Mick Weston

Group Director | VPE General Manager

Voltex Mick Weston

Mick’s career spans more than 40 years in the electrical industry. From a solid grounding in the trade as a Distribution System Operator for SEQEB, now Energex, through the elevator industry with Kone and Schindler Lifts, and in sales and service management roles in global companies such as Toshiba and Schneider Electric, Mick is well-known throughout Australia and SE Asia for delivering engineering services and solutions to many of the region’s leading consultant engineering, mining, resources and industrial infrastructure fields.

Combining a Diploma in Business with a long practical career in control, process and power, Mick is easily able to communicate with customers, whether discussing technical options at an engineering level or presenting commercial solution benefits to senior management. As Queensland Assistant State Manager, and as Asia Business Development Manager with Toshiba, Mick developed invaluable experience with energy efficiency, hazardous area equipment, and life cycle analysis, through asset management alliances with petrochemical and other clients. In Malaysia, Mick provided advice to Petronas on Hazardous Area motor selection, installation, maintenance and auditing to IEC60079.

With Comeng, he supervised the electrical installation and testing of systems for electric rail locomotives for Queensland Rail’s coal train network, including driver controls, instrumentation, and the 25 kV power supplies, rectification and traction systems.

Later, as Queensland Service Manager with Schneider Electric, Mick developed the newly created Engineered Services division to support clients’ needs for High Voltage electrical switchgear and protection systems installation testing and commissioning, before moving on to a National role as Manager for Special Projects, including the implementation of an SF6 switchgear end of life management program, that was a first in Australia, and a global first for Schneider. He is largely regarded as a leading authority on SF6 emissions and their effect on carbon pollution within the electrical industry and solutions for SF6 handling and management, with his program currently being adopted by Schneider France as a global solution.

Mick’s role at Voltex as General Manager, responsible for HSE, Quality and Marketing, combines his technical skills and flair for people management and key client engagement.