Ken, has been involved in the road and bridge construction and maintenance industry since 1981 and has been instrumental in the development of several new to Australia processes. He was Foundation President of the now Road Marking Industry, Association of Australia and until recently served as a key member of the RIAA’s representative on Standards Australia Committees.
Ken is one of those rare individuals who not only has an enormous knowledge base but is also generous with it. Whether it is bridges, pavements, line marking or some other engineering discipline; you would be hard pressed to find one Ken has not had experience with in his career. For may years, he worked in the construction and maintenance industry of Freyssinet organization. Ken provides professional, accurate, useful advice and it’s always on time. Further, Ken is not averse to spending large amounts of time in the field. Often working in difficult environments that another senior manager might delegate someone else to work in, rather than themselves. Time and again Ken proved himself a man of vast knowledge and deep integrity. He provides excellent services, is always flexible and represents value for money.
Ash Shetty, joined the family business in year 2011. He started Omega Industries Pty Ltd by introducing the Contracting Division in year 2014. He was instrumental in vertically integrating both Manufacturing and Contracting businesses as a one stop shop for both Paint Supply and Application.
He brought in the concept of “Supply & Apply” and took an initiative in taking a lead role in venturing and collaborating with leading Property Developers, Councils and various Government Agencies.
Ash Shetty is responsible for leading a strategic direction and operational management of the group’s business activities by establishing the brand of “Omega” in the Australian market.
In 2016, Ash Shetty started Omega Industries Inc in Dallas, TX, USA. Omega acquired an established paint company and is successfully expanding its business horizon in the US market.
Kan Shetty acquired Omega International Coatings, a small industrial paint manufacturing company, in year 2000 and operated from a small warehouse at Chipping Norton.
Within two years, the company moved to its own purpose built factory at Mt Druitt. Mr. Shetty then acquired Hydrotech Ink, a screen printing ink company.
In 2007, Mr.Shetty took a major decision of acquiring Apco Coatings (a subsidiary of Asian Paints (India) Ltd), a decorative paint company. This acquisition ultimately enabled the company to get a foothold in the Australian Decorative commercial market in a big way particularly as a leading provider of road marking paints.
Kan Shetty’s vision and leadership is due to his belief that “believe in yourself and work hard towards your goal and success will follow.”