Fethers has been around for over 140 years making it a company with a rich history and reputation, initially starting off in the Wool industry in the mid 1800’s.
Where other companies established in the same era failed, Fethers grew from strength to strength, making it a strong player in the glass world. Now run by fourth generation members of the founding family, with a consistently hard work ethic emphasising quality products, they have kept Fethers alive.
Although Fethers did not initially start in the glass industry, it has grown to become one of the most dominant parts of its business. This is because the company still holds dear the same family values it started off with all those many years ago Hard Work, Quality and Respect.
These very basic principles are what has made Fethers what it is today, allowing its 90 or so employees to be part of the Fethers family. By purchasing a FGS product you too are becoming a part of our extended FGS family.
Managing Director - Glass
Dave has been with FGS since April 2013. He started his working life in the UK, working predominantly in the Aerospace Industry and also in automotive. During his time at British Aerospace, Dave was given extensive training on Lean Manufacturing. Beginning as an Aircraft Fitter working on Fast Jets and finishing up running multiple sites designing and manufacturing parts for the Airbus A380 Wing. After leaving the UK in 2005 and working for 3 years at Smorgon Steel, Dave eventually ended up working for the Australian Glass Group as the CEO before coming to FGS in April 2013.
Chief Financial Officer
Carl started with FGS in 2014. He is a highly qualified and experienced Finance Executive with over 8 years in the Building Industry working with leading Australian organisations, specifically in the supply of building products to companies ranging from multinationals to small business operators. With a proven ability to drive and implement business improvement and a track record of strong financial governance, Carl is passionate about partnering with the leadership team in achieving long term results and success.
Managing Director - Hardware
Rob started his working career in the glass industry as a 15-year-old apprentice and has led a remarkable journey getting to where he is today. Extremely humble about his success, through hard work and determination his journey led him to Fethers in 1994. Since then Rob has played a key part in influencing and growing the business into the success it is today. Having ran the business for sixteen to seventeen years and instigating the entry into frameless glass hardware, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge to FGS and is one of the more senior members of the FGS team. FGS would not be what it is today without Robs guidance and knowledge.
GM Hardware Sales
Engineering & Product Development Manager
Tim started in the glass industry 25 years ago as a delivery driver, delivering loose sheets of glass to local glaziers. Tim stayed with the company as it grew to a staff of 135 people across three factories in Melbourne. It is here Tim learnt the trade, eventually taking on an Estimating and Stock Control role while also being in charge of the glass hardware side of the business. Tim started with FGS in 2014 and is currently looking after the Product Design and Engineering team. Tim has bought a vast knowledge of glass, glass processing and hardware knowledge to FGS.
Technical Lam Sales and KAM
Mark has been in the glass industry since 2002, always specialising in Frameless Glass. He began his working career as a graphic designer working for a glass company and quickly fell in love with glass. As the Customer Service Manager Mark manages a team of 8 Customer Service Officers, as well as retaining some of his key customers. Mark’s blend of technical expertise as well as his friendly and approachable demeanor and knowledge of FGS products, systems and capabilities has made him a much valued member of the FGS family.
Prior to emigrating to Australia in 2009, Richard worked within the UK aerospace industry as part of a specialist project management team developing and manufacturing major aircraft assemblies for new to market aircraft. He is particularly proud of finishing his aerospace career on a high by being part of a team that helped HondaJet develop its first ever production aircraft. Richard’s diverse background in operations management, industrial/manufacturing engineering as well as production project management has helped him to guide his team to achieve DIFOT levels unprecedented with within the glass industry.