Meet the Gorilla Team who make it happen!

Garry Grace

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Garry fills the role of General Manager at Spanlift & Gorilla, leading from behind by backing up the team, generating new ideas for the business, checking on designs created by the drafting team and also talking with customers. Garry loves the team and comradery most of all at Spanlift. He loves what we create and takes pride in seeing people's dreams become reality. In his spare time, Garry loves to be with family and friends - particularly standing around an outdoor fire in the bush when "the shadows are long and the laughter is frequent" ⛺????
Garry Grace

David OrnigRead More

Dave fills the role of General Manager across the Sales & Marketing teams at Spanlift & Gorilla, bringing the two companies and solutions into a streamlined market offering. From his passion for the Australian Agricultural, Wine & Spirits industries, working at Spanlift allows him to do what he loves and work with an awesome customer base to provide solutions that fulfill their needs. Dave’s energy brings a new level of fun to the workplace and his presence greatly adds to the team experience! When not working, Dave makes his way around SA trying different food and drink with his family, sailing as part of the Glenelg Yacht Club, doing woodwork, fishing and presenting at wine tasting events ????
Garry Grace


Jude fills the role of Finance Account Officer at Spanlift & Gorilla with duties including anything to do with finance or finance systems within the business! Jude likes working at Spanlift due to the amazing team and the way that everyone works together, “Not a day goes by without something making me laugh!” In her free time, Jude loves to spend plenty of time at the beach with her family (Having 2 young sons keeps her busy!). Jude also likes being active, spending time with friends and enjoys trying different amazing SA wines!
Garry Grace


Leah works behind the scenes to make the magic happen. She’s in charge of purchasing the smaller components, making sure the team is equipped with what it needs to build clients’ dream sheds, as well as lining up council approvals so it’s all systems go. Leah manages Council Approvals, checks in with suppliers, and works alongside Frank on projects. Leah offers quality service by making sure all her interactions end on a happy note  
Garry Grace

Thomas WilkinsonRead More

Thomas (AKA “Wilko”) works as the Marketing Coordinator for Spanlift & Gorilla, preparing all marketing activities for the business including and not limited to social media management, web development, graphics design, event coordination, photography and copywriting. Wilko loves his job because of the outstanding team that he gets to work with, the dynamic & progressive workplace environment and most importantly the banter with the sales team. Outside of work, Wilko is a car enthusiast who loves going for drives and working on his cars with mates and spending quality time with family
Garry Grace


Based in Mount Gambier, Joe works in sales and operations, spending most of his time in purchasing and logistics. A member of the business since 2013, he knows how to keep everything in order so both Spanlift and Gorilla run smoothly. Joe ensures everyone has everything they need for upcoming projects – liaising with the workshop, suppliers, delivery drivers and yardmen to make it all happen. He enjoys building personal connections within the agriculture and viticulture industries.
Garry Grace

Tom GraceRead More

Thomas works as Design Lead at Spanlift & Gorilla, overseeing the drafting team to inform them of any necessary changes to existing models and ensure all 2D & 3D Models meet Spanlift’s (and the council’s) standards, designing/updating products, QA & dealing with engineers. Thomas enjoys the positive atmosphere at Spanlift and the can do will do attitude that the team provides. In his free time, Thomas enjoys working on cars or anything to do with machinery as well as spending time with friends and family.

Team Wines of Choice

During interviews for this page, we asked the team what their favourite wine is. Here is their responses!

GARRY: A big bold Shiraz
DAVID: An SA old vine Grenache or Grand Cru burgundy, for white an aged Fiano
WILKO: A full-bodied buttery Shiraz with fruity notes
TOM.G: A rich Port or a dry full-bodied Shiraz


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