associate for Vital Chemical where working with Adobe Suites in PC and Mac has been a key feature of his role. Responsible for developing and maintaining the company’s brand, Mithila’s key challenge is to think creatively to produce new ideas and concepts whilst incorporating innovative design work to the various business applications. Mithila manages the Vital Chemical brand in his work with a team of publishers, copywriters, photographers, web developers and marketing specialists. A motivated, enthusiastic and key member of the Vital Chemical team, Mithila’s keen eye for detail and design assists Vital Chemical stand out digitally from the crowd.

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    Mandy Campbell
    Mandy Campbell
    Administration

    Mandy Campbell

    Administration

    As a member of the Vital Chemical Administration team for over 6 years, Mandy’s role is to support the administration and finance departments in their day-to-day operations. From her administrative and quality management experience at Vital Chemical, through to her role in the growth and development of Vital Environment, Mandy is a pivotal member of the team. Mandy is committed to supporting the Vital Chemical Management team in achieving our company objectives. 

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    Emma Nowlan
    Emma Nowlan
    Administration

    Emma Nowlan

    Administration

    Emma’s role at Vital Chemical is fundamental to supporting management in the smooth running of all administration processes. Emma assists the company in managing all business functions at levels beyond industry expectations and is committed to supporting Vital Chemical management in achieving our product quality and service objectives. 

Business Development

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    Pat North
    Pat North
    Business Manager - Environment

    Pat North

    Business Manager - Environment

    Pat is Business Manager – Environment, for Vital Chemical’s extensive product portfolio. Pat is responsible for the management and delivery of projects and technical support to our clients throughout Australia and South East Asia. With over 25 years’ experience in the environmental industry, including contaminated sites, mining, civil and construction, demolition, asbestos and project management.

    Pat has successfully implemented and delivered high level projects across Australia for a broad range of clients. Pat has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Environmental Science and has extensive training experience.

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    Carlos Mira
    Carlos Mira
    Business Development Manager

    Carlos Mira

    Business Development Manager

    Carlos is Vital Chemical’s Dust and Erosion Business Development Manager for Vital Chemical’s Hard Rock Mining portfolio. Carlos is responsible for the management and delivery of projects and technical support to our clients throughout Australia. With over 10 years’ experience in sales and corporate account management. Carlos has successfully implemented and delivered high level projects in Australia and internationally. Carlos has a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management and is currently undertaking further studies in Project Management.

    Carlos’ role incorporates visiting various mine sites to provide technical advice and audits regarding the range of Vital Chemical products. His extensive knowledge of Vital Chemical products ensures clients are provided the highest quality product and effective advice for application.

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    Paul Gofton
    Paul Gofton
    Business Development Manager – Australasia

    Paul Gofton

    Business Development Manager – Australasia

    With over 28  years’ of experience in various roles, Paul endeavours to provide a high level of support to clients, focussing on the development of tailored, project specific integrated environmental management systems.

    A key aspect of Paul’s approach is to listen to clients’ requirements, then considering the principles and benefits of good environmental planning, provides appropriate advice across a range of suitable options to support sustainable development.  With an in depth knowledge of the New Zealand Resource Management Act 1991, Paul can provide advocacy and liaison between varying parties’ interests to reach pragmatic and affordable solutions in order to minimise and mitigate the environmental impact of project implementation.

    As Paul’s role encompasses a wide range of Australasian projects and industries, his increasing knowledge base and field experience can cross-pollenate good practice and innovation between sectors, whilst advising clients of key IECA erosion & sediment control principals including progressive point source stabilisation.

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    Dennis Bigham
    Dennis Bigham
    Business Development Manager Concrete Portfolio - Australia

    Dennis Bigham

    Business Development Manager Concrete Portfolio - Australia

    Dennis’ level of experience in all aspects of concrete technologies have been obtained both from associated civil courses  and years of experience operating within the industry. Such industry focused experience allows Dennis to deliver concise and appropriate solutions. His involvement in institutes such as Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) and Australian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA) positions him as an industry leader. As Vital Chemical’s Concrete National Account Manager, Dennis’s comprehensive understanding of concrete, is industry relevant and embraced by his customers and colleagues. With over 10 years of experience managing and monitoring the changes within the concrete construction industry, he is proficient in advising and demonstrating the correct solution to meet client’s needs. Dennis’s familiarity with Vital Chemical’s portfolio of products, along with his specialties in concrete challenges and health and safety regulations, enable him to customise solutions for all concrete associated industries.

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    Doug Drew
    Doug Drew
    Account Manager

    Doug Drew

    Account Manager

    Doug is Vital Chemical’s Account Manager and is responsible for the management and delivery of projects and technical support to our clients throughout Australia. With over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, ESC  portfolio delivery and onsite project management, Doug has successfully implemented and delivered broad range of national ESC projects. 

Operations

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    Anna Golebiewska
    Anna Golebiewska
    HSEQ Manager

    Anna Golebiewska

    HSEQ Manager

    Anna is Vital Chemical’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager.  With over 9 years’ experience in environmental engineering, compliance and auditing, Anna’s role is fundamental to the support of managerial implementation and compliance of the Vital Chemical Integrated Management System. Anna is a qualified Lead Auditor and currently studying to obtain her Diploma of Quality Auditing. Anna also attended numerous Health and Safety courses and is a member of the Safety Institute of Australia.

    Vital Chemical’s Integrated Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2008, AS/NZS 4801:2001 and ISO 14001:2004 and we proudly aim to manage all business functions at a levels beyond the expectations of International Standards and Australian Legislation. Anna is committed to supporting Vital Chemical Management in achieving their Quality, Safety and Environmental Objectives, whilst maintaining conformance to realistic business operations.

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    Geoff Suller
    Geoff Suller
    Infrastructure Maintenance Coordinator

    Geoff Suller

    Infrastructure Maintenance Coordinator

    Geoff is a key member of Vital Chemical’s Onsite Technical Team. As an experienced technician, Geoff undertakes design and operational maintenance work. Geoff has a high level of understanding of site and material specifics and is committed to achieving quality, environmental, and workplace health and safety goals.

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    Graham Halls
    Graham Halls
    Production Manager

    Graham Halls

    Production Manager

    Graham is Vital Chemical’s Production Manager and oversees Vital Chemical’s manufacturing and production. Graham and assists in coordinating and administrating the companies application and onsite services. Graham’s role ensures implementation and compliance to the company’s highest standards of Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

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