APDR 1st Person Interview: Grant Sanderson

Chief Executive Officer, EOS Defence Systems, Grant Sanderson speaks with APDR Editor Kym Bergmann:

“EOS is predominantly an export entity. The technology’s Australian, comes from Australian minds and is built around our core capabilities in stabilisation and cutting edge understanding of optics and lasers – primarily drawn from the science side of the business. The ability to turn that science into physical form – whether it be for the space business or whether it be for the defence business in remote weapons stations – is the key to EOS’s success. Because what we do here is so advanced and world-class we have tended to find that overseas entities have always been our lead customers because they are prepared to take higher levels of technical risk and in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

Kym: So, what’s the magic ingredient behind this success?