Meet the Team
Murray Closter - Owner and Managing Director
With over 30 years’ experience, Murray’s knowledge of the compressed air industry is unsurpassed. After working with Compair, Whelan Rentals and Coates Hire, Murray and Tony Foster decided to start their own company, Air Powered Services in 1991. After the first few pioneering years Tony left the business. Originally located in Brunswick, Air Powered quickly outgrew the premises, moving to Airport West. Further expansion fuelled the move to purpose built premises in Tullamarine, and the opening of Air Powered Darwin.
Murray is committed to continual growth through innovation and the development of specialist products and services. It is because of this that Air Powered are trusted partners in the compressed air industry in Hire, Sales and Service.
Paul Sass - General Manager, Hire & Sales
Paul has extensive sales and management experience, working closely with the civil, construction and mining industries Australia-wide.
With a long and successful work history in the Hire Industry, strong business acumen and the desire to drive growth and create successful teams, Paul is a welcome addition to the Air Powered family.
Darin Podesta - Operations Manager
Starting his career with Air Powered as the Hire Controller, Darin was quickly promoted to the position of Operations Manager.
A strong management background has enabled Darin to expand the Hire Department while focusing on operational activities for Air Powered. Darin’s vision is clear – to exceed customer expectations with unparalleled reliability and service.
Henry Franz - Service Manager
With his career history in Service and Sales in the construction equipment industry, Henry is an accomplished National Service Manager.
His dedication to safe work practices, strong adherence to quality processes and passion for customer focused outcomes drive our Service Department to run like a well-oiled compressor!
Dean Hill - Hire Supervisor
Dean is your first point of contact in our Hire Department.
With years of experience in the Hire Equipment Industry, Dean is passionate about technical details and team work. His goal is to make sure you get all the right gear to keep you working.
Friendly, positive and a team player, getting the job done on time, every time, is his goal.
Tim Fox - Business Development Manager
Tim originally started at Air Powered as a Diesel mechanic, moving up the chain to become the Civil and Construction Sales Representative.
With his mechanical knowledge, construction experience and owning/working his own farm, Tim is the best person to give advice on the right gear for construction and upcoming projects.
Elizabeth Bleeze - Darwin Branch Manager
Managing the day to day operations of our business in the Northern Territory is Liz, Air Powered’s Darwin Branch Manager.
Living in Darwin for over 10 years, Liz loves the diverse nature of our business in the Top End. The days are always different and it keeps her on her toes!
Sam Armstrong - Workshop Supervisor
Sam started at Air Powered as a Diesel Mechanic and has worked his way up to Workshop Supervisor. It is his job to ensure the service department runs smoothly.
With a farming and agricultural background, Sam has worked on a wide range of equipment from tractors to European trucks, fire fighting equipment and now compressor repairs and service.
After technical advice of any diesel compressor? Then Sam is your man.
Charlotte Lennon - Service Administrator
With her can do attitude and customer focus, Charlotte is the first point of contact in the Service department. It is Charlotte’s job to organise all aspects of servicing so that your gear is functioning at its best at all times.
If you have a compressor that needs servicing, call Charlotte today!
Carley McColl - Finance & Administration Manager
Carley has responsibility for the strategic and financial aspects of Air Powered. She has extensive experience in accounting and management.
Carley is passionate, professional and provides the brains and beauty to Air Powered.
Shae Johnson - Administration Assistant & Social Club President
Bubbly, friendly and professional, Shae is the first point of call when contacting Air Powered. With her excellent customer service skills, Shae works across the board, ranging from general administration tasks to internal sales and purchasing.
Shae is a breath of fresh air in this male dominated industry.