Mark began working at Smyth & Murphy in 1979 as a machine operator before the trading company became Mirfak Pty Ltd in 1988. In later years, he moved into a management role and began handling accounts and sales before taking over the company and the role of Director from Mel Murphy (father) in 2008.
Mark has over 30 years experience in the grain trade and agricultural industries. With extensive knowledge of farming practices and cropping trends along with insight into commodity pricing and market operations, Mark is dedicated to driving his ever expanding business into the future while continuing research and development into new products and keeping ahead of market trends.
Mark has an extensive knowledge and skill base in the areas of:
Accounts and Sales
Company Operations and Maintenance
Gerard began working at Smyth & Murphy in 1976 as a machine operator before the trading company became Mirfak Pty Ltd in 1988. He then moved into heading the maintenance and engineering/design role for the company. During the period of 1997-2004 , Mirfak Pty Ltd also had business as cropping contractors which Gerard undertook and managed before the move was made to devote all resources to growing the company as a food ingredient manufacturer.
Research and development of new equipment for the plant and continuous improvement of current machinery and processes has been at the fore front of Gerard's time with the company. In 2008, along with Mark (brother), he became Co-Director of Mirfak Pty Ltd taking over from Mel Murphy (father).
Gerard has an extensive knowledge and skill base in the areas of:
Operations and Maintenance
Quality Assurance Manager
Elizabeth joined the team at Mirfak Pty Ltd, taking over Anthony's previous role, as the new QA Manager at the end of 2015. Elizabeth was a perfect fit for the company, bringing with her many years of experience from the Australian food industry.
Having previously working in quality management positions at large companies such as Sensient Technologies and Mars Australia, Elizabeth settled into the QA Managers role very quickly and continues to improve the quality of product and operations within the business.
Elizabeth has achieved the following qualifications:
Principles and Applications of HACCP
David began working at Mirfak Pty Ltd as Production Manager in 2010. With extensive experience in staff and production management gathered from both studies and previous job placements,
David is dedicated to ensuring that high standards are adhered to and maintained throughout production processes and order systems while also co-managing OHS and First Aid at Mirfak Pty Ltd.
David has achieved the following qualifications:
Certificate in Workplace Leadership
Certificate IV in Business Management
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Sales & Marketing Manager
Anthony began working at Mirfak Pty Ltd part time in 2005 on the production floor as a machine operator and progressed to full time employment in 2007 to 2009. In 2010, he spent the academic year at university in Melbourne, then returned to Mirfak Pty Ltd to take on the role as Quality Assurance Manager. Anthony was dedicated to ensuring that Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles are maintained in both production and operations at Mirfak Pty Ltd to ensure the best quality products are manufactured while consistently meeting customer specifications and industry standards in relation to quality assurance.
In 2015-2016, Anthony transitioned into a general managers roles assisting with all day to day operations. He is also now in charge of sales and marketing for the company.
Anthony has achieved the following qualifications:
Advanced Diploma of Business Management
Certificate IV in Quality Management and Assurance - Line Management Institute of Training
Principles and Applications of HACCP - Advancing Food Safety Pty Ltd
Food Safety Level 1 and 2 - C.F.T. International Pty Ltd