Mission Statement

"Organised Projects

Complete On Time"


David Rowe and his family arrived in Perth , Australia in late 1990.
After working with W.A. Mechanical Services companies for a short period of time
and with his extensive sheet metal work experience, David could see a niche
emerging within the air conditioning installation market and decided to start his
own company.
Vortech Installation Pty Ltd was established in 1993 with David & Angela Rowe
being the sole directors.
Vortech is still operating as a family owned company which has built up a solid
reputation of excellent workmanship, based on the principle of “Organised projects
complete on time”.
With over 20 years experience in the construction industry Vortech has evolved from
a small sub-contractor to one of the leading air conditioning installation
companies in Perth.

Vortech is capable of undertaking major projects anywhere in W.A.
with the assistance of our long serving skilled staff to support it.

Vortech Industries Pty Ltd is our installation contracting entity and
provides a complete duct installation experience with qualified duct
installers, supervision and standard consumables all included.

Recently we have introduced Vortech Products to the Group.
Vortech Products will manufacture flexible ducting as well as provide grilles,
damper motors and other ancillary HVAC equipment as required by our mechanical
services clients.
Vortech Products will only offer high quality equipment to complement our high
level of installation.

In the future we are also working towards issuing a competitive total all up
price including the supply & install of duct work, refrigeration installation,
as well as the commissioning.

Management Structure

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David Rowe – Managing

City & Guilds Certificate Sheet Metal Worker
City & Guilds Non Destructive Testing & Quality Assurance
AMCA Certificate in Project Management (Engineering & Mechanical
AMCA Fire Damper Installation & Certification Course
AMCA Contract Law for Specialist Contractors

Dave’s career was established in the U.K where he completed his Sheet
Metal Apprenticeship and then specialised in the Air Conditioning industry. He has
had exposure to various industries from commercial & industrial HVAC to oil
& gas.
In 1993 David established Vortech Installation Pty Ltd in Australia and this
business has continued to grow to its current position.
David has over 20 years experience in management and with his extensive trade
background he is the driving force behind Vortech, this enables him to understand
the complexities of projects and site installation requirements.

Angela Rowe – Director of Finance
Diploma in Health Services Management

Over 20 years experience with the ongoing administrative and accounting duties
of the business. She has extensive experience and training in Human Resources
managing the company’s extensive payroll and other personnel requirements including
the relevant insurances, workers compensation claims and any contractrual

Neil Bennett – Project Manager

Neil joined Vortech in September 2014 and brings with him 17 years’
experience in the HVAC industry. He commenced his career at Cape Modern where he started as a trainee estimator working to the position of Commercial Manager. From there he became a partner at Benz Industries where he continued his involvement in the Perth Mechanical Services arena. Neil brings to Vortech his broad experience in various aspects of the HVAC industry and ongoing support in the business operations.

Lesley Williams – Finance Manager
BTEC National  Certificate 1985
Accounting, Elements of Banking, Law, Economics,
Business Studies
BTEC HNC 1991 Financial Management 

Lesley emigrated to Perth in 2012 and joined Vortech as the Finance Manager in 2014 to assist with company growth. She has over thirty years of experience in  Finance & Accounting  and has previously worked in senior management roles in the manufacturing industry. 
She  also brings additional administrative support to the business as well.

Michael Forrest – HSE Consultant
Australia: CRCE (CertIV Assessment & Workplace Training BSZ40198
Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety (2012)
England: NEBOSH Certificate
Singapore: Ministry of Manpower BCSS Certificate
Member of: Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) no. 29220 (Technical Safety Practitioner)
Member of: International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM) no. 9918

Peter Conway – Installation Manager
Qualified Sheet Metal Worker
Business Proprietor
AMCA Fire Damper Installation & Certification Course

Peter completed his sheet metal worker apprenticeship in the UK and then has
worked in the air conditioning installation field ever since. He has over 40 years
experience as a business owner in Western Australia and then commenced work with
Vortech in 2006 as their Senior Project Supervisor.

Sean Freestone – Project Administrator
Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance)
Diploma Financial Services
Finance Broker
AMCA Fire Damper Installation & Certification Course
OHS Certificate IV

Sean has 25 years experience in banking and finance industry with over 14 years as proprietor of his own Finance Broking business. His primary role is assisting in the ongoing administrative, estimating and OHS & E duties of the business.


Tony Swailes – Senior Supervisor

Qualified Sheet Metal Worker
Business Proprietor
AMCA Fire Damper Installation & Certification Course

Tony completed his sheet metal worker apprenticeship in the UK and then has
worked in the air conditioning installation field ever since. He started his own
business in the UK before travelling to Perth and joining Vortech in 1996. He has
over 18 years experience as a supervisor.
Project Supervisors
All Vortech Installation project supervisors are time served sheet metal workers
with a wealth of experience, dealing with on site situations on a daily basis,
associated with employee manning levels, liaison with other trades, site
measuring, consumable stock levels and meeting program schedules.