Since our inception nearly a decade ago, we have overcome the challenges faced by our sector: addressing skill shortages, contracting opportunities, and assisting individual member businesses to position themselves for long-term sustainability.

The group meets monthly to gain a collective understanding of the region's current opportunities and challenges through the sharing of market intelligence, project updates, tender opportunities, group purchasing plans, and industry training.

RENWELD looks to the future to increase the quantity and diversity of our members and the benefits we offer.

Our purpose is to provide a mutually-beneficial platform for genuine relationships, collaboration, industry education, and unilateral support.

Our Values:

• Collaboration   • Support   • Integrity   • Practicality   • Innovation

Our board members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. This brings a wide repertoire of skills and experience to RENWELD.

Phillip Bird

  Phillip Bird   David Finlay   David Finlay
Phillip Bird is the Managing Director of CDE Structures. He has an Associate Diploma of Business as well as a Mechanical Engineering Certificate; Phil has forty years industry experience and is a founding member of Renweld. David Finlay is the Research and Development Manager at Trang Imagineering. He has over 20 years experience within the manufacturing sector, predominately involved with the design and development of Industrial Equipment.

Craig Hort

  Craig Hort   Tim Lockrey   Tim Lockrey
Craig Hort is the Managing Director of Hort Enterprises. He has been working in and around the Mining, Quarrying, Construction, Food, and Potable/Waste water treatment plants since 1985. Tim Lockrey is the General Manager of ILB NSW.
Dean Malandris   Dean Malandris  

Caddie Marshall

  Caddie Marshall
Dean Malandris is the Managing Director of Plexus Technologies, which provides custom-designed electronics and software solutions for clients in a broad range of industries. Before starting Plexus Technologies in 1989, he was an R&D engineer in the alarm, computer peripheral, and paperless warehousing sectors. Caddie Marshall is the Director of Adloyalty, servicing a broad spectrum of clients across the Central West. She has over 25 years of marketing experience, dealing with large multi-nationals through to smaller local operations. Caddie works closely with several of the region’s engineering firms as well as most local councils.
Mark Thompson   Mark Thompson        
Mark Thompson is the Managing Director of Orange Precision Metalcraft, having joined the company in 1980 and owning the business since 2005. He has extensive experience in Industrial Engineering, Cotton Ginning, Food Processing Factories, and Abattoirs, with direct skills in Engineering Sales, Project Management, Engineering Design, Sheet Metal Fabrication, General Fabrication, and Fitting and Machining.  

Other Members    

Mark Thompson   Richard Noonan    

Richard has over 25 years of experience in engineering design, having worked in local government and private consulting. Richard established Barnson in September 1992 and previously worked in various local councils within Central West NSW.

Richard designs, documents, and supervises many structural, civil, and geotechnical engineering projects that Barnson works on.