Our Team

Stephen Dorrofield

General Manager

Stephen is responsible for leading the growth and financial performance of HVG Facades, a leading supplier of Façade products and systems in Australia. He manages the strategic direction of the business as well as the development of supplier and customer relationships. He is also responsible for the creation and implementation of sales budgets and results, as well as cost management, in order to effectively achieve business objectives.

Stephen has been with Halifax Vogel Group for over 10 years, managing and working across various business divisions.

Stephen is a passionate supporter of the St Kilda AFL team.

Neil Weatherstone
National Product Manager  – MondoClad® & Trespa®

Neil Weatherstone is MondoClad® and Trespa®’s National Product Manager. His career in the aluminium industry spans more than 20 years.

Having been employed in the industry when sheets, coils and plates were locally produced, he has unsurpassed expertise in the manufacturing process of aluminium sheets, plus unmatched experience in the worldwide aluminium supply chain network.

Roger Brooks

National Technical Manager

Roger Brooks is HVG Facades’ National Technical Manager. Roger has experience across various sub-sectors of the façade industry, working with product groups such as aluminium composite and solid metal cladding, fire resisting cavity insulation for cladding and curtain walls, as well as polycarbonate glazing systems.
Roger has over twenty years of experience working within the commercial and residential design and construction spaces, with a high degree of focus on working with facade engineers, consultants, and various high level industry stakeholders.
Roger brings his industry experience and dedication to the HVG Facades team, to assist in providing the very best information and general assistance to the market.
Outside of work Roger can be found either on his Harley Davidson bike or behind professional cameras as a semi-pro photographer.
Feel free to ask him for a link to his website.

Cameron Yasar

National Product Manager – ZINTL®

Cameron Yasar has been with HVG for 15 years, a huge milestone!

Cameron has held many roles within HVG, such as Sales Co-Ordinator, Senior Account manager, managing the Corporate Identity program and more recently as a Product Manager for ZINTL®.

In his spare time he loves spending time with his family and watching Football (lets be real…anything sport to be honest). He also has a keen interest in property development.

Andrew Pike
State Sales Manager – NSW/QLD
Product Manager – Swisspearl®

Andrew Pike is the HVG Facades’ State Sales Manager for NSW and QLD. He is also the Product Manager for our high-density fibre cement product Swisspearl®.

Andrew is one of HVG Facades most experienced employees having worked in the business for over 17 years. He has worked in a variety of roles including Corporate Identity Management, Specification and more recently looking after our team in NSW and QLD.

He is customer focused, with extensive knowledge and experience in construction industry, particularly in cladding and project management. You will get the the best advice possible with Andrew Pike.
On the weekend you can find Andrew supporting one of his sporting teams including the Cronulla Sharks, Sydney FC and the Sydney Sixers.

Laura Zahariou

Marketing Manager

Laura is a senior marketing and communications professional with 14 years’ experience in the sector, with a successful track record of leading marketing and communications departments. She provides strategic planning and advice to senior level management in regard to brand management, digital marketing, campaign strategy and internal and external communication. Laura’s major achievements have been managing strategic marketing and communication plans with a high focus on brand management, multi-channel marketing and content development. She loves spending time with her boys, enjoys a good book and strolls along the beach.
Mireia Magurean

Digital Marketing Coordinator

High achiever, creative, passionate, and dedicated are just some of the traits that Mireia possess.

Her role as a HVG Facades’ Digital Marketing Co-ordinator is to manage our social media, website, and email marketing, with a keen interest on all things digital.

Her demonstrated career progression based on initiative, commitment, and performance are presented on day-to-day basis.

In her spare time, Mireia loves to watch movies (even if she has seen them multiple times), also loves food, travelling and exploring new places.

Marie Alessi

Specification Manager

A member of HVG Facades since 2012, Marie has more than 23 years’ experience in the architectural industry, initially from a background in the interior design sector.

Marie is committed to the continued growth and support of newly established and existing long-lasting partnerships by collaborating with Architects, Specifiers, and the Stakeholder community across Victoria. She provides comprehensive industry and technical knowledge whilst continuing to develop and manage specifications – bringing life to the design.

Outside of work Marie loves to travel and is intrigued by places and cultures. She also enjoys her time-out relaxing with a cup of tea, a good book, and has been known to binge-watch the occasional TV series!

