Trent Richards 
General Manager 

Trent is regarded as a Subject Matter Expert within the areas of Supply Chain and General management.
Trent maintains proven management and leadership abilities which include highly developed interpersonal and communication skills coupled with a proven aptitude in developing, influencing and maintaining productive and cost effective working relationships with strategic partners and stakeholders on a national and global front.
Trent’s credentials include Masters Degrees in both Supply Chain and Business innovation. He also maintains numerous accreditations that he received during his 18 years’ service with the Royal Australian Navy..
Kal Desai 

Kal began working with BEAK as the CFO in October 2015. Prior to his appointment Kal has held senior finance positions in Australia, the UK and in the UAE. 
Kal is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. He began is career in 1998 and was part of the BHP Billiton graduate scheme. Kal then moved to the UK in 2002 where he worked in large multinational businesses across the telecommunications and media industries. In 2009 Kal was offered the opportunity to work in the UAE where he was a key lead in the successful sale of a local media business to Thomson Reuters.  
In October 2015 Kal relocated back to Australia to take up the CFO position with BEAK where he will be responsible for the financial and strategic direction of the Company.

Phil Shirley 
Business Development 

Phil brings 24 years of naval experience to BEAK Engineering. His qualifications in the aeronautical field include a Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Airframes and Engines and a Certificate in Engineering Aircraft Metal Fabrication. He was heavily involved in the development of rotary wing operations for the ADF Special Forces. His non aeronautical qualifications span from Clearance Diving to Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Counter Terrorism. 
Phil’s management credentials include Certificate IV’s in Frontline Management and Training and Assessment and is a certified Quality Assurance Inspector.
Paul Lavall 
Western Australian Manager 

Paul’s background is predominately fabrication design based and has a trade background being a qualified boilermaker. He successfully completed his mechanical engineering degree in the UK and has studied at Wollongong University where he attained a Masters of Engineering degree and is now a chartered engineer through the Engineering Council UK.  
Paul has worked as part of the design team within the automotive and heavy fabrication industries, designing product for major OEM’s. Paul utilises 3D parametric design software at BEAK to model our product and produce detailed engineering designs.
Ian Couper 
Electrical Engineer 

While at BEAK Ian has been employed as an Electronic Design Engineer responsible for the Design, Testing and Repair of the following equipment: 
1. Tarmac and Off-road based Aviation Ground Power Units ranging in size from 45kVA to 180kW, including  
but not limited to the Design and Testing of the following GPU’s currently in use by Qantas, G06, G16 and  
G20 90kVA GPU’s, G09 and G13 160kVA GPU’s and G15Q 180kW GPU’s. 
2. Specialized 50Hz Gensets for the Defence Forces. 
3. Rotary Frequency Converters, from 60 to 90kVA in capacity. 
4. 400Hz Loadbanks from 21 to 81kW in capacity. 
5. Static Inverters and Converters. 
Ian is responsible for all aspects of the Design/Production process including the initial Tender response, equipment specification, major component selection, design and development, prototype construction and testing, production management, QA, Customer liaison, training and repairs.