SUPASHOCK DEFENCE

ADVISORY BOARD

Supashock Chair of Board Sir Angus Houston

AIR CHIEF MARSHALL SIR ANGUS HOUSTON AK, AFC (RET’D)

CHAIR OF ADVISORY BOARD

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

Sir Angus Houston retired from the military in July 2011 after serving for 41 years.  He was Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2005-2011 and prior to that was Chief of Air Force for four years. 

Sir Angus is Chancellor for the University of the Sunshine Coast.  He Chairs a number of boards and also serves as a board member for numerous organisations.  He is a visiting fellow of the Australian National University National Security College. In addition, he is the Ambassador/Patron of a number of charitable organisations. Sir Angus has been awarded four honorary doctorate degrees from the University of South Australia, the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales and Griffith University.

Supashock Board Founder and CEO Oscar Fiorinotto

OSCAR FIORINOTTO

FOUNDER & CEO

Oscar Fiorinotto has 25 years experience in the field of Vehicle Dynamics and vehicle design. Oscar founded the company in 2005 and developed new technology in motion control and damping systems. He has built a strong team that has delivered world leading technology in Defence, Automotive OEM, and Motorsport.

Supashock Board Member Armin Papperger

ARMIN PAPPERGER

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Armin Papperger has been Chairman of the Management Board Defence at Rheinmetall AG since 1 January 2012.

After graduating in Engineering, Papperger began his career in 1990 in quality management in the Rheinmetall Defence Group. From 2001 on, he was managing director of various Defence subsidiaries. In early 2010, he took on responsibility for both the Vehicle Systems and the Weapon and Munitions division on the Management Board Defence.

Supashock Advisory Board Member Gary Stewart

GARY STEWART

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Gary Stewart is the Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia. Gary has significant defence and industry experience that includes senior management positions at General Dynamics Land Systems as well as delivering significant land system programs.

Supashock Advisory Board Member Mark Skaife

MARK SKAIFE OAM

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Mark Skaife is confirmed as being the most credentialed driver in the history of Australian motorsport. Mark’s deep connection with General Motors in Australia has been pivotal to Supashock’s continued growth and success in the Australian OEM sector. Mark was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2004, for his dedication to charity work and service in the Motor Racing industry.

Supashock Board Neil Bryans

DR NEIL BRYANS

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Dr Neil Bryans was Deputy Chief Defence Scientist and Head of Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group Edinburgh. Following his retirement from DST Group he was appointed to the Defence SA Advisory Board completing four years of membership in 2017.  Neil is a member of the Supashock Advisory Board and Chairs the Supashock Research and Innovation Committee.

Supashock Advisory Board Member Len Piro

LEN PIRO

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Len Piro was Executive Director of the Department of State Development, and CEO of the South Australian Automotive Transformation Taskforce (Retired). He has conducted his own business consultancy over the past 4 years and serves on several boards and provides advice on business planning and manufacturing strategies.

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