The revolutionary Worthy Parts website was developed by heavy duty mechanical workshop supervisor Michael Worthington and his wife Jaymi. They both grew up in the mining town of Kalgoorlie Boulder, with Michael being born into a mechanical family. His father and two brothers are also qualified heavy duty mechanics. Since it’s establishment in 2014, Worthy Parts has grown into a globally recognised brand, establishing itself in the mining industry and the advertising world.
In 2018, after 4 years of development, Worthy Parts launched sister company Industry Link Media, an advertising platform dedicated to service providers in the mining industry. Together, the two companies work hand in hand to provide clients with solution based services. The directory provides service providers a digital network to be a part of, and the Worthy Parts Industry Link Auction & Expo allows them to network in a physical arena.
Phil brings a wealth of experience to the Worthy Parts team. A qualified HD mechanic and a proven record of logistics and business management. With 45 years experience in the industry, and being in the Goldfields for over 40 years, Worthy Parts are lucky to have Phil on the team! Since Phil has been on board, he has helped implement systems and structure to a business which is growing at an incredible pace. In his spare time, Phil enjoys creating Expo and Auction events with less than 4 months preparation! Even though this was ‘meant to be his “retirement job”, Phil enjoys the opportunity to grow Worthy Parts with his family means ‘not only do I get to enjoy working with my sons, but also my best mates!’
Starting a career in mechanics in 2007 as an apprentice with Bravder, Scott pursued his papers as a heavy duty mechanic with Cybem Mechanical Services, rebuilding components in Perth. A Kalgoorlie-Boulder local, he returned to the Goldfields at the start of 2016 to take up the roll as Worthy Parts Sales Manager working alongside brother Michael. Scott has enjoyed being back with family in the Goldfields and especially building and developing the business with his brother.
Expertise across multiple Industries, Worthy Parts are delighted to have Patrick join the team as our Equipment & Plant Manager. After spending seven years as a marine technician in Royal Australian Navy, Patrick obtained his Cert IV in Engineering. Relocating to the Goldfields in Western Australia he worked with Force Equipment as Plant Mechanic then Leading Hand. Spending six years with Force Equipment Patrick changed career focus to become an educator at the Goldfields Institute of Technology. It was whilst lecturing Certificate IV in Engineering Fluid Power he obtained his Advanced Trade Diploma in Engineering. Being able to utilises his broad skills and knowledge of plant machinery, Patrick is excited to apply his industry knowledge to better improve fixed plant equipment needs of our customers.
Blain started his apprenticeship with Force Equipment in 2008 where he obtained his Cert III in Mechanical Engineering. After a year out of travelling Australia and abroad he returned to his home town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 2013 to take a position as a heavy duty mechanic with Murray Engineering. Blain moved over to Worthy Parts in October 2014 as a heavy duty mechanic and has been recently appointed a Sales Manager, bringing hands on knowledge of workshop operations to assist clients with their parts requests. Since moving to his new role Blain enjoys the challenges of integrating his workshop experience to parts sales.
After leaving school and completing a cabinet making trade, Rick sought out opportunity for a mature age HD Mechanic apprenticeship with Force Equipment. The late start into the mechanical trade didn’t stop Rick from hitting the ground running….. Almost jumping straight into a field service ute to repair machines and do long labour hire stints on site. Rick’s positivity was influential in the early conversations with company Director Michael Worthington surrounding the idea of Worthy Parts! After Rick finished his apprenticeship he has found himself working shift-work as an underground fitter at a couple of Goldfields mines before coming back to join the old team and run the Worthy Parts workshop
Another valuable member of the family, both at work and at home…. Zane is company director Jaymi’s younger brother who was also part of the early brainstorming for the business. After years spent watching Worthy Parts grow whilst working in the Plumbing trade between Perth and Kalgoorlie, Zane made the switch to the mining game and joined the team at the end of 2017. Initially driving trucks, operating cranes and stripping machinery, Zane worked his way through the workshop ranks to join the sales team in Kalgoorlie. Zane has an appetite to learn quickly whilst building his contacts and client base.
Dylan has a diverse mining background which started out in the Goldfields in the early 2000’s completing an apprenticeship as an auto-electrician. After time served twitching wires, Dylan began working in sales for KOMATSU, one of the largest globally known manufacturers of mining equipment. 10 years with KOMATSU between the Perth and Kalgoorlie offices helped shape Dylan into a confident and efficient salesman who is a valuable asset to the Worthy Parts team.
The mining and mechanical repair industry runs thick in Courtney’s bloodlines, she was basically being a born and raised in the Boyes Equipment SVS workshop and has been hanging around HD Mechanics and the speedway track since forever! Courtney left school at the ripe age of 16 to get stuck into work and has helped setup the new Industry Link Media division and WPIL Expo events. Courtney works across the marketing department of the Worthy Parts and Industry Link Media brands and thrives off a bit of friendly banter with the lads!
Following in his big brothers footsteps, Jeremy joined the Worthy Parts team in mid 2017 after a long working holiday in Canada where he was barely working and mainly snowboarding! Resisting many urges to go back to his regular trade of being a HV Electrician, Jeremy’s knowledge has proven to be the Worthy Parts conductor between the sales and workshop team. Jeremy has helped design some of the new parts inventory system which has just been implemented in 2019.
Sean Wood joined Worthy Parts at the launch of the Mining Legends charity rebuild project. Sean brings 25 years of mining experience to the project, in a variety of fields. Sean’s experience has been well sought after in the industry, and is a major asset to the Charity Rebuild project that will see industry service providers come together to rebuild a R2900G with the intent to sell it to a pre-determined Minesite, donating the profit to charities that affect both nation wide and local organisations. Sean finds his drive in the concept of the project, where the larger mining community will be positively impacted by the sale of the machine.