Protech is the first choice for people who value quality and high performance.
Protech was established in 2006 as a technically specialised, customer-focused workforce solutions partner. Our goal is to be First Choice for people who value quality and high performance. Throughout our history, we have consistently challenged the status quo in order to deliver value to our clients. By striving to innovate and gain a deeper understanding of our clients’ broader goals, we have created better outcomes, better services, and a higher benchmark for the industry.
Protech is established by founder and managing director, Marc Meili. His vision is to bring a new and exceptionally high standard of service, reliability, consistency, and professionalism to the recruitment industry.
Protech marks steady growth during the global financial crisis, establishing an office in NSW and expanding into North Queensland.
Protech procures a number of major Preferred Supplier Agreements, undertaking a brand refresh, and having a true national presence with over 500 field employees. This is a major milestone for a business that has only been operating for 5 years.
Protech diversifies into Managed ICT Services and launches the NPS (Net Promoter Score) System. This marks the first time an Australian recruitment company has measured and advertised their customers’ loyalty. Protech’s result of 33 beats the average recruitment industry score of 5 - 8.
Physical agility testing is implemented, with a renewed commitment to protecting people from harm.
A new National Training Program and National Account and Contract business division is launched.
With over 1300 full time equivalent employees, Protech celebrates a defining milestone. Many thanks to the people along the way that have made it possible, and a special thanks to the clients who have been with us since day one.
Protech was awarded the Seek SARA Medium Recruitment Agency Of The Year in recognition of our excellence within the recruitment industry.
A new Customer Relationship Management tool was implemented which changed the way our branches work.
Employed over 6,000 people in FY18. This is made up of 3% Indigenous employees, 4% apprentices & trainees, and 2% women in non-traditional roles. In addition opened six new branches across the country.
In September of 2018, Protech Group Australia announced a joint venture with the 100% Indigenous-owned Blackrock Industries to form Dreampath Recruitment, making Dreampath one of the largest Indigenous Labour Hire and Workforce Solutions providers in the country.
Further developing our industry expertise, Protech joined with Quantum Safety to further expand into the Rail industry across Australia. Backed by industry experience, Quantum Safety have the expertise and insight to match the right people to your project, first time, every time.
Trades and Labour Company (TLC) was acquired by Protech and renamed Protech Mining and Maintenance. TLC has been providing mining and maintenance solutions to the Australian mining industry since 2011, and with an aligned business culture, this valuable addition further strengthens Protech's business offering Australia wide.
Our Exec Team
Marc founded Protech in 2006. His skills are broad with a Masters in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Degree and mechanical trade qualification. This experience allowed him to transform and grow companies both locally and internationally.
His technical background of quality, reliability, and precision are foundation building blocks of Protech and form part of the organisational core values to this day. Marc also has a passion for safety and is committed to ensuring our employees are returned home safe at the end of each day.
Andrew was as appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2016 and is an accomplished commercial and financial leader with strategic and operational capabilities. With proven business skills and extensive experience working across a diverse portfolio for a market leader in a fast paced industry, he has over 17 years' experience within the labour hire industry, and extensive experience in the freight, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.
Raylee Carruthers is an experienced C-suite professional having held roles as CFO, COO, and CEO. Raylee commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the finance industry where she was instrumental as COO in the growth of an ASX listed company executing on a consolidation strategy.
With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Law) and a Masters in Management from MGSM, coupled with extensive mergers and acquisition experience, Raylee brings an important focus to the leadership team as Protech executes its growth strategy.
Mathew has extensive experience in IT service delivery across multiple industries and has gained an understanding of IT service challenges facing a variety of complex environments. He has been heavily involved in delivering strategy and IT planning for a large global enterprises and he has driven cultural, structural, and process changes throughout, focusing on delivering improved service satisfaction and reduced costs.
He believes in culture first (people > process > technology) and is always looking to empower and grow capabilities of teams and organisations
Natalie holds more than 15 years’ professional experience and qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Workplace Health and Safety, and Rehabilitation.
Since joining Protech in 2006, Natalie has been responsible for overseeing the compliance, development and implementation of Protech’s management systems, including but not limited to HR/IR, Quality Systems, and OH&S/Rehab. Natalie’s team conducts the ongoing reviews of Protech’s quality management systems, as well as developing and delivering national training.
With over 15 years of experience, Ben Fitzsimmons is highly-regarded within the recruitment industry. Ben began his career with Protech as a General Manager, responsible for leveraging the business in Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania before taking on a national role in 2019, overseeing sales, operations, and the delivery of all Protech services. Having been with Protech for nine years, Ben is an integral part of the team responsible for the formulation and execution of the business’ long-term vision.
Ben has a Diploma of Leadership and Management and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. He is also a member of The Executive Connection, a collective working to accelerate the growth and development of business leaders.
With over 20 years in recruitment, Adrian is a highly motivated specialist with experience across a wide range of industries however most recently, this has been concentrated in the trades, mining and construction sectors. He possesses proven expertise in the development, negotiation and implementation of major supply contracts, as well as exceptional stakeholder management skills across a range of industries.
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Our Core Values
Our employees, our team, our clients. We prioritise safety, success, and wellbeing.
Providing leading, flexible, and smart solutions. We simplify complexity.
Committing to quality and continuous improvement. We strive to do better.
Acting with urgency and integrity. We are reliable and accountable.