Our Team


Philip Suriano GAICD


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 15 years he has been working in corporate finance.

Ian Neal


Ian’s professional background is in financial markets, commencing as an equities analyst and moving to various banking positions until establishing Nanyang Ventures. He is a life member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a previous National President of The Securities Institute of Australia and was a member of the first Corporate Governance Council which established the Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Dagmar Parsons


Dagmar has worked with major national and multinational entities in Senior Executive and Non-Executive Director positions, driving critical market success by providing strategic direction, visionary leadership, and innovative thinking. As a Mechanical Engineer, she has an in-depth knowledge of engineering, manufacturing, construction, and service industry environments in the Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Power, Paper and Steel sectors. She has considerable experience in transforming and growing complex businesses across diverse corporate, operational and entrepreneurial roles in Australia, Asia and Europe. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Leadership Team

Wayne Hooper GAICD​

Chief Executive Officer

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 joining the company in 1994, Wayne also held senior roles in marketing within the building products industry. Wayne holds degrees in Science, Engineering (Honours Class 1) and an MBA.

Matthew Twist GIA (Aff.)​


Matthew has over 25 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 an affiliated member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Thomas Schlaefer​

Research & Development Manager

Thomas is a materials and process expert out of Germany who leads our R&D department. He achieved his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the Surface Engineering Institute of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, which is one of the leading research institutes for coating materials and processes. He has extensive experience and knowledge of materials and coating processes, and technical skills related to laser cladding, application oriented coatings development, materials development, and materials and composites analysis.

Keith Allan

head of sales & marketing

Keith is an executive leader with global experience building technical, solution-oriented teams, as to deliver positive customer experiences and outcomes.  Focused on collaborative sales and marketing strategies to deliver technical solutions to extend the life of hard-working assets and reduce scrap and stress on the environment . Keith enjoys working closely as a team mate across sales, marketing, R&D and operations to deliver technical solutions in industrial markets.

Steve Halloran

Operations Manager (New South Wales & Queensland)

Steve has led our NSW operations, including estimating, since 2012. Steve has recently taken the post of Production Manager overseeing our Queensland operations. He joined LaserBond in 2007 as an experienced tradesman and is fully conversant in our diverse operational divisions. Steve holds a Cert III Mechanical Engineering Trade Certificate.

Chris Dempsey​

Operations Manager (South Australia & Victoria)

Chris is an accomplished Senior Engineer Professional with extensive technical and management experience including manufacturing and oil & gas industries. He provides global experience in technical design, engineering, project management, operations management and senior leadership roles. He brings over 25 years of technical, business unit management and leadership to the LaserBond Victorian & South Australian facilities. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Hons).

Grant Wyber

head of projects

Grant is a Mechanical Engineer with significant experience in machine design and robotics. He has worked in Australia and overseas, project managing factory builds and upgrades including the development of new technology. Grant has a background in heavy industry, in engineering, project management and operations management.

Natalie Tesolin

General manager HR & Safety

Natalie has held various HR leadership positions in the defence, aviation, hospitality, media & telecommunications, logistics, and government sectors in Hong Kong, the Middle East, the UK, and Asia Pacific. Natalie has a proven track record leading large transformation projects and is known for her expertise in industrial relations, leadership development and people management. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Western Sydney University. As well as a Diploma in Government Investigations.

Sales Team

Peter Lean

Technical Sales Manager – (NSW & ACT)

Sean Hardy


Gennaro Madonna


Craig McCoy

International Sales Manager

Bernard Trevenar

Customer Service Manager

Dr.-Ing. Christiane Schulz

Technical Product Manager

Josh McLennan

Business Development Manager