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Our Team

Alex Cooper

Business Manager

Alex joined AES Equipment Solutions as Business Manager in 2013. With a career spanning over 40 years in the equipment maintenance, surface mining and underground mining industries, Alex’s extensive experience is reflected in the quality of everything his team produces.

He began his career as a Heavy Duty Mechanic at Wigmore Tractors (later branded WestTrac), then progressing through the ranks to more senior roles such as Maintenance Supervisor at Hammersley Iron, Maintenance Manager at Monadelphous and Workshop Manager at Macmahon.

Alex firmly believes his team members at AES are the company’s best asset and quality service starts with them. His focus is positive leadership, skill development and strong business acumen.

Jason Paparone

Operations Manager

Jason has a strong mechanical and management background. He began his impressive career as an Apprentice Heavy Duty Mechanic with Monadelphous and has since progressed to Leading Hand, Workshop Supervisor, and Site Maintenance Superintendent.

In a later position, Jason worked for Macmahon, where he managed six underground projects. Jason then held a position at Carey Mining as a Site Maintenance Manager. He is responsible for leading the Mechanical, Electrical, Fabrication, Blasting and Painting Departments, as well as the Quarantine Departments.

Steve Hall

Business Development Manager

Steve brings to AES a strong background in customer relationship management, operations management, organisational change and sales in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Steve commenced his first Management Role in 1999, and over the years, has worked in sectors such as equipment hire, waste disposal/recycling companies, accident repair centres and vehicle sales. He has over 20 years of experience in leading teams within growth environments to deliver optimal results in terms of outright performance, overall revenue and profitability while ensuring maximum value for all stakeholders.