Richard Claut, Director, started working for himself in 1991. The RTC Group was then established in 1995 with the incorporation of RTC Building Services.
The Group secured a facilities maintenance contract with the State Government and after exceeding their expectations was awarded long term contracts within the Hunter Region. The success of the business enabled the RTC Group to expand into Mid-North Coast and North Western Regions and take over failed operations that were notoriously substandard in regard to management and performance.
The RTC Group's success has allowed the company to diversify into Shop Fitting & Joinery, Commercial Construction, Commercial Fit-out and Prestige Residential Building. Richard is as passionate as ever and surrounds himself with talented people in the RTC Group.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Rigby is the managing director of the RTC Group and also Director of RTC Commercial Pty Ltd & RTC Residential Pty Limited. He oversees the operations from the Beresfield Head Office. Michael is “hands-on” in the procurement of Management and the Supervision of staff.
Michael is a Qualified Carpenter/Joiner and holds his Advanced Building Supervision Certificate and is a member of the Master Builders Association (Member, NSW MBA Hunter Committee Member) and Housing Industry of Australia (Member).
Michael is a multi-award winning tradesman and recipient of many awards during his time with RTC.
Chief Operating Officer
Graeme Hall oversees the Facilities Maintenance operation with over fifteen continual years of service management to NSW Department of Housing. RTC FM has a completely thorough and concise knowledge of this evolving business and has invested significantly to keep pace with the IT and social changes within this contracting environment. Graeme has managed several maintenance providers for other high volume clients such as Resitech, Commerce, Office of Community Housing (direct) and DADHC. In total Graeme's experience in this industry has incorporated direct involvement in managing contracts for the last 20 years.
Contract Manager - Facilities Maintenance
John has over 35 years experience in construction and 20 years as a manager on Social Housing contracts in both, Australia and the UK controlling supervisors, sub contractors, and direct staff. John is directly responsible for budgets, forecasts, quality, timeframes and programming.
Michael has joined the RTC Group as Finance Manager as the company continues to grow. Michael works closely with the finance team and has a critical role in the ongoing integrity of reporting and compliance of the group. Within this role, a key component is the development and mentoring of the finance team to ensure the team works effectively and obtains a sense of satisfaction from the effort.
Michael has 19 years’ experience as a chartered accountant with a leading Newcastle Chartered Accounting firm prior to joining the RTC Group. During this time he has specialised in business improvement processes via implementation of process and procedure and gaining efficiencies within business systems. A strength of Michael’s is his experience in budgeting and cash flow monitoring and reporting complimented by his skills in the management reporting and analysis. Michael has provided these services for a diverse range of companies, varying in industry and size.
Quality Assurance Manager
Management Systems Auditing – SAI Global (2004), Certificate IV in On-Site Environmental Management(2009), Environmental Impact Assessment Training(2007), Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment (2005), Advanced Certificate in Safety Management (1994), OH&S Consultation Course (2003) and Return to Work Coordinators Course (2003). 33 continuous years in the Construction Industry. Graham has provided systems support, auditing and the development of management systems for the Construction projects. Encompassing large scale heavy construction associated with a cross section of Mine Sites, Smelters, Ship /Ore loaders, rail infrastructures, Transmission Lines, Substations as well as Water Treatment Plant projects.
Microsoft MCP (1998), Microsoft Training (by accredited 3rd party providers), Pronto Software Training – Advanced (by Pronto Software). Garry is the IT Manager for RTC Group and manages the computer systems and software including the implementation and management of the PRONTO-Xi management system. Garry has previous experience as a Business Consultant with 10 years experience in installation, configuration and management of corporate management software, including 5 years directly supporting and managing IT solutions specifically designed to manage large contracts. Garry also has 5 years previous experience as a computer technician configuring, building and installing Windows based file servers and networks.
Construction Manager - Commercial
Mato is a Qualified Carpenter/Joiner and oversees the entire commercial and residential construction operations of RTC, ensuring client satisfaction at all times.
Mato also holds a current builders license as well as an Advanced Building Supervision Certificate and is a member of the Master Builders Association and Housing Industry of Australia.