Okuma Australia & New Zealand employ some of the best and most extraordinary engineers in our industry.

We believe it's not only important to highlight the working achievements of these engineers but to also give the Okuma community an insight into the type of people they are away from work.

Leigh Milvain started working for Okuma Australia as a Service & Applications Engineer 26 years ago. In 2003, he was promoted to National Technical Manager.

The role of National Technical Manager is demanding and can involve lots of travel, making time precious.  Even with such a challenging role Leigh still manages to find time outside of work to combine his two great passions, motor bike riding and volunteering.

Leigh has been volunteering for Bicycle Victoria for 12 years and was recently honoured for his years of dedicated service. 

"Everyone’s contribution is not just measured by our work life”, says Dean McCarroll, Managing Director, Okuma Australia + New Zealand, “It’s also our contribution to society. I am happy and proud to see that our own Leigh Milvain is following our Monozukuri philosophy and has been able to combine his passions with a great community service.”

Leigh commented, “I enjoy being part of a team and I achieve this not only in my work life but also my volunteering.  My role with Bicycle Network is as a motorcycle marshal, providing first aid where necessary and course support to the rider.  Similarly, with my roles within Okuma Australia by providing mechanical service (first aid) when needed and supporting our National customers as Technical Manager”.

See below link to the Star Weekly Article.

* Monozukuri – the art of making things better than ever