Our team

Meet the ZEMEK management team

At ZEMEK, our people are our biggest asset. With more than 150 years of combined experience in engineering, manufacturing, operations, finance and business development, ZEMEK's management team are experts their field. With a shared vision to improve safety and service levels across the mining industry plus an unwavering commitment to quality workmanship ZEMEK is raising the bar for mining products and services.

Paul Hockings - Managing Director

Paul Hockings

Managing Director

Paul has been an owner of ZEMEK since 1991 and became Managing Director in 2015. With 40 years' experience as a business owner and manager in a variety of industries, Paul has extensive experience in growing businesses and their product offerings. In the last five years, Paul has driven the growth of ZEMEK from a local business operating in Bowen Basin & Hunter Valley to supplying mining parts and solutions to international markets. Paul is committed to keeping ZEMEK at the forefront of innovation and problem solving to help achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Chris Padman -Sales Manager

Chris Padman

Sales Manager

Chris has long experience working with heavy equipment in the mining and mineral processing industries, covering mobile, field and fixed equipment.  His knowledge of these industries and advanced engineering materials enable Chris to support customers in optimising and troubleshooting. Chris' technical skills are complemented by his passion for working with people at all levels and in different industries.

Tom Hockings - Engineer & Western Australia Sales

Tom Hockings

Engineer & Western Australia Sales

Tom is an experienced Mechanical Engineer having previously worked for a Global Engineering Consulting Firm, holding a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours). Tom is responsible for working closely with our Western Australian clients maintaining and developing strong long-lasting customer relationships. Tom enjoys working with customers to provide insightful technical expertise solutions according to individual customer needs.  Tom's extensive technical and engineering capabilities are now available as a company resource to assist all ZEMEK staff with problem-solving customer needs nationally.

Ray Kemp - Operations Executive

Ray Kemp

Operations Executive

Ray commenced with ZEMEK in 2009 and has advanced to becoming a key Management team member. Ray's knowledge & expertise with electric Shovel Dipper Doors and Dragline rigging combined with ZEMEK carrying an extensive range of its componentry, ensures that ZEMEK remains the pre-eminent local workshop for the re-building, re-alignment and upgrading of these assets. Through regular on-site audits at mine pits and regional workshops, Ray is able to continually improve the product design, functionality and operation of these mining assets monitored & maintained by ZEMEK. Ray ensures ZEMEK's workshop operates to the highest standards of safety and compliance.

Janelle Graham - Operations Coordinator

Janelle Graham

Operations Coordinator

Janelle has a long history and a keen interest in the mining and construction sector, having grown up and worked on multiple projects around the Bowen Basin. Janelle joined the ZEMEK Team in 2009, and is a valued member of the team with extensive knowledge of all things ZEMEK.  As the Operations Coordinator she holds a comprehensive role across Safety, Sales & Marketing, implementing ZEMEK's Quality Management Sytem, and assisting in the coordination of workshop operations. Janelle is versatile and willing to take on any challenge to assist with the needs of our business and our clients.

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The door is working very well and I can tell you it is much appreciated now we see how trouble free it remains.  & the guys loved fitting the door up with the bushes etc.  It went tog...

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