The Leadership Team
When Mike joined Connect Source in 2016, he brought vast telecommunications, telematics and software management experience into the business.
With dual roles as CEO and Director, he’s also focused on our sales strategy and our unique Development Journey framework.
When businesses need help with a problem, Mike helps them find a workable solution.
He appreciates working with a team of people who are determined to make things happen for our customers. It’s a great match for his natural ‘get it done’ attitude.
When Mike’s not at work, you’ll find him developing his expertise on the golf course or doing a spot of travelling with his family.
Before joining Connect Source, Murray built a career working in electrical industrial controls in various industries, with a specific production focus.
In 2006, as his father-in-law, Spencer, considered retirement, he invited Murray to join his auto electrical manufacturing business – Connect Source. They worked together until Spencer retired in 2010. Murray then bought and began managing the business.
In 2016, he invited Mike Wishart to join the team. After a successful year together, they became equal shareholders and Mike took on the role of Managing Director.
Murray is now less active in the day-to-day running of Connect Source. He retired from an executive role in July 2019 to spend more time with his family and pursue an interest in farming.
Chief Operations Officer
After nearly a decade working in mining and mining technology, Damien moved to Connect Source at the end of 2018.
In a role he sometimes refers to as Chief Optimism Officer, he spends a lot of time spreading the word about our diverse service range. And, of course, the positive outcomes we consistently deliver for our customers.
Damien believes it’s our people that make the Connect Source experience unique.
He knows they work to provide the best possible outcomes for our customers with the best possible attitude – and he wholeheartedly supports them.
‘As a team we can do just about anything because we’re always willing and able to pull together and help each other.’
Away from work, Damien never turns down an opportunity for a game of squash and has an unhealthy obsession with the greenness of his lawn. He also likes to relax at home with his family watching a great TV series like The Witcher or Blacklist.
Retail Sales and Product Manager
When Enrico joined the Connect Source team in 2015, he’d spent over two decades in B2B and B2C sales. His diverse experience included purchasing, forecasting and communications.
Today, Enrico’s focus is on creating the best customer experience possible.
He encourages his team members to support each other in finding the best solution to meet each customer’s requirements.
‘I try to improve our processes so it’s as easy as possible for our team to find the right parts in our ERP system.’
Enrico loves the team environment at Connect Source. He feels the balance between positive feedback and constructive criticism is just right to drive improvement. He enjoys being a positive influence on the development and success of the company.
Enrico believes in treating others how he would like to be treated. He loves spending time with family and friends and sharing activities with them.
Mark came to Connect Source in 2012 as an electrician. He designed and manufactured looms and AC panels, and conducted onsite testing of lighting tower installations.
Now, his role as Production Manager includes full responsibility for all manufacturing, including scheduling design, drafting, manufacturing and QA.
He draws on his practical manufacturing knowledge and experience to find the best solution or quality product to meet each customer’s needs.
Mark believes everyone at Connect Source wants to provide the best experience for their customers and their peers.
‘I love the culture in the business. There is a real family feel to working here.’
Mark jokingly refers to himself as Mr GSD (Gets Stuff Done). He has two little boys who keep him busy in the evenings and on weekends. When he gets the time, he likes to clear his head cycling in the fresh air.
Customer Operations Manager
When he joined Connect Source in 2019, Tim brought 16 years of diverse customer service experience and expertise to the team.
He specialises in customer service reporting and analytics, process design, and business improvement initiatives. He’s also a bit of an Excel guru!
Tim is part of our After-Sales Support team for Guardian by Seeing Machines. He helps customers get set up with the online tools to monitor fleet performance.
He enjoys the family atmosphere, strong values and culture at Connect Source.
‘We’re local people helping our customers be safer and smarter.’
Tim sincerely believes you can’t work on an empty stomach or without coffee! That’s why his favourite question is, ‘what do you want for lunch?’
As a 4WD enthusiast – he loves going bush and camping. Playing on his PS4 also helps Tim escape from the world for a while.
Director Support Services
Michelle has been on the Connect Source team as the Director of Support Services since 2018.
She is an experienced specialist in System and Process Improvement, and ERP integrations.
Her main focus at Connect Source is to enhance the customer experience we deliver by implementing process improvements within the business.
Michelle particularly enjoys the team atmosphere that exists at Connect Source.
When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family, and her dogs. She’s also fond of a spot of home improvement.
Richard joined Connect Source in 2018, having spent over 15 years in the mining services industry as a Business Development and Sales and Marketing specialist.
He’s dedicated to helping customers improve business performance by developing and delivering solutions to complex business problems.
He helps our customers become aware, educated and empowered to implement solutions that solve important business challenges, for example, fatigue and distraction management in transport.
For Richard, two huge benefits of working at Connect Source are the people and the entrepreneurial spirit.
‘We are constantly looking for novel ways to solve problems. I enjoy working with a friendly, hardworking, extremely down-to-earth team of people with a sense of fun and humour.’
In his downtime, Richard loves socialising at cafes, soaking up the atmosphere and natural light while enjoying the food, and a strong flat white.
Wee En joined Connect Source in 2020, bringing expertise and experience in accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, ERP and process improvement, strategy and taxation. He spent over two decades working in public practice, transportation, and civil engineering construction.
As a finance professional, Wee En’s focus is on compliance and business processes, including accurate and timely financial reporting.
He enjoys working with Connect Source’s supportive management team who share a clear vision and mission to achieve.
‘There is a real family-orientated culture made up of friendly, helpful team members.’
When Wee En is away from work, he spends time helping his community group, enjoying outdoor and indoor gatherings with friends, spending quality time with his family, and going on holidays.
One of his favourite sayings is,
‘Millions of milestones to achieve.’
Principal Engineer, Lorin Tauss, began working with Connect Source in 2017.
He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience into the business, including:
• Embedded Hardware Development
• Embedded Software Development
• Machine and Fabrication Shop
• Mechanical and Mechatronic Design for Factory and Industrial Automation
Lorin is our specialist in electronic products and programmable controllers.
When our customers come in seeking help, he finds a practical solution to the issue they’re facing.
One aspect he enjoys about his role at Connect Source is being able to work with a mix of hardware and software.
Away from work, Lorin and his wife enjoy outdoor rock climbing together.
Jo joined Connect Source in early 2019 as Executive Assistant to CEO, Mike Wishart.
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience to the team, Jo’s expertise includes providing high level executive and administrative support, co-ordination of events and catering for the masses.
Jo has had a varied and interesting career working in Sales, Human Resources and Marketing within the Corporate, Not-for-Profit and Education sectors. This makes her skillset quite unique in being able to see the whole picture. She enjoys working with the Connect Source team, providing quality outcomes for the Executive Group and Clients alike.
Jo is known to cook up a storm, and on the weekends loves to spend time with her husband, 3 teenagers and her 2 fluffy dogs…. she may or may not prefer the dogs. 😝
The perfect balance of professional, creative and a few laughs ….. She is definitely not your average Jo!