David Budge – Managing Director and Interim Chairman of the Board

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from University of Western Australia

Mr Budge has extensive industry experience in robotics, robotic welding, surfacing engineering, product development and manufacturing processes.  He has become recognised for his experience in solving difficult fabrication and surface engineering problems for clients.  He is the primary inventor of the large majority of Aurora’s inventions that are the subject of its patent applications.

Mr Budge has experience developing and manufacturing a range of products for Australian and international markets.  He has previously worked for Bossong Engineering running its plasma transferred arc department.  He then worked for Score Pacific managing its thermal spray department and overseeing research and development on special projects.  More recently Mr Budge established and ran Advanced Industrial Manufacturing Pty Ltd, a company that specialised in providing robotic welding and specialised technology solutions to the mining and oil and gas sectors.

David Budge is a founding director and Shareholder in Aurora.  He continues to be its largest Shareholder at the Prospectus Date.