About Protech

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.

Our History

2006
Protech is Founded
2008
First Interstate Office
2011
500 Field Employees & 5 Years in Business
2012
ICT Services & NPS Launched
2015
Renewed Safety Commitment
2016
Over 1000 Staff & 10 Years in Business
2016
SEEK Sara Award
2017
New CRM Software Implemented
2018
Thriving Team Growth
2018
Dreampath Recruitment
2019
Quantum Safety
2020
Protech Mining & Maintenance
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2006
Protech is Founded

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.

2008
First Interstate Office

Protech marks steady growth during the global financial crisis, establishing an office in NSW and expanding into North Queensland.

2011
Milestone
500 Field Employees & 5 Years in Business

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.

2012
ICT Services & NPS Launched

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.

2015
Renewed Safety Commitment

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.

2016
Milestone
Over 1000 Staff & 10 Years in Business

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.

2016
Winners
SEEK SARA Award

Protech was awarded the Seek SARA Medium Recruitment Agency Of The Year in recognition of our excellence within the recruitment industry.

2017
New CRM Software Implemented

A new Customer Relationship Management tool was implemented which changed the way our branches work.

2018
Thriving Team Growth

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.

2018
Dreampath Recruitment

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.

2019
Quantum Safety

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.

2020
PROTECH MINING & MAINTENANCE

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.

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Our Exec Team

Marc Meili
Managing Director

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.

Raylee Carruthers​
Andrew Sidoti
Chief Financial Officer

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​
Raylee Carruthers
Chief Strategy Officer

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.


Raylee joined Protech in October 2019, supporting the organisation in executing corporate strategic initiatives across the business.

Raylee Carruthers​
Mathew Eames
Chief Information Officer

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

Mathew Eames - CIO
Natalie Stewart
Group General Manager People & Culture

Natalie holds more than 10 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.

Natalie Stewart - Group General Manager People & Culture
Ben Fitzsimmons
Executive General Manager

Ben has over 10 years experience in the Recruitment and Construction industry, and a high level of project management experience which has proven invaluable in building recruitment teams capable of offering clients a skilled workforce management solution with expert knowledge.


In January 2013 Ben joined Protech as General Manager of VIC/SA/TAS. He was attracted to Protech by the unique service model they offered to clients coupled with the national footprint and industry leading client management solution.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Mark Lawton
General Manager WA/NT/SA

Mark is an accomplished senior-level manager with a 12 year track record of successful and tactical leadership within the recruitment industry. His expertise covers a variety of industry sectors, from the private security industry to the commercial construction sector.


Mark’s entrepreneurial leadership style, highly effective planning, organisational, and communication skills, as well as a solutions-orientated approach instils a common vision, confidence and mutual respect between our business and our clients, and within our WA, NT and SA teams.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Adrian Baker
General Manager QLD

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.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Scott Hennessy
Executive General Manager

Scott has over 22 years of experience in driving high performance with operations, sales, and customer development teams within recruitment. He is highly experienced in successfully leading geographically diverse teams to deliver outcomes across strategy, growth, safety, business transformation, operational efficiency, and improvement.


Scott joined Protech in 2021 and is responsible for leading and managing the national mining team. In his role, Scott builds and develops recruitment and customer development teams to offer leading workforce solutions that deliver quality people, every time.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
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Our Purpose

Be a positive influence in people’s lives.

Our Beliefs

First Choice
For people wo value quality and high performance.
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Think. Plan. Act.
Quality People. Every Time.
Without compromise
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Our Core Values

We Put People First
We Create Value
We Set High Standards
We Deliver

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.

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