About

Toolprocure Australia was established in 2010 and has an extensive portfolio supporting its customers with over 20 world-class brands…

 

Toolprocure Australia offers an extensive range of Precision Cutting Tools, Machine Tool Accessories and Workholding Equipment to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Our products are sourced from some of the finest cutting tool manufacturers around the world, offering one of the most comprehensive line-ups of tooling products to the Precision Engineering Industry.

We pride ourselves in our high level of customer driven service, backed by our qualified team of tradesman which understand our customers requirements and challenges at hand.

Toolprocure is a 100% Australian owned and operated organisation, where we have a diverse portfolio of world-class brands at our resources. We work with you and your business needs to cultivate the best solution which we are able to deliver in the most cost effective methods. 

Our onsite machining and grinding workshop enables us to offer additional services such as custom tool manufacture (HSS, Solid Carbide and Indexable insert tools), tool modifications, regrinding, and a carbide recycling service.

We support many industries such as the Aerospace, Defence, Mining, Transport, Medical and Automotive sectors.

Meet the Team

Craig Tissen - Technical Sales / Director 

Craig started his career within the Tool and Die industry building plastic injection moulds for a well-known Australian moulding company. He progressed throughout the Precision Engineering industry working within a diverse range of markets including Defence, Medical, Mining and Aerospace.

In 2004, Craig transitioned into a Technical Sales role where he supported a national cutting tool organisation with the growth and development of their product range, heavily focusing on his areas of strength including application sales, cycle time reductions and special tool design and manufacture. He led teams in both South Australia and Western Australia to continual success and growth of their markets, building a solid foundation of customer relationships.

In 2010, Craig formed the company Toolprocure Australia, utilising his industry knowledge and experience, with a hands-on approach he has built the company into a well-regarded national organisation.

Craig enjoys mountain biking, cars and spending time with his family.

Hayley Tissen - Business Support Manager

Hayley assists with the intricacies of our business strategy, general management and marketing. Hayley's primary background focus includes marketing and business management, followed by human resources, public relations and customer service.

Outside of work, Hayley enjoys spending time with the family, baking, going to the beach and keeping fit.

Sean McIIhenny - Logistics & Stores Manager

Born in Pennsylvania USA , Sean McIhenny moved to Adelaide in 2012. He has over 25 years experience in CNC and manual machining.

Sean is currently working behind the scenes at Toolprocure Australia coordinating logistics, domestic and international purchasing, phone sales, technical support as well as working on special tools and modifications for customers

Sean enjoys travelling, spending time with the family and taking the dogs to the beach.

Amanda Kannenberg - Office & Accounts Manager

Amanda started her career in retail, before completing a working traineeship in Business. Amanda now has over 15 years of Administration and Accounts experience, working in a range of industries including Industrial, Recruitment & Training and Skincare. 

Within her role at Toolprocure Australia, Amanda manages the accounts, customer service and provides a high level of administration support to her team.

Amanda loves spending time with her family, catching up with friends and shopping.

Anthony O’Connell – Technical Sales Representative

Anthony O’Connell is employed as an Area Manager who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in all aspects of the manufacturing industry. Having worked in the cutting tool industry for 18 years and gained experience in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland, he has forged many lasting relationships with customers with the main focus on customer service and building relationships. 

Anthony has also visited and gained exposure to the international machine trade shows in Chicago and Japan. It all began with a Fitting and Turning apprenticeship and once qualified, he completed a Diploma in sales through the Damelin School of Management in South Africa and coupled with his technical experience, decided to peruse a career in technical selling.

Anthony also enjoys the odd round of golf and being hands on, also enjoys working on projects around the home and garden.

Susanne Sepe- Graphic Designer & Marketing

Susanne Sepe is a highly motivated and an ambitious Graphic Designer with over 20 years of experience. She is very passionate about the application of design, to anywhere it is possible. Susanne see’s design as a visual mathematical method, where the solution can be a world of possibilities.

Susanne is the designer behind the scenes, establishing Toolprocure Australia's strong brand experience.  The scope of her background has predominantly been within the construction industry, educational sector and varied design projects supporting brand identities.

Her previous role involved the management of a Global brand for the Australian Asia Pacific market, to ensure the brand was consistently represented. 

With these accomplishments, Susanne strives to take pride in ensuring Toolprocure is characterised at its finest.

Andrew Petrie – Applications Engineer

Andrew is Toolprocure Australia's Applications Engineer, his role is to provide technical advice and support to our customers. Using TPA’s state of the art facilities, Andrew is involved with the designing and manufacturing of products using manual and CNC machinery, as well as 3D modelling and printing. Andrew is also involved with running tool application studies and trials in house and on site with our customers. Accredited with Certificate 3 in Mechanical Engineering he has spent 10 years in the manufacturing industry. He has been designing and manufacturing precision components from the prototype stage through to production in the medical, dental, automotive, aviation, mining and surveying industries.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys creating and performing music as a drummer in 2 Adelaide based bands.

Gary Simpson- VIC Technical Sales Representative

Gary is Toolprocure Australia's Area Manager for Victoria. He has over 15 years experience in the carbide tooling industry, with strong technical knowledge and great problem solving skills. Having spent 20 plus years on firstly manual machines then onto CNC right up to Multitasking multi axis machines.

Gary  brings  to the team a vast knowledge in cutting tools and best machining practices. Gary has travelled the globe to R&D facilities and also Trade shows to further enhance his skills.

Outside of work, Gary enjoys most sports; including AFL, Rugby, Cricket and Motor sport. He loves spending time with family and friends.