A Company with Extensive Industry Experience

Management Profiles

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Jon Byrnes

Managing Director

Jon has 26 years industry experience, both working and managing work crews, including: mines, ports, civil and structural construction, mills, power generation, commercial and domestic
He has been in management roles for several businesses since 1995 & has been an owner director since 2003 of businesses that have reached labour pools of 200+ personnel and annual turnovers of $43m.
Jon holds a vast amount of knowledge of the high risk industry, with a focus on providing safe & quality outcomes for his clients.

Russel Counsell

General Manager Operations

Russel has 13 years industry experience, including: mining, ports, construction and commercial scaffolding, majority of his time has been based at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal as the Operations Manager for Ausgroup’s scaffold access contract since 2014.

As a Site Manager, Russel’s role consists of providing access solutions for complex requirements and minimising client infrastructure downtime through challenging the norm, through providing access in situ whilst the plant remains in service or pre-building sections to reduce outage requirements. 

Russel holds a bachelor of business, a diploma of project management along with a Cert IV in frontline leadership.

 

Russel has recently taken on the role of General Manager Operations for Ausgroup.

James Casswell

Operations Manager

James has 25 Years Industry Experience, including: mines, ports, construction, mills and commercial projects.

James has management and supervision experience covering long term contracts, shutdown and project works providing  rigging, crane operation, access and protective coatings services with team of 70+ personnel.

 

James has a vast knowledge of Layher scaffolding and has completed several training programs within Germany and Australia around the use of this advanced scaffolding system.

Glenn Brown

Operations Manager

41 Years Industry Experience, including: mines, ports, construction, mills and commercial projects.

Glenn hold a vast knowledge of the industry, projects and operational management of contracts in excess of $10m with staff numbers 50+ personnel.

Glenn holds the current qualifications;

Cert III – Fabrication Trade Surface Finishing 

Diploma in Project Management

 

NACE Coating Inspector Level1

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Jim Wyles

Operations Manager

23 Years Industry Experience, including: mines, ports, construction, mills and commercial projects.

 

Jim has Supervised and Managed a large amount of  contracts and projects throughout QLD and NSW in excess of $10m with staff numbers 40+ personnel. 

Melissa Counsell

Financial Controller

16 Years Industry Experience, in Administrational support to businesses within the mining, ports, commercial & domestic construction industries. 

 

Starting in Administrational support roles, including Accounts payable and receivable, then progressing to payroll, contractual compliance and financial control of businesses with annual revenue in excess of $50m 

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Andrejs Vanags

Commercial, Compliance & SHEQ Manager

18 Years Industry Experience, including: mines, ports, civil and structural construction, mills, power generation, commercial and domestic projects, waste processing and landfill operations. 

WHS, commercial and administrational management through various businesses and industries in the past 18 years as well as well as owner director of a mining service company within Mackay. 

 

Andrejs has developed and implemented safety, quality and system management into various businesses over the past 12 years. 

Our History

We are a company with extensive industry experience with a reputation for reliable service. We service minor and major projects in the areas of Abrasive Blasting, Protective Coatings, Scaffold and Rigging, Industrial Wear Packages, High Pressure Water Blasting and more.

We have serviced a wide range of industries around the Mackay and the Bowen Basin areas. Areas such as Residential, Commercial, Mining, On and Off-Shore Environments, Heavy Industry and Ports. We have also serviced these industries during major shutdown periods.

Our people are our most valuable asset

At Ausgroup we pride ourselves being able to inspire the best from our people by setting high expectations to deliver the highest standards to our clients