ADAPT Australia, trading as Australian Distribution And Protection Technologies was formed in 1992 to service the Electrical Power Industry within Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands with a range of cost effective, innovative, reliable energy products and services.

Today ADAPT Australia’s Products are in service in over 95% of Energy Utilities in the Electrical, Rail, Gas, Water and mining sectors within the Australian Pacific markets and are serviced with offices in Melbourne (Head Office), New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and New Zealand.

Our High Quality, Innovative and Reliable products are sourced from both local and globally based Manufacturers and Suppliers. In keeping with our vision we choose to partner with Manufacturers and Suppliers who are highly respected for their technical expertise, service and support and their ability to provide innovative, low cost, high quality products that not only meet but exceed our Clients expectations in every way.

The entire Team at ADAPT Australia are all highly trained professionals with decades of experience in the Energy Sectors. We offer Specialist skills in the fields of Energy Substation, Protection design and Development, Control System Design and Development, Power Quality and Energy Efficiency Studies, Project Management, Installation and commissioning services & Logistics to ensure you get unrivalled value, service and support from our Company. For further information on ADAPT Australia’s Company and Products please “contact us”.

Meet the Team

Peter Sandars
Peter Sandars Group Managing Director
Peter has over 50 years experience in the Electrical Power Industry commencing as an apprenticed Electrical Mechanic, Test Engineer and Sales Engineer working through to holding various Senior Executive Roles with overall responsibility of manufacturing, local and export sales for several Australian based HV & LV Switchgear manufacturers. Presently, Peter is Managing Director and Chairman of ADAPT Australia Pty Ltd, a specialist HV Equipment and Engineering Services Company that he founded and has co-owned since July 1992. Peter is a member of several Professional Associations and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute Of Company Directors.
Grant Sandars
Grant Sandars Director and General Manager
Grant has over 21 years experience in the Electricity sector, having commenced his career at Adapt Australia in 1999. Grant has an accounting and banking finance background joining Adapt from the Commonwealth Bank where he was a Small Business Lending Manager for over 10 years. Currently holding the position of Director & General Manager at ADAPT, Grant has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing & International Trade and an Associate Diploma in Banking & Finance from RMIT.
Darren Sandars
Darren SandarsDirector, Logistics and Customer Services
Darren has over 22 years experience in the Electricity sector, having commenced his career at Adapt Australia in 1998. Darren’s has previous experience in Sales in Industry Safety and in Education. Currently holding the position of Director, Logistics & Customer Services. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education. He has completed several Sales and Marketing courses.
Daniel Cetrola
Daniel CetrolaEngineering / Technical Services Manager
Daniel began with ADAPT Australia in 2006 working alongside a team with a combined industry experience exceeding 100 years.
Daniel learned everything he could from these early mentors and combined with long projects in the field and having grown up surrounded by tradespeople, he supplements his engineering degree with good practical skills. He enjoys working with both engineers specifying equipment during the early stages of a project and the skilled personnel installing, operating and maintaining equipment long after commissioning. Outside of ADAPT Daniel enjoys learning as much as he can (on all topics) and acquiring new skills and believes all knowledge has a use.
Mal Ignjic
Mal IgnjicNational Sales Manager
Mal joined ADAPT in Oct 2020 as the National Sales Manager whilst also acting as a Regional Manager for the states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. He completed an Electrical Engineering degree in 2009, and an MBA in 2017. Mal has a diverse background in engineering and sales, having been involved in a variety of industries and roles since graduating Electrical Engineering. These have included rail signalling, high voltage cables, cable accessories, transformers, transformer dielectric diagnostic testing, high voltage switching, protection and automation. Mal is committed to providing exceptional customer service, and working with his customers to grow the ADAPT business within his regions, whilst providing support to ADAPT Australia’s regional offices around Australia.
Mal Barton
Mal BartonWA State Manager
Mal has over 23 years experience in customer service and sales, the last 14 of which have been in the electrical industry after joining the team at Adapt towards the end of 2006. He currently holds the position of Western Australia State Manager. He is committed to delivering quality service and support to all customers, and to growing the Adapt business in Western Australia.
Jiabin Pang
Jiabin PangRegional Manager, Queensland & Northern Territory
Jiabin joined ADAPT in 2019 as our Regional Manager for Queensland & Northern Territory. Jiabin is a Power Systems Engineer with over 20 years experience in Transmission & Distribution Electrical Networks, specialising in Switchgear and Protection. Jiabin will also concentrate his efforts on the further development of Lucy Switchgear Secondary Distribution product sales in Australia & New Zealand. Jiabin is committed to delivering quality products, quality service, quality support to all customers, and continuing to grow the ADAPT business throughout Queensland & Northern Territory.
John Papanikolaou
John PapanikolaouTendering and Contracts Team Leader
John has over 24 years experience in the government sector with Defence, and joined Adapt in April 2019. John is a CPA and brings extensive knowledge of contracting and tendering processes, as well as all facets of business administration. He currently holds the position of Tendering and Contracts Team Leader. He is committed to delivering quality service and support to all customers, and to growing the Adapt business in Australia & New Zealand.
Andrew Bonadio
Andrew BonadioAssembly / Warehouse Supervisor
I started my career by helping out in the family business of appliance repairs, then moved on to doing computer repairs for 3 years. I then moved on to Electrical technician for 3 years, fixing and repairing all different types of electronics, after which I worked as a Telecommunication technician, which involved installing and wiring satellite reception to homes for 4 years. I have been with Adapt since 2016, currently holding the position of Assembly / Warehouse Co-Ordinator.
Ken Stone
Ken StoneManager - QA, Environment & OHS
Ken has been with Adapt Australia for over 7 years. Prior to joining Adapt Ken gained valuable Banking and Finance experience with the Reserve Bank of Australia for a total of 19 years in the RBA’s Melbourne and Canberra offices – in Financial Markets and Banking Operations. Currently holding the position of Contracts Manager at Adapt, he has also worked in Telstra’s Treasury, Company Secretary’s Office, and Procurement Group for a total of 18 years.
 Brian Flatley
Brian Flatley Regional Manager NSW & ACT
Brian is the newest addition to the ADAPT Australia team and brings a range of industry experience and knowledge garnered over the last 22 years. Educated in Ireland, he started his career with Dell Computers as a repair technician but a love of adventure and travel saw him move to Sydney. This same love of travel will see him focus on increasing ADAPT’s reach beyond the metro region of Sydney, and he even hopes to make it to Cobar!

