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 is a co-owner of ZEMEK and a driving force behind ZEMEK's high quality and service standards. With 40 years' experience as a business owner and manager, Paul is a specialist in business expansion and product development. Under Paul's guidance, ZEMEK has grown from a local Queensland company to a global engineering firm that supplies mining solutions worldwide. Paul has also developed the range and application of new mining products, particularly polymers. As ZEMEK's Managing Director, Paul is committed to ensuring excellence at every level of the business.

Roger Cameron

Financial & Stock Controller

Roger is a co-owner of ZEMEK and is responsible for all financial and stock aspects of the business. Roger has been an accountant for over 30 years and is an expert in financial management, inventory control and quality assurance an area he is particularly passionate about. Roger plays a pivotal role in ensuring ZEMEK supplies the highest quality mining solutions to our valued customers on time and at the best possible price.


Ray Kemp

Operations Executive

Since commencing with ZEMEK in 2009, Ray has become a key player in ZEMEK's management team from Warehouse Officer to Workshop Manager and, now, Operations Executive. With 35 years of project management experience under his belt, Ray is skilled in scoping both major and minor rebuilds. He is passionate about optimising ZEMEK's operations by improving product design, anticipating client needs and continuing to exceed service levels. Ray ensures that ZEMEK's workshop in Mackay operates to the highest standards of safety and compliance.

Chris Padman

Business Development Officer (Polymer Products)

Chris has worked with engineering plastics for nearly 20 years, with 10 years of experience working with mining and processing equipment. He has extensive knowledge of heavy equipment and advanced engineering materials and he's an expert in optimising and troubleshooting mechanical products. Chris' technical skills are complemented by his passion for working with people in the mining industry. As Business Development Officer (Polymer Products), Chris is always expanding ZEMEK's professional network.

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ZEMEK's upgrade has been a major success story with improved door latching, greatly reduced latch shimming downtime and significant reduction in maintenance.

AngloAmerican Dawson Mine