Leadership Team

Executive Team

Kristian Bischoff

CEO/ Managing Director

Kristian commenced in 2012, where he has been instrumental in driving process and professionalism to expand the business growth from 15 employees to over 135 employees operating across Australia and New Zealand. Before joining United Safety, Kristian has more than 15 years in mining and manufacturing in Commercial Management roles. Kristian holds qualifications of Bachelor of Commerce with majors in business law and accounting, CPA, and Management.

Kieran McHatton

National Product and Innovation Manager

Kieran has been with USSC for the last 11 years, where he has led the company as Operations Manager and General Manager, and currently oversees the Innovation and Product Development team. Before joining USSC, Kieran had a lengthy career in the fire industry, beginning as a fire system electrician and experienced structured cabling systems, automation, and telecommunications.

Jacqueline Lloyd

Finance Manager

Jacqueline joined USSC as Finance Manager in 2017. Before USSC, Jacqueline worked in the coal mining and heavy rail industries in NSW Australia for Yancoal Australian Group and Pacific National.

Danny Dries

General Manager

Danny began his career more than 20 years ago in the mechanical and fabrication industry. In 2007, he moved into the fire and safety industry, where he started managing a service team for an international fire company. During his career, he has progressed through the business, from service manager into the role of General Manager for Northern & Western NSW. During the past 14 years, Danny has driven new sales growth through mining, heavy industrial, construction, and health care sectors and the implementation of improved service and installation processes and technology. Danny joined our USSC senior leadership team in 2020 as General Manager. Based in Rutherford's head office, Danny complements the existing National Executive team in supporting the current business and encouraging growth into 2021.

Chris Briggs

Store & Purchasing Manager

In his five years at USSC, Chris has overseen rapid growth, with new warehouses opening up across the country and increased demand for new and existing products. Chris brings with him more than 20 years of stores and purchasing experience. Before joining the company, he was a production coordinator, where he built underground LHDs for the coal industry.

Robert Montgomery

National Operations Manager

Rob joined Firestorm Fire Protection as an Operations Supervisor in 2016 after more than 25 years of operations management and continuous improvement in the electrical and mining industries. Since joining Firestorm, Rob has held the position of Operations Manager and National Operations Manager, facilitating the business's expansion and growth across Australia.

Jarrod Smith

Training & Compliance Manager

Jarrod brings a wealth of experience to the team in compliance, training, project management, operations, and account management. Jarrod has been instrumental in integrating systems and processes and is not afraid to question those processes to improve efficiencies.

Matthew Jarrett

National Executive Sales Manager

Matt joined the USSC team in 2015 as our very first Fire Suppression Technician in Sydney, bringing with him eight years of experience in the mining industry. Matt has since grown with our company in roles such as Leading Hand, Operations Supervisor, Sydney/Southern NSW & Victorian Operations Manager. He is currently part of the Executive team, heading up the Sales Division as our National Executive Sales Manager.