Robert GearonManaging Director
Robert began working in the family business in 1988 after completing a degree in design at RMIT. He has vast experience in tendering, project supervision, contract administration and management of all types of civil construction projects.
His years in the business have resulted in the development of Gearon Civil from a company involved in only plant hire to one providing full contract management and civil construction.
Sinan HilmiProject Manager / Engineer
Sinan started with Gearon Civil in 2009 not long after completing a degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from RMIT. Sinan is an integral member of the estimating, contract administration and project management team. Sinan has a certificate IV in Frontline Management and training in Civil Construction Safety and Environmental Controls. Sinan has been instrumental in developing the infrastructure capabilities of the company and has secured and successfully managed a range of infrastructure projects for government agencies and tier one contractors.
Mo HaidarProject Engineer
Mo commenced with Gearon Civil in 2014 as a Project Engineer to manage, and successfully complete, a large scale bulk earthwork project for the Port Authority. Mo came to Gearon with previous experience as a Project Engineer on a variety of civil, environmental and mining projects. Mo has been heavily involved in the engineering, management and estimating of civil works, including the delivery of safety, quality and productivity targets. Mo is responsible for Gearon Civil quality control and the implementation of the GearSafe paperless document management system.
Kevin RaymondEnvironmental Business Manager
As Business Development Manager Kevin brings 27 years of knowledge from the environmental & petrochemical industries to Gearon.
Having commenced working in the petrochemical industry ranging from fuel pump repairs to design & construction of remediation systems, Kevin gained a vast range of experience in the delivery of projects including construction, maintenance, decommissioning & remediation associated with petrochemical storage & handling systems.
Rosemary HawkeManager / Safety Manager
Rosemary Hawke started working in the family business in 1999 after many years working in television in Australia and overseas.
After completing a Diploma in Business Management from RMIT in 2000, Rosemary implemented a new Safety System for the company and is now the Safety Manager ensuring the company maintains a strong focus on OHS practices and regulations across all worksites.
Rosemary also assists the Managing Director with the general management of the company.
Graeme HaySenior Site Supervisor
Graeme started employment with Gearon Civil in 2001 as a Senior Supervisor.
Graeme has over 25 years experience in the civil construction industry including bulk earthwork projects, residential and industrial estate development, major service installation and concrete and asphalt pavement construction. Graeme is able to effectively manage and co-ordinate a large team of operators and subcontractors and has a solid understanding of how to ensure projects are conducted smoothly and delivered to the clients complete satisfaction.
Garry BlackieSenior Site Supervisor
Garry joined Gearon Civil as a Leading Hand in 2001 and was promoted to Supervisor in 2006 and then Senior Supervisor in 2011. In the time he has been with Gearon civil he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of civil construction particularly major infrastructure developments.
Garry has managed civil works for shopping centre developments, railway redevelopments, highway widening, port authority and water authority infrastructure projects and industrial developments.
Garry has a pleasant ‘can do’ approach to his work and is unfazed by the demands of difficult assignments ensuring every project is managed with safety, quality and efficiency in mind.
Warren was an accomplished landscaper before joining Gearon Civil in 2007 and quickly moved into a leading hand position. Since this time Warren has moved into the role of Foreman successfully completing complex project such as Toorourrong Reservoir Redevelopment, Tarago Reservoir Upgrade, Army Camp & Jacana Retarding Basin Upgrade. He has a proven ability to handle all aspects of quality, safety and personnel management on a variety of projects of any scale.
Travis joined the team at Gearon Civil in 2010. With a background in coordinating large scale landscaping works combined with a enthusiastic and conscientious work ethic, Travis has managed the transition from Leading Hand to Foreman in a short space of time. Travis has overseen a variety of projects for Gearon in both scale and complexity. Projects completed by Travis include foundation works for large scale commercial and industrial sites, roadworks, carparks, service installations and complex landscaping packages. Travis is a hands on operator with excellent communication and strategic planning skills.
Matthew Thompson has worked in civil construction since 2005 as plant operator, leading hand and supervisor. Matthew has a wealth of operational and supervisory experience. His project experience includes road & pavement construction, drainage installation, bulk earthworks on mining projects and major dam construction. Matthew worked for Abi Group and Leighton Constructions on projects in Vic, SA, Qld and the NT. He was engaged as a final trim grader operator for Gearon Civil on a major Melbourne Water facility upgrade project and due to his operational skills and project co-ordination expertise he was offered a permanent position as a Foreman in 2016.
LEA PATONOffice Manager
Lea Paton has been with Gearon Civil as Office Manager since 2005. Lea is the company Financial Controller, IT Manager and Training Coordinator, which are just a few of her roles in a long list of duties as Office Manager.
Lea is highly skilled in IT including a vast knowledge of Excel and she has delivered a strong communication network within the company ensuring our sites have access to information quickly and efficiently. Lea has Certificate IV in bookkeeping and is a registered BAS agent.
Gearon Civil Workforce
Gearon Civil has a combination of experienced and capable supervisors, a quality fleet of plant and equipment and expert operators to ensure the end result produces quality work.