Meet the Team

Baker Refrigeration is an extremely successful business delivery double digit growth for the past 10 years. It is that growth, teamed with solid management and innovation that put our Company in the position to engage in large projects.

Our human resources number is approx. 230. This investment enables our business to resource all aspects of the operation to the level of excellence we demand. We are:

  • Directors: setting the vision for our success
  • Senior Management: driving the vision of the Directors
  • Sales Executives: offering quality products at a price to complete the job, not just win the job
  • Sale Support/Customer Service: committed to excellence in customer satisfaction
  • Procurement: sourcing world leading products and efficient supply chains
  • Installation Specialist: installing your project on time and budget
  • Designers/Draftsman: ensuring your vision looks great and functional
  • Installation Technician: making your project as you envisaged, on time and budget
  • Service Co-ordination Supervisors: the first point of contact to solve technical issues
  • Service Technicians: courteous, efficient problem solvers
  • Commissioning engineers: our specialist commissioners ensure the refrigeration and A/C plant is set up and optimized to maintain the highest possible efficiency
  • Warehouse: orders received and despatched timely and undamaged
  • Administration: keeping the business moving internally

AJ Baker Team

Our success depends largely on the ability to control and integrate the available resources that at any given time have the capability to undertake the existing work program. We at A.J. Baker & Sons are proud to maintain a large workforce in the different states.

As well as our own in-house facilities we employ a variety of specialist sub-contractors for the supply and installation of capital refrigeration equipment. The management co-ordination and supervision are accepted as our total responsibility.

Sub-contractors are selected based on the quality of their work and past experience that A.J. Baker & Sons have had with them. We also place high emphasis on subcontractors to provide innovation where costs saving engineering solutions are practical but never compromise standards or quality on the services that are being offered.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Key Personnel

Peter Baker
Chairman

Peter Baker joined the Company in 1968 and served in a number of positions prior to assuming the Managing Director’s role in 1981. He is currently the Chairman of the Company and acts in an advisory role to all areas of the business.

Mike Baker
Managing Director

Mike Baker is a University qualified Mechanical Engineer. He has a wealth of experience in the Refrigeration and Power Industries having been with Western Power for 14 years prior to joining the Company, 11 years ago. Mike oversees the National Branch network for A.J. Baker & Sons and directly manages the two West Australian Branches.

Brendan Krummel
Director

Brendan’s 27 years of experience in refrigeration and air conditioning commenced with a four-year apprenticeship with the Company. He established our Queensland Branch enabling A.J. Baker & Sons to expand into the eastern states, allowing our case sales, contracting and service businesses to grow substantially. He oversees our Queensland Branch operations.

Claus Mecklinger
Director

Claus commenced with our Company in January 2007. He has a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Business Administration and over 10 years management experience with Linde Refrigeration Systems in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan, bringing with him a vast knowledge of Company development and management skills. He is responsible for the ALDI relationship and its contractual obligations.

Brad McQueen
National Technical Manager

Brad has over 30 years of experience in commercial refrigeration, commissioning and refrigeration control system. He is responsible for implementing our National Technical Installation Standards in all the Branches. He is responsible for implementing leading edge technologies (Greenhouse Efficient technologies, Transcritical refrigeration systems) into all our projects.

Shane Hood
National Service Manager

Shane is a qualified refrigeration technician with over 25 years’ experience. After completing his apprenticeship with AJ Baker and sons, he worked with our service team and progressed to commissioner and then service supervisor. In 2003 he relocating to Brisbane to start our Queensland branch with director Brendan Krummel. Shane went on to study Business and Commerce and has a post graduate certificate in Project Management. Shane works closely with key accounts and contract management.

Mitchell Jacobsen
New South Wales Branch Manager

Mitch joined A.J. Baker & Sons in June 2009. He has over 25 years of commercial refrigeration experience since completing his apprenticeship. Mitch is responsible for managing our NSW Branch operations – Project Installations, Servicing and sales of capital equipment.

Matthew McIntyre
Victoria Branch Manager

Matthew has over 25 years of commercial refrigeration experience since completing his apprenticeship. Matthew recently moved from his role as Design Engineer for Refrigeration Systems & Air Conditioning at Woolworths to join us as Manager Victorian Branch operations – Project Installations, Servicing and sales of capital equipment.

John McBurnie
South Australia Branch Manager

John McBurnie joined AJ Baker in May 2005 and have been in the Refrigeration industry for over 25 years. His responsibility as SA State Manager is to ensure our operations of Engineering, Design, Project installations, Refrigeration, Catering sales & Servicing plus custom built cabinet manufacture exceed our customers expectation regarding expertise, reliability and quality.

Peter Weston
QLD and NT Sales Executive

Peter brings to the company extensive knowledge from the HVAC-R, beverage and electrical industry. While being a fully qualified Higher engineering refrigeration technician, he has also developed a variety of skills stretching 18 years during owning and managing a team of 60 plus employees throughout three states, with focus on management of service, installation and sales.

Michael Brown
NSW Sales Executive

Mike Brown commenced his employment with the company in 2017. He has Diploma in Business Management and over 27 years of experience in the refrigeration industry ranging from Branch Manager with Actrol and Airefrig Australia to National Business Manager Quirks Australia.

Lucinda Moore
NSW Sales Executive

Lucinda joined AJ Baker & Sons in 2013 and has a Bachelor degree in Marketing. Lucinda has been selling refrigeration to the independent market for over 10 years. She uses her extensive product knowledge and understanding of the retail supermarket industry to provide excellent service to her customers and offer tailored solutions for both new stores and refurbishment of existing sites.

Angela Marcato
VIC & TAS Sales Executive

Angela joined AJ Baker & Sons team in 2015. She has a Bachelor in International Communication and a Master in Business. She is in refrigeration business from 6 years, previously working in Italy for a deli cabinet manufacturer of ours, moving later to Melbourne for joining our sales team. She is bringing with her the experience in European shop design, special cabinet installations and new trends.

Andrew Broomhall
WA Sales Executive

Andrew is at Baker Refrigeration since 1997, he started as a draftsperson. Since then he has completed several qualifications including a Diploma of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, and has over 20 years experience in helping develop the Baker Refrigeration brand. Andrew is also involved in project estimation and overall implementation.

David Kildea
SA Sales Executive

David has joined AJ Baker in 2013 as the SA Sales Executive for plug in equipment. With a long history in the catering industry, David has a vast knowledge on kitchen and refrigeration equipment as well as cool/freezer room design and installation. David’s main focus is customer service, and prides himself on being easily contactable and friendly to deal with.

Travis Miegel
SA Sales Executive

Travis commenced with AJ Baker in October 2016 after working in the commercial kitchen industry for 6 years. He has completed a certificate III in cabinet making and a certificate IV in sales & marketing. His responsibilities at AJ Baker include quoting, sales, project management, CAD drafting, kitchen design and customer relationships.

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