Our Team

Phil Hodges

After completing an electrical apprenticeship with the Electricity Board Phil has been involved in the laundry industry for over 40 years.  Initially he owned his own appliance repair business and then progressing to the commercial / industrial laundry equipment. Given the diversity of the industry the range of equipment was enormous, everything from top load coin operated machines, right through to Industrial Tunnel washer installed in Cairns.  When he had the opportunity to take over the Dexter Distributorship in 2004 from Gordon Lindsay  he approached Dexter with his business plan and has grown the business every year since then.

Jennifer Hodges

Jennifer heads up the administration and spare parts function of GC laundry Equipment. Having been associated with the laundry industry for the past 30 years in one way or another, Jennifer has a wealth of experience in products, spare parts, service and installations.  Phil and Jennifer commenced in the industry initially with domestic products and progressed to the commercial/industrial side when an opportunity presented itself with one of their customers requiring a coin operated washing machine.

Nick O’Connell

National Sales and Marketing Manager in charge of our Melbourne Office, has over 20 years sales and marketing experience in the laundry industry in both domestic and international markets. His wide knowledge encompasses the Coin, OPL and Industrial sectors, where his understanding of all types of  Washers, Drying Tumblers and Ironers is extensive.
Working in conjunction with our  Australia wide team of sales and marketing personnel who are on hand to provide the best in design advice for you regardless of whether it be a single machine purchase, through to a full industrial design and construct project.

Nick has experience in all facets of many types of laundry operations and is available to assist you with your specific project.

John Jones

Sales and Marketing Manager in charge of our Queensland Office (Head Office), has over 20 years sales and marketing experience in the laundry industry. His knowledge encompasses the Coin and OPL Industrial and Commercial Equipment with his understanding of all types of Washer and Dryers is extensive.  With a working knowledge as an owner of a number of Coin Operated Laundromats.

Working in conjunction with our  Australia wide team of sales and marketing personnel who are on hand to provide the best in design advice for you regardless of whether it be a single machine purchase, through to a full industrial design and construct project.

Steve Durham

National Service Manager – Prior to joining GC Laundry Equipment in 2011 Steve spent 25 years in the United States specilising in the service and installation of laundry equipment.  He has extensive factory training in the Dexter products and maintains regular contact with their technical engineers ensuring that our Australian service team provides the best technical backup available. Steve’s experience has covered some of the largest coin laundries in the US with upwards of 140 machines as well as every type of OPL installation imaginable. Steve has also developed a strong analytical skill to assist in the diagnosis of technical problems which he provides to our network of service technicians and owners throughout Australia and the South Pacific.