About Us

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Daryl O'Shaughnessy

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Served over 18 years in the RAAF initially as a Radio Technician (Air) and completing a Diploma Electronic Engineering.  I went on to become a RAAF Pilot gaining an Aviation Degree and spending time as a Check Captain, OIC (Officer-in-charge) Pilots and Flight Engineers Standards, Examiner, Senior Simulator Instructor and   Deputy Flight Commander.  

In between Operational postings spent 2 years as a Director/Lecturer at the RAAF College gaining a DipEd and DipBusMan.

For the last 24 years, I have been employed as an Airline Captain flying initially Boeing 747 Aircraft and currently the Airbus A330.  

In Feb 2005 I purchased Plasteel and have been Managing Director since.   We have been successful in pursuing both Defence and Commercial work expanding the business and reputation in the Precision Engineering Industry. 

I have spent time on the Board of Directors of the DTC where Plasteel remains a committed member.

Daryl enjoys fishing, boating, wine, socialising and the Crows.

 GENERAL MANAGER - Paul Thyer

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Paul has an extensive background in Project Management largely gained in the Commercial and Domestic Construction Sector.  He has been employed as General Manager since 2005. 

Prior to this he gained considerable experience in manufacturing environments including his own business that carried out Joinery and sheetmetal works.  

Initially trade qualified, Paul expanded his resume to include Teaching and Management tertiary qualifications. 

Duties at Plasteel SA include overseeing the total operation and assist with major Defence and Commercial projects, from the tender process through to project delivery.  C

areer highlights include the successful delivery of the Australian Army's rapid acquisition project (Operation Catalyst) supporting the Armed Force's deployment into Iraq in 2005.  This resulted in formal commendations being presented by the then Chief of Army Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AO. 

Recent successful project delivery includes BAE Systems M113-A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier upgrade and the AWD Project.

Paul enjoys motor sports, fishing, a healthy lifestyle and is a long- time supporter of the Adelaide Football Club.

 

 QUALITY OFFICER - Andre Aleksandrowicz

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Andre commenced with us 2017 in the role of Quality Officer.  He comes to us with an immense amount of experience in a variety of industries and has proven to be the right choice.

His passion is Quality and this is evident on a daily basis.  He has been instrumental in updating our Quality System to ISO9001:2015 which has reduced our workload and increased daily efficiencies.

Andre enjoys the outdoor life on his Olive farm in between coming to work!!

 

 

PROJECT OFFICER - Ruth Goodwyn

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Ruth recently joined us as our resident Engineer following her immigration from the UK.  Having had many years of Mechanical Engineering background in the UK, she brings with her a noteworthy amount of experience to her new role.

 

 

 
   

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR - Sharon

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One of the newest members of our team, Sharon was employed to take on the role of Office Administrator. 

Sharon's position includes managing all financial administrative duties, assisting with human resource services as well as assisting with the maintenance of Plasteel's Quality Management System. 

 

   

DESIGN DRAFTSMAN - Jason Rahaley

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Jason joined Plasteel in 2016 as their new Design Draftsman.  With a background working in Plastics and Metal fabrication, he is responsible for creating and maintaining a range of technical documents and drawings, as well as CNC programming for laser cutting and turret punch machines.  

Jason brings a strong technical mindset and has tertiary qualifications in Industrial Design as well as Business Management.  

In his spare time he enjoys drumming, motorcycle riding and plays lacrosse for the Glenelg Seahawks.

 
   

SALES CONSULTANT - Ian Johnston

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Ian has been with Plasteel since 2010.  He has considerable Sales experience covering manufacturing products and services and associated Industries.  

Ian's role includes the development of new accounts, and a strategy to maintain and foster existing customers by offering a clear understanding of the company's capability.  

Ian enjoys supporting the Adelaide 36ers and the Adelaide Football Club.

 

OFFICE ASSISTANT - Shayla Rabone

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Shayla commenced an administration traineeship with Plasteel in 2014 and which she has successfully completed to gain her Certificate III in Business. 

Shayla looks after front of house operations at Plasteel; greeting visitors, managing a busy switchboard, deliveries, accounts and providing administrative support to the Management Team. 

Shayla's interests include traveling, being outdoors and keeping fit and hopes to one day utilise her administrative skills in the travel industry.