Scaling a Global Business

 |  13 June 2024

Episode #125 | Creating Synergy Podcast

Are you ready to discover the secrets of scaling a business from local success to a global powerhouse? Join us for an enlightening conversation with Anthony Kittel, the visionary CEO of REDARC, in this must-listen episode of the Creating Synergy Podcast.

Anthony Kittel took the reins of REDARC, transforming it from an 8-person operation into a 400+ employee leader in advanced electronics. In this episode, Anthony shares his incredible journey, the pivotal moments, and the strategic decisions that propelled REDARC to international success.


What You'll Learn:

  • Innovation and Growth: How leveraging cutting-edge technology and a customer-first approach fueled exponential growth.
  • Building Strong Company Culture: The importance of creating a values-driven culture that fosters continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Strategic Diversification: Insights into expanding product lines and entering new markets.
  • Leadership Lessons: Anthony's personal experiences and the leadership principles that guided his journey.

Why Listen: Whether you're an entrepreneur, business leader, or aspiring innovator, Anthony's story is packed with actionable insights and inspiration. This episode offers valuable lessons on scaling, leadership, and fostering a culture of excellence.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from from one of the industry's best! ⬇

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[14:13] - Collaboration in Leadership
[15:59] - Pursuing Higher Education
[20:28] - Deciding to Buy Redarc
[30:24] - Early Business Challenges
[30:04] - Vision for Redarc
[36:28] - Setting Up an R&D Team
[50:52] - Moving to a New Facility
[54:26] - Embracing Change
[58:12] - Establishing Company Culture
[59:42] - Long-Term Strategic Planning


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Guest Info

Anthony Kittel

CEO at REDARC Electronics Pty Ltd 


Anthony Kittel is the CEO and Managing Director of REDARC Electronics, an Australian leader in power electronics for automotive, defence, mining, marine, and space markets. Over the past 25 years, Anthony has transformed REDARC from a small local business into a globally recognized brand known for innovative, high-quality solutions.

With an OPM43 from Harvard Business School, an MBA from the University of Adelaide, and a Fellowship from the Governors Leadership Foundation, Anthony boasts a robust background in R&D, business development, strategy, and leadership. Under his guidance, REDARC has won prestigious awards, including the 2014 Telstra Australian Business of the Year and the 2017 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow. Anthony was also named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for the Central Region Technology category.

Anthony is deeply committed to advancing electronics, engineering, and innovation, serving as a founder, director, or board member of several organizations. He is passionate about creating value for customers, partners, and stakeholders, and fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement at REDARC and in the broader community.


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