At Global Synthetics, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network to help clients solve their most complex challenges. Our knowledgeable sales and technical departments support our innovative product solutions. Many of our team are professionally qualified engineers with more than 200 years of experience, and we draw upon a wealth of experience in the design and development of geosynthetics and their practical application.
In combination with a full range of geosynthetic products, our technical support and other complementary services enable us to provide the most sustainable solution for our clients. By tailoring design solutions to best meet each client’s performance and economical requirements, without any additional charge, we can ensure end to end support from the design stages through to installation and beyond.
Product and project support through Global Synthetics Sales and Technical Departments includes:
George Fannelli has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Masters of Engineering Science from the University of NSW.
His thesis was on Geosynthetic basal reinforcement of embankments on soft soil foundations.
He has worked in the geosynthetic industry since 1991 for the largest and leading international manufacturers including BP Amoco, Ten Cate and most recently as Managing Director of Global Synthetics.
He is a current committee member of Standards Australia CE20 Geosynthetics and long-time member of the International Geosynthetics Society.
Jason Crase is a qualified Civil Engineer with some 30 years experience in geosynthetics in the Australasian market based in Brisbane. Jason has construction and design experience with geosynthetics and retaining structures.
Sean Hayes studied Civil Engineering at the University of Technology in Sydney & has been actively involved in the field of geosynthetics for the past 26 years.
For the first 5 of those 26 years, he was stationed in Sydney & was on the board of the Australian chapter of the IECA (International Erosion Control Association.) Since moving to Perth 23 years ago, Sean has held positions as state manager for Maccaferri & Ten Cate Nicolon, two of the largest companies in the fields of geosynthetics & erosion control worldwide.
Sean is a past director of Global Synthetics Pty Ltd and oversees the WA, NT & SA regions for Global Synthetics and its subsidiaries. Along with the former directors in the eastern states, Sean opened the offices of Global Synthetics 15 years ago and saw the business grow to what is now the largest Australian owned company in the manufacture and distribution of geosynthetics, erosion control products & subsurface drainage.
Sean currently sits on the panel for the Western Australian Pavements Group as well as the Western Australian Landfill Working Group.
Amir has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a designer, project manager and researcher, he has been involved in Geosynthetic industry over the last 15 years. He is now the Vice-Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Queensland chapter, member of the International Geosynthetic Society Technical Committees for reinforcement, Stabilisation, and Barriers. He is also an Industry Board member of the Australian Pavement Research Hub, member of the Standards Australia Technical Committee CE/032-Reinforced fill structures working group, and guest lecturer at Sunshine Coast University and University of Wollongong.
Chris took an exciting opportunity in 2006 to be involved in the start-up of a new business and played a pivotal role in creating what we would call Global Synthetics today.
Chris has been in the geosynthetic industry for over 18 years and spent the early part of his career working for Ten Cate. Some would say his involvement is 30 years+ as he has been in around geosynthetics much longer, having visited his first Gabion structure and keystone block walls being constructed at the age of 7.
Today Chris is an integral part of the Global Synthetics Management Team. As National Sales Manager Chris is involved in large civil infrastructure projects having worked on such vital projects as Pacific Hwy Upgrade, Northconnex, Westconnex and Sydney Metro.
Chris continues to be committed to delivering the values developed personally at the establishment of Global Synthetics ‘nothing is a hassle’.
Tricao Vo is a Senior Business Development Manager at Global Synthetics. He is a degree-qualified engineer from the University of Sydney and a 24 year veteran in the geosynthetics industry.
Tricao’s technical expertise includes and is by no means limited to:
During the past decade his work has focused on environmental systems including all associated aspects of landfills, sewage and bioretention ponds, heap leach ponds, tailings storage ponds and even revegetation of these systems.
Amar Singh is an experienced and qualified Civil Engineer with more than 20 year’s engineering experience in pavement design and asset management.
He has been with Global Synthetics for over 1 year and is in the role of BDM – Pavements and is a member of our dynamic technical team. He delivers geosynthetic reinforced design solutions for clients as well as organises knowledge sharing technical presentation opportunities. He has a drive to succeed and loves the diversity of technical engineering and business development. He likes building trusted relationships and respect with potential clients based on his experience and offers a high quality service in a very transparent way.
He loves the challenges of each and every project as they are always unique and makes him think outside the box to provide a suitable and practical solution.
Andy Warwick is a National Product Manager at Global Sythetics. Andy has been working in the geosynthetic industry for over fifteen years. He has worked at several large geosynthetic companies including Geofabrics (UK), Fiberweb and Polyfabrics. Andy has extensive experience in product development as well as a wide understanding of the various applications, standards and local country practices involved in the geosynthetic selection process.
Andy has demonstrated an effective leadership style and is committed to sharing his knowledge of international learnings with his team. His journey thus far has been an exciting and lucky one and he looks forward to being an integral part of the Global Tech Team.