We’re passionate technology experts. But we also understand the critical role people play in the successful application of data-driven systems.

Mellori has always been committed to providing enhanced expertise and technical support via experts with true sovereign capability.

Our team is hand-picked from the finest radio frequency specialists based in Australia, and driven by a ‘constant learning’ culture that sees us stay ahead of the curve and anticipate changes to deliver innovative and future-proof EW solutions.

Our Leadership Team

Laurie Koster

Managing Director

With an Army background and many years within the Defence Industry, Laurie started Mellori Solutions in 2000. Laurie’s love of the Shoalhaven saw him commit to building capability locally to provide an enduring quality of EW sovereign sustainability for the Australian Defence Force.

Phil Guy


A deep EW specialist with extensive Naval experience, Phil has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Mellori Solutions. His unrivalled international EW network has allowed Mellori Solutions to consistently access the latest technologies, equipment and systems needed to deliver ongoing excellence and best-in-class solutions to Defence.

Our Talent

Peter Faulkner

EW Support Services Manager

Peter has enjoyed a successful 31-year career in the Army with broad experience and knowledge of Aerospace maintenance practices, technical and trade regulatory requirements, contract management, Avionics systems and Aviation Electronic Warfare.

Most recently, Peter has worked as an EW instructor and RWR Re-programmer within the Army at JEWOSU before he transitioned to working with Mellori. Peter has qualifications in Avionics, engineering, training supervision, assessment and instructing as well as management.

In 2018, Peter was involved in JEWOSU being awarded the Paul Arthur Award for Excellence in EW. Peter enjoys living a rural lifestyle outside of Adelaide, and enjoying hobbies such as boating, fishing and shooting.

Adel Swanepoel

Electrical Engineer

Adel is a talented Electrical Engineer who graduated cum laude from Stellenbosch University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Adel has spent most of her career working in the EW field and has a strong focus on research and development. She is particularly interested in power electronics, firmware development and control systems design. Adel enjoys using electronics for interesting projects at home as well as spending time outdoors.

Adriaan Piels

Support Services Manager

Adriaan started his career in the Navy for over 20 years as an EW operator and has served at three Australian Navy bases, on seven warships, an aircraft carrier, two Destroyer Escorts, two Guided Missile Destroyers and two Guided Missile Frigates.

Adriaan has been a valued member of the Mellori team since 2001 and has managed and supported several stimulator and support contracts, including extensions. Adriaan has written and delivered a variety of training courses on EW test systems and operations as well as operating a range of test equipment on various deployments including the TATS and Minnow systems. Adriaan enjoys riding motorbikes, bushwalking, travelling and working with Computer Generated Imagery and Digital Video Editing.

Jeremy Samuels

Electronic Support

An experienced RF and electronics technician, Jeremy has been interested in electronics his whole life. From an interest that started at school, Jeremy has turned his passion and natural ability into a successful career across a range of roles, including software and hardware engineering to electronics and RF test technician. Jeremy has a strong focus on customer service and enjoys problem solving. Jeremy enjoys playing sport including tennis, squash and cycling and enjoys playing music.

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