Mr John Herron

Operations Manager

John joined Carbon Nexus in September 2017. He started his career at Mount Isa Mines working on a new lead smelting pilot plant based on CSIRO technology. He then studied briefly at Cambridge University (UK) before joining BTR Automotive in Albury supervising their metallurgical laboratory. He then moved to Ford and completed a Masters of Engineering at the ANU, afterwards becoming the stamping production supervisor at Ford’s Geelong stamping plant. He moved to Alcoa’s ingot mill and then their rolling mill here in Geelong before spending time in Saudi Arabia at an Alcoa joint venture greenfield site.

John brings a great deal of experience in operations management, operations finances, quality control, behaviour-based safety, Six Sigma process improvement and 5S.

Dr Ryan Hess

Program Manager, Deakin University and LeMond Composites

Ryan manages Deakin’s research and development activities with LeMond Composites. Before joining Carbon Nexus he spent 18 years working as a chemist at two different United States Department of Energy national laboratories – Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ryan has a long history of working on complex materials science challenges. His most recent efforts have focused on understanding the behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites in extreme environments.