Ahoy! Australian Marine Industry

With the changing dynamics of the Australian marine industry,  Synergia1 wanted to take an opportunity to let our community know about specific marine experience within our capability.

Think Diesel mechanics and vessel repair.  Think aluminium welding and project management.  Think quality tradespeople, through life support and marine consultancy.  These integral services paint a good fundamental image of Synergia1’s capabilities with marine works.  Experience from Australian marine industry, Europe and United Sates on specific vessel projects, adds to the unique and valued experience show-cased by Synergia1.

El Niño and water shortages – Synergia1

We don’t hear much about it on Australian media, however we are no strangers to natural disasters.  We know drought, we know fire and we know floods. However, we are not alone in these experiences, and one cannot help but wonder about these disasters in our region, and perhaps if El Nino is really quietly pulling the climate strings.  We hear conflicting reports: warm pacific waters, but cool off NSW, we hear about ‘the Blob’ off America and wonder is the pacific ocean really becoming a ‘cauldron’ like the New York Times says?  Is it just media hype? Or do we need to start  re-thinking our disaster plan to included basic necessities like clean water?

Act on climate with renewable energy

With no extreme political motivations, having recently watched Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’, I was pleased to hear about President Barrack Obama urging his country to ‘act on climate’ as his administration set carbon pollution standards for power plants.  Globally, with industry and consumer needs demanding supply of clean, sustainable and renewable energy, and with electricity prices on the up-and-up for ordinary taxpayers, nobody can deny that climate change is an overwhelming ‘judgement of science’.

The engineers of the future – a bright resource

Having recently read a blog about the Engineer of 2020, I wondered if anyone would like to attempt to profile an  Australian Engineer of the future.

The Baby Boomers are all but yesterday, and today we read about generations  X, Y and Z,  we hear about Millennials;  we know about geeks, nerds, introverts and extroverts; we have digital addicts;  we have extra spirited ADHD’s and non-conformers, juveniles and visionaries,  minority groups, ethnics, global citizens, excluded and included, exceptions and inceptions…..the list goes on.   And of course we have some good old fashioned hard-working Aussie girls and boys!   No country celebrates diversity quite like Australia. So we must have some engineers in there!

Solutions-focused programs
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Damian Canniffe

Synergia1 – Providing solutions-focused programs

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As we go along, our blogs will help introduce the business, highlight core capabilities and specialist areas of expertise within Synergia1.  The Captain of the Ship is Damian Canniffe.  Let’s start by introducing him. Damian is a solutions-focused Business Director and Trade Industry Professional with more than 40 years experience demonstrating visionary leadership in Marine and General Engineering environments. Still serving as a Director of Canniffe Engineering, but under the flagship of his own new venture in Synergia1,   Damian is an exceptional communicator with an open-door leadership style,  diplomatic negotiation and insightful problem solving abilities.  Damian has a knack and a passion for bridging the gaps between government initiatives and industry requirements. Damian developed his career in  Australia and overseas with highlights including:

  1. Winning a Defence Contract for the rebuilding of Australian Army aluminum bridges and training a team of engineers and tradesmen to carry out the works in Queensland: contract was completed on time and to budget.
  2. Business Development: In his previous role, as a Director, he expanded the business by developing partnerships with large industry bodies  and NFPs helping disengaged youth to develop skills and knowledge
  3. Community: he has unique experience and an inept ability to provide solutions-focused opportunities and training to young people, and has strong ability to engage with the community to meet corporate social responsibilities through sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Damian’s skills include:

  • Communications: transparent communication from board room to tool box and constructive interpersonal skills
  • People skills: Ability to motivate, empower and lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Problem solving: Highly diplomatic across business cultures, nationalities and solutions-focused and with a flexible approach to problem solving
  • Overall a multi-skilled achiever, one who is positive, determined and persistent, best suited to innovative areas of responsibility.

Call Damian on 0418156481 to discuss your next mechanical engineering or marine project.   Next time, our blog will cover some more of the experience and knowledge built up throughout Damian’s career in marine. If there is anything you would specifically like to know about, we welcome your queries.