Our Engineers & Drafting Team

The services that Orana Engineering typically performs are varied and therefore our personnel are flexible, practical and most importantly good communicators. The "breadcrumb" jobs and brownfield projects are challenges that are enjoyed by Orana Engineering personnel, however these challenges are not suited to everyone.  Orana Engineering is very proud of its team of people and appreciates that its success and its future depends on them.

A major strength of Orana Engineering is the practical experience and the site operations experience that its personnel bring into any of its designs.  Following is a brief introduction to some of Orana Engineering’s key personnel.

Michael Ace

Michael Ace

Director / Principal Engineer
BEng (Mechanical); RPEQ; CPEng
Christopher Palazzi

Christopher Palazzi

Director / Principal Engineer
BEng (Electrical & Electronic); MEngSc; RPEQ; CPEng
Matthew De Witt

Matthew De Witt

General & Engineering Manager (Townsville) / Principal Engineer
BEng (Electrical & Electronic); RPEQ
Gerald Sommer

Gerald Sommer

General & Engineering Manager (Chinchilla) / Senior Engineer
BEng (Mechanical); RPEQ
Cassie Steen

Cassie Steen

Design Office Manager (Townsville) / Engineer
BEng (Mechanical)
John Murray

John Murray

Principal Engineer
Electrical Fitter Mechanic; BEng (Electrical & Electronic); RPEQ
Warren Meads

Warren Meads

Principal Engineer
BEng (Mechanical); RPEQ
Gianni Rantucci

Gianni Rantucci

Principal Engineer
BEng (Electrical & Electronic); RPEQ; Electrical Fitter Mechanic
Graham Woods

Graham Woods

Principal Engineer
PhD; BEng (Electrical & Electronic); MEngSc; RPEQ; CPEng
James Green

James Green

Principal Engineer
BEng (Electrical & Electronic); RPEQ
Scott Jilbert

Scott Jilbert

Senior Engineer
BEng (Mechanical); RPEQ
Benjamin Bokma

Benjamin Bokma

Senior Engineer
BEng (Electrical & Electronic); RPEQ
Jeshua Mathews

Jeshua Mathews

Mechanical Engineer
BEng (Mechanical); RPEQ; CPEng
Ian Petersen

Ian Petersen

Senior Engineer
BEng (Electrical)
Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Engineer
BEng (Mechanical)
Christopher Tyler

Christopher Tyler

Engineer
BEng (Electrical & Electronic)
Udo Magdowski

Udo Magdowski

Principal Design Draftsperson
3D Modeller; Mechanical Fitter
David Smith

David Smith

Senior Design Draftsperson
Electrical Fitter Mechanic
Brian Grant

Brian Grant

Senior Design Draftsperson
3D Modeller; Assoc Dip (Mech Eng); Mechanical Fitter