Robert Trenberth AMChairman

Robert has been non-executive chairman of Extel since 2002. Throughout his decorated career, Robert has held a range of executive and non-executive roles in private industry and government organizations.

He provides Extel with extensive understanding of company leadership and governance, financial management, workplace relations, large scale cultural change and innovation, shareholder management and risk management.

Robert holds a MBA from Harvard University, a Masters of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Waterloo, and a BE in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne.

Mike RossDirector and Co-Founder

Mike co-founded Extel in 1991 and has held director of technical marketing, business development and engineering roles during this time. Mike has 35 years of experience in the electronics industry, including radio and fixed line telecommunications, broadband data networks and more recently manufacturing engineering and IT network management.

He holds a COT (Electronics) from RMIT University, is a Master IPC Trainer (manufacturing excellence) and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Greg TolandCEO & Co-Founder

Greg co-founded Extel in 1991 and is currently Chief Executive Officer. With 30 years’ hands-on experience across a diverse range of electronic product design and manufacturing industries, Greg has extensive knowledge and insight into managing and growing technology businesses.

Greg holds a MS degree in Management from Stanford University, and a BE degree (with honors) in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University.

Jeff ThomasExecutive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Jeff joined Extel in 2013 as Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer. His career in the electronics industry spans almost 30 years with extensive international experience working in North America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and Scandinavia for multi-national OEM’s including NEC, ERG & Nokia, and Tier 1 EMS companies including SCI and Sanmina Corporation.

With a broad range of senior executive level experience in engineering, operations, business development, sales and marketing, and business management, Jeff has led businesses through significant transition and change. 

He has established global operations and driven international market expansion, strategic development, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and is a qualified Mechanical Engineer.