About Us

Optim Controls is a Newcastle-based VC-backed (EnergyLab Member) startup with focus on increasing efficiency in commercial buildings and production sites. We genuinely believe that less is more and our focus is on making automation simple and accessible in these industries. Combining over 20 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, energy efficiency and management consulting, we work with businesses helping them to improve operations via automation, data gathering and analysis.

Our Team

Alex Sharikov (LinkedIn)

CEO & Lead Engineer

e: alex@optimcontrols.com.au m: +61 401 434 787

Alex has over 10 years experience in electrical engineering. He has spent the majority of that time on clients' sites commissioning and servicing electrical equipment. Most of the servicing tasks were related to automation and controls. Also he has utilised his engineering skills in large projects (up to $10M) designing and testing electrical equipment, developing automation systems and setting up Variable Speed Drives.

Sergey Evtyukhin (LinkedIn)

COO & Business Strategy

e: sergey@optimcontrols.com.au m: +61 432 780 933

Sergey is a business development, strategy and operations professional with over 10 years' experience in management consulting and commercialising energy efficiency projects. He is one of the pioneers of the emission reductions market in Russia and has contributed to the launch of impactful startups TransferWise and Busuu. Sergey’s focus is on strategy, sales & marketing and investor relations.

Our Clients


General enquires call 0401 434 787 or email to info@optimcontrols.com.au

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