Jones & Rickard Group announces CEO

July 2016

The Board of the Jones & Rickard Group has announced Rod Abell as the Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Executive Officer

The Board of the Jones & Rickard Group has appointed Rod Abell as CEO, effective 4 July 2016.  

Rod joined the Group eighteen months ago as General Manager - Business Development, and shortly after also took leadership of Jones & Rickard subsidiary 'J&R Magnetics'.

Rod is a professional Electrical Engineer, with qualifications in Project Management, an MBA, and a successful history of leadership in companies including Schneider Electric, Ampcontrol and Orica.    

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Our Approach

One year ago the Group began the implementation of a new Business Approach, following feedback from our Customers, Suppliers and Staff.

Our Customers asked us to consider a 'one-stop-shop' offering, as well to combine both our J&R Magnetics and Dynelec capabilities when value can be added.

It was recognised the strength of the 90 year old business is the ability to solve complex problems from start to finish.

Solving Complex Problems

To deliver on this, we are structured with three layers:

  1. Engineering
  2. Manufacture/Overhaul/Test
  3. Site Services

Our team of leaders, professionals, technicians and trades staff are expert in their field and work together to deliver results in the Mining, Industrial & Utilities segments.


Our Customers

Jones & Rickard Group decisions are centred on developing solutions for our customers that solve their problems. We are appreciative of the long term relationships developed over many years in the Mining, Industrial & Utility segments.

Today we are proud to be working with South32, Glencore, Qenos, SIMS, Sydney Water, Svitzer, Bluescope, Onesteel, Schneider Electric, CSIRO, ANSTO, Eaton, Energy Developments, and many others. 

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“Dynelec is the fully integrated Electrical Engineering specialist Delivering Reliability to the Mining, Industrial & Utility segments  throughout NSW“. 

 Through the Dynelec brand we provide Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing/Overhaul/Testing, and Site Services from our Unanderra & Sydney facilities. 

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J&R Magnetics


"J&R Magnetics is the recognised leader for magnetic lifting and separation solutions & services throughout Australia & New Zealand"

Through the J&R Magnetics brand we design, manufacture, install and support Electromagnet Systems. In addition, our Sydney facility is equipped to completely overhaul, rewind and rebuild all types of Electromagnets. 

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The Leadership Team

Our Group Leadership Team includes:

  • Steve Whitehead - Operations Manager, Dynelec & Unanderra Site
  • Michael Sears - Operations Manager, J&R Magnetics & Smithfield Site
  • Sam Pereira - Engineering Manager, Group
  • Belinda Peckman - Finance & Administration Manager, Group
  • TBA - Business Development Manager, Group


Our Board

Chairman, Tim Rickard, leads the Board with Phil Peckman, Viginia Billington, and Company Secretary Belinda Peckman.

The Board ensures the values of the Jones & Rickard Group continue to underpin the direction of the company, and the value to the markets in which we serve. 


Phil Peckman 

A great recognition to Phil who has successfully lead the Dynelec business for the past 28 years. Phil has stepped back from day-to-day management to pursue a range of interests outside of the company, however remains passionate and invested in the future of the Jones & Rickard Group as a Director and significant Shareholder. 


Contact us today to discuss how the Jones & Rickard Group can help you.