Our Leadership Team

Simon Kennedy – Managing Director

Qualifications: Advanced Certificate IV in Engineering, Advanced Diploma of Management, Responsible Officer Training, Business Owners Coaching Program.

Simon Kennedy is the founder and Managing Director of Smart Fabrication. Simon has driven and overseen the growth of the business and the development of long-term client relationships. Simon has led a wide range of system improvements and was instrumental in the Smart Fabrication Quality System being certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard.


Emilio De Stefano – Commercial Manager

Emilio De Stefano - ILF Networking Function

Qualifications: BEng (Hons), BMgmt, AvDi Mgmt, MIEAust, MIET.

An experienced executive and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Emilio has over a decade of industry experience across a variety of industry sectors including defence, oil & gas, water and infrastructure. Having practised in organisations ranging from start-ups all the way through to large, multi-national corporates, in both technical and executive leadership roles, Emilio has an innate knowledge and understanding of people, culture and business performance, not least of which includes the commercial and financial functions of a business. Emilio is also Immediate Past Chairman of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) South Australia & Northern Territory (SA&NT) Local Network.

Kerry Humphreys – Quality Manager

Qualifications: Certificate IV in Engineering (Boiler making), Welding Inspection Certificate.

Kerry has 25 years of experience in the fabrication and welding industry having previously worked in a vast range of location ranging from the Australian desert to South/North America and Southeast Asia. Over the last 25 years Kerry has undertaken the roles of Welding Inspector, Quality Control Welding Manager, Maintenance Coordinator, Welding Supervisor, Quality Assurance Manager.