Executive Chairman & Managing Director
In true entrepreneurial style Peter co-founded the company KLM Group Limited with his brother Greg Jinks in 1981 and was Managing Director until August 2012. The ‘duo brothers’ built KLM Group with an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s foremost electrical and communications provider. KLM is acknowledged as a company with a technological edge and provides services to the Construction, Defence, Government, Financial, Commercial and Infrastructure markets. Peter has been extensively involved in the industry for over fourty years’ as a leader, manager, industry NECA council member, and executor of high level policy, resource, operational and strategic visions. Peter has vast experience in technical services, specifically in electrical, data, audio visual consultation and management. Peter was crucial to the positioning of KLM Group as one of Australia’s major communications and data network infrastructure contractors. KLM was established in 1981 as a small commercial electrical contracting business. By 2003 KLM had revenues of $36 million and listed on the ASX. Revenues continued to grow and by 2010 KLM had a turnover of $160 million. KLM was acquired by ASX listed Programmed Maintenance in 2010. KLM specialised in voice & data communications, digital surveillance systems, building automation and high tech audio visual installations. Peter was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Stokes in October 2012.
Greg was appointed to the Stokes Board and Management team in October 2012. Greg has specific responsibility for Stokes strategic and business development. Greg was also the entrepreneurial co-founder of KLM Group and, with his brother, was a key driver of a national service business with 800+ employees that has become one of Australia’s major communications and data network infrastructure contractors. The duo brothers established KLM Group in 1981 as a small commercial electrical contracting business. By 2003 KLM had revenues of $36 million and listed on the ASX. Revenues continued to grow and by 2010 KLM had a turnover of $160 million.
KLM was acquired by ASX listed Programmed Maintenance in 2010. KLM specialised in voice & data communications, digital surveillance systems, building automation and high tech audio visual installations. Greg played a pivotal role with his involvement in company’s industry and government accreditations including vendor relationship management for the majority of industry Vendors. His involvement in both the current and emerging technologies also complemented the company’s growth strategy focusing on building business in core service offerings whilst integrating superior technological products, providing KLM Group with a key differentiator in the marketplace. Greg has more than thirty-five years’ experience in the telecommunications sector particularly in the area of electrical, data cabling networks, voice, laser, microwave wireless products and the supply of high tech audio visual installations.
Mr Grigg has had 25 years experience as an Executive Director of Ausfine Foods Pty Ltd an importer and exporter of meat and dairy products.
Mr Grigg has previously been a Director of Ansearch Limited, Richmond Football Club, Windermere Child and Family Services (not for profit), Position Partners Pty Ltd (Civil Construction & Infrastructure Services) and ESCA Australia Pty Ltd
(Medical Research Stem Cells). Mr Grigg’s vast knowledge and experience in purchasing, sales and marketing, import and export logistics, accounting and financial management, foreign currency hedging and mitigation and banking facility negotiation will support the Company in achieving its market growth strategy and enhance the existing capabilities on the Board.
Stokes Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Thomas Krulis as Non-Executive Director of the Company.
The Board welcomes Mr Krulis’s extensive experience and business networks. Mr Krulis holds a B.Comm, LLB (UNSW) degree and worked as a Corporate Lawyer at Freehills in Sydney and as a Corporate Advisor at Australian Bank in Melbourne.
Mr Krulis was Joint Managing Director of Godfrey’s before being appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Godfreys Group Limited.