Our story

Ozwide Group was founded in 2006 on three key principles – a strong understanding of the energy industry, always delivering the highest quality work, and pushing the boundaries of existing energy solutions to achieve even greater benefits and outcomes.

In the 10 years since, these principles remain the foundation of who we are today, and Ozwide Group has continually made significant investments in our people, processes and technology to ensure we stay ahead of the curve and can continue to deliver on our promise of next generation energy solutions for our clients.

Our existing and new clients continue to return to Ozwide Group to help solve their energy and sustainability challenges, and deliver real benefits to their businesses. We are proud to continue to deliver the highest level of trust, service, quality and safety the industry has come to expect when working with our expert team.

Ozwide Group places great emphasis on sustainable practices. We’re proud of the work we have completed in energy efficiency, partnering with both public and private sector organisations to complete large scale energy efficient lighting programs, smart metering deployments and energy compliance audits. Our model is focused on delivering strategic and long term sustainable value for our clients.

Our Team

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Mark Ploenges

Mark co-founded Ozwide. Working closely with our partners in the commercial and industrial sectors, Mark ensures all stakeholders are engaged and understood.

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Damien Ritchie

Damien co-founded Ozwide. His background of technical expertise in large-scale rollout delivery and project management provides clients with the confidence that agreed outcomes will be achieved every time.

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Leigh Simpson

Leigh is focused on creating stakeholder and business value through the application of an outcome focused management style, leveraging technology and high efficiency process development.

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Lyndon Galvin

Lyndon’s strengths lie in combining strong financial management expertise with a naturally creative and strategic mindset, whilst ensuring a sound commercial platform for our energy efficiency programs, project delivery and partnerships.

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Rod Williams

Rod understands intimately the challenges and complexities of smart metering rollouts and embracing emerging technology to disrupt and transform traditional enterprises and industries.

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Anna Poznanska

Anna is our resident expert in quality management and compliance, and brings strong business analysis and process management expertise to support delivery of our internal capabilities and client outcomes.

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In an increasingly connected and complex world, what does value look like? Is it an agile and highly skilled field workforce who take pride in getting the job done right? Or is it a collaborative, knowledgeable management team who take pride in being in working with your business to successfully deliver the next generation of energy solutions. At Ozwide Group, the value we deliver is all this and more.

Our difference – The Ozwide Advantage

 Our success is derived from the success of our clients. Here’s what you need to know about working with us.

  • We are values driven, honest and straight talking.

    We do what we say, we say what we’ll do and you can have the confidence that we’ll be around to support your business when needed in the future and long after our project is done. We take personal pride in delivering honest, and mutually agreed upon, project outcomes.

  • We’re dynamic and agile.

    We’re big enough to get the job done, but small enough to identify trends and seize opportunities  that your organisation can benefit from as a result. Because we understand that your business is continually changing, we’ll move with you. You’ll find we will do anything and everything to be flexible to your changing needs whilst we’re working with you – because your project success is our own.

  • We take an end-to-end approach when working with you.

    Rest assured that when dealing with Ozwide Group, we’ll support you through every step of the process, no matter what energy solution you require. We don’t call, install and run – instead our end to end project method ensures that from our initial consultation through to deployment, evaluation and benefits realization – we’ll be with you and ensuring oversight of the whole process, giving you peace of mind you’re dealing with the best.

  • We’re experts at what we do.

    Our management team bring extensive experience from within the energy industry; Ozwide Group is a trusted member of the Master Electricians of Australia; accredited in the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) and Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Scheme and ISO accredited for Quality and Safety. You can be assured that we’ll get the job done safely and efficiently, every time.

Innovation goes beyond using the latest technology. Our experts work with clients to find opportunities to extract greater value and insights through the entire life-cycle of your assets or projects. In many instances, our process optimisation and data driven insights are able to deliver significant value to legacy assets, even those that are not connected or ‘smart’.