Meet Paul

Application Lead – Australasia

Paul is our Application Lead – Australasia at CR. He’s been an integral part of the team for just over seven years, having started in 2014 as a Mechanical Engineer before moving into his current role as Application Lead.

Paul Smith Application Lead – Australasia

Paul studied Mechanical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and started his career in design and fabrication workshops. He was drawn to CR to “get experience under my belt in an engaging environment designing products of the future.”

As Application Lead, Paul is responsible for providing day-to-day support to customers to ensure our products operate as successfully as possible in the field. He’s also tasked with ensuring that any new products will meet customer requirements and coordinating with the Engineering and Supply teams to get new parts manufactured and available to order.

Recently, Paul and the team conducted scale testing of excavator bucket designs, demonstrating how optimised lip and bucket designs can achieve significant productivity uplifts.

“Since joining CR, I’ve got more exposure to mining operations and marvel at the efficiency that goes into moving dirt to provide commodities used in so many things all around the world. Being part of improving that efficiency and shaping the future of mining is really rewarding.” he says.

When he’s not helping our customers succeed, you can find Paul rock climbing, hiking, reading, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.