Welcome aboard Lachlan
Lachlan Gordon started with the Optimate team at our Brisbane office a little over four weeks ago now and we thought it was time to get to know him a little better.
How did you come to be working at Optimate?
I started out working in the IT Industry working around Brisbane before realising I wanted something a bit more challenging. I made the decision to study a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics and Robotics at QUT. Upon leaving UNI I was working in the Building Management Services (BMS) Industry as a control systems engineer which sparked my passion for smart technology integration.
What have you been working on during your first few weeks at Optimate?
I am currently learning PI and getting my PI accreditation.
What will you be working on for the next few weeks?
I will continue with my training and completing the accreditation. I am also scheduled to complete Claroty – Cyber Security partner training.
With all of this study and training you are doing.. Have you managed to visit any customer sites yet?
Yes! It has been great to see first hand the work that has been done and is being done at customer sites. As well as the relationships Optimate have built with customers over the years.
What sites have been your favourite so far?
I would say the milk bottling factory and the cement factory would be highlights so far! There has been heaps of innovation and work done by Optimate over the years and It is great to see it all in action.
Last question! What do you think the future is for this industry?
I think the Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity. Anything to make things more efficient for people.