Our Team

Mick McMillian


Mick has 30 years of experience in the Australian military based in various parts of the world and then finally settling in Townsville, Australia. Mick started AEP in 2015 to leverage his engineering skills to support local businesses as well as the defence and energy industry.

Mick is a highly educated and skilled engineer and one of few who can sign off on a broad selection of vehicle modifications light and heavy and provide certifications.

Elaine McMillan

Accounts Manager

Elaine has been part of the business since its inception in 2016. She has over 20 years’ experience in the retail and customer service sector, formally with Coles in a variety of managerial roles.

Elaine is responsible for managing AEP’s clients, staff and suppliers. Ensuring they are well looked after and their needs are met.

Wayne Sims


Wayne has been with AEP for over a year and is responsible for the day-to-day operations within the fabrication and mechanical work groups. He ensures AEPs policies and procedures are understood and adhered to by the supervisors and their staff. As well as ensuring safety obligations are met and company legislative compliance upheld. Wayne oversees customer complaints and warranty investigations.

Previously Wayne spent 12 years in the Australian military as a tradesperson being posted around the country from regular units to special forces. He also has over three years of experience in the oil and gas industry and 10 years in the coal industry.

Cameron Murdoch


Cameron has worked for AEP since graduating from James Cook University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Diploma in Project Management.

Cameron oversees the engineering department with a focus on gaining the second stage of manufacture approval for AEP’s extensive range of vehicle capabilities. He is also responsible for the growth of our engineering consulting and advanced manufacturing capabilities.

Cameron is currently engaged in professional development activities in support of being recognised as a Chartered Professional Engineer and Registered Professional Engineer in Qld, as early as 2023.

Haydan Guest

Customer Relations Manager

Haydan joined AEP in early 2020 with a focus on increasing the warehouse division’s capacity to facilitate the business’s expansion plans. By late 2020 Haydan transitioned to customer relations and continues to develop his client co-ordination and project planning.

He holds multiple certifications across automotive mechanics, structural engineering and land conservation and management with strong interpersonal communication and planning skills.

Helene Fotinos

Workplace Health and Safety Officer

Helene is responsible for ensuring everyone at AEP complies with health and safety laws as well as establishing policies that will create and maintain a safe workplace.

Helene promotes daily health and safety practices through empowerment, education and enforces a safety-first culture.

Madison Kay

Administration / Receptionist

Madison is our friendly administration officer/receptionist who is responsible for greeting customers either in person or on the phone. Ensuring AEP’s clients are greeted warmly, directed to the correct personnel and provided safe entry to our workplace.

Madison is also responsible for accounts receivable & payable, purchase requests, management assistant and inspection bookings.

Madison has over 11 years in the automotive industry and administration ensuring our client’s experience at AEP is delivered to the standard expected from an industry, leading engineering and manufacturing company.