Team
  • Senior
  • High Rise National
  • Brisbane
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Hervey Bay / Bundaberg
  • Gladstone /
    Rockhampton
  • Mackay / Moranbah
  • Victoria
  • Northern Territory
  • Western Australia
  • Port Moresby PNG
  • HSE & HR
  • Workshop
Ian Olifent - Managing Director
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As Owner and Managing Director of the Meales Group for more than 10 years, Ian is the strategic force behind the ‘Meales’ brand.   Together with the support of his committed team, he has driven the growth and development of Meales as Australia’s pre-eminent specialist concrete pumping operation with an emphasis on commercial, industrial, infrastructure and mining/resource sector work.  Having been involved in the construction industry for over 25 years, Ian brings to the Group extensive project/contract management expertise, general building experience and a comprehensive knowledge of the concrete pumping industry.  He is a strong advocate for commercial integrity, quality service and responsible corporate practices and fosters these qualities throughout the Meales Group’s operations. 

 

Grantley Schloss - Group General Manager

With an energetic and enthusiastic attitude, Grantley Steers the operation as General Manager.   Having previously worked with Meales in Queensland, Grantley moved back to his home town of Darwin when he purchased an existing locally based business “Specialized Concrete Pumping”.  Working with the Meales Group, Grantley provided a professional and comprehensive concrete pumping outfit that serviced the City of Darwin as well as remote projects throughout the Northern Territory and Kimberly region of WA. He now brings that expertise on a national scale to ensure our clients are provided with a professional and well managed outfit.

 

Paul Keenan - National High Rise Manager
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With over 40 years of industry experience, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our High Rise Division.  Paul’s in-depth understanding of engineering, design and construction allows him to work closely with major contractors in formulating and determining innovative and practical solutions for complex project needs.  As National High Rise Manager, Paul oversees the operational activities of Specialised Concrete Pumping across Australia.

Paul Keenan - National High Rise Manager
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With over 40 years of industry experience, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our High Rise Division.  Paul’s in-depth understanding of engineering, design and construction allows him to work closely with major contractors in formulating and determining innovative and practical solutions for complex project needs.  As National High Rise Manager, Paul oversees the operational activities of Specialised Concrete Pumping across Australia.

Chris Bagley - Area Manager & Sales

Chris has been in the concrete pumping industry for well over 10 years.  During this time, he has gained invaluable experience in all aspects of concrete pumping and a solid knowledge and understanding of operational activities.  Chris maintains a strong passion for the industry and pride for our equipment.  As Area Manager of our busy Brisbane yard, Chris is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of our pumps, operators, customers and jobs and is always available to discuss customers’ queries or concerns.

Jason Goggol - Area Manager & Sales

Jasons career in the concrete pumping industry spans more than 23 years and his experience covers all aspects of the pumping process from mobiles, placing booms, skid pumps and telebelts.  Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Sunshine Coast Region. 

Dave Falconer - Area Manager

Dave is a long-time resident of the Wide Bay area and previous owner of a local concrete pumping business.  As Area Manager of the HerveyBay/Bundaberg operations since its beginning in 2005, Dave has great knowledge and experience of the local market and the many builders that frequent this area.

Phil Rassmussen - Regional Manager

Phil has worked within the Gladstone region for many years running the busy schedule of operations and Bookings. Phil now brings his expertise to the Gladstone and Mackay regions ensureing successful operation in both locations being paramount.

Phil Rassmussen - Area Manager

Phil has worked within the Gladstone region for many years running the busy schedule of operations and Bookings. Phil now brings his expertise to the Gladstone and Mackay regions ensureing successful operation in both locations being paramount.

Gordon Hall - Area Manager

Drawing from his 22 years of experience in all aspects of concrete pumping, Gordon has aptly established and managed our operation in the Melbourne region.  He has successfully built a reputation of providing quality concrete pumping services with a ‘can do’ attitude. 

Grantley Schloss - Area Manager

With an energetic and enthusiastic attitude, Grantley heads up our Northern Territory operation from our Darwin depot.   Having previously worked with Meales in Queensland, Grantley moved back to his home town of Darwin when he purchased an existing locally based business “Specialized Concrete Pumping”.  Now linking with the Meales Group, Grantley provides a professional and comprehensive concrete pumping outfit that services the City of Darwin as well as remote projects throughout the Northern Territory and Kimberly region of WA.

Niall Duggan

In 2013, the Meales Group joined with AllPumps WA Pty Ltd, a company operated by Niall Duggan and Chris Rakich, to form Meales WA Concrete Pumping.  Niall comes to Meales WA with many years’ experience in the WA concrete pumping market, both in operational and management positions.  In conjunction with Chris, he heads our rapidly expanding Western Australian operation, which services major project work in both the resource sector and the general construction market. 

 

Chris Rakich

In 2013, the Meales Group joined with AllPumps WA Pty Ltd, a company operated by Niall Duggan and Chris Rakich, to form Meales WA Concrete Pumping.  Like Niall, Chris has made his career in the concrete pumping industry, having worked in the WA market for many years.  In conjunction with Niall, he heads our rapidly expanding Western Australian operation, which services major project work in both the resource sector and the general construction market. 

Graeme Grady - Area Manager PNG

As a long-time local of Port Moresby and owner of an existing PNG business, Haginia Hire, Graeme has taken on management of our PNG operation.  He has been servicing the pumping requirements of local contractors’ with his fleet of line pumps for the last 10 years and our presence now adds mobile boom pumps to the arena.  With the support of additional equipment and knowledge from our Australian operation, Graeme is able to offer the complete package to local contractors in this challenging region.

Michael Keenan - HSE Mangaer & HR

Michael is the Safety Manager and Rehabilitation Co-ordinator for the Group. He also manages the IT department. Michael has a background as a diesel and hydraulic mechanic, working in concrete batching plants/quarries and mobile crane maintenance, then moving into motor vehicle spare parts and sales and fleet management for Toyota Industrial and Cartech NSW Police.

Accreditations

  • Cert IV OH&S
  • Workplace health and Safety Officer (Construction elective) QLD
  • Rehabilitation and Return to work Co-ordinator

 

Rob Cowley - Workshop Mangaer

Having gained extensive experience maintaining a large transport fleet, Robbie joined Meales in 2003 and quickly established himself as a most valuable team member.  He has been instrumental in strengthening Meales’ reputation for reliability. In addition to his workshop based responsibilities, Robbie also manages Meales’ mobile service/repair van, allowing us to respond promptly to the mechanical demands of our fleet in any location. He has incorporated within the Company a strict maintenance regime and, as a result, provides our operators and customers, with exceptionally well maintained equipment.

 

 
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