Meet The Pacific Urethanes Team

The Pacific Urethanes team is very experienced and has extensive knowledge about polyurethanes.

Pacific Urethanes has a team of highly experienced chemists who develop polyurethane systems to satisfy our customers’ vast array of application and production capabilities. Our people come with over 150 years of experience combined and we believe in deploying paramount technology for each customer.

We are continuously researching technology to ensure we provide our customer with innovative solutions, advice and direction.
Pacific Urethanes, also offer advice on production set-up and suitable process equipment and continuous technical service support.

Darren Millar - CEO, Pacific Urethanes

Darren has a wealth of experience in senior executive and managerial positions in multinational businesses as well as leading Australian companies.
Across a 20-year career he has developed exceptional leadership skills, expertise in technology-led change and a track-record of delivering on strategic objectives.

Owen Stam, Technical Director, Pacific Urethanes

Owen commenced his career formulating new polyurethane products in the laboratory. He built on his technical skills by moving into customer service and then sales. He was responsible for servicing large automotive and insulation customers in the Australian polyurethane market. Owen was one of three founding directors of Pacific Urethanes which commenced in 2008.

Matthew SlatyerNational Sales Manager – AUS & NZ, Pacific Urethanes
Matthew manages our sales team across Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of key accounts. He has over 20 years in the polyurethanes industry, driving sales and customer experience. Matthew’s expertise covers the full range of polyurethanes systems and is primarily focused in minerals and resources, building and construction and the manufacturing industries.
Simon Andemariam, Operations Manager, Pacific Urethanes

Simon has over 14 years experience in the Polyurethane Industry. As our Operations Manager, Simon fills a pivotal role in our business. Simon applies his extensive operational and warehouse management experience to our Manufacturing and Distribution Centre by improving the operational systems, processes and policies in support of our organisation’s mission. He plays a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared towards operational excellence and driving initiatives in the management team that contribute to long-term operational superiority.

Colin Groom - Market Development Manager ASEAN, Pacific Urethanes

Colin has over 30 years of experience in formulating and application in the Polyurethane Industry. He spent his early career in the UK with Marley Foam and W R Grace before moving to Industrial Urethanes South Africa in the early 1980’s. Moving to Australia in 2001 Colin broadened his application and formulating skills to include elastomers and rigid foam systems and is now responsible for developing the market in the ASEAN region.

Lachlan Simpson - Major Accounts Manager, Pacific Urethanes

Lachlan has over 20 years of experience developing polyurethane application knowledge for medium and large manufacturing facilities. Lachlan is instrumental in assisting our customers with process design, continued operation of polyurethane equipment and future opportunities available to our customer’s. Lachlan is responsible for our Victorian and Tasmanian markets and our customer in New Zealand.

Scott Gaebler - Mining and Infrastructure Manager
Scott has 30 years of combined experience in the Mining, Oil and Gas industries. He has a depth of knowledge gained from working alongside Australia’s largest mining companies to protect their assets. He is able to provide fit-for-purpose solutions that offer excellent abrasion and chemical resistance.
Scott Gaebler - Mining and Infrastructure Manager
Vito has more than 30 years of combined experience in business development and technical sales, with strong project management and analytical skills. He has gained in-depth of knowledge from working alongside key industry players in the public transport, aerospace and construction industry, both within Australia and internationally. Vito has also been involved in product development and certification working with designers, architects, civil and structural engineers.

Vito will be responsible for Pacific Urethanes’ National Business Development for the ANZ in the Building and Construction sector. He will be able to work with you to understand your business requirements and assist with reviewing current market trends in order to propose new ideas and opportunities.