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.  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, 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 26 years have been employed as an Airline Captain flying initially Boeing 747 Aircraft and currently the Airbus A330 and A350.  

In Feb 2005 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. 

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

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

 GENERAL MANAGER - Andrzej Aleksandrowicz

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Andrzej commenced with Plasteel in 2017 in a part time capacity as Quality Manager.  Andrzej came to us with an immense amount of experience in a variety of industries and has proven on many occasions to be the right choice to fill this role.

Andrzej's passion for Quality was evident at the outset and he was instrumental in updating our system to ISO9001:2015.  Over time his role has grown and more recently he was rewarded for his dedication and expertise and promoted to the important role of General Manager.  Andrzej's calm, analytical style is noteworthy and allows him to step into this role with ease.

His 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.  In addition, as well as overseeing all aspects of our financial future, he will continue to play a lead role in our Quality Management System.

Andrzej enjoys the outdoor life on his Olive farm in between coming to work.

 

 

 QUALITY MANAGER - Andre Aleksandrowicz

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PRODUCTION MANAGER - Peter DeMaria

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Peter has been promoted and changed role.  Peter has had an extensive career in the Mechanical Engineering industry for over 40 years and risen from a competent tradesman to now being recognised for his plethora of capability with his new promotion. His immense experience, expertise and pleasant nature has earned him a great deal of respect from all facets of the industry as well as the staff here at Plasteel.

There is no doubting his enthusiasm and dedication and when combined with his overabundance of capability, he is a most valued member of our team here at Plasteel.

Peter not only works in the manufacturing industry but he also spends a lot of time out of hours working on his own side business making all manner of things from metal. 

 

 SENIOR ESTIMATOR/PROJECT MANAGER - Gary Nicholls

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We welcome Gary back as he returns after a sabbatical away from Plasteel.  Gary was here for almost 10 years previously and has come back with a renewed vigour and enthusiasm. His role remains basically the same however the workload has increased!!

Gary has several decades of experience in our field as a Tradesman, CNC operator, Supervisor, Estimator and Project Manager in both Commercial and Defence sectors.  For us, it is very much a welcome return as he was always an incredibly important key in the success of our business and fits in to our family well.

 

 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR - Sharon Davis

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One of the newest members of our team (but has now been here for several years!!), Sharon was employed to take on the role of Office Administrator.  She has taken the job and run with it from the start.  Her wealth of experience and excellent capability is second to none.  She has clearly shown she can handle any manner of things from HR issues to the daily grind of accounting with the greatest of ease.

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. 

 

 PRODUCTION ASSIST - Peter Moore

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Peter has been with Plasteel for many years. He started out his career path with us as a welder and although a very qualified sheetmetal worker, skilled welder and very knowledgable tradesman, we quickly saw his potential and promoted him to Supervisor.  Peter spent many years 'on the floor' and was instrumental in seeing some very important projects through to the end.

As time went by, the calling of being in an airconditioned office was too strong and he succumbed to join us 'inside'.  As a lead in our Production Team, Peter has put his immense skills and extensive practical experience to great use and is well known around Plasteel as one of the go to staff for complex problems.

On the weekends he enjoys his family, Coopers Ale and playing with cars!!

 

 

DESIGN DRAFTSMAN - Sachin Gaikwad

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Sachin joined Plasteel this year, 2020 as our Design Draftsman.  With a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and extensive background working in the Sheetmetal and fabrication industry using 2D and 3D CAD/CAM, he comes very well qualified to fill this important role.

He is responsible for creating and maintaining a range of technical documents and drawings, as well as CNC programming for Laser cutting, Turret Punch and 5 Axis Breakpress machines. Sachin's sound knowledge means he can design, programme and even value add to a customers requirements and engineering specifications.

Sachin brings a strong technical mindset and his tertiary qualifications in Industrial Design aids in his day to day duties.  He has quickly become an valuable member of our team and his personable, relaxed style endears him to all.

 
   

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - 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 Crows.