Modern Manufacturing Expo 2022

Sam Maresh

Country Leader, GE Australia

Samuel Maresh is Country Leader of GE Australia, where he is responsible for the development and execution of market business strategies, strengthening stakeholder relationships, managing enterprise risks, and building GE’s brand in Australia.

Preceding his time at GE, Sam worked in the energy and resources sector, holding management roles at Rio Tinto and with the Victorian and New South Wales Governments. He also spent time in academia, researching climate policy and emission trading in the United Kingdom where he authored a range of publications.

Sam serves as a director of several GE subsidiary businesses in Australia and is a Director for the Australian Industry Group, a member of the CSIRO’s Manufacturing Advisory Committee, and a member of the Business Council of Australia’s Energy and Climate Change Committee.

Born in Melbourne, Sam holds a Science Degree from the University of Melbourne, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from RMIT University and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Married to marine scientist, Professor Emma Johnston AO, the couple has two young children and are currently based in Sydney where Sam is an active volunteer surf lifesaver at the local beach.

A journeyman in design, analysis, and developing spaceflight performance models; Steve is most at home taking designs from art to part with advanced manufacturing. Since joining Romar, Steve spearhead the successful award of the Commonwealth’s largest MMI-Space grant last July and is now establishing a vertically integrated Fluid and Motion controls offering for domestic and global customers while also managing the design-centric, qualification-focused additive manufacturing capability. 

Prior to SpaceX he was a 5-year veteran of the US Navy Submarine Force, successfully navigating a nuclear submarine more than 17,000 nautical miles without incident. Steve is a visiting scientist at CSIRO’s Lab 22 and collaborator with ANSTO. He is looking forward to strengthening Romar’s collaboration with the Sydney Manufacturing Hub, focusing on qualification of L-PBF processes for medical, space, and defence applications.

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