Two founders. One big idea.
When they founded SPEE3D in 2014, Byron Kennedy and Steven Camilleri had worked together for over 15 years. During that time, they encountered a persistent challenge: sourcing metal parts was just hard. From supply chain issues to part obsolescence, they continued to face a battery of obstacles—and struggled to find an efficient way to keep equipment up and running.
To simplify and accelerate the metal AM process, they began to harness the true power of cold spray—and soon created the fastest, most affordable metal AM process in the world. With strong roots in R&D and a bold vision of the road ahead, the two continue to shape and advance the entire industry.
Former CEO In Motion Technologies, R&D Director Regal Beloit Asia Pacific. Masters of Engineering, Young Engineer of the Year (Northern Division).
Former CTO In Motion Technologies (exit to NYSE listed Regal Beloit), 20 years engineering design experience. Multiple patent holder. Masters of Engineering, Young Australian of the Year Finalist 1997.
Byron and Steven met on the Charles Darwin University World Solar Car Challenge team. They raced the ‘Desert Rose’ together between 1987 and 2005. In 2000, after many successful years racing against industry giants such as General Motors and Honda, the Desert Rose was awarded the world speed record for solar cars, averaging 107kmph.
In 2002 they formed ‘In Motion Technology’ (IMT) to commercialise the axial flux motor technology developed for the Desert Rose. This motor technology is now utilized around the world and is arguably one of the most successful commercials spinoffs from solar car racing. The pair formed SPEE3D with proceeds of the successful sale of IMT.
After receiving his MBA from the University of Illinois, Adam joined McKinsey & Company as an Associate in 1990. He became a Partner in 1996, a Senior Partner 2001, and the Managing Partner of Australia & New Zealand in 2002. During this tenure, he served clients in multiple industries across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, and Asia. He also served on McKinsey’s global partner evaluation committee, evaluating partners across Japan, Korea, and the West Coast of the USA—as well as on the Asia Council governing the Asian region.
Adam left McKinsey in 2010 and has since been an active investor and Board Director. He was Chairman of Aconex Pty Ltd, an ASX200 technology firm ultimately sold to Oracle Corporation where he played a key role in global expansion and ASX listing. He is also Chairman of two Engineering technology firms in Southern Innovation and HPS technology as well as maintaining a number of other interests.
Kerri Lee Sinclair
Kerri Lee Sinclair brings more than 20 years of management and investor experience in the high-growth technology sector. She has spent the last 5 years working in family offices building direct private investment assets in technology, and now manages over $100m of invested capital in some of Australia’s most interesting scale ups.
Previous to this, Kerri Lee worked at Aconex, the world’s most widely-used cloud collaboration platform for construction, infrastructure, energy and resources projects. A member of the Aconex leadership team, she was responsible for developing new products that tested emerging market strategies developed internally or through acquisition and integration. Her 8 years at Aconex also included several key operational roles like 5 years as GM of Asia & India where she helped develop key international assets. Before Aconex, she had strategy, market development and growth roles at Telstra Wholesale, Intelematics, Looksmart and her own startup which was sold to Microsoft in 2007. She is Non-Executive Director for three other scale ups, sits on Investment Committee / Advisory Boards for two Government boards and is a founding Board member and Chair of SBE Australia, a NFP which supports women-led companies in building high-growth global expansion in technology and life sciences.
Dr. Stephan Beyer
Combining years of experience in finance, sales and technology, Dr. Stephan Beyer today works as serial entrepreneur and founder in the field of innovation and digital manufacturing. Stephan is supporting leading technology companies as a trusted advisor to the C-suite. Additionally, he serves as non-executive board director for high-growth companies.
An entrepreneur at heart, he was in his last role among the founders of BigRep in 2014 and has been a driving force behind the strategic development and global expansion of the company. Prior roles of Stephan include various executive positions in the venture capital and start-up finance business where he realised a total of ten exits from the B2B, software, deep tech and medtech sectors to corporations such as Bosch, Siemens, Panasonic and an IPO. A fully trained engineer, Stephan obtained a doctorate degree in finance from the Technical University of Berlin.
Kerri Lee Sinclair
Dr. Stephan Beyer