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A company with integrity

The team at ACTA leads the development of thoroughly tested new technologies for reliable, humane and effective pest animal management in Australia and overseas. All ACTA staff act with integrity and work together to achieve better solutions for land managers who face ongoing challenges caused by pest animals. 

Solutions

We develop environmentally acceptable tools for the management of vertebrate and invertebrate pests that cause economic, environmental and social damage. Our products arise from years of dedicated research and are fully registered through the Australian Agricultural Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

The range of products are widely available through rural merchant stores, local governments and government agencies responsible for agricultural pests. The products proven to knock down the numbers of each target species as humanely and quickly as possible.

Technical backing

All our technical staff are graduates or post-graduates in the disciplines of agriculture, environmental science, or horticulture, with related experience in agricultural chemicals and regulatory affairs. In addition, many of the staff members have specialist research experience and practical applied skills in large-scale pest management.

We offer merchant Agronomist training, product orientation landholder training sessions. 

Facilities

Our purpose built manufacturing and warehousing facilities in the northern Melbourne suburb of Somerton in Victoria, give us the flexibility to cater for any crisis that may arise at short notice, such as a mouse plague. We manufacture our products to a high standard of quality assurance. Most of our products are available for export. Our dispatch arrangements allow for prompt response to orders, from small packages to multiple pallet quantities.

 

The Team

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Prof. Linton Staples
Managing Director

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Toula Larosa
Logistics & Customer Service Coordinator

Ian Senior
Chief Finance and Operations Manager

 
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Chris Roach
Commercial & Technical Manager

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Jason Wishart
Feral Pig Management Project Officer

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Maria Pironti
Finance and Administration Manager

 
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Jessica Marsh
Extension & Communications Manager

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Ben Hall
Production & QA Manager

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Craig Louey
Strategic Commercial Manager

 
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Len Blackney
Warehousing & Dispatch

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Phillip Smith
Production Staff

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Ian Scott
Production Staff

 
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Chris Hansford
Assistant Production Manager

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Adam Johnson
Production Staff

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Mervat Zaghbour
Production Staff