Leadership Team.

PAUL CONNOR

Managing Director
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2004.

Paul Connor is our MD, focused on ensuring our business is ready to serve our clients. An Engineer and Designer by background, Paul has a deep understanding of the technical and commercial challenges faced during new product development. 

He is passionate about developing the Whistle brand to best help our clients achieve success in their Product Development goals. 

And NBA. Success in the NBA is crucial to Connor. Go Golden State.

PAUL MILLER

Client & Studio Director
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2004.

Paul Miller is our Client & Studio Director, managing active projects and overseeing the smooth running of the Studio.

Paul is focused on helping clients achieve growth through the development of market-changing products. He is passionate about business strategy, communication and designing products that enhance the human experience.

And Golf. Miller loves Golf. If anyone needs someone to play with, Miller is your guy. 

LUCAS LASTMAN

Business Development Director
B. Eng (Mech) / B. Des. (ID), Monash University, 2005.

Lucas leads our Business Development and is the first point of contact for new clients looking to understand our capabilities and pathway through the development process.

With a background in automotive, consumer products, industrial and business devices, power tools and hardware. He is passionate about design, innovation and opportunity, helping our clients get to market the right way, ensuring successful development of their projects.

Though he is a flight-risk. Loves travel. If you’re anywhere out of Melbourne, he’ll come visit.

Studio Team.

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MARINA GIOIA

Studio Administrator

B. Interior Architecture, Monash University, 2012.

Amazing photographer. Traveller. Foodie. Mother of the greyhounds, Bowie and June, the best guard dogs in the world. Interesting tenpin bowling technique.

BEI CHEN NAN

Industrial Designer

B. Industrial Design, Monash University, 2010.

Fooooooooooooooooooooooooood. Gym. More food. Watches. Food. Shoes. Foooooooooooooood. Four stripes.

ALASTAIR WIGHTMAN

Mechanical Engineer

B. Engineering (Mechanical), RMIT University, 2015.

Former rock-climbing guru, outshone by the new guy 🙁 Hiker. Diver. Resident barista. Loves a gig. Will miss the Christmas party for a music festival. Spreadsheet Champion 2021. 

KIERAN CHOY

Product Design Engineer

B. Des. (Industrial Design)
University of Tech. Sydney, 2008.
Adv.Dip Engineering (Mech.) RMIT, 2020.

Actually knows something about everything. Can fix anything. Reddit aficionado. Master of the Knowledge Base. Mini-desk.

DANIELLE “DEE” BOYD

Industrial Designer

B. Industrial & Product Design, QUT, 2018. Dip. Graphic Design, QIBT, 2011.

Tea. Every hour on the hour. You can set your watch by it. And always trying to steal peoples pets. Loves a four-X.

PAUL “KIMI” RIAIKKENEN

Product Design Engineer

B. Design (ID), RMIT University, 2011.

At home in lycra atop two thin wheels and a lightweight frame darting between cars at near lightspeed. Fuelled by coffee. Nespresso 4eva.

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TOMASZ PACIEPNIK

Mechanical Engineer

Mech. Eng. Plastics in Machine Design (PostGrad), Wroclaw UoT, 2016.
M.Sc. (Control Engineering and Robotics), Wroclaw UoT, 2010.

Scuba-Master. Resident adventurer. Always wears black. Will he get a motorbike before Beau?

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NICK JONES

Mechanical Enginer

B. Engineering (Hon.) / B. Design. (ID), Monash University, 2018.

Woodworker. Kite surfer. Speed climber… like ridiculously fast. Gravity need not apply here. Coffee connoisseur. Prefers a V60 Pourover… Classy.

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BEAU WILLIAMS

Industrial Designer

B. Industrial Design, Monash University, 2017.

Snowboards. Coffee. Motorbikesssssssssssssssss. Former R6’er. Future MT07’er. Should probably get a cafe racer.

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OLIVIA PRANIC

Industrial Design Intern

B. Industrial Design, RMIT University, 2021.

Probably the most into design out of the whole team. Makes the rest of us look bad. Also, Yoga, travel, and Harley. The Parrot, not the bike. 

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