Keith Johnson is the Managing Director of Commercial Diving Services with an extensive commercial diver career. Keith participated in the foundation of Commercial Diving Services and continually innovates throughout the industry achieving new levels of excellence.
In His Fathers Footsteps
Keith Johnson began his career at the age of 16 when he was encouraged by his father Neil to join the family business. Keith had a love of the water and quickly became proficient in all things relating to diving. As a young man, Keith’s motivation was to work alongside his father in an outdoors environment where he had the opportunity to travel and undertake a passion he also pursued in his own time… diving! It was not long before Keith realised he was very good at his chosen career and he focused on becoming as competent and professional as was possible. His father Neil, a true pioneer in commercial diving, was his teacher and mentor.
In 1989 Keith took over Commercial Diving Services from his father upon retirement. Within 5 years Commercial Diving Services had won the 1994 Award for Achievement, Innovation and Excellence (NSW Small Business Awards). Keith always strives for perfection in everything he does and has propelled Commercial Diving Services to the top of the commercial diving industry. Keith was also very fortunate when he met and married his partner in life and business, Kerrie Johnson. Keith and Kerrie along with their family and staff, are committed to ensuring Commercial Diving Services is the best and most professional service provider in the maritime industry.
Keith Johnson leads from the front and is not afraid of getting his hands dirty. Commercial diving is seen to be a difficult and dangerous profession often undertaken in a hostile environment. Not a profession for the faint of heart, Keith embraced the challenge and soon developed a reputation for determination and tenacity with a strong focus on integrity and honesty. From an early age, Keith adopted the motto of proper preparation prevents poor performance or the 5 P’s as it is affectionately known. With this in mind he will seek knowledge wherever it may be in order to ensure that he is prepared for the task at hand, whether that be in his business or personal life.
Work and Life Balance
Keith Johnson has surrounded himself with the right people and he is not afraid to seek out expertise when and where required. His attention to detail reduces exposure to unnecessary risk and his eye for detail identifies opportunities to be taken. Keith is a committed and focused professional who has a passion for business and sustainable enterprise. These traits combined with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his chosen field set him apart from his competitors.
His desire to succeed and deliver results through innovation, technology and superior service has positioned Commercial Diving Services in front of its competitors. A preparedness to deliver more than is expected – on time and on budget has earned the company a reputation to which many aspire, but few ever achieve.
Keith Johnson was the Chairman of the Australian Diving Contractors Association (A.D.C.A) and was a Director of the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (A.D.A.S). Keith has a passion for ensuring that training and certification is encouraged within the Commercial Diving Industry. He is also a member of the Illawarra Business Chamber.
He is equally passionate on matters pertaining to the environment particularly that which effects the marine ecosystems and has consulted to the Federal Department of Transport and has made submissions to the Federal House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government on their Inquiry into Coastal Shipping Policy and Regulation AND to the Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts on their Inquiry into Climate Change and Environmental Impacts on Coastal Communities.
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