Announcement of Peter Ferrando as Managing Director of Aquatec Maxcon

The Board of Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd has announced that Mr Peter George Ferrando has been appointed to the position of Managing Director starting on 5th February 2018. Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the construction Industry, including 17 years with Aquatec Maxcon. 

peterfPeter has held various roles within Aquatec Maxcon including Project Manager, Alliance Manager, Project Director and most recently, as the Queensland State Manager. Over the past nine years as the Queensland State Manager, Peter was responsible for overseeing the operations within the Head Office. His role encompassed all stages of major projects from expressions of interest and proposal submissions through to design, delivery and the administrative role across all Companies within the Aquatec Maxcon Group. 

During his tenure, Peter has been instrumental in growing the Group and has held significant delivery roles including the role of the Alliance Project Manager for the BCAA Alliance, which was valued at $125m.  Peter successfully led the Alliance team to the completion of the Emergency Drought Strategy Project, delivering 33ML of aquifer water into the water grid. Peter was also the Project Manager at Sandgate WWTP (100,000 EP plant) as part of the award winning Brisbane Water Enviro Alliance (BWEA).   

Prior to joining Aquatec Maxcon in 2001, Peter was working for Lendlease in various project roles and delivered some iconic projects including Brisbane Airport, Royal Brisbane Hospital and Cairns Conventional Centre. Peter is a qualified Civil Engineer graduating from the University of Queensland in 1993. 

Peter is taking over from Mr Greg Johnston, who after 33 years in the Managing Director’s position will be taking a different role as the Technical Director within the Company. Greg will continue in his role as a Director, with a focus on developing new technologies for the water and wastewater sector. Under Greg’s tenure, Aquatec Maxcon has transitioned from a fabrication workshop in the 1970’s to a leading technology provider of water and wastewater solutions today. 

Announcing Peter’s appointment, Mr Peter Gilchrist, the Chairman of the Board, said that “Peter is an exceptional leader who has proven his capability and understands the challenges throughout all facets of our business. Peter will continue differentiating our Company as an innovation hub within the Water and Waste Industry”. 

Aquatec Maxcon prides itself in providing innovative solutions to the Water and Waste Industries, including Nereda® Technology, Waste to Energy Plants and Anammox®, along with our in-house products and process solutions such as Aquablade Aeration Diffusers.

Aquatec Maxcon strengthens relationship with Ipswich City Council

19 January 2018.  Aquatec Maxcon Group strengthened its relationship with Ipswich City Council by hosting a visit by His Worship the Mayor, Cr Andrew Antoniolli and Senior Advisor Ben Hayward, at the Aquatec Maxcon head office in Wulkuraka.

Mayoral Visit

After Aquatec Maxcon was honoured with the 2017 Ipswich Business of the Year Award, Mayor Antoniolli and Mr Hayward were invited to experience the business first hand and learn more about the diversity and capabilities of the Aquatec Maxcon Group.   

Greg Johnston, Managing Director of Aquatec Maxcon, presented an overview of the business and briefly showcased some of the award-winning technologies that Aquatec Maxcon have introduced to the Australian water industry, such as the award winning Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plant and Yarra Valley Waste to Energy Facility.   Mr Johnston continued to speak about the divisions within the Aquatec Maxcon Group and how we are vertically integrated, offering a full suite of Engineering, Technology and Servicing (Aquatec Maxcon), Fabrication (Maxcon Industries), Installation (Aquatec Services), Electrical (MPA Engineering) and Cryogenic services (Cryeng).

Mayoral Visit

The presentation was followed by a tour of the Ipswich facilities, guided by Paul Court (Manager, Maxcon Industries) and Peter Ferrando (QLD State Manager, Aquatec Maxcon). During the tour, an overview of the capabilities of the workshop factories, equipment and test facilities were explained to the Mayor.

“As an Ipswich based business employing 300 people, we appreciate the support of Ipswich City Council and the time Mayor Antoniolli was able to spend with us today.  We were able to speak about the challenges of the current business environment and also the benefits the Aquatec Maxcon Group can continue to bring to our economy. It is encouraging to see the Council continuing to take an active interest in supporting and promoting the Ipswich business community”, said Mr Johnston.

Mayor Antoniolli responded to the visit by saying “This fully Australian owned local business is punching above their weight with a real focus on quality and innovation.  I’d like to thank the management team for taking time out of their day to show me around and provide such a detailed brief”.

Mayoral Visit



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