Directors

Gregory Hooper

FOUNDER - Executive Director

Gregory is one of Australia’s acknowledged specialists in surface engineering and has more than 30 years practical and sales experience in leading edge surface engineering technologies.

He is the founding member of the LaserBond team and established HVOF Australia Pty Ltd (the precursor to LaserBond) in the early 1990s. The formation of which coincided with a significant technology development in surfacing processes known as High Pressure High Velocity Oxy Fuel (HP HVOF).

As an Executive Director at LaserBond Limited his core responsibilities for the company is R&D and sales.   He is continuing to develop surface engineering technologies and specialist products utilising the extensive experience and practical skills found within LaserBond.

Wayne Hooper

Executive Director

Wayne is a professional engineer with extensive experience in the specialist infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. He holds degrees in Engineering and Science and is a Master of Business Administration and has strong practical experience in design, project management and contract management. Before joining the company in 1994 he worked in the power generation and manufacturing sectors and held a senior marketing role in the building products industry.

As an Executive Director of LaserBond he has responsibility for technology development, production, engineering and logistical support and administration for the group.

 

Philip Suriano

Non-Executive Director / Interim Chairman

Philip was appointed a Director and 2008 and has brought the experience of a diverse and practical professional career – spanning corporate banking, finance and media – to the Board.

He holds a degree in Banking and Finance and spent some 16 years in senior positions, including operations, marketing and sales, in the Australian media sector.

He has also had extensive involvement in large-scale manufacturing and the Australian mining industry and is currently continuing his long-standing involvement in the corporate finance and equities sector.

Matthew Twist

Company Secretary

Matthew joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and brought extensive experience in financial management, financial and operational control and systems development to the role.

He was appointed Company Secretary in 2009.

Matthew has fulfilled the academic requirements to attain the Certificate in Governance Practice for the Governance Institute of Australia and is currently a certified member.

Peter Mutty

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

A highly experienced thermal spray and cladding systems manager, who has worked in national and international leadership roles.

Peter has a wealth of knowledge in the maintenance and repair fields covering a board cross section of heavy industries, including earthmoving, exploration, mining, oil & gas, power generation, hydraulics, steel making, refining smelting and steel making.

Steve Halloran

Workshop/Production Manager

An experienced tradesman, Steve joined LaserBond in 2007. After working in a number of diverse operational units in the workshop and fully conversant with the overall operation of the company he was given responsibility for estimating and quoting jobs for the workshop.

Steve holds a Cert II Mechanical Engineering Trade Certificate.