Meet the team

Directors

  • Matthew Nicholls

    Managing Director

    Matt joined NIDAC as Managing Director in June 2020. His focus is on driving the company’s proud 55-year history forward into a new era of innovation and growth.

    Matt brings tremendous experience...
    Matt joined NIDAC as Managing Director in June 2020. His focus is on driving the company’s proud 55-year history forward into a new era of innovation and growth.

    Matt brings tremendous experience to this role, with over 25 years as one of Australia’s leading intellectual property, IT and communications lawyers; including owning and running a successful legal practice for over 20 years. During that time, he advised all levels of government, regulators, major domestic and international telecommunications companies, as well as numerous entrepreneurs and start-ups.

    Outside of the office, Matt enjoys cooking with a glass of pinot in hand, while reading classical literature and watching the Mighty Tigers rack up premiership victories.
  • Paula Nicholls

    Director of Sales & Marketing

    Paula is focused on the companies long standing reputation for quality products and excellent customer service. She has been back in the family business for 3 years after previously (25 years ago)... Paula is focused on the companies long standing reputation for quality products and excellent customer service. She has been back in the family business for 3 years after previously (25 years ago) working in the role of Sales Manager. Prior to rejoining the team at NIDAC, Paula worked in the not for profit sector in Admin and as a volunteer co ordinator. Outside of work, time is spent with family and friends and supporting The Mighty Tigers.
  • David Nicholls

    Founder

Engineering

  • Glenn Pywell

    Chief Design Engineer

    Glenn Pywell has been working as an Engineer with NIDAC since completing his degree in Electronic Engineering at RMIT. His current duties include overseeing the design of new products from a technical... Glenn Pywell has been working as an Engineer with NIDAC since completing his degree in Electronic Engineering at RMIT. His current duties include overseeing the design of new products from a technical aspect, maintenance, support and feature development of NIDAC’s products as well as the development of internal testing procedures and equipment for NIDAC’s products. He also provides internal IT support, writes installation manuals and checks technical data in brochures and online content.

    During his time at NIDAC Glenn has helped to expand the Presco range of products, taking it from an alarm control keypad to a comprehensively featured access control system.

    When away from work his time is spent reading, cooking and indulging in good food, beer, red wine and cheese. He also enjoys building things in his shed as well as travelling both locally and internationally with a range of accommodation options from camping to 5 star rain forest resorts.
  • Anthony Hidayat

    Software Developer

    Anthony has a Masters of Electrical Engineering and works on both the assembly and testing of all NIDAC products, as well as software development and testing of a new product range.
    "I strongly...
    Anthony has a Masters of Electrical Engineering and works on both the assembly and testing of all NIDAC products, as well as software development and testing of a new product range.
    "I strongly believe in doing our best in every task and enjoying the work you do. To keep learning and expanding my skills and work closely with cutting edge technology has been my passion since a young age."
    When not working he enjoys video games, various Kpop artists, and travelling to foreign countries.
  • Joshua Rowe

    Software Developer

    Josh loves programming. He's been working at NIDAC as a full-stack software developer since November 2020 but is also passionate about UI/UX design. Despite primarily working in high-level... Josh loves programming. He's been working at NIDAC as a full-stack software developer since November 2020 but is also passionate about UI/UX design. Despite primarily working in high-level technologies such as React and Typescript, he also enjoys delving into the lower-level side with C, and even functional programming in OCaml.

    Josh's interests outside of work include Table Tennis, game dev, Japanese, gaming, and sarcasm.

Sales

  • Richard Smolong

    Sales Executive

    Richard has been at NIDAC for over 10 years, beginning the journey in sales and progressing to solutions support for our top tier customers, his technical expertise is well recognised in the industry.... Richard has been at NIDAC for over 10 years, beginning the journey in sales and progressing to solutions support for our top tier customers, his technical expertise is well recognised in the industry. Prior to coming to NIDAC, Richard was an electronics and computer technician before working in trade sales at Radio Parts. Life outside of work is filled with hobbies such as building and repairing retro computer systems, plastic scale models and electronic design.
  • Brian Johnston

    Sales Executive

    This is Brians second employment at NIDAC, he came out of retirement in 2018 to return in a part time capacity. Working with and supporting our top tier Distribution channel is Brians main role, this... This is Brians second employment at NIDAC, he came out of retirement in 2018 to return in a part time capacity. Working with and supporting our top tier Distribution channel is Brians main role, this includes training their staff and customers. Brian enjoys spending his leisure time watching football, cricket, cycling and listening to music.
  • Heath Thomas-Hunt

    Business Development Associate

    Heath has a penchant for problem-solving and has spent much of his tenure at NIDAC doing just that. Heath is best known for working closely with his clients through difficult challenges and procuring... Heath has a penchant for problem-solving and has spent much of his tenure at NIDAC doing just that. Heath is best known for working closely with his clients through difficult challenges and procuring innovative technologies for his solutions. He finds joy in every fresh endeavour, following his inner principles of a people first approach. In addition to managing a dedicated portfolio of clientele Heath also takes part in the product development program and actively works directly with clients to ascertain feedback on NIDAC’s products.

Production

  • Jeff Abel

    Warehouse & Dispatch

    Jeff has been part of the NIDAC team for over 13 years handling all inward and outwards goods, liasing with local and International freight forwarders. At peak times Jeff also works in the production... Jeff has been part of the NIDAC team for over 13 years handling all inward and outwards goods, liasing with local and International freight forwarders. At peak times Jeff also works in the production area assisting with testing and assembly of products.

    Jeff interests include cricket, computer games and he is an avid Tigers supporter "Eat em alive"
  • Ari Saunders

    Ari began working at NIDAC mid 2019 doing production work part time while studying. He has since completed his VCE and commenced a Cert 1 in work education at TAFE.

    Outside of work and study, Ari...
    Ari began working at NIDAC mid 2019 doing production work part time while studying. He has since completed his VCE and commenced a Cert 1 in work education at TAFE.

    Outside of work and study, Ari enjoys reading, bike riding, photography, listening to music and supporting The Mighty Tigers.

Accounts

  • Kathy Wang

    Kathy joined NIDAC in Oct 2017 in Accounts Department. Having a Masters degree in Commerce specialised in Information System and Technology, Kathy has a solid knowledge of accounting foundation, a... Kathy joined NIDAC in Oct 2017 in Accounts Department. Having a Masters degree in Commerce specialised in Information System and Technology, Kathy has a solid knowledge of accounting foundation, a thorough understanding and belief in how IT can affect business structure and change the way people work.

    “Nidac is the longest standing brand in Australian Security industry with innovative vision. Most importantly, it matches my value.”

    Outside of work, Kathy enjoys reading, especially Sci-Fi books, baking cakes and she is a fan of Elon Musk.