INNOVATION - INTEGRITY - INCOMPARABILITY

Specialised & Emergency Vehicles Australia (SEVA) currently manufactures solutions for a number of industry sectors, including medical emergency, infrastructure, resources, military and transportation vehicles. SEVA specialises in front-line emergency vehicles, mine-compliant emergency vehicles, three-door Land Crusier Troop Carrier Ambulances, and light commercial vehicles for both private and government departments. SEVA works closely with leading industry partners all around Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

We genuinely believe that our people make the difference and ensure a quality product is ultimately delivered to our customers. Our team provide the very best in design and technology but more importantly they put a lot of care and thought into their plans and really understand the inner workings of our customers’ businesses.

What do our customers like about us? Our fresh approach to design, “can do” attitude and the fact we take the time to really get a handle on the inner workings of their business or organisation. Our team has shown significant skill and expertise designing and building sophisticated and smartly designed units, most recently service utilities and trucks for Queensland Rail. In order to get a better understanding of what is required, our team spent time with the operational staff and fleet team of QR before putting together a new specification. The final result was a standardised vehicle fleet with modern safety technology, user convenience and a layout that supports QR staff to provide the best possible support to rail infrastructure. Having our engineers and end users working together on the design was the key to its success.

MEET OUR TEAM

We are a uniquely diverse team of experienced problem solvers. We really pride ourselves on a challenging attitude, backed with a strong vision. That vision is centered around developing the way your fleet will access the world and supported with modern management skills into a well-rounded and structured business that offers fresh ideas to the market.

Stephen Harper

Engineering Manager 

Stephen Harper, our Engineering Manager, has a long history of success in a variety of technical and managerial roles. Drawing on a mix of sound industry understanding and out of the box thinking, Stephen is able to find innovative and efficient solutions to solving the diverse challenges posed by our customers. Having managed a reputable business in the UK for many years, Stephen sort fresh challenges here in QLD. The last 8 years have seen Stephen focus his efforts on the specialist vehicle industry, helping to drive the growth of SEVA and gaining the confidence of our customers.

David Rouault

Business Development Manager

David works closely with SEVA’s customers making sure every vehicle conversion is personalised to each customer's needs. David has had over 30 years experience in the body building industry and brings valuable knowledge with him to SEVA.

 

In David's down time he enjoys spending time with his family, boating & camping.. David said he's not too good at fishing though so best to pack lunch!

Aleck Hoffman 

Quality Coordinator

Aleck has a diverse background, having worked in a variety of industries, both here and in South Africa. 

Aleck has a keen eye for detail and a patient thoroughness that guarantees each and every vehicle that leaves our workshop is as perfect as our customers expect.

 

When not at work Aleck can be found under the bonnet of his muscle car or tinkering with his next hot-rod project. It’s safe to say, Aleck knows his vehicles.

Amanda Sullivan

Stores & Logistics Officer

Amanda has had a profound and positive impact on the structure & efficiency of our stores area. Amanda’s experience within the field spans almost a decade, where her exceptional organisational and communication skills have allowed her career to blossom. Amanda thrives in a fast-paced dynamic team environment.

 

Beyond the workplace, Amanda has a passion for helping others in the community, focusing on counselling work specifically. Her boundless energy finds her forever in nature, seeking her next great adventure.

Ryan Hingston

Production & Quality Manager

 Brings 20+ years of industry experience, an almost obsessive eye for detail and quality and a friendly laid back management style. Ryan’s confident and approachable, no nonsense work attitude has helped us to continuously grow our business by forming a close knit team, driven to meet our customers’ needs. Outside of work Ryan splits his time between his young family and enjoying the open road on two wheels.

Bryce Thompson-Clive

Purchasing & Procurement Officer

Bryce has been part of the SEVA family for the last three years, working as a trade assistant in the workshop. During his time “on the tools” Bryce gained valuable insight into all aspects of the manufacturing process while at the same time studying for his recently gained Diploma in Business. Having a both formal qualification and hands-on experience, Bryce was an easy choice to become our new procurement officer.

 

While creating this short biography, we asked Bryce how he fills his down time. He was adamant that he has no hobbies and is entirely boring. We don’t believe this at all and can only assume he is secretly plotting something sinister!

Andrew Saunders 

Technical Coordinator 

Andrew was born with a wrench in his hand,  and was always destined for our industry. Over the last 14 years, Andrew has gained a broad range of hands on experience, firstly as a light vehicle mechanic, then motor body builder and auto-electrical technician, picking up a range of trade certifications along the way. More recently Andrew has had the opportunity to develop his leadership skills by filling the position of Technical Coordinator within our busy workshop.

 

In Andrew’s free time he loves to travel the worlds cheese factories with his family, and on a lazy day he likes to relax on the couch and watch the Super Cars.

Melinda Treversh

Stores Officer

Operating closely with Amanda, Melinda works tirelessly to keep our stores running efficiently. Mel has a proven track record in logistics which combined with her “can do” attitude makes her an valuable member of the team.

 

Outside of work, Mel is keen runner and enjoys regular holidays in South East Asia. 

Ellie Anderson

Finance Manager 

Ellie has an enviable track record. Prior to becoming a cornerstone of our team she was a key manager for a national removal’s firm, whilst owning and operating a photography business.  Since joining the SEVA team, Ellie’s organisational and communication skills have had a hugely positive impact on the operation of the business, giving the management team everything required for strategic and tactical decision making. At home, Ellie has a menagerie of pets and could be politely described as a future crazy cat lady

Laurie Uhlmann

Product Support Officer

Laurie is SEVA’s primary contact for our service and parts customers when vehicles need to be repaired, modifications carried out, products updated and items supplied. With 16 years’ experience in heavy and light vehicle service and parts operations national and internationally,  Laurie has a broad skillset to coordinate your vehicles repair from an operational concern to fully functioning with minimum downtime. 

 

In his time away from work Laurie is a collector of old motorbikes and cars. Laurie is also well travelled and experienced, having lived and travelled all over the world, hitchhiking, cycling, motorbiking and creating general havoc. These days he is happy to be grounded locally and a proud father to a young family.

Ray Robinson

Technical Coordinator 

Ray recently joined our team, having previously lived and worked in NZ for a business with which we have close ties. Leveraging his many years’ experience, Ray hit the ground running in his new position and is now liked and respected by everyone at SEVA, in equal measure.

 

Outside of work Ray fills his time with jig saw puzzles, heavy metal and cats (yes, he’s a bit weird).

Hayley Shaw

Administration/Receptionist

 

To anyone visiting our facility, Hayley is the smiling face of SEVA. Coming from a background in catering, this is Hayley’s first experience as a receptionist, a role  she has taken on enthusiastically. During the time she has been with us, she has completed a Cert III in business Administration as is looking to gain further qualification to develop her skills and assist the company in more ways.

Outside of work, Hayley is a busy mum of two. In her down time she enjoys camping, beach days and everything nature has to offer.

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