APV Test Centre Management Team

Carl Liersch - General Manager APV-T


General Manager APV-T

Carl has worked in Design, Manufacturing, Project Management and Management roles at PBR Automotive and Bosch Australia, including as General Manager for the Chassis Systems Engineering Division of Bosch Australia.

Working in the automotive industry for more than 35 years, he has specialised in vehicle safety.  He led the introduction of Airbags and ABS into the Australian cars industry in the early 90s, and ESC in the early 2000s.  He has participated in global automotive projects, spoken at international conferences on vehicle safety, and spent 6 years living and working in Germany on international vehicle safety projects.  In 2015 he led the introduction of automated driving in Australia in a joint project with Bosch, VicRoads and the TAC.

In 2019 Carl took over the role of General Manager at Australia's pre-eminent crash and environmental testing facility, APV-T, in Campbellfield, Melbourne and now has a focus on survivability through product impact, environmental and life cycle testing.

Carl has a Mechanical Engineering Degree and Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

PH: +61 3 9355 5564    M: +61 426 441 796


Engineering & Operations Manager APV-T

Ted is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in aerospace, defence, automotive, structural, mechanical and machine building disciplines.  He has delivered unique and challenging projects for demanding aerospace and defence customers such as BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace as well as for the Australian Defence Forces.  He has also worked for Airbus, Boeing and Ford/Sumitomo Wiring Systems.

Ted brings competencies in the design, analysis and testing of aircraft structures (metallic and composite), steel structures, mechanisms, technological and mobile equipment, special purpose machinery, vehicles systems, mining equipment, plastic molding components and sheet metal parts.  He has expertise in loads, static, fatigue, dynamic and kinematics analysis.

Ted holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Degree in Project Management.  He is a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and Member of the College of Mechanical Engineers.  In his present role at APV-T, he utilises this wealth of experience to deliver unparalleled customer satisfaction and the highest standards in testing and developing products.

PH: +61 3 9355 5588    M: +61 430 743 734

Ted Kieca - Engineering and Operations Manage APV-T
Peter Mcmanamny - Photographic Laboratory APV-T


Photographic Laboratory

Peter is a fully qualified scientific and industrial photographer with 40 years of experience.  He is a recognised industry expert in the field of high-speed imaging, motion analysis and lighting for commercial and industrial applications.

Peter has been involved with high-speed imaging with the APV Test Centre since 2001, but his lifelong interest in this field has also seen him employed by the Department of Defence.  His photographic career also includes medical imaging at Monash Medical School.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Photography) and Graduate Diplomas in Environmental Science and OHS.

PH: +61 3 9355 5521    M: +61 402 470 415

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