Owner, Director

Justin Kern

Justin F Kern (JFK) is a former cabinetmaker with a background in Industrial Design.
Justin loves planning unique and innovative solutions for JFK’s customers. It is rare for him to turn down a project - often being nick-named the ‘yes-man’. If it’s a little outside-the-box, then Justin is the man for the job!

Dating back to his childhood, Justin’s many pastimes have ranged from photography to volleyball, flying two-line stunt kites and a multitude of adrenaline-inducing activities. He still plays volleyball every Monday & Thursday nights (if not injured) and can regularly be found on the beach at Manly.

He has been taking photos since he was 7 years old and used to run a small business specialising in sport, weddings and family events.

He now has a young son and enjoys spending time with him playing with scooters, electric bikes, segways, remote control cars & helicopters - essentially anything that has a motor.

General Manager

Mark Nettleton

Mark joined the team in 2013 following a move to Sydney, having previously lived in Vancouver and Melbourne and grown up in the outer suburbs of London.

Mark’s early career was in corporate finance , but while suffering from an early mid-life crisis he left the industry and moved to Canada with grand aspirations of becoming a superstar DJ. But the jet-setting life wasn’t for him and eventually he landed a job at a local Vancouver company in an industry he didn’t know existed - home automation.

At JFK, Mark is one of our most experienced consultants. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the business and oversees our construction projects.

Mark is an avid movie-watcher, music lover and lives in the inner west with his wife Rebecca and their children Holly and Henry.

Project Coordinator and Estimator

Ben Rubie

Every aspect of Ben’s life has always involved either music, cars or technology. On the music side, Ben excelled at the trumpet leading him to play a gig with Doug Parkinson and even record a TV jingle for Homeworld! Having laid the trumpet to rest (much to his neighbours’ disappointment), Ben now spends his spare time as a professional music ‘listener’ with eclectic tastes ranging from pop and EDM to jazz..

At JFK, Ben manages the designs and documentation, coordinates everything to do with project roll-outs, and is the first point of call for service and maintenance - hence his middle name, Jack. They say to keep work and home life separate, but being surrounded by technology on a daily basis means Ben’s home AV wish list is forever growing!

Technical Project Manager

Ben Jackson

Ben’s Mum was pretty despondent about her son when he was a child. When he wasn’t programming his ZX Spectrum 48K for two days solid to draw a small white circle on the screen, he was probably setting fire to his bedroom carpet.while attempting to solder his own guitar cables.

Ben’s original approach to finding work in the industry was to open his own integration business, which allowed him to develop a well rounded skill set and customer-centric perspective.

In previous lives he has worked in sound engineering, network engineering and wine engineering.

Ben has a wide range of interests ranging from music production through to winemaking (but tends not to do them together) and holds a driving licence for almost every form of transport other than aeroplanes, although he is working on this glaring omission to his portfolio. He also spends his spare time camping, playing guitar, producing his own music and is passionate about high-end Hi-Fi.

Ben is currently working on opening a quantum portal to a parallel universe where Sydney has no parking fines and is top of the global “must-visit” list for international jazz and electronic music artists.

Technician

Ben Keizner

Ben is a field technician and programmer who joined JFK Automation after moving to Sydney from his home country of England.

His past life included being an electrician, a DJ and an events manager. But he left all of that to move halfway across the world and specialise in home automation.

Ben has been with us since 2019 and has grown to be an integral part of the team.

Installation Manager

Matt Furnell

Matt is our Installation Manager.

Full bio coming soon!

His past life included being an electrician, a DJ and an events manager. But he left all of that to move halfway across the world and specialise in home automation.

Ben has been with us since 2019 and has grown to be an integral part of the team.