Our team of engineers with over 100 years combined experience in energy applications and tailored solutions to the oil & gas, manufacturing & services industries.


Craig Dugan

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Dugan is an accomplished and experienced executive with more than 25 years industry of experience and qualifications in chemical and process engineering.

Prior to founding Optimal Group, Craig held the position of managing director of Process Group, a leading process engineering company, where his leadership was instrumental to the company’s successful international expansion and domestic growth. Craig has many years experience in the oil & gas industries, along with delivering solutions to the manufacturing and food services sector.


Les Blackwell

Engineering & Operations Director

Les Blackwell is a highly qualified Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer with over 30 years of specialised experience. In his previous role as owner and principal consultant of ANQA consulting, Les delivered training and expert knowledge to aerospace, major airlines, airports and defence – both domestic and international.

Les brings extensive knowledge is gas turbine design, manufacture, maintenance and overhaul to Optimal Group, instrumental in our capability to professionally deliver onsite energy solutions using Capstone Turbine technology. Les brings a wealth of experience in quality and supply chain management, instrumental to his role as Engineering and Operations director at Optimal.


Kane Ravenscroft

Sales, Marketing & Service Director

Kane Ravenscroft has extensive experience in meeting and exceeding customer service expectations, with 18 years of frontline sales experience.

He has owned and operated successful retail automotive franchises for the last 10 years, and has strong mechanical and technical knowledge advantageous in understanding technical Service requirements. Kane has track record in developing business in challenging market conditions by focusing on delivering exceptional customer service.

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