Meet the Team

Kevin Mincherton

B.Bus (Agriculture)

SoilTech General Manager

Kevin completed a degree in business at the Muresk Campus of Curtin University before returning to the family farm at Cadoux.  During that time, he was instrumental in the development of the Duli Farmers Group with the primary objective to researching and implementing sustainable farming systems.  After leaving the farm Kevin has gained extensive experience in both the corporate and private business sector.  Kevin’s appointment to Precision SoilTech as the General Manager, brings with it both technical and practical farming experience, along with business and systems management. His goal is to continue to improve Precision SoilTech, to ensure that it is the “Best in the West” for Collection, Analysis and Mapping of WA agricultural soils.

Don Hook

B.Bus (Farm Management)

Technical Officer

Don has a passion for agriculture as demonstrated through his work with students, while a technical officer at the Morawa Ag school and Muresk Institute for Agriculture.  Don has a bachelor of Agribusiness (Farm Management) from Muresk completed after his studies at Cunderdin Agricultural College. Don brings to the Precision SoilTech team extensive agricultural and research knowledge and customer service experience acquired through the time spent with Elders.  Don spent 2 seasons running the pH Lab for Precision SoilTech, prior to becoming a permanent employee in June 2018. With a passion for agriculture and a driven desire to get the job done right every time.  Don is committed to collecting, analysising and reporting accurately and quickly, so farmers have the tools to make effective management decisions.

Rob Lightfoot

B. Eng (Hons), B. Com.

Better Soils Group Manager

Rob began his career analysing samples up and down the WA coastline helping to develop the limesand resources that supply WA farmers today.  A background in engineering provides a solid foundation to solve any problems we face in helping farmers tackle the limitations they face.

Rob is excited about how improvements in sampling and application methods can improve yields and reduce costs by enabling farmers to target their inputs with increasing precision.

Stephen Carr

B. App. Sc., B. Sc (Hons), PhD

Sales and Research Manager

Steve has been involved in agricultural research, development and extension for nearly 30 years, and has a history of applied and practical achievement.  He began his career with the Department of Agriculture researching aspects of soil acidity and plant nutrition.  During his PhD studies, Steve developed a soil test to identify subsoil Al toxicity on the naturally acidic sand plain soils in the eastern wheat belt.  Steve then worked with CLIMA in pasture and forage legume breeding and selection. During this period, he made significant contribution to the new directions in pasture improvement which lead to the release of several cultivars of clover. With a comprehensive knowledge of current farm systems and a capacity to contribute ideas and new developments, Steve strengthens our commitment to help clients maximise profits within sustainable farming systems.

Harry Patel

M. Sci. IT

Technology Manager

From the paddy fields in Gujarat to the intensive cane fields of Toowoomba and the huge broadacre operations in the eastern wheatbelt, Harry has seen there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Harry has a passion for creating innovative software and hardware solutions to practical problems. Harry enjoys being on the forefront of technology and works for multiple Agricultural companies in WA.