Directors

Gregory Hooper

Chief Technology Officer & Founder

Gregory has a mechanical engineering background with over 35 years of hands on experience, as well as sales and management experience, in the engineering, metallurgy, welding and thermal spray industries. Before founding LaserBond Gregory held key positions with multinational surface engineering equipment and speciality welding consumable manufacturers. Gregory founded the company with his parents in 1992, and has been responsible for the research, integration and development of the company's mateials and Thermal Spray and LaserBond® cladding processes. Gregory's responsibility as CTO is the general management and overseeing of Workshop, Technology and Reseach & Development, as well as working closely with his brother (CEO), the Board, and the LaserBond team to deliver on the goals targeted.

Wayne Hooper GAICD

Chief Executive Officer, Audit and Risk Committee Member

Wayne is a professional engineer with significant technical and management experience within the surface engineering, general engineering and manufacturing industries. His engineering experience includes design, maintenance and project management. He started his career within the electricity generation industry, followed by high volume manufacturing. Prior to joing the company in 1994, Wayne also held senior roles in marketing within the building products industry. Wanye holds degrees in Science, Engineering (Honours Class 1) and an MBA.

 

Philip Suriano GAICD

Chairman / Non-Executive Director, Audit and Remuneration Committee Member

Philip has been a director since 2008. He began his career in corporate banking with the State Bank of Victoria (Commonwealth Bank). He holds a degree in banking & finance (B.Bus (Bkg & Fin)). He spent 16 years in senior positions within the Australian Media industry. Philip has gained wide knowledge & experience to give him a strong background in operations, sales and marketing in such roles as National Sales Director, MCN (Austar and Foxtel TV Sales JV) and Group Sales Manager at Network Ten. Prior to joing MCN, Philip was employed within the Victor Smorgon Group. For the past 14 years he has been working in corporate finance.

Matthew Twist GIA (Cert.)

Company Secretary and Risk Committee Member

Matthew has over 20 years financial management experience, encompassing financial and operational control and systems development in manufacturing. Matthew has been the company's Chief Financial Officer since March 2007, and was appointed Company Secretary in March 2009. Matthew has a Certificate in Governance Practice, and is a certificated member of the Governance Institue of Australia.

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 broad 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 for the company and operational management for the New South Wales workshop.

Steve holds a Cert II Mechanical Engineering Trade Certificate.