Motivated, enthusiastic and disciplined, Acubis Managing Director and senior RF/network specialist Chris Acton thrives on difficult and technical problem solving, striving always to determine the best solutions from a methodical and logical standpoint.
A highly experienced ICT manager with longstanding expertise in the mining, defence and resources sectors, he prides himself on his professionalism and his proven ability to work to strict deadlines in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world.
In recent years he has overseen multiple large technician teams responsible for the design, implementation, deployment and testing of large-scale network and communications solutions including UHF, VHF, High Capacity Line of Site, PTP, PTMP, leaky feeders, CCTV and wireless networks, as well as Predictive and Active RF Site Surveys.
With over 30 certifications behind him and a deep familiarity with all certified industry-grade technologies from leading vendors such as CISCO and Hytera, Chris is driven to provide only the best communications solutions and services to site operators in Australia and beyond.
Coming from an electrical background, Thomas completed his apprenticeship in 2011 which allowed him to transition to work across a wide variety of industries including mining, oil and gas, high and low voltage commissioning, maintenance, construction, renewable energy and various installation works.
Over the many years of not only working as a frontline technician but managing trade personnel he became increasingly frustrated with the poor management systems and lack of technologies technicians were reliant on in order to complete various frontline tasks. Specifically, the inability for technicians to attain the right level of remote technical support from their respective senior personnel.
This compelled him to explore new ways in which frontline workers can use emerging technologies to complete tasks more efficiently, with greater accuracy and improved quality and safety. Since early 2020 Thomas has developed a new passion for hands-free smart glass technology and will continue to work closely with the technology to promote and educate the enterprise sectors.
Thomas is very excited to take on the position as Western Australian State Manager and to be working with technology that’s transforming a wide variety of industries, but more importantly he’s most proud to be working with a team of such innovative people.