Lukas Krellmann from local manufacturer, CBG Systems, has been named Australian Industry & Defence Network’s Young Achiever of the Year for Tasmania.
As manager of Special Projects at CBG Systems, Krellmann has helped to advance Tasmania’s reputation as a maker of world-leading defence products, by expanding on his science and engineering background into business operations.
Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, Jeremy Rockliff, congratulated Krellmann for this recognition of his work with CBG Systems; he has played an integral role in centralising and growing CBG’s local capabilities and improving the efficiency of the company’s manufacturing processes over the last five years.
“This achievement recognises Lukas’ dedication to excellence across his science career,” Rockliff said.
“He has also worked to establish a strong partnership with CSIRO in creating manufacturing processes for newly developed high-tech products and growing the company’s customer servicing operations for Australian and export markets directly out of Hobart.”
According to Tasmanian Defence advocate, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore, Krellmann’s commitment to excellence has helped CBG Systems enhance its standing as a global defence industry supplier.
“By helping drive innovation and efficiencies in both products and processes, Lukas is making a significant contribution to getting more Tasmanian designed and made products into the hands of more defence forces around the world,” Gilmore said.
CBG Systems managing director, Javier Herbon, also applauded Krellmann’s win, having seen his dedication in action daily.
“Lukas demonstrates his commitment, enthusiasm, professionalism and engineering excellence in every project he has worked on,” Herbon said.
“He has helped advance innovation across our business and, as a consequence, across the defence industry in general. Lukas has always been a high achiever and I’m confident he will continue contributing to the further development of Australia’s defence industry capability.”
Krellmann will go on to represent Tasmania against winners from each state and territory at the National Awards at Parliament House in Canberra on 8 February.