Powertec Telecommunications is an Australian company that supplies telecommunications solutions to individuals and businesses around the world.
Founder and Managing Director Mr Raymond W Smith formed Powertec in 1995 after he recognised a need in the Australian telecommunications landscape for a low cost landline to mobile solution provider.
In 1997 Powertec introduced Telular's Fixed Cellular Terminals to Australia. Ericsson AB Sweden was impressed with Powertec's success at launching the product in Australia, so approached Powertec to sell Ericsson's Fixed Wireless Terminals (FWTs).
Powertec introduced a range of Booster and Repeater products in 1998, which are now shipped to carriers worldwide.
Ericsson AB Sweden was happy with Powertec’s efforts and the two companies formed a strong international relationship. In 2002, after five successful years of selling Ericsson’s FWTs, Powertec became the product’s exclusive Australasian distributor.
As its product range grew, so did Powertec's team. From its beginnings as a two man office on the Gold Coast of Australia, the company has grown in to an international company with additional offices in Sydney and Auckland. Powertec has a full Sales and Marketing department, IT and Tech Support team, as well as Administration support.
In 2012 we become the Australia Pacific distributor for Nextivity's Cel-Fi mobile smart repeaters. Cel-Fi is the first of its kind consumer product to be approved by all mobile carriers in Australia and helped us achieve our company mission of helping people stay connected.
Today Powertec supplies mobile carriers, large multinational companies, government departments, defence, emergency services, small to medium size businesses and individuals with hardware to communicate with the outside world.
We believe in a world where everyone can communicate and be connected no matter where they may be.
To provide wireless communication products and solutions that make a difference in people lives.
To be a leading company in the field of mobile communication technology, helping to educate the public and our dealer network on solutions.
To offer high quality products, that are reliable, durable and offer the best possible performance.
Strive to continually improve our internal systems, offering a high level of customer service, after sales support, prompt fulfilment and product education.
Our People – Have highly knowledgably team that are passionate about their jobs and helping offers.
Products - To offer products that solve a customer’s issue in the best possible way.
Dealers – Develop a loyal dealer network that creates enormous value for their customers.
Profit – Create long term profit that can be used to expand and find further solutions for our customers.
Innovation: Strive to offer the best possible solutions using the latest technology.
Leadership: To be the best at what we do
Honesty: Be honest in everything we do
Integrity: To have the customer’s best interest at heart. Treat customers, suppliers, employees with respect and courtesy.
Responsibility: Be responsible for our actions and fix issues promptly
Listen: To actively listen to our customer’s needs, desires and wants.
Raymond Smith - Founder & Managing Director
Raymond is the founder of Powertec Telecommunications which he started in 1995.
With humble beginnings selling mobile phone accessories, his vision and leadership has built the company into a leading distributor of specialty telecommunications products.
An entrepreneur from an early age, he has over 45 years’ experience managing successful companies in Australia and New Zealand.
Raymond is a keen golfer!
Gideon Malherbe - General Manager
Passionate about business transformation and enhancement, Gideon has over 20 years of experience in global financial markets and project management at an executive level. He has proven skills and the experience necessary to drive significant improvement in a company’s performance.
Gideon's role as General Manager entails managing the sales team, staff, frontline operations and future planning.
Paul Boyce - Online Content & Product Development
As Ecommerce Manager at Powertec, Paul Boyce is responsible for managing online sales, the company web sites and ecommerce facility. He is also involved in product sourcing and future planning.
Paul started at Powertec in 2002 after completing a Bachelor of Multimedia at Griffith University. Prior to this, Paul had extensive experience in the hospitality industry where his roles included Hotel Manager. Paul has also worked as a web designer and web marketer.
With a thirst for adventure he loves to get out and explore on the weekends
Samantha Clifton - Marketing Manager
As Marketing Manager at Powertec, Samantha is responsible for managing our marketing departments facility.
Samantha joins Powertec Telecommunications with over 20 years’ experience in the Marketing arena including a 10 year stint in London where she worked with many well-known brands and advertising agencies including Barclays Bank, Harvard Business Review, Publishers Clearing House and Leo Burnett. She started her career when mainframe computers and secretarial pools were commonplace (you may need to google) but has kept pace with new developments and enjoys her role marketing the exciting technology products Powertec distribute.
Graham Cleland - Technical Support Manager
Graham is responsible for technical support and product repairs.
Before joining Powertec, Graham worked in the phone system industry and has over 30 years of experience in technical support.
Dealer Account Managers
Area: QLD / NT Mobile: 0416 588 555
Amanda Le Gassick
Area: NSW / ACT Mobile: 0450 439 987
Area: Northern NSW / SA / WA
Area: VIC / TAS