Joe Napoli is Director and Principal Consultant of NLogic Management Services, a business unit of NLogic Pty Limited. Joe loves business and is passionate about making a business work well; ensuring the culture is in harmony with the objectives; the skills and personalities of the team compliment; and of course, the leadership, management disciplines and processes are in place to succeed in a competitive world. Importantly, he is keen to ensure that work-life balance and the environment are always key components of any business.
Joe has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of NSW with training and a wealth of knowledge in a number of other key disciplines including people and business management. Recently, Joe enhanced his qualifications with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, invaluable knowledge and skills to assist with the mentoring and training division of NLogic. His 37 year career spans a diverse range of engineering and senior management roles and disciplines within many technical industries including HVAC, Filtration, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Transport, Construction (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), Mining, Defence, Light to Heavy Industrials, and other affiliated industries. The vast majority of this experience has been in management roles including operational, sales, service, project management and General Management and Managing Director leadership roles.
Joe gained his love of business from an early age, closely involved in his mum and dad's farming business. This allowed him to understand first hand, some of the key principles in successful businesses including the all important work-life balance and sustainable practices. A working farm, like any good business requires good planning, investment in property and stock, machinery and people; and a tremendous amount of courage, patience and hard work to make it all come together. This early exposure to the working cogs of a business and the dedication required to make it all succeed sowed the seeds for a career in engineering and into management and leadership roles.
Joe's combined passion for management and engineering started at the deep end with a senior role at Kirby Manufacturing, a large organisation involved in the design and manufacture of refrigeration compressors and systems. This was soon followed with a move into Project Engineering, Service and State Management positions with direct responsibility over people management & development, product development, sales, service, contract management, business growth and P&L performance. This early exposure to management and leadership confirmed it as a key strength and Joe was soon promoted to other senior roles including Industrial Group Manager - responsibility over 3 separate operating divisions which took in the disciplines of manufacturing, sales, installation & project management and service within a broad range of industries including Defence, Transport, Heavy Industry and Mining.
Joe took on a Managing Director's role to set up and grow the Australian & NZ business for the European based, Camfil Group, a multi-national organisation involved in the Commercial and Industrial Building sector. This was followed with a long tenure in National and General Management roles with a large Australian company involved in the manufacture, sales and service of Fluid Hydraulic components and systems. Joe dedicated a further 4 years as the Managing Director of the Australian & NZ subsidiary of Colt International. Colt is a leading UK based, multi-national organisation involved in small to large projects for specialised energy efficient and safety systems used in high rise commercial buildings. This further enhanced Joe's management and leadership skills specifically in the areas of turning around businesses and implementing best practice to disciplines such as sales management, outsourcing manufacture and installation, commercial contracts, WHS&E and Project Management.
Joe's life learnings, his enduring passion for engineering, management and leadership, combined with his 37 years of diverse industry experience, brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience to form a unique and invaluable set of skills. Joe brings this skill set to NLogic and its customers. Its an advantage which is ingrained in NLogic's DNA and the comprehensive suite of innovative products and services offered to our customers. Joe will lead the business through its growth phase whilst actively maintaining a hands-on role in key management projects and consultancy activity.