Gordon New. Over 50 years of innovation and expansion
Gordon New is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of Ronson Gears to enjoy a well-earned retirement.
After all, Gordon has had an extremely busy and illustrious career. He has been instrumental in transforming the family business from being a small job shop into the market-leading gear manufacturer we know today.
Making a difference
Graduating as a Mechanical Engineer from Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University), he began his career at Robert Bosch (Australia) as a cadet production engineer.
Later, working in Europe for Gebruder Boehringer. It provided the breadth of skill and knowledge for him to make a return to Australia and join Ronson Gears. He utilised his acquired knowledge and worked with a drive and commitment to institute some game changing processes that helped Ronson move to the top flight.
His background working in Europe gave him an insight into more innovative processes. After undertaking a fact finding mission to learn from the best in the gear industry, he began implementing this at Ronson.
An ISO Quality Management system, gear grinding capability and the acquisition of Australia’s first CNC gear hobbing machine were all milestones from this period.
An international presence
He also joined AGMA, the American Gear Manufacturers Association providing an international presence. Three years later, Gordon was invited to join AGMA’s Board of Directors in 2009.
Our international presence had also been formed forging links with Japan and becoming Australian distributor for KHK Stock Gears a division of Kohara Industry Co. Ltd.
Gordon also attended and addressed international conferences in Japan, Thailand, China, USA and many European countries.
Ronson Gears is now one of Australia’s leading gear manufacturers with ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100D accreditations. As a result of building this international reputation we supply gears to both local and international clients in sectors as diverse as mining to aerospace.
A legacy to remember
To this legacy Ronson Gears and the entire gear industry owe a debt of gratitude to Gordon and wish him the happiest of retirements.
NOW THE BATON PASSES TO GAVIN NEW
Gavin New, Managing Director, Ronson Gears Pty (Australia)
Gordon is quite an act to follow but is confident that Gavin New will continue his legacy of innovation and growth taking the company from strength to strength.
Having come from the role of General Manager, Gavin has demonstrated his drive and commitment.
In a statement, Gavin New said: “It’s a real privilege to be accepting this responsibility and taking on the great heritage of Ronson Gears at such an exciting time. I intend to make the most of the many exciting opportunities and forge a bright future for both our customers and employees and with the great team I have around me, we are all confident of making the transition seamless. I would also like to pay tribute to Gordon and his brother Terry, also a former Director, who have passed on such a strong and resilient company.”
It’s the culmination of his career to date as a third generation of his family at Ronson Gears. A Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Graduate Certificate in International Business, Gavin commenced his career at Network TEN in Melbourne.
Although, he has now been at Ronson Gears for the best part of twenty years. In that time, he has travelled extensively for the company gaining a thorough understanding of the needs and requirements of many industries and how best Ronson Gears can serve them.
The key relationships he has developed will no doubt be invaluable for Ronson’s future development.
Gavin has continued his studies throughout this time with the company in numerous courses associated with Gears, International Business, Leadership and Strategy Execution. All this has helped him to introduce critical systems into the company to ensure future capability.
Gavin is determined to uphold Ronson’s values, build on the legacy Gordon and Terry created and be responsive to the needs of both customers and employees.
For more information about Ronson Gears go to our web site www.ronsongears.com.au