Lew Beale, Lynley Papineau and Ben Beale. Photo Attila Csaszar courtesy CCIWA
Aquatic Leisure Technologies (ALT) thank all our friends and business partners for their support over the past five weeks, since the passing of Ben Beale. As difficult as it is to comprehend the new world that we find ourselves facing we must look forward and make the necessary business decisions to ensure ALT continues to grow and develop on the foundations that have been built over the last 40 years.
After 30 years as Managing Director, Lew Beale will step aside and take on the role of Executive Chairman with Ben’s sister, Lynley Papineau appointed as Managing Director. “I have been privileged as a father to have my son Ben and daughter Lynley work together side by side for over 20 years and build the company into what it is today.” Said Lew Beale. “Ben impacted the life of so many people. He had a way about him that made people feel special and we miss him dearly. We must ensure the growth of the business continues and I have full confidence in the ability of Lynley as Managing Director to take the company forward”.
Lynley is the current President of SPASA Australia, previous recipient of the Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award – Private Sector and holds a Bachelor of Commerce.
“It is not until something is taken away from you that you reflect back and realise how truly special it was. Lew, Ben and I were family first but as business partners we managed to take a small business into one of Australia’s largest fibreglass pool manufacturers. ALT has an amazing culture built on family values and with taking on the role of Managing Director I will do everything to continue on what we have created and make Ben proud.” Said Lynley Papineau
“We are also fortunate to be able to look internally at our Management Team that hold collectively over 180 years’ experience in the swimming pool industry. Said Papineau. “One of the most significant changes comes with Darren Godden taking on the role of Business Development Manager. Darren has been a member of the ALT family for almost 28 years working as the Operations Manager. He has extensive knowledge about the industry and is a natural fit for this position.”
General Manager, Kevin Stone who was also fulfilling the role of Manufacturing Manager will take on extra responsibilities and has subsequently seconded Lee Mascall into the Manufacturing Managers role. Gina McKenzie has replaced Darren Godden as Operations Manager and will increase her responsibilities to lead the Operations Department ensuring ALT maintain our commitment to clients. Gina has been at ALT for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience.
As we continue to evolve as an organisation, we draw on the passion and skill of our people who are integral to our business. We are confident the above positions will drive ALT with a clear agenda for success, as we continue to be the leading pool manufacturing and retail business in Australia.