Our people and key contacts.

  • Carl Liersch

    General Manager APV-T

    Over 30 years experience in Automotive Engineering. He has worked in Design, Manufacturing, Project Management and Management roles at PBR Automotive and Bosch Australia, including General Manager for the Chassis Systems Engineering Division of Bosch Australia.

    Carl has international experience working at a systems engineering level with vehicle safety systems.

    Carl has a Mechanical Engineering Degree and Graduate Diploma in Project Management.


    PH: +61 3 9355 5564    M: +61 426 441 796

  • Ted Kieca

    Engineering & Operations Manager APV-T

    Ted is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in aerospace, defense, automotive, structural, mechanical and machine building disciplines. He has delivered unique and challenging projects for demanding aerospace and defense customers such as BAE SYSTEMS, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace as well as for the Australian Defense Forces. He has also worked for Airbus, Boeing and Ford/Sumitomo Wiring Systems.

    Ted brings competencies in the design, analysis and testing of aircraft structures (metallic and composite), steel structures, mechanisms, technological and mobile equipment, special purpose machinery, vehicles systems, mining equipment, plastic molding components and sheet metal parts. He has expertise in loads, static, fatigue, dynamic and kinematics analysis.

    Ted holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Degree in Project Management. He is a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and Member of the College of Mechanical Engineers. In his present role at APV-T, he brings all of these qualities and experience, to deliver unparalleled customer satisfaction and the highest standards in testing and developing products.


    PH: +61 3 9355 5588    M: +61 430 743 734


  • Peter McManamny

    Photographic Laboratory

    A fully qualified scientific and industrial photographer with many years experience. Peter is recognised industry expert in the field of high speed imaging and lighting for commercial and industrial applications.


    PH: +61 3 9355 5521