Brian is continuously upskilling to meet the rapid changes of the digital age and he has completed numerous technical, marketing and sales courses. He is currently working through a Bachelor of Business Management, whilst working full time and being a dad. 

Steve Offord
Steve OffordManager Sales and Marketing (Adapt NZ)
Steve Offord has over 40 years experience in the Electrical Power industry with many varied and interesting jobs during that time. The last 14 years have been with Adapt NZ after joining the family in 2006. He currently holds the position of General Manager Sales and Marketing. Steve is committed to delivering quality products, quality service, quality support to all customers, and continuing to grow the Adapt business throughout all parts of New Zealand.

Occupational Health & Safety

ADAPT recognises and takes seriously the importance of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our valued Customers, Staff and Colleagues. Our policy is to actively promote a 200% Safe and healthy working culture where the “Go 2” Goal is to ensure we think twice and act once with all respects of the health and safety of ourselves and our peers. This includes consultation with all employees to continually develop an extensive health and safety culture within our company underpinned by documented policy and procedures.

Health and safety is of utmost importance to us when assessing any projects for client’s needs. We encourage and promote transparent communication with all companies and personnel involved to ensure we explore all aspects of health safety risks. We ensure all our products and services are provided with hazard risk analysis available for continual review, consultation and improvement in conjunction with current industry best practises.


ADAPT Australia carries current and up to date insurances in accordance with or exceeding Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Business Market requirements. Our latest Schedule of Insurances is available upon request using the Contact Us Form available.

Quality, OH&S & Environmentally Certified

ADAPT Australia is accredited in best practice certifications for ISO 9000:1 Quality Management System, ISO 14000:1 Environmental System and AS:4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.


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