Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Russell Fraser Sales (RFS) commenced in 1993 with just Russell and Eileen and now has a team of 13 staff.  Russ and Eileen also celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary this year.

Russell Fraser, Director

Russell is a Metallurgist who commenced his working life in Forges, Foundries, Heat Treatment and Machine shops.  He spent some time in the Plating and Galvanizing industry also.  His first NDT was involved in MPI benches and eddy current inspection of automotive components in 1969.  Russell commenced selling of NDT equipment in mid-1982 and still enjoys the challenge of solving people’s problems with the application of appropriate equipment. Russell enjoys training and in recent years has done his L1 and L2 ACFM qualifications.

Eileen Fraser, Director

Eileen has the role of overseeing and controlling all of the finances of the company as well as paying the wages.  She has a very strong understanding of the workings of RFS in all of its complexity and is called upon as a backstop for much of the information and background of the company.  Eileen is ably supported by the girls of the accounts team.

Gary Costa, General Manager

Gary joined Russell Fraser Sales in July 2013 as Business Development Manager for Creaform 3D Scanning products and was appointed General Manager in November 2015. With qualifications in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Trade and Marketing, Gary has previously been involved with technical products in companies such as Fluke, Phillips and RS Components.

Margaret Watson, Office Manager

Margaret joined Russell Fraser Sales in March 2011 as Sales Support for radiographic products. With a background in owning a small business, Margaret now looks after the day-to-day running of the office in her role as Office Manager.

Stephen Howes, Technical Sales Representative

Stephen joined Russell Fraser Sales in April 2011 as a Technical Sales Representative for Hand Held XR-F materials analysis technology and hardness testing equipment. With qualifications in Metallurgy and Engineering, Stephen has an extensive background in the Australian steel industry in all aspects of the steelmaking business. 

Warren Robertson, Technical Sales Representative

Warren joined Russell Fraser Sales in August 2010 as Technical Sales Representative for Thermal Imaging technology, Borescopes and Ultraviolet lights. With an extensive background in the Manufacturing and Automotive industry, Warren has diverse experience in Engineering, Sales and Marketing.

Paul Wright, Technical Sales Representative

Paul joined Russell Fraser Sales in March 2014 and has spent time getting to know RFS and our products. He has an Honours Degree in Science and Nano Technology and is moving into the role to become our Ultrasonics Specialist after doing his L1 Ultrasonics.

Karen Perry, Accounts

Karen joined Russell Fraser Sales in April 2012 to manage the Accounts area. With over 15 years of experience in accounts and office administration, Karen has completed several accounts and bookkeeping courses.

Sarah Spencer, Accounts

Sarah joined Russell Fraser Sales in July 2013 to support the day-to-day running of the Accounts area. With over 15 years of experience in accounts and office administration, Sarah has also completed several accounts and bookkeeping courses.

Heather Lee, Repairs/Service

Heather has been with Russell Fraser Sales since it started 20 years ago and worked in the Accounts area for many years. Heather now looks after the Repairs and Service side of the business, which has become an increasingly important aspect of looking after our customers.

Steve Porter, Stores

Steve joined Russell Fraser Sales in July 2015 and looks after the day-to-day running of the warehouse. Steve has solid experience and many years in warehouse roles and is responsible for carefully picking and packing goods and ensuring orders are dispatched promptly. 

Ashleigh Stephens, Marketing

Ashleigh joined Russell Fraser Sales in March 2008 as Office Manager and with a background in Advertising and Marketing, she was also responsible for developing the company’s Marketing programme. Now with qualifications in Communications and a young family, Ashleigh works part-time from home on RFS Marketing.