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Waverley Industries Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation that commenced operations in November 1984 with the aim of providing Supported Employment Opportunities for people with special needs, in particular intellectually disabled adults. Waverley Industries currently employ 350+ adults with special needs, 42 full time support staff and a team of 20 casual staff across 3 sites located in Notting Hill, Hallam and Dandenong.

Waverley Industries also provides accredited training to 40 students with special needs in partnership with Special Schools, as well as providing Work Experience Programs to approximately 100 students with special needs on a weekly basis across our combined 3 sites occupying 14,589m2 of land site (3.64 acres of land / factory space).

Waverley Industries has in place a Community Volunteering Program that provides over 45,000 hours of volunteering to our organisation on an annual basis across our 3 sites.

Waverley Industries’ head office is situated at our Notting Hill site, which houses all of our administration, as well as our packaging, assembly, small manufacturing department and catering services together with a dedicated packaging and food cool room.

Our Hallam business is currently operating with 120 employees plus staff and our aim is to eventually grow this business to employ 150 adults at Hallam.

Our Dandenong site is now our Central Garden and Maintenance Depot providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities in gardening and maintenance servicing across the SE corridor of Melbourne to local councils, age care facilities, retirement villages, schools etc.

Waverley Industries currently has five specialty divisions – Packaging, Assembly, Catering, Wood Work, Transport and Garden / Maintenance services. The Packaging & Assembly Division specialises in packaging, collating, labelling, mail-outs, shrink-wrapping and assembly work ranging from small component sub-assembly to complete product assembly. The Catering Division specialises in providing our customers with all their food and beverage catering needs at a competitive price, delivered to their doorstep. The Transport division provides a pickup and delivery service for our customers as well as we have delivery vans for our catering customers. The Garden / Maintenance Division have their ute vehicles attached with trailers providing mowing, gardening, litter patrol and bin cleaning services across the South East corridor of Melbourne.

Waverley Industries is an Australian Standards Quality Accredited Company (ISO 9001:2015), HACCP, 5S Lean Manufacturing and White Ribbon Australia Accreditation. Waverley Industries has strong business partnerships with over 550 existing customers. Many of these companies are well known household brands.

Our Staff

Greg Kouzmenko

Production - Group 1
I like working at Waverley Industries as I have made good friends, I like the jobs and the staff are friendly and supportive."

Our Staff

David Kingma

Catering
I like making new friends and learning new skills. Waverley Industries has given me the chance and are supporting me in my apprenticeship in Commercial Cookery. I feel really good that I am learning and contributing."

Our Staff

Andrew Harland

MBC
I have gained a lot of experience at Waverley Industries, which has given me confidence and boosted my self-esteem. I have met a lot of new people and I come into work happy. I just think it’s a fantastic place to work at."

Our Staff

Jenny Waugh

MBC 2
They are great people at Waverley Industries. The work is good and people are always happy and we always get our work out. I love coming to work every day. It makes me feel independent because I contribute to the community."

Our Staff

Robert Thomas

Warehouse
The staff at Waverley Industries have been nice to me and very helpful. In the Warehouse I have been trained and learnt new skills such as driving a forklift and a truck and counting stock. At Waverley Industries I get a chance."

Our Staff

Vicki Robbins

Packaging
I like the jobs that I do at Waverley Industries especially William Adams where I have to cut the tubes. I have lots of friends here and I love coming to work every day. The support staff are always very nice to me and they treat me well. My husband also works here but we are in different groups."

Our Staff

Pascal Jean-Louis

Packaging
The supervisors and managers at Waverley Industries like to joke around with me and they make me happy. I love coming to work because I am always learning new things. This year, I am doing a Certificate 1 in Work Education at Waverley Industries and I am really enjoying learning and working."

Leadership

Frank Cresia

Executive Director & CEO
Frank, a qualified Optician and a recent SPNM Harvard Business School Graduate, has an extensive Retail, Project Management and manufacturing background and brings more than 30 years of marketing, operational and management experience to Waverley Industries. He has
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Abdul Bakhach

Operations Manager
Abdul has extensive experience in Sales, Manufacturing, Client Relations and Engineering.

After 15 years with Vulcan-Dishlex covering almost every aspect of their operations, Abdul has been with Waverley Industries since June 2002.
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Ryan Khew

HR Manager
Ryan joined the Waverley Industries Senior Management team in April, 2011.

Qualified in Human Resources, Ryan has a broad corporate experience spanning many different positions, including Operations Management, Purchasing and, naturally, HR Management.
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Joe Mercuri

Packaging Business Manager

Desmond Nguyen

Production Manager - Notting Hill
Desmond began employment with Waverley Industries on April 2010. Desmond has 15 years' experience in printing, paper coating and laminating management.

As Production Manager Desmond is
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Joachim Costa

Notting Hill Warehouse Manager

Li Zhang

Production Manager - MBC
Li joined Waverley Industries in 2008. Li is the Production Manager at our Hallam site. Before joining Waverley Industries, Li was a factory manager for Crown Posture Bedding, managing the daily production of the business.
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Luis Xavier

Production Manager - Hallam
Luis has qualifications in Engineering (manufacturing) ISO 9000 and Six Sigma and currently oversees the assembly work at Notting Hill.

Luis has served at Davey water products and Onga pumps, with 18 years'
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Board of Directors

Andrew Langdon

Chairman 
of the Waverley Industries Ltd Board
Andrew has a business career spanning more than 30 years in the distribution of technical and scientific products to manufacturing, mining and industrial sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Initially in sales and later marketing, Andrew made his mark with laboratory instruments
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Terry Lees

Deputy Chairman 
of the Waverley Industries Ltd Board
A non – Executive Director 
since 2008. Chairman 2012-2016 and currently Deputy Chairman. Member of the Executive Committee. Chairman of the NDIS Committee. Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee. Member of the Business Review Committee.
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John Sloan

Director
I have worked in the IT Industry for 30+ years. With experience in ICT Management with substantial experience in service desk operations and multiple platforms and technologies. I have extensive knowledge in finance, budgets as well as staff management.
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David West

Ian Gresswell

Paul House