With a collective industry experience of over 50 years Glass Hardware Australia’s team of dedicated and passionate staff are the underpinnings of the company’s success.

Polaris Hinge CEO Michael Stuart

Michael Stuart


Michael is the company founder, inventor and patent holder of the Polaris Soft Closing hinge technology. Michael continues to improve the technology with continual innovations to deliver the safest and highest quality products to the gate market

Francis Bindschedler

Francis Bindschedler

General Manager

Francis has been with Polaris for 12 years now and boasts nearly 20 years experience in the glass and fencing industries. Francis is the most experience member of Glass Hardware Australia and is the corner stone that help the development of the company and drive future success. Francis’ passion and commitment is a true inspiration to both our staff and our customers.

Lindsay Cornwell

Lindsay Cornwell

Technical Support / Sales

With over 100,000 Polaris Gates installed worldwide, Lindsay’s role is to support both the home owner and the installer with information, guidance and assistance in ensuring you have the right product or service for your Polaris Soft Close Gate. Lindsay is responsible for all servicing, technical and warranty concerns regarding our products.

Renee T

Renee Tsigounis

Administration Manager

Renees has been with Glass Hardware Australia for 6 years. Renee’s initiative and hard-working ethic makes her role one of the most critical in the business. Want to know who answers the phone, prepares your orders, invoices, quotes and gets your stock moving so quickly! Now you know.

Kim Watt

Kim Watt

Finance Manager

Kim is invaluable to our operations and company culture. With expertise in treasury management she is a team player who understands all aspects of accounting and financial management. Applying her 15 years of experience within the corporate finance industry she has driven out inefficiencies, identified risks, and continues to implement process improvements.