Over the last few years, there have been ongoing supply chain disruptions leading to a sharp increase in demand for Australian manufactured products.
As Australia’s only manufacturer of LVL and LVL I-joist, and with state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Western Australia that runs 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, Wesbeam can guarantee supply.
Our operation is huge, with a 25,000 sq.m. plant that produces in excess of 80,000 cubic metres of LVL products every year. Our Neerabup factory feeds our national capital city distribution centres and consistently delivers our customers with quality LVL and LVL I-joists products.
So how do we do it?
We can only produce the highest quality LVL and LVL I-joist products because our factory is run by the best of the best. A team of powerful production leaders means our factory is running smoothly whilst meeting the demand and allowing us to guarantee supply to the residential building industry.
Meet the powerhouse team yourself.
Kathy Morris - General Manager
Kathy has been in the industry and worked at Wesbeam for 12 years. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science majoring in Engineering. Kathy oversees and is responsible for a variety of departments at Wesbeam’s Neerabup factory including production, maintenance, quality and resource management to ensure the plant runs effectively and efficiently.
Tamiti Timoko - Operations Manager
Having worked at Wesbeam for 16 years, Tamati has advanced his career and provides an extensive level of experience to his role as operations manager through his intimate knowledge of the Neerabup factory intricacies and the plant processes. He is responsible for increasing productivity and the quality of our products as well as overseeing cost reductions during the manufacturing process. Tamati also oversees the safety of our production staff, ensuring that Wesbeam operations result in zero Loss Time Injuries.
Ahsan Qureshi - Quality Assurance Manager
Ahsan has been with Wesbeam for more than 15 years in various technical and managerial roles, and with a strong academic background to PhD level, is our Quality Assurance Manager. Ahsan ensures that Wesbeam products comply to relevant regulatory and legal requirements. He has a passion for innovation, engineering planning, design, and practice for product quality enhancement, new product development and optimisation, and customer satisfaction.
David Purchase - Engineering Manager
With a Bachelor of Engineering, Design and Manufacture and 33 years of experience in manufacturing and maintenance, David brings exceptional knowledge and skill to the Wesbeam production team. He is responsible for machine maintenance across all areas and new machine installation, a hugely vital part of keeping the Neerabup factory running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
John Casey - Electrical and Programming Technician
John is an electrician by trade and has over 15 years of industry experience. His role as electrical and programming technician at Wesbeam’s Neerabup factory involves him overseeing the electrical department and providing his expertise and high level of skill in PLC programming; an essential component to the operations of the Wesbeam factory.
Jesse Kennerley-Williams - Production Coordinator
As production coordinator and with eight years of industry experience behind him, Jesse oversees the day to day running of the Wesbeam factory including manning schedules, Press/billet/Joist schedules and implementing/identifying any improvements that need to be made to improve safety, production and recovery. Jesse assists in managing the four rotating shifts at the factory which operates 24/7.