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Pic ManagementDavid Munro – General Manager
David is a qualified engineer (Mech. Design) with extensive Sales, Marketing, Supply and General Management experience. David’s career stems from the UK to New Zealand and Australia with companies including Honeywell, James Hardie, Fletcher Building and Capral before joining Global Metals in 2014. David’s business philosophy is simple “……make our customers succeed and we shall succeed”. Married with twin daughters, David enjoys jogging, soccer and reading.

Andrew Schmidt – Victoria State Manager
Andrew has 11 years experience in the steel industry, covering sales and management roles across Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. This included supplying a diverse range of products including structural, tubular, pipe, valve and fittings, reinforcing and sheet and coil to the construction, fabrication, manufacturing and rural markets. Andrew became a member of the Global Metals team in 2011, assuming the State Managers role in 2013. Since then he has developed a strong team in Melbourne who are passionate about adding value to their customers businesses. Outside of work, Andrew is a passionate Essendon member, cyclist and amateur cook with a young and growing family.

Neil Sutherland – WA State Manager
Neil is a qualified Boilermaker/Welder having completed his trade with the Royal Australian Navy. Since leaving his trade Neil has held a variety of management roles across Australia living in Karratha, Kalgoorlie and Gladstone with BOC Gases, BlueScope Lysaght and RUD Chains before joining Global Metals in June 2014. Neil is committed to developing the capable team in WA and delivering a high level of customer service. Married with two sons Neil enjoys motor cycling, scuba diving and Crossfit.

Ben Volbrecht – SA Sales and Operations Manager
Ben has been with Global Metals since 2007 in key roles including Operational, Sales and State Management responsibilities. Ben’s experience within the business includes State Manager NSW during 2014 / 2015 and various supporting capacities in Operations across all States. Born and bred in Adelaide, Ben has a key understanding of what is required to support the local customer base in the challenges they face. Ben’s philosophy on customer service is to ensure that the customer sees Global Metals as an extension of their business. He has a team of people that are committed to delivering service. A keen footy fan, Ben supports Hawthorn as well as having a keen interest in the Greyhounds in his personal time.

Chris Monk - QLD State Manager
Chris has 30 years experience in Distribution of Industrial products to the Queensland market and joined Global Metals in 2011. With several years experience at Management level in Piping Systems, Bearings, Fasteners and Engineered Steel industries, Chris has a deep understanding of the Queensland market and a passion for Customer Service.

Jon Schatz – NSW State Manager
Jon joined Global Metals in 2015 following extensive experience in the industry with Atlas Steels for 7 years in a Product Manager’s role for Engineering Steels. Previous to that, Jon’s experience encompasses from hands on sales and management of a couple of Engineering Shops (both Production / Machining and Fabrication), and as a Mine Engineer. Locally domiciled in NSW all his working life, Jon is conversant with the local economic sectors and their demands on the engineering fraternity. Married with two children, Jon spends his spare time with the family and is not unfamiliar to preforming on the local music scene from time to time.

Kathryn Mead - Supply Manager
Kathryn has over 10 years of experience with a major distributor of carbon steel and special steels in New Zealand. In particular Kathryn worked with the sales team and customers on Engineered Steel solutions. With a background in planning, procurement, and distribution, and a passion for building relationships with customers, Kathryn fits well with our focus on customer service leadership.

Nic Evans - Product Manager
Nic has joined Global Metals with over 20 years experience in the Special Steel supply industry, as well as 8 years working in the manufacturing industry. Solution based selling, as well as a strong knowledge of steels and experience in manufacturing gives Nic a unique ability to offer solutions from commercial, logistical and technical aspects.

Rod Gregory – Managing Director
With over 30 years within the steel industry, Rod Gregory joined Global Metals Pty Ltd in February 2009 as Managing Director and Shareholder of the business. With many years experience at a senior management level, Rod is focused on ensuring all customer's needs and expectations are met and exceeded.

Paul Whitehead – Non executive director
Paul is the CEO of Stemcor Australia Pty Ltd, the 50% joint venture owner of Global Metals. Paul has been with Stemcor for nearly 25 years undertaking a variety of leadership roles in Australasia and Europe relating to steel import/export, iron ore, coal and scrap.
Stemcor is one of the world’s largest steel trading companies with a turnover in excess of $5 billion managed through a network of offices in 45 countries Stemcor owns a number of investments in engineering steel and stock holding across the globe and is able to provide access to the best sources of steel and trade finance to Global Metals.

Paul Kocsis – Company Secretary
Paul brings to the management team of Global Metals many years of senior financial experience. Paul is a registered CPA and holds the relevant Company Secretarial qualifications.