|Gerry Mussett – Company DirectorIt seems like I have been around forever but basically graduated in industrial design from RMIT in 1978 and from then have basically worked for myself with varying degrees of success. Currently I have a great team around me and Sprocket has moved into design and manufacturing and expanded internationally which is something that never occurred to me would happen. It means quite a lot of travel but I think we have successfully launched a great story with lots of exciting things to come.
I wish I had more free moments to think of what I would do if I had free moments.
My favorite Artist, Author, Designer or Product? Aaah that’s easy it has to be Luigi Colani for design, JP Donleavy for writing and Emily Kame Kngwarreye for art.
If I won the Melbourne cup I would need to be swabbed.
If I was given the choice of keys to any hire car, what would it be? Well, any Aston Martin.
If I could visit one natural wonder, it would be Mount Everest but only to look at it…
Huiping [Anna] Zheng – Director/Deputy General Manager
|Edwin Conan -Industrial Designer
Born and grown up in Shanghai, under the influence of my grandfather, at age 12 I developed an interest in product design and manufacturing. I came to Melbourne in 2005 to study industrial design in RMIT. While studying, I worked as a contract industrial designer designing hand tools and power tools. After graduation, I was fortunate to start my career as an industrial designer in Sprocket and found myself surrounded by very talented people. Being the youngest Sprocket member, I am learning and discovering new things everyday.As an aircraft and car enthusiast and an avid model maker, I enjoy keeping my hands busy with a model kit while watching or listening the documentary about any object that I am building.
If I won the Melbourne Cup: I will worry about that when I won it.
If I was given the choice of keys to any hire car, it has to be a 1966 Alfa Romeo GTA, I would love to look at it, touch it, drive it, smell it, find out that it break down, then get out of it, look at it, fix it, and drive it again.
If I could visit one natural wonder, I would like to go into the space and see the curvature of the earth.
|Mark Walsh – Software Development ManagerMark has worked in the multimedia and web development industry for over 10years.
A graduate of RMIT mark has worked for several companies within several industries including; Professional Photography, Workplace Training, Education and IT. He has comprehensive experience in all the design and technical issues involved in the production of online training products, application design, digital imaging, Web based animation, Web site construction and SCORM based delivery systems.I’m currently digitising my backlog of analogue photography. But I’m doing it the old school way, using a Nikon PB-4 Bellows and Film adapter hooked up to a D700.My favorite Photographer is Geoffrey Crewdson although Eric Lafforgue on Flickr is a very close 2nd…check him out.
My favorite product designer is Giorgetto Giugiaro. Highlights being the Nikon F4 and the Lotus Esprit
My favorite product is currently the Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Wristwatch
If I won the Melbourne cup I’d buy a better suit and dine out every night.
If I was given the choice of keys to any hire car, what would it be? If could choose it would be have to be either a Mercedes 380 SEL, or a Maserati GranTurismo.
I still haven’t seen the Pyramids. I need to do that. Also high on the the list is the Stomatolites at shark bay; millions of years old, that’s real time travelling.
|Kevin Banfield- Accounts I have been doing ‘books’ for more years than I care to remember but have also been a teacher, a stay at home parent and worked in the wine trade. So that means I can reconcile a bank statement whist looking after a two year old and drinking a wonderful glass of Burgundy about which I have a fairly complete understanding of the chemistry. I have professional qualifications in chemistry and bookkeeping and a few other bits of paper in the filing cabinet.
When not working, I might be pulling weeds out of the garden, trying to make things from bits of wood, trying to source all that obscure music I listened to in the sixties and early seventies or looking for that elusive recipe amongst the more than 400 cookery books on the shelves.
My current favourite products are my Japanese kitchen knives. A marvel of function and image.
If I won the Melbourne cup…..I’d be a race horse.
My choice of hire car would be one with a driver as I don’t drive. If I did, then Mt T’s van from the A-Team.
My natural wonder I’d like to see would be either the aurora borealis or the aurora australis.