Our Team

Ernie Gmehling - Managing Director

Ernie Gmehling is the company’s Managing Director and has over thirty-two years’ experience in the industry. Ernie co-founded the company in 2003 and has been instrumental in its progression into a medium size company employing approximately 56 professional, technical and administration support staff.

Ernie is a well-respected member of the geotechnical industry who has been a member of the Australian Standards CE009 soils committee since 2006 and is currently the chairman, is a foundation member of the Victorian Construction Materials Laboratory Association currently holding the position of Secretary, is a NATA technical assessor, has written several training modules for technical colleges in the industry and is a regular presenter at a variety of National and State conferences. He actively participates in many associations including the STA, FFSV, HEDRA , ALDE, VGA and ARMA.

Ernie’s expertise includes:

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Field investigations
  • A diverse skill set in Laboratory testing
  • Internationally experienced in sport field profile design & testing techniques
  • Research projects in synthetic amendments to turf growing media, soil stability, cricket wicket soils, mine backfill designs and more.

Ernie’s passion lies in delivering practical solutions to clients in a manner that the client feels supported throughout the experience.

Chris Senserrick Laboratory Director

Chris has over 16 years’ experience in the construction industry and is a director of Ground Science. Chris’s acts as the director of laboratories and Lab Manager of the Thomastown branch lab, who has overall control of all branch laboratory facilities. Chris has extensive skills in quality control testing and materials compliance testing for all […]

Gee Singh Geotechnical Engineering

Gee joined Ground Science in April of 2010 as a geotechnical engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering (with Honors) in the field of Civil Engineering (Monash University). He successfully completed a Thesis on soft soils, which was published in the Australian Geomechanics Society Journal, Volume 45 No 1, March 2010. Gee is currently our Senior […]

Troy Carnovale Business Development Manager

  Troy holds a Bachelor of Engineering Civil and Computing (Hons) from Monash University and joins Ground Science as an experienced Business Development Manager with 19 years of experience managing major road projects, bulk earthworks, bridge construction and rail projects Australia wide. Troy specialises in Business Development, Commercial Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Pavement & Design Engineering, […]

Jordan Fraser Environmental Engineering

Jordan Fraser joined Ground Science in 2015, bringing with him experience in the environmental consulting sector, focusing on contaminated sites investigation and management.  Following the completion of a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) with honours in 2008, Jordan has had experience in Melbourne as well as several years working in Vancouver, Canada. Jordan returned to Melbourne […]

Chris Mamalis Aggregate Laboratory Team Leader

Chris has over 15 years’ experience working in the Construction Materials Testing industry and heads up the Ground Science Aggregate testing laboratory. Chris has a strong & broad technical skill set in aggregate testing, field testing, pavement investigation testing, soil classification testing and concrete testing where he holds signatory for a wide variety of tests. […]

Simon Beggs Sports Field Laboratory Team Leader

Simon joined Ground Science in 2008 as a laboratory and field technician and has developed his laboratory skills to include the sports field suite of tests. Simon has recently completed his certificate iii in Recreational Turf Management and now heads up the Sports field testing team. Simon has an analytical mind and can assist in […]

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