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The ESC Team

Kathy Vasic


Kathy began her business ownership in 1982 in Sydney, her career has involved managing, directorship and administration capacities in a variety of businesses since that time. They have included the photographic industry, fruit juice and milk distribution in Sydney and business banking with St George.
1998 and a move to Adelaide involved Kathy once again within the Photographic industry.

2000 saw the teaming up of Kathy with Peter in Artistic Design Solutions an art, design and sign business. In 2003 Kathy and Peter purchased Engraving Services Co.

ESC were recognised as pre-eminent industrial and commercial engravers and it was with that base that Kathy along with Peter under took to develop the business into the company it is today. Vivacious and dynamic, Kathy is a recognised driving force in the advancement of the Industry.
2008: Engraving Services Co acquired one of South Australia’s foremost engraving, acid etching and signage companies, Allied metal printers and Engravers pty ltd . (AMPE Signs), the two companies remain separate entities, however, the synergies and inter pollination of production techniques, processes and facilities has projected the group into the most comprehensively equipped , experienced and largest company of its type in South Australia..
Kathy has a real passion for photography and her work is sought by collectors. Her work has been featured in an exhibition at the ASSP Gallery in Port Adelaide in 2016

Peter Vasic


Peters’ business background stems from the paint manufacturing industry back in 1983. In 1987 Peter joined Solver paints and was responsible for management of a sales territory that took in regions of Adelaide, country South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales and advanced the Solver brand into a position of market leadership with in the territory. During this period Peter began studying Graphic design , Sign writing and under took some formal art training developing a reputation in fine art with pastels and caricature.

Peter grew Artistic Design Solutions from a small part time business in 1990, into one of Australia’s most dynamic Chalk art and menu system businesses, receiving commissions from far a field as Japan. The company evolving into a design and sign business, before merging into Engraving Services Co. in 2003.


Jessica Geale


As in most instances your first contact with Engraving Services Co. Jessica has proven to be an invaluable asset to the company with her vivacious and professional manner. Jessica will be happy to attend to all your initial enquiries and assist with information on how to place your order. Contact Jessica for sales and product information.

Jamie Smale


Jamie began at ESC in 1989 as an assistant to Noel Tonkin, well known for his exceptional Engraving and turning skills. Jamie worked closely with Noel over the years, being taught many skills and proficiencies, now lost arts to many firms in this industry. Noel was a hard task master and a master indeed, ensuring Jamie learnt all the skills required to run a busy engraving work shop.

Jamie is meticulous and extremely fastidious with all aspects of production, he views every item before him in an artisan like manner, ensuring quality control is not only a term, but a direct result of his hands on approach to the role.

1995 saw the commissioning of a larger CNC rotary engraver with cylindrical capacity, the work space had begun to take on a much more computerized feel.

Since 2003 Jamie has travelled across Australia helping source state of the art equipment, his skills and intense industry knowledge have assisted the company make progressive and effective investments in Laser cutting and marking technologies. Jamie also helped commission ESC’s acid etching facility in 2006.

With 28 years of experience under his belt Jamie has helped streamline many processes in production and is responsible for ensuring quality control standards are met.

Steven Hill


Steven has had an almost continuous association with AMPE /Insignius for over 20 years, in that time he has help develop signage in an incredible portfolio of iconic Adelaide landmarks .

Stevens first engraving role was with Fairey Australasia, engraving defence and aerospace panels, name plates and associated products. He moved to Lettergraphics and began developing his vast knowledge base of sign fabrication, installation and engraving. In 1987 Steven joined AMPE signs and in the subsequent years has seen the introduction of Adelaide’s first computer engraving machines, assisted development of sophisticated Acid etching facilities, Supervised operations, created beautiful signage in a variety of substrates and mediums. Monolithic structures, Photo engraved stainless steel, Neon sky signs for the Hilton. He has worked on projects such as the Myer Remm centre, Adelaide University Campus, Rolling Stock signage for the Indian Pacific and Ghan.

Steven is a talented artist in his own right and an illustrator and author. Community minded, Steven is a member of Trees for Life and Society for Growing Australian Plants. Stevens’ contributions to the success of the company over the years have been significant and his dedication to ensuring perfection in production and ultimately customer satisfaction unprecedented in the Industry.