Our Team

Meet some of our amazing team here at WT Hydraulics 

Kraige Cooper

Managing Director

Role: Enabling the team to deliver effective, technically sound solutions to our customers’ problems through open strategic management of the resources at our disposal.

Background: Having spent 9 years in Hydraulic Field Service followed by 4 years as aHydraulic Sales Engineer. The time then right to bring that experience to my own operation which was over 19 years ago. Since that time I really have learnt about the world of Hydraulics, Control Systems and People.

Interests outside work: Family, Carlton Football Club and anything that goes fast around corners.

Mayur Bhavsar

Hydraulic Engineer

Role: Providing design and commissioning of customer specific projects including validation and troubleshooting, along with technical support to internal operational processes.

Background: Bringing forward 3 years of lessons in the Oil and Gas Industry into the Hydraulic Applications field at WT Hydraulics.

Interests outside work: Public speaking, dance & cinematography.

John Cross

Branch manager

Role: Providing guidance and knowledge for the Esperance team. Assisting customers with all categories of questions.

Background: Having been around hydraulics since 1989 working on drill rigs and then moving forward to work for Kraige a WT Hydraulics in 2001. Since 2001 John has worked with hydraulics and machinery at Kalgoorlie and now in the Esperance branch.

Interests outside work: NSW NRL, family, travelling Australia and enjoying a good chat with a beer.


Paige Whitehead

Customer Service

Role: Paige is the first face you will see when walking into our Esperance branch. Paige takes on multiple roles at WTs including admin, sales and purchasing, stock manager and many others.

Background: Paige has completed her cert IV in Business Administration. She has worked in administration for a WA wide freight taking on the role of purchasing, administration clerk and parts store manager. She has been with us here at WT Hydraulics for 4 years now and has learnt so much over that time.

Interests outside work: Travelling and learning about new cultures. Enjoys the study of horology and playing with her dog.

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