EMS Group Management Team

With a highly skilled and experienced team of almost 200 employees, and a comprehensive, integrated service offering, EMS Group makes the seemingly impossible, possible. Our ability and commitment to go above and beyond has earned EMS Group a reputation for exceeding the expectations of our clients around Australia.

Tom Cavanagh
Director
Tom is the founder of EMS Group. A diesel mechanic by trade with extensive, hands-on experience in underground mining, Tom has built a solutions-focussed company supported by a highly motivated and dedicated team of professionals committed to Tom’s vision for EMS: to keep our customers up and running; to minimise their downtime and increase productivity.
Craig Ellison
General Manager
Craig is a third-generation electrician with a wealth of experience in underground and surface mining across Australia. In his 30+ years in the industry, Craig has overseen the start-up of a greenfield mine site through to full operation, developed teams and businesses from scratch.
Matt Martin
Equipment and Labour Hire Manager
Matt spent 10 years in mining and civil construction and was responsible for helping kick off Kennard’s Rail in 2013. Matt has been with EMS Group since October 2016, initially managing the labour hire division and more recently, equipment hire.
Pete Edwards
Workshop Manager
Pete is a heavy diesel mechanic by trade, comes from a highway trucking background and has also worked as a teacher. He joined EMS Group in 2011 and is highly respected and regarded among his team and clients. Pete and his team in the EMS Workshop cover a broad spectrum of the trade, from trucks, field service work, light vehicle and 4WD, through to earthmoving and construction equipment and major machine rebuilds.
Ray Heggs
WA Business Manager
Ray has more than 30 years’ experience in the underground mining industry. A fitter/mechanic by trade, Ray has held major roles in various mining maintenance and management positions. His focus on client success and ability to realise opportunities add value to client relationships.
Kevin Barry
Tunnelling Operations Manager
Kevin has more than 30 years’ experience in tunnelling, drilling and construction and been involved in some of Australia’s most significant tunnelling projects. These include Sydney’s Cross City Tunnel and many other highly complex critical transport and infrastructure projects across Victoria, Queensland and NSW.
  • Tritton has been working with EMS Group since 2010 and I am 100% satisfied with the service. Their communication is faultless. When I ring up and need to know when I can get a cylinder or labour, or anything, the Workshop Manager, Pete, answers me direct and immediately. We always know where we stand and there are no surprises. They’re basically perfect.

    Dave Walk, Maintenance Planner, Tritton, Aeris Resources
  • We have been using EMS for all of our mechanical repairs, servicing and breakdowns for a couple of years now. The team are really good to deal with and we are more than happy to recommend them to our clients. Having one place in town that can look after auto electrical, hydraulic, truck, plant and general servicing is what we need and EMS gives us that.

    Josh Large, Owner, JLE Electrical
  • Great doing business again; it’s been a while and I wanted this to happen. You guys have always been great!

    Manny Pereira MPC Reman Corp