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Exciting times ahead for Matt Hirst and family!
We are very pleased to see Matt Hirst, Production Supervisor at Knauf’s Altona plant, recently accept an international transfer to as Process Engineer with Knauf Engineering based in Ipofen, Germany.
The new role will see him utilize and further develop his skills and experience in calcination and boardline dryers to help optimize existing and new Knauf installations.
Matt’s career has grown in plasterboard as a Technical Officer before transitioning to become a Boardline Supervisor. In the 13 years with Lafarge and Knauf Australia Matt has delivered improvements to not only the Altona site but also to Matraville, Bundaberg and Saraburi, Thailand through project based tasks or plant commissioning.
Matt’s transfer means that we will also be saying goodbye to his wife, Jonalyn, from the Altona team. Jonalyn is a senior member of the Altona technical team and has been instrumental in delivering improvement projects on the Altona site and abroad.
“I’m excited and looking forward to joining Knauf Engineering in Iphofen. I’m also looking forward to moving to Germany with my wife and son to experience a new culture and language,” Matt said.
“Of course we will miss Matt and Jonalyn, but we share their excitement in taking up the new challenge and making the most of the global opportunities for growth and development offered by the Knauf Group.” Said Phil Renwick, Human Resources Director.
We wish Matt, Jonalyn and their son, Sebastian, all the best for the next and exciting stage of their lives.
Sione recognised for his initiative
Sione Veamatahau, a warehouse operator at our Bundaberg plant, was recently recognised for going above and beyond the normal call of duty.
Sione took the initiative to improve the operations in the Knauf Bundaberg warehouse by designing a new bay labelling system. He engaged with the Production team, sourced the paint and got the job done.
“Sione’s initiative is a practical example of living the values of the Knauf Group,” said Justin Weier, Bundaberg Plant Manager. “It reflects the spirit of commitment and entrepreneurship that we value and we recognise Sione’s pro-active approach and loyalty.”
New appointments and promotions
Daniela Carloni, Campaign Marketing Specialist in the Knauf Australia Marketing Team, has been promoted to the position of Product Marketing Manager.
A warm welcome to the following new employees who joined us in January:
Milad Rouholamin joined Knauf Australia as Structural Field Engineer in Beenleigh! Milad holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Azad University and a Master’s degree in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering with Advanced Studies from Griffith University. He is a PhD candidate in Structural Engineering at Griffith University.
Hamid Yazdi joined our team as Structural Field Engineer, based in Altona. Hamidreza holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, an M.Sc. degree in Structural Engineering from Yazd University and a PhD in Structural Engineering from the Swinburne University of Technology.
Karin Gorman joined our Credit Team as the Accounts Receivable Officer on a part time basis at Matraville.
Jonathan Dixon joined the team in Bundaberg as Production Operator.
In Beenleigh Takoday Leahy joined the team as Machine Operator and Packer while Felicity Smith was appointed as Production Support Officer.
Calling all graduates!
Knauf Australia now has exciting opportunities for Plant Graduate Engineers to join the teams based in Altona, VIC, Matraville, NSW and Bundaberg, QLD on a full-time basis. This is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your career. Apply now!
Welcome to Ray Wein who joined Knauf Australia as Production Operator at our Bundaberg plant this month. It’s great to have you on board!
Congratulations to the following staff members were promoted in November:
Matt Pascoe – Plant Electrical Engineer, Bundaberg (previously Electrical Engineer Graduate)
Matthys Jordaan – Plant Mechanical Engineer, Bundaberg (previously Plant Graduate)
Chris Buckley – Production Planning Officer, Beenleigh (previously Supply Chain Graduate)
Congratulations to Joshua Eagles, who has been promoted to Production Manager, Altona.
And welcome to Colin Bowler who has been appointed as Warehouse Manager, Dandenong. It’s great to have you on board!
We are hiring!
Check our current vacancies to see what jobs are available at Knauf Australia:
- Accounts Receivable Officer, Matraville
Welcome to the following new employees who joined Knauf Australia this month. It’s great to have you on board!
Christopher Afuie – Compounds Production Operator, Altona
Lee-Anne Hamilton – Customer Service Agent, Beenleigh. (Lee-Anne is a familiar face but recently became a permanent member of our team.)
Saleem Aliraja – Technical Services Engineer, Matraville