Meet the Team!

Get to know a little bit more about the EMC Technologies team!

Meet Our Team

Chris Zombolas

Managing Director & Co-founder

Chris is the Managing Director and founder of EMC Technologies Pty Ltd in 1992.  Specialising in EMC, EMF/EMR, SAR, Safety and Radiocoms testing and approvals for over 40 years, he is arguably the most experienced practising engineer in this field in Australia. He is an EMC Competent Body and a member of the ACMA Technical Working Group, an associate member of the FCC TCB Council (USA), the European RED Compliance Association and a NATA Assessor .

When he is not working, Chris enjoys a regular workout at the gym, jogging and wine tasting.


Technical Director EMC Technologies

Shabbir has a PhD in RF Systems. He has over 10 years of experience in academia and research. He joined EMC Technologies in 2017 and now leads the Radio and Wireless Certification group. He specialises in RF, mmWave, and 5G technologies. He is a NATA signatory and an active member of the FCC TCB Council. He is also involved in EMC testing, calibration and major consultancy projects.

Stephen Phillips

Technical Manager and Co-founder

Stephen Phillips is the Technical Manager and co-founder of EMC Technologies Pty Ltd. With over 38 years’ experience in the defence, aerospace and commercial electronics industries, with the last 32 years concentrated in the EMI/EMC/EMR fields. Steve is a NATA signatory and NATA Technical Assessor for EMC & EMR testing. Steve has been involved in thousands of EMC/EMR tests and investigations and enjoys solving real-life EMC problems.

When he is not working, Steve loves to practice yoga and fly model aircraft and drones.

Dr Arun Gayen

Branch Manager EMC Technologies, Melbourne

Dr. Arun Gayen is the Melbourne Branch Manager of EMC Technologies Pty. Ltd. Arun has over 16 years of experience working in the Product Compliance Industry. He has a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in RF and Microwave Engineering with specialization in the area of EMI/EMC. Arun has a wealth of international experience in Electrical Safety and EMC Design and Consultancy, Product Testing, Inspection & Certifications and Business development strategies. He established the Electrical Safety & Environmental Laboratory in our Melbourne branch and achieved ISO/IEC 17025 A2LA accreditation. He is also a NATA and A2LA signatory. Arun enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, listening to music and practicing mindfulness meditation in his leisure time. 

EMAD Mansour

EMR & Onsite project Manager, EMC Technologies

Emad completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Egypts’ Ain Shams University in 2001. He then returned to study Communications Engineering from 2012 to 2013 at RMIT University. RMIT University awarded Emad a Masters Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 2015. He has broad electronics industry experience from maintenance, training and technical support. He is a non-ionising radiation hazard expert with assessment, measurements, modeling and characterisation skills. Emad is also a member of standard Australia TE-007, Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields; and, a NATA signatory.

Robert Middleton

Manager EMC Technologies, Sydney

Robert Middleton is the Branch manager of the EMC Technologies group’s Sydney based testing laboratories (Based in seven hills). Robert is Sydney laboratories EMC/EMR testing NATA signatory. Robert has practical testing experience as well as overall product compliance experience in many fields, such as medical, railway (both onsite and in lab testing), gaming and many more. Outside of work Robert enjoys spending time reading and competing as an active judo practitioner.


Neville Liyanapatabendige

Manager EMC Bayswater

Neville is the Manager of EMC Bayswater and has held various technical roles within the company including senior engineer. Neville has over a decade of product compliance experience, with extensive EMC and Radio testing expertise. He also has specialist knowledge in automotive, military & commercial EMC testing and is a NATA signatory.

Neville enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid cricket fan.

Andrew Cutler

General Manager, EMC Technologies, Auckland

Andrew has been the General Manager of EMC Technologies NZ Ltd since 1998 when the assets of the Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) Laboratory were purchased. From 1990 Andrew was the RSM laboratory manager. Andrew has almost 30 years of experience in EMC emissions and immunity testing and certification. He also has a wealth of Radio testing and certification knowledge. In his spare time Andrew enjoys ocean swimming, getting out into the great outdoors and spending time with his family.


Rafeeque Mohamed

Safety Manager,  EMC Technologies, Melbourne

Rafeeque has previously 11 years’ experience in Electrical Safety Testing and been in Quality Compliance Officer role with global testing companies such as TUV Rhineland Australia, SGS Australia & Clipsal Integrated Systems. Rafeeque has extensive experience in NBN (National Broadband Networks) working with delivery partners such as BSA Limited, UCG and Service Stream. Rafeeque also worked with Asianet Satellite Communications Limited, India and was awarded  ‘The Titan Award 2005’ in recognition of outstanding initiative & exemplary output. Rafeeque’s enjoys playing tennis, cricket, volunteer work, travelling, reading and writing.


James Chu

Electrical Safety Manager,  EMC Technologies, Sydney

James Chu is the Electrical Safety manager of the EMC Technologies group’s Sydney based safety testing laboratory. James is EMC Technologies groups most experienced safety testing expert, with over 20+ years’ experience in the electrical safety field. With his previous experience in small electrical appliance design and manufacturing, James has a more practical approach in product safety. James enjoys spending time with family, reading in his spare time.

Matthew Grimwood

Laboratory Manager, EMC Technologies, Melbourne

Matthew Grimwood is the Laboratory Manager of the EMC Technologies Melbourne – Keilor Park. Matthew has 20 years of experience in EMC testing and certification industry stretched between EMC Technologies NZ, Melbourne and Intertek laboratories London UK. Matthew also holds an Electronics degree from Auckland University of Technologies and a Business Management Diploma from RMIT.

Tracy Newman

Quality Assurance Manager EMC Technologies, Sydney

Tracy is the Quality Manager of the EMC Technologies group’s Laboratories. Tracy has over 10+ years’ experience liaising with NATA and ensuring the organizations Quality Management System conforms to customer, internal, ISO and regulatory requirements. Tracy enjoys spending time with family, painting and keeping fit in her spare time.


Sharon Catterall

EMC Technologies, New Zealand

Fifteen years in the UK defence industry as an Electronic Engineer – PCB design, Chair and organiser of EM Working Group; EMC Engineer – EMC testing, RF Safety assessments, EMF Directive implementation plan for the company, UKAS Technical Manger. Prior to that, sixteen years in Telecommunications as Senior RF Test Engineer – base stations and mobile phones. First Class BSc (Hons) Engineering (Electronics & Communication) – Lincoln University.

Enjoy swimming, walking, being outdoors and spending time with my family.



Looking to Join the EMC Technologies group?

Melbourne, Sydney or Auckland ?

Are you looking for a career within the product compliance industry in Australia or New Zealand? If you are then you should get in touch. Visit our current vacant product compliance testing positions and jobs for further details. If there are not any positions that align with your relevant skill set that you think would be a benefit to the EMC Technologies group, get in touch and let us know!