Michael Telford
Director/General Manager
Ph: 0409 593 379
Email: michael@globalfactorymaintenance.org

As one of the two directors, Michael has been involved with Global Factory Maintenance right from the conception of the company’s current adaptation – which is now over 11 years ago. He is proud of the business that he has helped develop and is appreciative of the steady and reliable client base that GFM has built around them.

Michael has completed numerous courses including an Advanced Certificate in Engineering and Fabrication, and Disciplinary Procedures and Managing Poor Performance. The latter has proven to be highly beneficial as Michael loves dealing with people, both external to and within the GFM staff base.

When he’s not in the office or working away, you can find Michael spending quality time with his family, camping out in the bush or playing with his tractor and motorbikes.

Gerard Telford
Director/Production Manager
Ph: 0438 217 518
Email: gerard@globalfactorymaintenance.org

Gerard is the other half of the directing duo at Global Factory Maintenance, and along with brother Michael they have lived and worked locally all their lives.

With qualifications in pressure pipe welding and sheet metal fabrication, Gerard knows what it takes to work on the floor and he draws on this to aid in creating a highly-motivated environment with strong team ethics in the workshop. He has also travelled around Australia working on remote mine sites so he has an understanding of what it’s like for staff to work away from home.

His favourite part of the job is the satisfaction that comes with seeing quality products that have been manufactured to a high standard, ultimately leaving the workshop to be delivered to contented customers.

Gerard enjoys spending time with his family and any time he can get exploring off road – whether on two or four wheels.

Chris Walsh
Design Manager
Ph: 0427 393 379
Email: chrisw@globalfactorymaintenance.org

Chris is an integral part of Global Factory Maintenance, as he has remained principle Design Manager for well over a decade.

Utilising his Associate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical Design Drafting), Chris was heavily involved with designing the major upgrade of a plastic extrusion system for a local company which he lists as one of his major achievements – and he loves the satisfaction of seeing a job being successfully completed from conception to installation.

Chris’s pastimes include undertaking home improvements, getting away from the city, and tinkering with electronics and radio controlled hobby craft.

Hugh Morton
Operations Manager
Ph: 0432 424 072
Email: hugh@globalfactorymaintenance.org

With a Diploma of Advanced Business under his belt, Hugh is a highly valuable part of the Global Factory Maintenance management team.

Originally from an agricultural background, Hugh has previously spent 12 years involved with the tobacco industry – half of which was as a production floor manager and the other half was time spent travelling the world and buying tobacco.

While he’s been at GFM Hugh has embraced the challenge of moving workshop locations from Mores Court to Reid Street in 2013 and has enjoyed seeing the overall growth of the business, particularly the expansion from 6 to 25+ employees.

In his spare time, Hugh is into trailbike riding and being in the outdoors.