Meet the Team


Meet the Spanlift Team who make it happen!

Innovation | Communication | Excellent Customer Experience | Integrity | Team Spirit
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Garry Grace

Operations Manager

Garry has been involved in construction, manufacture & agriculture for over 30 years. He is always looking for ways to make it easier for our clients and spends significant time researching and developing new product ideas. On weekends Garry enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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Jake Mensforth

Senior Project Manager

Responsible for Managing Building Teams, Build Quality, Site Co-ordination, Liaising with Project Team

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Graham Dowie

Building Consultant (Agriculture Specialist)

Graham has spent a large portion of his working life in sheds and buildings. Spending a lot of his time on the road going from client to site to farm is now a regular cycle. Grahams Spanlift ute racks up kilometres and visits day in day out. Graham is keen to meet on site in view of making sure that we offer the correct solution in the best possible way. P.S. football is a regular interest! Phone: 0402 941 052

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Joe Grace

Gorilla Products Specialist

Having been at Spanlift since 2013, it's safe to say Joe knows a thing or two about our range of barrel racks and grape bins. As well as keeping a sharp eye on Operations and Production, Joe is frequently travelling the country visiting our valued clients, and sending out proposals. With his attention to detail and extensive product knowledge, Joe is an integral member of the team. In his own time, Joe finds himself scouting the countryside with a different purpose....enjoying a good drop of red! PHONE: 0437 400 404

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Janelle Buchner

Gorilla Products Specialist

Janelle has been working at Spanlift for over 9 years and cares for our Gorilla Products Clients, providing them with well-thought-out storage solutions for their wineries and vineyards. She is inspired by leaders who are self-disciplined and strive to win! At Spanlift, she loves applying these principles to give our clients the ultimate experience.

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Charles Grace

Building Consultant

Charles joined the Spanlift team with a head start having been around the business from an early age. Having started his time in the factory & onsite and then specialising in council planning & development approvals, Charles takes a very hands-on approach to planning & designing buildings . He is based in the Adelaide Office, and spends most of his time on the road helping clients work out the most effective way to build their new dream shed. With a positive outlook and bursting with youthful energy, Charles is always happy for a chat! Call him on 0428 741 690 to get some advice on your new project. Phone: 0428 741 690

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Gurvinder is our internal accountant, who oversees the company’s financial reporting as well as any work in progress.

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Michael Neale

Marketing Consultant

Michael is our highly creative Marketing Consultant. He has a lot of experience in working with businesses and helps us think about marketing in new and different ways. Michael focusses on the elevated view of the overall business marketing

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Pratik Thanki

Marketing Coordinator

Meet Pratik, our experienced Marketing Professional! With a longstanding history of working in marketing, Pratik is a great asset to Spanlift – always looking for new ways and opportunities to get our brand name out there. He loves finding out more about our client's interests and would be glad to hear any feedback from you.

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Leah Grace


Leah plays a key part in the administration duties at Spanlift. This involves the management of all the council approvals, ensuring that we have the buildings submitted and pushed through council in an organised and timely manner. She also acts as an executive assistant, a brilliant minute taker, organises our key events, liaises with clients regarding job status, answers phones, and much much more!

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Chrissy Cassar

Accounts Administrator

Meet Chrissy! Her role with Spanlift is a big one, she looks after Administration – helping out with day-to-day office duties, as well as Accounts – managing Accounts payable and receivable for all divisions of the company, and Purchasing – keeping our suppliers on their toes! She is greatly respected by the team, especially when she brings coffees with her to work! If you've called the office before you would most likely have spoken to her. We appreciate her cheerful voice, happy attitude and a big smile.

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Lesley MacDonald

Production Planning
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James Buckley


If you ask James what he does, his comment is ‘I just draw the pretty pictures’! James has been a professional draftsman for over 10 years, who has a lot of experience with the program AutoCAD. His drafting involves workshop drawings for the factory to council plans and drawings for our clients. When he’s not drawing, James enjoys playing at home with his 18-month-old son.

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Gerald Castillo

Tekla Draftsman
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Michael Medina

Tekla Draftsman
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To Apply for this role send your resume to [email protected]

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Grant oversees the day to day running of the workshop, ensuring that all of our sheds, racks and grape bins are manufactured accurately and in a timely manner for our clients. With an eye for detail and a unique sense of humour, 'Beardy' has been in and around the Spanlift business since it first started many years ago. A valued member of the team! In his spare time, Grant enjoys four-wheel driving, riding motorbikes and sitting back with a cold glass of Coke Zero!


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