Anthony Kittel, Owner and CEO of Redarc Electronics
Based in South Australia, Redarc Electronics has over 35 years’ experience in the research, design, development and manufacture of a range of electronic voltage converters, inverters, power supplies, battery chargers, brake controllers and trailer braking products.
Redarc employs 170 staff and also has an office at the Williamtown, NSW Aerospace Centre employing 10 staff. The company supplies products to the automotive, mining, defence, trucking, agricultural and marine industries.
At the 2015 and 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Excellence Awards, Redarc was awarded Gold – Excellence in Manufacturing over $10 million annual turnover. Redarc was awarded 2014 Telstra Australian SME Business of the Year and in 2017 was named a Westpac Top 20 Businesses of Tomorrow.
Born in Port Augusta South Australia, Anthony Kittel graduated as a qualified Mechanical Engineer at the South Australian Institute of Technology (now UniSA), and completed his MBA at the University of Adelaide.
In 2013, Anthony graduated from the three year Owners Presidents Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.
In April 2018, Anthony was conferred the Degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa, Flinders University.
His Honorary Doctorate recognises his unrelenting focus on transformative workplace culture and new product development, as well and his investment in the business leaders of tomorrow through mentorship, professional development and career guidance.
Anthony is the immediate past Chairperson of the South Australian Training and Skills Commission, National Vice President & SA Branch Councillor of Australian Industry Group, a member of the Flinders University Engineering School Industry Advisory Board and a member of the Adelaide University Business School Industry Advisory Board.
He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In his session, Anthony will be discussing the importance surrounding company culture, which at Redarc has been influenced by the implementation of core company values that have helped create a culture that is passionate about delivering products and service to the market.
Redarc staff possess an unwavering focus on innovation, continuous improvement and cross-departmental communication, which has been fostered through processes regarding staff recruitment and providing an environment that encourages continual improvement through training, personal development and pathways into further education that has helped to drive business growth.