Mike Grainger has been Managing Director of Liferaft Systems Australia (LSA) since 1994.
Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry and is a founding member of the Tasmania Maritime Network.
He is a member of the Det Norske Veritas International Ferry Committee. This committee is active in the implementation of improved regulations for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regarding international ferry safety standards.
Mike is also a Director of the Board of Interferry, an international shipping association representing the ferry industry world-wide. The current membership consists of over 180 member organizations representing 25 countries. Interferry has consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is an affiliation of The United Nations.
Peter Rea is the European Manager for Liferaft Systems Australia (LSA).
Peter is based in LSA’s dedicated European Office in the UK, and is responsible for marketing, sales, service, and technical support, for the complete range of LSA Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) and large capacity liferafts.
He joined LSA early in 2003 and has more than 18 years experience in the marine safety industry. In that time he has developed a detailed knowledge of all aspects of MES and liferafts, working with ship owners, shipyards and naval architects worldwide.
North American Consultant
Liferaft Systems Australia (LSA) has engaged the services of Vlad for the North American market.
Based in Vancouver BC, Vlad offers services for marketing, sales, service and technical support, for the complete range of LSA Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) and large capacity liferafts.
Vlad has an Engineering Degree in Naval Architecture, and is registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
He is a board member for the United States Marine Safety Association (USMSA), and is currently serving as the chair of the Canadian Advisory Committee (part of Standards Council of Canada) - CAC/ISO/TC8/SC1.
Rob Lewis has been with LSA since 1993.
Based at LSA’s head office Rob is responsible for technical support of the complete range of LSA products together with obtaining and maintaining international approvals.
In his role he is also involved in the development of international regulations of lifesaving appliances through input and submissions to various authorities and other regulatory bodies. Rob is currently a member of the ISO Technical Committee ISO TC 8/SC 1.
B. Eng (Naval Architecture)
John is based at LSA’s head office and manages the design department. His role includes research and development, technical support, engineering design, product/vessel integration and CAD/ CAM support.
John has an Engineering Degree in Naval Architecture (Australian Maritime College), and has both local and international experience in the design and construction of passenger, cargo and offshore vessels.
Global Service Manager
Simon McDade joined LSA in 1996 and has worked in the marine industry since qualifying as a marine fitter.
Simon is currently responsible for maintaining the global service network and ensuring that all service personnel are currently trained to LSA’s high standards.
Simon’s role also includes assessing, auditing and training of existing and potential service agents worldwide.