Stig Falster

Stig Falster has had a very “non-traditional” career path. Stig was born in Norway, educated in Australia and has led an international career spanning over 40 years. Stig holds a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma in Business Programming.

Stig’s very strong background in manufacturing and his people management skills bring a real strength to the team at Interock. He has a proven track record of business development across three continents.

An Industrial Chemist by profession, he commenced his career with Diversey in Australia before travelling back to Norway with his wife and taking up a position as Product Sales Manager with Norske Hoechst A/S where after a year he was approached by a major Scandinavian industrial chemical manufacturer.

In 1974 Stig joined Kjemi-Service in the role of Manager – Client Development. The company was responsible for the manufacture and marketing of Marine and Industrial Chemicals and Stig was deployed to engineer products to marry-up with company concepts.

Soon after this period Stig was seconded to the company’s Singapore operations in order to set up and run the production plant. He remained in the position for 8 years and then was recruited to Elkem. Stig established the regional office in Singapore in the capacity of Regional Manager covering the Asian territory from Pakistan in the west, down into Australia and New Zealand. In 1987, Stig relocated the Regional Office to Hong Kong, to build on bilateral business with China.

Upon his return to Australia, Stig accepted the position of General Manager with Abel Lemon. He has since moved into a few General Management positions within the Manufacturing and Trading Industries and has managed budgets up to $35 million dollars.

Stig’s career has been multi-faceted, as demonstrated through his role as lecturer in Sports Marketing, Business Communication and Personal Selling at Macleay College in Sydney, as Senior Consultant in recruitment at Munro Select, Project Manager for an industry Skills Council, working with the resources and infrastructure sectors and Sales Manager for LMA-MTC Group. He has always focused around people and their development and has considerable expertise in performance management. His broad understanding of business and people in a global perspective is a real asset to Interock and its clients.

Stig currently holds the position of President of the North Shore Chamber Alliance, and is Vice President of Chatswood Chamber of Commerce.