Group Engineering Manager
Andrew Limpus joined Russell Mineral Equipment in 2005 as a Design Engineer and in the first few years progressed through a variety of senior roles including that of Senior Design Engineer and Senior Supervising Engineer.
After 7 years immersed in RME’s operations, Andrew was appointed RME’s Engineering Manager in 2012. In 2016, Andrew was appointed Group Engineering manager. In 2018, with the growth of RME there was a corporate structure change with the introduction of ‘Value Stream.
The multiple engineering teams are now managed within these streams.
As Group Engineering Manager, Andrew is responsible for the professional development of the greater Engineering cohort and the development, efficient use and continuous improvement of Engineering systems and resources employed by RME in any of the value streams. Prior to RME, Andrew worked for 17+ years with Bundaberg manufacturer Austoft Industries (part of CASE IH), which designed, built and exported mechanical cane harvesters from Australia to the world.
Andrew began his career as a trade-qualified fitter and turner and subsequently achieved an Associate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1986 from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education. Most notably, Andrew was awarded the MTIA - F.L Hudson Memorial Foundation Achievement Award for having the highest aggregate score in his course and received the Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Performance in 1987.
Andrew participates regularly in professional development which has included programs through the Australian Institute of Management. Andrew completed the Lean Manufacturing Course through Queensland Management Institute (QMI) in 2008, the Roles and Responsibilities of Managers & Supervisors Course in 2011 through Commerce Queensland, Leading Leaders course through Leadership Pipeline Institute in 2018, Managing Engineering Knowledge Risk through Engineering Education Australia in 2018 and more recently a Certificate of PLM Leadership with CIMdata.