For over 80 years, the concrete industry has been trying to control and reduce concrete build up in ready mix trucks.
To date, nowhere in the world has there been a commercially viable and safe way of stopping this build up and it is considered that the problem is getting worse, with the addition of the many new additives and fibres to assist with stronger and faster curing concrete.
After unsuccessfully searching the world for a suitable system DrumBlaster was launched in 2014.
Over the next 3 years, DrumBlaster and Thoroughclean’s engineering department conducted field tests to prove the DrumBlaster would clean the drums efficiently and reliably using recycled water.
As part of this development, DrumBlaster conducted trials in Sydney, Melbourne, Amsterdam and Houston TX which have all been successful. All sites have produced a similar reduction in the build up of concrete by 85% or more.
The Management Team
Jonathan has been involved in the high-pressure water jetting industry for 20 years, developing his experience in the oil and gas industry and later in petrochemical and concrete demolition. Jonathan was involved in resurrecting the industrial services division of Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, growing the business tenfold, then setting up new businesses in Adelaide as well as the high pressure divisions in New South Wales and Queensland. Over the last six years, Jonathan has established a market for Agi-Kleen technology in Western Australia, South Australia and now the Northern Territory, branching out further afield to Far North Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.
Michael has over 40 years of industrial management and corporate advisory experience in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. His qualifications include BA (accounting), CPA and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been a director of many public and private companies, including the Turnaround Management Association of Australia Ltd. In his role as a corporate advisor, he has assisted many early-stage companies in different industries and services. Michael has spent the last five years in the development of the Agi-Kleen and DrumBlaster businesses.
Keith has over 35 years’ experience in the South African gold & platinum mining industry. In 2008, he moved to Australia and worked for various contracting companies in the coal mining industry. He has held senior positions in production, technical services & management positions. He now is the General Manager for ThoroughClean building high pressure waterblasters for the Industrial market.
Keith’s qualifications include Bachelor of Engineering, BSc (Eng) and an MBA. Keith is a registered professional mining engineer and a member of SAIMM, ECSA & AusIMM.
Product Manager North America
Proud winner of the Export Achievement Award presented by the US Commerce Department for excellence in international sales and marketing, James has extensive international strategic sales experience, including the procurement of capital equipment into the Middle East, Europe, Australia, SE Asia, North and South America. His 25 years of business development experience covers capital equipment, advanced technologies, precision manufactured instruments, engineering and project management services. James has successfully negotiated long-term partnering agreements that have resulted in multiyear contracts to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services. His communication expertise covers the design and presentation of sales, marketing and communication seminars specifically designed for small to medium-sized engineering and construction firms.