My name is Richard Kovac, and I have been in the engineering industry for 44 years from fabrication, mechanical and now in hydraulics or fluid power.
I came to Western Australia in 1988 and started with an earth moving machinery dealership in Kewdale, travelling and working on many different work sites throughout Western Australia.
Moving on I have worked for two of the main road stabilisation companies in WA, working on and maintaining road making and road repair machinery.
For 13 years I worked at one of Perth’s older, WA owned Hydraulic business that focused mainly on the agriculture dealerships and farmers in Western Australia, with other dealings with telecommunications, Railways and machine tool repairs.
For 12 of those 13 years, I was the Service Manager, starting with only myself in the workshop and peaking at 5 or 6 and training 4 apprentices over that time, noting that one of them now is a partner in the company.
In October 2013, I started R2K Contracting here in Bruce Rock Western Australia, a town that myself and my wife had owned a house in for over 10 years while still living in Perth.