Founder and Chairman
Founder and Chairman
Neil is the driving force behind Romar. He returned to the family business in 1977 after completing his mechanical engineering degree with honours. Since then he has played a pivotal role in setting the standards and culture of Romar that the business is renowned for today.
Curiosity. It’s a common thread with engineers, and Romar founder Neil Wilson is no exception. His natural curiosity sees each day filled with problem solving and the anticipation of success.
“Our motives as engineers are seeing success in the things we take on. We aren’t just driven by the financial aspects of the job, but also by the success and outcomes,” says Neil.
Neil’s father, Robert, started the business as a tool maker; however, he knew that a formal education was important for Neil and encouraged him to pursue an academic pathway. After completing an honours degree in mechanical engineering, Neil joined his father in the family business in 1977 as a cadet. Neil spent three years learning the business from the trade side before taking on the management role.
“We both realised that my father gave the business life, but my engineering degree meant that I gave the business a future,’’ Neil explains.
It is great Australian story and the father/son partnership worked together for the next 30 years.
After Neil’s succession, Robert continued to work in the business as a tool maker and came to work every day until he was 80.
“My father was a visionary and what we did together made him happy and made him proud.”
Neil says the culture of the business starts from the top and the people within Romar drive the standards and expectations. We work hard to maintain an inclusive and collaborative culture that is client-centric and offers development opportunities and career pathways.
Mentoring and teaching are both high priorities for Neil.
“Seeing the younger people perform to their capabilities and seeing the business benefit from the younger engineers and what they contribute is immensely satisfying,” he says.
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