Our Team

Adam Furst

Adam Furst

Director

Qualifications: Fitter and Machinist, Rigger Class1, Scaffolder, Crane Operator, Forklift, Licensed for Articulated Semi, High Risk Work.

1978 fitter/machinist by trade, 1982 employed by Senlos Design and Construction for 10 years, experience including shop detailing, estimating, project management.
In October 1992 Adam (Boxhead) formed a partnership with Mr John Jorgensen (Old Bull) and Old Bull & Box P/L was born. After John’s retirement in 1997 Adam continued as Sole Director and later renamed the company to LEED Steel.Thanks to Adams relentless drive to improve the business and with the assistance of an investment fund headed by Lindsay Phillips, LEED Group is moving forward with its next growth plan including relocation of the business to an exciting new facility at Airport Park located in Fallon Street adjacent to Albury Airport.

Chris Furst

Chris Furst

General Manager

Qualifications: Cert III in Engineering (fabrication), Cert IV in Frontline Management, High Performance Leadership Program

Chris has 17 years experience in the structural steel industry and completed his Boilermaker Apprenticeship at LEED Steel. Experience managing crews, erecting steel and on site. Chris has had several roles throughout his time with LEED including Workshop QA Manager, Production Manager, Project Manager and General Manager for the past 4 years.

Mike Shabani

Mike Shabani

Senior Estimator

Qualifications: Bachelor of Civil/Structural Engineering

With a 10 year career across both Engineering and Estimating roles, Mike has honed a unique ability to analyse labour, material and time requirements for a project. Since 2019 at LEED Steel, he’s estimated major complex projects across the health, industrial and residential sectors.

Steve Boyd

Steve Boyd

Logistics and Processing Manager

Qualifications: Fitter and Turner, Certificate 4 Mechanical Engineering, Diploma Business Management.

26 years experience including Machine Shop Manager, Maintenance Fitter, Workshop Foreman and Project Manager.

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Production Manager

Qualifications: Qualified Boilermaker, Forklift License, HR License
Dave completed his Apprenticeship with us and has now been with LEED for 12 years. He’s experienced in fabrication and welding, AutoCAD, NC programming and CNC machine operation and material purchasing.

Mehdi Ghodsieh

Mehdi Ghodsieh

Production Planner

Qualifications: Bachelor of Industrial Manufacturing

Mehdi has 18 years experience in different manufacturing companies as Supply Chain and Production Planner as well as a Quality System Manager (ISO 9000 standard). Medhi has been with LEED Steel since 2013 as a Leading Hand Estimator and has now taken on the roll of Production Planner.

Matt Furst

Matt Furst

Project Manager

Qualifications: Qualified Boilermaker.
Matt completed apprenticeship at LEED Steel
21 years industry experience including administration, estimation, general management and project management. Currently managers projects from the initial award right through to final completion.

Belamy Ressom

Belamy Ressom

Storeman and Maintanence

Qualifications: Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication)

Responsible for ordering and distribution of all workshop consumables, machine consumables and protective clothing, as well as conducting onsite maintenance and scheduling specialist trades for maintenance and repairs.

Chris Jolly

Chris Jolly

Workshop Manager - Albury

Qualified Boilermaker with 26 years industry experience. Chris’s experience ranges from general engineering and rigging to structural and has held positions as a Leading Hand and now Workshop Foreman.

Jade Tschirpig

Jade Tschirpig

Workshop Manager - Wodonga

Jade has been in the structural steel industry for 25 years as a Boilermaker, and with LEED on and off for 16 years.

He is responsible for the running of LEED Steel’s 2nd factory in Wodonga with 15 employees.

Harli Ackerley

Harli Ackerley

Yard Manager

Qualifications: Forklift license, Cert III Carpentry, Working at Heights, First Aid.

With 5 years in the steel industry, Harli has been employed at LEED Steel since 2018 as the Yard Manager’s Leading Hand and has now taken on the role of Yard Manager.

Harli’s responsibilities were initially forklift operating and has now expanded to being responsible for truck loading, sand blasting and paint application with a team of 5 employees.

Michelle Green

Michelle Green

Senior Management Accountant and RTW Coordinator

Qualifications: Diploma in Accounting and Management, HSR Certificate, RTW Certificate, Justice of the Peace Appointment (NSW)

Michelle has been with LEED for 5 years and is responsible for accounting management for LEED Companies, EOM reporting and journals, Accounts receivable and payables, payroll and employee relations, management of all Workcover related queries and claims.

Darcy Green

Darcy Green

Accounts Assistant

Qualifications: Currently studying Certificate 3 in Business Administration

Darcy began at LEED Steel in 2019 and is responsible for assisting the Accounts Manager in all things payroll, accounts receivable/payable, employee relations and other office duties.

As well as working in accounts, Darcy has recently taken on the role of document control, data entry, processing QA documents and updating manifests.

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Michael Robin

Michael Robin

Operations Manager

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma of Business Management.

Michael has 27 years experience in the steel industry across a range of roles such as Project Manager, Estimator and General Manager.

Responsibilities include day to day running of LEED Manufacturing.

Melinna Furst

Melinna Furst

Sales Manager and Reception

Based at LEED Manufacturing in Wodonga. Melinna is in charge of selling stock to both Leed Group and external sources. Involved in day to day running of the office and reception.

Any enquiries for stock sales please contact Melinna

[email protected]

0407 298 634

Brian O’Dwyer

Brian O’Dwyer

Project Manager

Qualifications: Diploma in Project Management.

With over 22 years experience in the steel industry, working in both Ireland and Australia, Brian joined the team at LEED Manufacturing in 2017. He has vast experience working in roles such as Boilermaker and Workshop Foreman.

Responsibilities include programming, scheduling of projects and assisting with day to day running of LEED Manufacturing.