Our unique, multi-skilled teams have expertise across the disciplines of surveying, hydraulics, electronics, GIS and IT to give you the best advice and support for your project.
As the exclusive national distributor for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of positioning and machine control systems, our sales and support teams are tapped into the very latest, state-of-the art developments.
Position Partners’ senior management has more than 200 years of combined industry expertise, with contributions to various associations and Australian Spatial Industry initiatives.
Having started his career as a surveyor, and then co-founder of a national IT company, Ian has an excellent technical background and understanding of business.
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Nix is the CEO and Managing Director of Position Partners. He practiced as a surveyor until 1984 and then joined Leica Geosystems where he held a number of management roles in Australia, Switzerland and USA until 2009 where he held a number of management roles in Australia, Switzerland and USA until 2009.
The roles included President Americas Sales and Service, Business Area Manager Mining and Agriculture Systems and Corporate Officer while Leica Geosystems was listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.Martin has a Masters of Surveying (GIS) (’90) from UNSW and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.
He has participated in Working Groups that formed Australia’s space policy and National Positioning Infrastructure, including as Co-chair of the Department of Home Affairs’ Space Community of Interest, supporting risk management of space-based critical infrastructure.
Non Executive Director
Isako Yamamoto joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd in 1992 as a member of the company’s legal division.
In her 30-year tenure with the company, Isako Yamamoto’s career has included roles in Russia, Tokyo and, most recently Singapore where she currently works as the Divisional Operating Officer for the Mobility Division in Asia Pacific Region.
A fluent Russian speaker, Yamamoto san has held senior positions across Mitsui & Co.’s legal, human resources and general affairs, corporate planning, automotive, and mobility divisions. In 2019 she was appointed Vice President and Director of Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute in Tokyo and in October 2020 became the Deputy General Manager of the Automotive Solution Business division.
Isako Yamamoto joined the Position Partners board as a Non-Executive Director in August, 2022.
Non Executive Director
Having joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd in 2005, Hirohide Yoshida initially led the Construction Machinery Distribution business for the company in Australia, United States and CIS countries.
After three years working in Australia on a logistics improvement project for Construction Machinery Distributors, Yoshida san accepted a role in Russia as the Vice President of Mitsui’s joint venture with Komatsu in Russia.
He continued to work in Moscow until 2017, responsible for the development of existing and new business across the construction machinery, automobile, heavy truck, railway and aviation sectors. Returning to Tokyo in 2017, Yoshida san has held senior positions across the company’s Integrated Transportation Systems and Corporate Planning & Strategy divisions, before his current appointment in July 2022 as General Manager of the Construction and Transportation Vehicle Business Division.
Yoshida san re-joined the Position Partners board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2022, having previously served on the board in 2019 when Mitsui & Co., Ltd first invested in the business.
Deputy Managing Director
Daniel Todd joined Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd in 2002 and has been in the role of General Manager of the Mobility Division since January 2018.
Executive Management Team
Chief Operating Officer
Greg has built his career in both the construction materials and equipment rental industries and holds a degree in Business and Marketing.
Bernadette Taoro Ashin
Strategic Head of People and Culture
Bernadette is an experienced Human Resources professional with extensive experience across both private and public sectors.
Strategic Business Development & Queensland Manager
Harry has been directly involved in the Laser and Machine Control business for 20 years commencing in the service area.
He has received extensive training in Denmark, Sweden USA and Australia. Harry is recognized world-wide as a professional in terms of the best utilization of Machine Automation Equipment in Construction.
Harry commenced his employment within this industry in the workshop managing maintenance and repairs. Based in Queensland, he is the Executive Manager for Business Development including emerging technology for construction site solutions and Tokara telematics remote asset control technology.
Executive Marketing Manager
Gina began her career as a journalist in the UK, working for an online newswire at a London-based publishing company.
Executive Manager Mining
Andrew manages Position Partners’ mining, solar and landfill business across Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand.
Regional Manager - South East Asia
Mat is a qualified surveyor with extensive experience across a wide cross section of technologies including machine control, paving solutions, survey and GNSS equipment.
Executive Manager Geospatial
Adam currently manages the company’s Geospatial business. After starting his career as a surveyor, he joined the civilcad CAD software team for 5 years.
He started working for Laserquip, one of Position Partners’ founding companies in 2005. Adam has benefitted from strong mentors throughout his time with the company who valued customers service and who got a thrill out of resolving customer headaches through positioning innovations. These became his core drivers and continue to influence his customer interactions and career progression.
Executive Manager Products
Joel is the Executive Manager of Products, with a primary focus on our key strategic partner and supplier, Topcon
After completing a Bachelor of Surveying (Hons) at the University of Otago, Joel has been raised in the industry over the last 20 years, having worked around the world in a variety of roles related to machine control and related technology.
General Manager Regions
Having founded and managed Stadia Instruments with business partner Bernard Cecchele in the early 1980s,
which merged with four other businesses in 2008 to become Position Partners, Garry has an invaluable breadth and depth of experience in the business. Garry served on the company Board of Directors for many years, Garry now manages all Australian and New Zealand regions and is the Regional Manager for Western Australia.
With a wealth of experience in sales, product management and business development, Cameron now leads the company’s Customer Experience strategy.
Cameron now leads the company’s Customer Experience strategy. Working across all businesses, regions and departments, Cameron supports the wider company to deliver consistently positive and engaging experiences for our customers.
Business development and planning
With a legal education, Seiya has been active in planning many of Mitsui’s investment strategies since 2015.
Executive Manager Building
With a strong sales and business development background, David leads the building business at Position Partners.
Executive Manager Services
Gary started his journey with Position Partners as an installer and later a field support technician.
His capacity to problem solve and work collaboratively with customers to overcome challenges, saw him progress to leadership roles within New South Wales where he oversaw the field services team. Gary now manages the Integrated Solutions Group, innovating and delivering better, connected services for customers.
Executive Manager Civil
With customers always front of mind, Josh brings a wealth of business development and technical capability to his role leading the Civil business at Position Partners.
Our founders with senior management roles include: Garry MacPhail (Western Australia), Harry Katsanevas (Queensland), and Bernard Cecchele (Western Australia).
Our retired founders include: Anne Forrest (Queensland), Janine Arnold and Robert Bent (Victoria), Garry Fleming (New South Wales), David Gow (South Australia), Craig Fleming (South Australia) and Mike Forrest (South East Asia, recipient of the Topcon Spirit of Excellence Award) .
Brian was a founder of Position Partners, who sadly passed away on 17th January 2016 after a battle with cancer.
Brian commenced his sales career in 1975 with Banbury Engineering, then distributors for Kato excavators, and sold his first laser in 1976.