David Newby

Professional Eulogy

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David was extremely distinguished as an engineer in the flour milling industry as well as in other cereal industries.
He completed the Flour Milling Advanced Certificate over 4 years through the City & Guilds of London Institute and has been a member of the Australian Technical Miller’s Association since 1979.
1971-1979 David worked with Gillespie Brothers Flour Mills in Dubbo, Sydney and Lae, Papua New Guniea.
1979-1982 He worked with Thomas Robinson & Son Pty Ltd. where he was responsible for all mill design and consultancy in the Australia/Pacific region.
1982-1989 David became and entrepreneur when he set up his own business as an independent consultant and milling engineer. During this time he was the major contractor for plant installation and commissioning of mills in Sydney, Perth, Port Lincoln, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
1989 to 1994 David’s second venture was co-founder of a new company, Cereal Milling Systems. In that time, David worked on major contracts in Thailand, Dubbo, and throughout Malaysia
1995-2001 David built and operated Macquarie Mills Pty Ltd., a new flour mill enterprise in Narromine, NSW. This plant also incorporated an oilseed processing plant and a specialty mill.
Since 2001, David continued to work as a consultant in the flour, oilseed, stock-feed, rice, maize and pet food industries, and has been involved in compiling confidential feasibility studies for these industries in various countries. He was also a project manager, contractor and equipment supplier. His projects also included plants to process shark cartilage, organic leaf powder and bread crumbs.
David has also worked extensively in Milling Machinery factories in China in 1989-90, 1994, 1997 and 1999-2012. This work has involved technology exchange and co-operation with Chinese engineers to improve design standards of machines for export to the international market.
Since 2003, David also worked in community development projects on a volunteer basis in Africa and the Pacific Islands developing village level maize milling, stock-feed milling and coconut oil production plants.

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