Meet The Team

Dean Lucantonio
Founder & CEO
Dean has spent his whole life in the building and property development sector, having created and managed a number of successful businesses with published success. In 2004 Dean had a creative desire to develop new and innovative products for the electrical industry, it was then he turned his attention to founding Connected Group Australia P/L with a desire to run with the ball that all other major suppliers had dropped. Always one to unite the team with the core focus of meeting the needs of employees, customers, investors, communities, and the law.
Michelle Mort Disney
Sales Administration Manager
Michelle joined us in April 2019. She has quickly developed an understanding of our products and also supports our company mission and culture. As the head of our Customer Service and Sales team, she works hard to ensure that your orders get same day action. Michelle goes above and beyond to exceed customer expectations, creating and maintaining relationships for the company.
Russell Smith
NSW Business Development Manager
Meet Russell - our Business Development Manager for NSW. Cultivating and maintaining relationships is his forte! Being a sparkie in his previous life, not only does he have an in depth knowledge of electrical products but he also understands the electrical industry. This allows him to respond efficiently to your needs and requirements, ensuring you walk away happy and satisfied. Whatever you want, whenever you want it, Russell is your man.
Loretta Lucantonio
Financial Operations
Loretta works with the Financial Controller, assisting in all account portfolios and the financial management of the company. She keeps the company on track by identifying and preventing discrepancies and helping set up control systems, assisting with the preparation of financial statements in compliance with all official guidelines and requirements.
Nerissa Baijan
Financial Controller
Nerissa manages all the financial information, helping keep customers stay up-to-date with their accounts and payment due dates. She works hard to monitor and control the “pulse” of the company ensuring we are able to maintain a healthy company financially. The less you hear from Nerissa the better - and we mean that in the nicest way possible!
Denis Romero
Warehouse Manager
Denis has years of experience managing warehouse processes and the team. He is a key member of Connected Switchgear, with a strong customer service focus. Denis runs the dispatch team with energy, drive and enthusiasm. His strength is in his ability to be consciously aware of how critical supply of goods are, always striving to deliver in full and on time to customers.
Graeme McDonald
Industrial Design Engineer
Over 35 years experience in Industrial Design / Product Design, specialising in electronic product and domestic appliance design. He was a winner of The Australian Design Awards, Good Design USA and Red Dot Germany. Graeme's role in new product development at Connected Switchgear includes product concept design, mechanical layout, large electronic component and PCB layout, design of plastic and metal components for manufacture. He is also involved in mechanical and thermal testing.
Mark Norris
Electronic Design Engineer
Apart from drinking copious amounts of coffee, Mark’s talent lies in his ability to innovate in areas of electronic design. With over 20 years of experience in the electronics design industry, Mark brings with him a “brain trust” of knowledge and is responsible for bringing from concept to realization the electronic design of various innovative products such as our patented i-TOUCH series.
Peter Birrell
Software Design Engineer
Peter has a determination and passion to succeed in all areas, along with a wealth of experience in software engineering. Peter has been pivotal in designing various products unrivalled in innovation and functionality, with home automation his latest creation for the i-TOUCH series.
Leo Cai
QA Coordinator
Leo has spent 5 years with the CSG team and is responsible for understanding the Australian electrical industry and how best to exceed customers expectations in relation to quality. He monitors the production of product from tooling through manufacturing to shipping and is relentless in his determination to exceed QA expectations.