Regional Sales Manager SE VIC / TAS
M: 0437 317 020
Steve holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science, majoring in Viticulture and an Associate Diploma in Business Marketing. With more than 15 years’ experience in Agriculture and Viticulture, Steven joined SLTEC in December of 2010 and has over that time risen to the role of Business Development Manager. Steve has always been solution focused in his time at SLTEC®, combining his experience with over 40 different crops and applying knowledge from one crop to another to find nutritional solutions to meet the clients need.
Research & Development
P: 0437 317 252
Tal’s interest in plants began in high school when he came across ‘Dangerous Garden’ by David Stuart – a book on the use and abuse of plants by humankind. This led him to explore the plant world further and he completed a Bachelor and Master’s degree in plant physiology at the University of Melbourne. He undertook his research under Prof. Ian Woodrow and Dr. Jason Goodger and wrote his Master’s thesis on the regulation of Eucalypt flavonoid production and the screening of Eucalypts for novel bioactive compounds. This work has been used to help build an Australian industry for these compounds. He also interned in Copenhagen University’s Section for Plant Biochemistry, working with a small team to uncover diterpenoid biosynthetic pathways in some Australian native desert plants.
Tal joined SLTEC in late 2018 as a Research Agronomist and wants to take Australian agriculture to the leading edge of efficiency, science, and sustainability. As the world population is set to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the task of growing more food on the same land is a very real and very exciting challenge. He believes the smart use and delivery of fertilisers and biostimulants will be key and looks forward to developing new and sustainable solutions with SLTEC Fertilizers.
Qualifications: B.Sc, M.Sc
Logistics & Administration
P: 1800 768 224
As the elder of 2 girls, Kayla grew up in Melbourne and attended Beacon Hills College, Berwick. Kayla enjoyed a successful campaign in competition water-skiing, culminating in selection for the Junior World Titles. After completing Year 12, she continued her studies at Latrobe University at Bendigo.
Working as Customer Service/Admin in the propagation industry for some years in Melbourne, she decided it was time for a sea change. Kayla’s competitive water-skiing background and her love for a rural lifestyle inspired her to relocate to her favourite holiday destination, which has then lead her to the SLTEC team, sharing her background in scheduling, administration and customer service. Kayla’s communication and attention to detail has certainly been a highlight of her time at SLTEC Fertilizers.
P: 1800 768 224
Mark grew up in Wheelers Hill and attended De La Salle College. After completing his apprenticeship in Industrial Instrumentation, he moved into technical engineering sales with Eurotherm Aust P/L specialising in temperature & process control in support of a number of large Australian chemical & plastics manufacturers.
In 1996 Mark, with his wife Jan and first child Shaun, began a career in dairy farming in Gippsland before purchasing a farm in Kyabram where the family still resides.
Over the past 12 years, Mark has resumed his career in both maintenance & management of cool rooms and warehousing in Shepparton. This led to roles in the Business Management of two major transport companies in the Goulburn Valley where he enjoyed the partnership of a number of major production and retail corporations.
Mark is married to Jan, has three adult children and five grandchildren. He has been a member of both football, cricket & golf clubs and was an active member and coach at Kyabram Football & Netball Club. He now enjoys his time with his grandchildren, camping and quiet time in his workshop.
P: 1800 768 224
Joining the SLTEC team in 2020, Hannah is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Accounting from La Trobe University and has over 10 years experience ranging from business advisory in public practice to financial controller positions in large corporates. Spending most of her career in Melbourne, Hannah decided it was time for a river change and moved to Rochester to enjoy more time with her horses, dog, dirt bikes and wakeboard. Hannah is excited to immerse herself in the agricultural industry and work to solve the unique challenges it presents.
P: 1800 768 224
Rhonda joined the SLTEC Finance Team in 2016, bringing over 30 years of experience working in a wide range of employment from administration to education and finance. Attaining Certificate IV in Business and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment has helped Rhonda achieve goals and support students and co-workers.
Participating in the ongoing business improvement strategies and being the first point of call for accounts/finance queries, Rhonda enjoys solving problems and maintaining a good relationship with all SLTEC customers and stakeholders.
Spending the last 20 years living in Echuca, Rhonda has enjoyed a rural/river lifestyle and all the social and sporting activities the river town has to offer.