Who we are
Environmental Monitoring Solutions Pty Ltd (EMS) has being specialising in Wetstock Management (SIR Leak Detection and Real-time Fuel Data analytics) and Forecourt Automation (Automatic Tank Gauging, Submersible Turbine Pumps) for the past 25 years.
Our unique skill set coupled with a customer-first, team-based approach to all our product/service offerings, delivers time and again significant value to all clients. We focus on clients specific needs, look at total cost of ownership over asset life cycle that establishes a clear and accurate return on investment, key essentials for management decision making.
Over this time, EMS has developed our own intellectual property to deliver high value, certified Greenscan SIR Leak Detection services, complemented by Fuelsuite our remote monitoring and 24/7 support service that keeps our clients sites operational around the clock, whilst reducing environmental exposure and lowering maintenance budgets.
Our products and service keep our clients fuel system fully operational, whether its fuelling the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets, a typical Retail petrol station, a fleet of CAT793F trucks rolling at Roy Hill, the Power Station at Cloud Break in the Pilbara, or clean fuel at Nadi Airport Fiji, through to solar powered remote transportable tanks, we have fuel automation solutions for all fuelling and transport businesses.
Located in Carrum Downs, Victoria Australia, EMS maintains a strong Wetstock support and analysis team complemented with industry experienced engineering, marketing, development and administration personnel focused on our clients business bottom line sustainability.
Russell began his career as a process instrument technician in the early 80’s. When the automotive industry declined, he furthered his knowledge by undertaking studies in Engineering and Business in the 90’s – undertaking a Master’s degree in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship in 2003.
Since entering the petroleum industry in the late 80’s with Veeder-Root, as a graduate development engineer, Russell has become a seasoned industry subject matter expert and leader with 20+ years experience in leak detection, wetstock management, automatic tank gauging and forecourt automation. His extensive knowledge and business integrity is appreciated and respected throughout the industry.
Russell was the past President of the Australian Petroleum Industry Contractors and Suppliers Association (APICSA Limited), and is a member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI USA), the Association of Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA UK) and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
Outside of the workplace, Russell spends his time with his family – enjoying sun, surf and snow, camping, football, food and gardening.
Manager, Contracts and Compliance
Formerly from a medical laboratory background, Erica joined EMS in 2003 as an analyst and quality auditor. This evolved into the position of Operations Manager, and Erica now holds the post of Contract and Compliance Manager.
She is well known in the Australian downstream petroleum industry, having served three years on the PICA Vic/Tas executive and one year as President, where she worked on various EPA guidelines and regulations. With such a rich industry experience, her peers recognise her as a very competent and talented professional.
With over ten years as part of our EMS team, Erica’s role ensures our business meets our contractual obligations for all clients, engaging with each service team to ensure on-target goals and objectives are met, whilst maintaining strict diligence to our ISO9001:2008 certified Quality Management System and Business Excellence Framework.
Erica spends her free time with her husband and two daughters and enjoys reading and the outdoors.
Manager, Development and Support
As an accomplished IT professional, Ben spent the past ten years in a range of IT-IS roles in the development and deployment of corporate-level virtual server systems, data base implementation and migration through to business intelligence systems.
Ben keeps the EMS IT backbone rock solid – allowing our service teams and various web-deployed information portals to operate 24/7/365, servicing our clients and the business internally.
His signature deployments are the EMS support and site sentinel monitoring portals, which provide real-time event monitoring for more than 1,000 automatic tank gauging systems throughout Australia. These portals also assist the EMS team of support personnel to keep fuel flowing around the clock – allowing timely response to critical alarm events that prevent fuel flow for retail and major mining applications.
In his downtime, Ben enjoys good food, friends, camping, music, cinema and all motor sports.