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.