Our team

Paul Ferlet

Paul Ferlet

General Manager

Since graduating with a Master of Finance and Accounting from Seoul’s Sogang University in 2014, French native Paul has embarked on a career that has seen him travel the globe and quickly establish himself as a capable and dynamic performer within each organisation with which he has been involved. Subsequent to his graduation, Paul initially pursued a career in the hotel industry, first taking a position at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Paris five-star hotel. Within six months, he had distinguished himself in the role and was offered a promotion across the English channel at the equally opulent Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.

As an assistant financial controller Paul led a team responsible for oversight of the internal auditing and accounts systems, including stock-takes, budgeting, forecasting, reporting to various department heads, as well as planning CAPEX projects for renovation of the hotel. On the strength of his experience and skills, Paul was offered a position as Financial Controller for Duons' Australian operations in early 2017. Later Paul was offered the exciting opportunity to lead a new team in a new country, one which he accepted with gusto.

Since taking over the helm as General Manager in mid-2017, Paul has already streamlined internal processes, offered more value to existing customers through additional services, begun negotiations on a number of exciting new projects in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and grown overall revenue by a significant margin. He remains excited about implementing his plans for the future of the company, continuing to grow its offerings and presence in the region while maintaining a focus on quality and outstanding service to the client.

Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen

Operations Manager

Lance's 40-plus years experience in the establishment, testing, maintenance and operation of radio and satellite technologies has taken him as far from Antarctica to the North Sea. Starting his cadetship as a trainee technical officer with the federal Overseas Telecommunications Commission, Lance showed early promise and was fast-tracked to a Grade 2 Officer by the end of his training. In the late 1970s he took the opportunity to take a posting with the Commonwealth Department of Science's research stations in Antarctica, where he oversaw radio contact with the Australian mainland, between base and in-field operations, as well as transmission of research data via telex.

He then enjoyed a stint at the opposite pole as a service engineer for off-shore oil platforms in Norway, specialising in service and installation of control equipment and systems. Returning to Australia in 1984, Lance was instrumental in the establishment of the groundbreaking Aussat satellite system. Since then he's performed in a number of roles, including supervising technician for the iconic Sydney Opera House, senior technician providing repairs and support for the Australian Navy's communications systems, senior technical officer assisting with the integration of the watershed GSM network, senior radio technician with Queensland Emergency Services and experience repairing microwave radio links utilised in the mining industry.

He's been a valued member of the Duons team since 2009, bringing to bear his vast knowledge and experience in delivering outstanding spares management and asset recovery services to a range of clients, as well as providing network design and optimisation for our new proprietary SR1000+ wireless broadband technologies.

Kenny Tan

Kenny Tan

IT Engineer

A highly qualified engineer with experienced working in supervisory roles for some of the world's leading electronics companies, Kenny has been an integral member of the Duons team since 2011. After graduating with honours from his Bachelor of Engineering at Birmingham University in 1999, Kenny transitioned into a senior design engineer role with Sony EMCS, the Malaysian-based subsidiary of electronics giant Sony, responsible for research, design and manufacture of consumer electronics. His work centred on LCD television production, and entailed drafting schematics and CAD designs for printed circuit boards (PCBs), board simulation and testing, as well as auditing of the manufacturing process.

After eight years with Sony Kenny moved to Singapore to assist with a one-off product development project. Following completion of the project, he took a senior engineer position in the Singapore office of DENSO International, globally recognised as a leading supplier of technological systems and components to the world's biggest car companies. Kenny's work however was focused on design and development of industrial and commercial control applications, involving a range of products including PLCs, network adaptors and input/output systems. The role saw him give inputs throughout the entire product lifecycle, creating efficiencies and optimising outcomes from the design and drafting right through to the manufacturing process.

Kenny brings a wealth of specialised knowledge to Duons, and his invaluable experience across a range of applications and industries has allowed him to seamlessly transition into his current role and its telecommunications focus. He brings to bear the same intelligence, eye for detail and commitment to process optimisation and quality assurance that has characterised his entire career.

Deryck Lauf

Deryck Lauf

Electronics Engineer

A qualified electronics engineer with 40 years of continued experience in industry and project development, Deryck leads Duon's highly skilled technical department, which comprises hundreds of years in combined experience across a wide variety of industries and specialisations. Over his long career Deryck has developed his expertise in the areas of electronic hardware and software design to the level where he can reverse engineer legacy technology, perform refurbishment and upgrading circuit boards, or even develop bespoke solutions based on the client's requirements.

During his work in the mid to late 1970s, Deryck was involved in pioneering projects involving supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for mining and rail infrastructure applications. Throughout the 1980s Deryck continued to build his skill set with extensive experience in the design and assembly of a range of industrial equipment including electronic scales, microprocessor-controlled diamond sorting machines for the world-leading De Beers company and x-ray medical equipment, to name a few. As a director of Johannesburg-based Systems and Power Engineering, Deryck received a national design award for timely and innovative work on a project for the South African national broadcaster (SABC), which involved the design and implementation of a satellite tracking capability.

After moving to Australia in 2006, Deryck worked as a senior research fellow for a mining technology company, further honing his skills in computer-assisted drawing (CAD), software programming (C++) and team management. He joined the Duons team in 2011, bringing with him a formidable body of knowledge, hands-on experience and problem-solving ability.