by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Top 100 : 2012
(l-r) Vik Bansal and Rob Sindel. PHOTO: IAN BARNES Ross Hitt, 59 Managing Director and CEO of SMEC, Melbourne Civil engineer, Monash University (Gordon Institute of Technology) OVER THE past year, Ross Hitt has been driving the organisation s strategic plan (2010-2013), with two sig- nificant milestones being the acquisition of GMC Global (January 2012) and the acquisition of Vela VKE (next month). GMC Global is a provider of maintenance, train- ing and supply chain services and will enable SMEC to diversify into the resources industry as well as the North and South American markets. Vela VKE is a profes- sional consulting engineering company with over 1,000 employees in over 15 offices throughout South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia, enabling SMEC to expand its presence in the South African market. With these acquisition, SMEC now has 5,000 employees and a revenue of $500M Hitt believes that the characteristics of an influential engineer are: Integrity -- following through and deliver- ing; Enterprising -- willing to take manageable risks; Passionate -- having genuine drive and enthusiasm for the profession; Charisma -- having the ability to draw people in; Social conscience -- having genuine concern for communities. Consulting 42 ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2012 COVER STORY -- TOP 100