We are pleased to announce that Richard Stephens, Hydrix Business Development Manager, has been invited to join the AusMedtech committee (Victorian Branch).
AusMedtech, part of AusBiotech, represents the medical devices and diagnostics sector in Australia, helping facilitate the commercial development of medical technologies while supporting those working within the industry.
Richard joins as a long-standing advocate and supporter of Australian MedTech. He brings more than 30 years of medical device innovation experience, having worked on numerous programs from large IVD instrument platforms to disruptive health and wellness products. A vocal supporter of Australian MedTech innovation and R&D capability, Richard is also highly regarded for his successes in being a conduit between Australian medical technologies and large multinational corporations in the US and EU.
“Joining the AusMedtech committee is great way for me to further contribute to the growth and development of the Australian MedTech community”, said Richard recently. “I’ve spent a significant amount of my career in the US and Europe working with large corporations on MedTech innovation. I believe this experience has given me great insights into the technology development market, latest trends, business strategies, opportunities and pitfalls. I believe this experience can help build service offerings from AusMedtech that will add tangible value to Australian MedTech companies.
A passionate innovator, Richard is keen to further explore ways to engage more closely with the Australian Medtech community, to better understand their needs and wants, and through these interactions help companies grow and succeed in the global medical device market.
For the past month, Movember has been a focus for several of the Hydrix team, and for the remainder of us who have supported and sponsored them on their journey. And while we’ve been exposed to the world of competitive moustache growing, we’ve also heard more sobering stories of (surviving) cancer, the value of starting conversations, and the power of sharing stories and experiences.
Conceived thirteen years ago, Movember is still a cause that remains relevant. For the Hydrix team, it has provided us with the impetus to initiate more discussions around men’s health, cancer, depression and suicide. Men remain notoriously poor when it comes to talking about their health concerns, and many die too young as a result. This month’s discussions have been powerful in awareness-raising, and neatly supportive of our corporate vision of enhancing one billion lives.
So, thank you to Julian, Mark & Mark, Ben and Dee, and Sean in our Adelaide office (not pictured), for raising funds, raising awareness, and their commitment to promoting a great and hairy cause.
Special thanks today to Raka, Aastha, Suneetha, Sumeet and Arjun for introducing us to Diwali, and celebrating with a selection of sweets and savories from all parts of India.
Growing our brand
Hydrix is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Morris to the role of Marketing Manager.
Alan brings a depth of understanding to the role with more than 25 years’ in new product development innovation, and most recently, 5 years of marketing leadership at Invetech. With a proven track record in driving engagement and growing brand awareness through new and innovative strategies, Alan will be instrumental in conceiving and executing marketing strategy, brand development and delivering increased engagement in our markets.
In announcing Alan’s appointment, Hydrix Managing Director Peter Lewis said “the appointment of Alan comes at a time when we are seeing great opportunity to grow the business. The ability to better communicate Hydrix’s values, experiences and capabilities are paramount to our growth and Alan will play a vital role in delivering these messages.”
Alan, who commenced in the role on August 20th added, “I’m genuinely thrilled to have joined the Hydrix organisation. We have an outstanding team working on some extraordinary, highly innovative projects for clients around the world. The chance to help drive the growth of Hydrix is truly energising”.
Alan holds degrees in both Industrial Design and Fine Arts from RMIT University.
Micro-X takes best in class
Winners are grinners!
Senior Mechanical Engineers, Eng Yeap and Kenneth Ng join the Micro-X team to accept the Best in Class award for the mobile X-ray machine at the 2018 product design at Good Design Awards in Sydney.
Hydrix at ICRA2018, Brisbane.
Andy Atkinson, Business Group Director for Consumer & Industrial, joins Eng Yeap and Earle Jamieson at the 2018 ICRA conference. Showcasing the latest in robotics and automation, the Hydrix team were there to look into what new and innovative technologies are available to support some of our upcoming programs in the Agri and Mining spaces..
Hydrix & Panorama
On Tuesday 5th of September it was announced that Panorama Synergy Limited (ASX: PSY) has entered into an agreement to fully acquire Hydrix through an asset purchase agreement. This is an exciting development for both companies with the Merged Group at the forefront of designing, developing and manufacturing advanced sensor systems and integrated Internet of Things (‘IoT’) communication networks.
Hydrix will continue to service its Australian and International clients – with no changes in the Hydrix team, the way in which we work with clients and operate projects. PSY is committed to supporting Hydrix grow its engineering services business. Engineering services are central to the PSY-Hydrix future strategy.