Charlotte Ritcher

National Corporate Identity Manager

Originally hailing from the UK, Charlotte has more than 15 years’ experience working within the construction industry.

At HVG Facades she manages the corporate division nationally. Responsible for developing, implementing and planning corporate related programs and inventory.

You can definitely call Charlotte a true Melbournian now. An avid AFL supporter and Melbourne member since 2014 (Go Dees). As a self-confessed foodie, you can usually find her dining out around town. She also likes hitting the gym and exploring the great outdoors.

Nino Quatela
Specification and Commercial Sales Manager – VIC

Nino is a knowledgeable and experienced Sales and Specification Manager with a history of over 40 years in the Architectural & Building Industry.

His experience spans a number of roles in Technical Sales and Sales Management giving him the expertise in assisting stakeholders across the industry.

In his spare time Nino enjoys trying to play golf, gardening and listening to music.

Phil Ricardo

Commercial Sales Manager – VIC

Phil is an experienced Commercial Sales Manager with demonstrated history of working in the Architecture & Building industry. 

With over 40 years of experience in various roles and a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry he will provide our clients with the best possible customer service. 

Phil is skilled in sales, negotiations, operations, and sales management.

He is a true sales professional supported with an Associate Diploma in Marketing.

He enjoys relaxing with a good book, a movie and plenty of music.

Con Hantzopoulos

Commercial Sales Manager – VIC

Con is our Commercial Sales Manager based in Victoria. He joined HVG Facades in early 2021.

Con has over 38 years’ experience in the construction and building industry. Before joining our facades team, he specialised in the HVG decorative building products for the last 10 years with a focus in the Recreational Vehicles (RV) market.

Con is a qualified cabinet maker and shop fitter and has also managed a stone fabrication business.

In his spare time, Con loves to go out 4 Wheel Driving and enjoys the morning walks with his dog.

Thomas  Brenner

Business Development Manager – NSW

Thomas Brenner joined the HVG Facades team in 2019 as Business Development Manager for NSW.

Thomas’ interest is in high quality technical products, quality control and compliance standards.
Since moving to Australia in 2002, Thomas gained a sound understanding in roof and wall cladding applications.

He specialised in non-ferrous cladding materials, traditional European cladding systems whilest living in Switzerland.
With his involvement in cladding applications for commercial and residential projects all around Australia, Thomas provides technical support to architects, designers and specifiers of how to apply these systems on individual projects. Special attention is provided towards compliance of these products with the NCC.

In his spare time Thomas likes to be out in nature, trail walking, cycling and he also loves skiing.

Mark Hayes

Commercial Sales Manager – NSW

Mark’s wealth of knowledge in the construction industry will ensure that each customer is getting the best possible advice when it comes to external cladding. He is an experienced Commercial Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the building materials industry. Strong sales professional skills in negotiation, contractors, operations management, sales, lean principles, and value stream mapping. Mark follows West Tigers – rugby league team and in his spare time he loves renovating houses.
Vik Ahluwalia

Commercial Sales Manager – NSW

A results-orientated business development and sales management professional with over 25 years of solid experience in the building and construction industry. Proven ability to manage teams and drive new business through establishing strategic partnerships and building relationships with key decision-makers. Excellent track record in proactively approaching new business with project specific solutions, managing the full cycle of product design through to installation and compliance, resulting in development of high-volume profitable accounts generating more than $50 million of revenue annually.

Vik’s highest qualification is Master of Commerce in property development.

Prior to joining HVG Vik was working for CSR for over 8.5 years as a State BDM for Hebel and Viridian Business, each large scale manufactures of building products.

Outside work, he is highly passionate about soccer and have been involved with Football Federation Australia as a player, coach, and a referee.

Susie Palamara
Inventory & Sales Support

Susie Palamara joined HVG Facades in March 2020.

Based in our Sydney office, she looks after Inventory and Sales support, with a focus on MondoClad®.

Susie enjoys Jiu Jitsu (currently a blue belt), going to the gym and shopping.

Candice Dodd
Sales Co-ordinator – NSW/QLD

Candice Dodd joined HVG Facades in April 2019, bringing over 10 years’ experience in manufacturing and interior acoustics.
Candice provides essential support to the Sales teams in NSW and QLD, always ready to assist them and our customers.

On the weekends it’s all about family, sports and good company!

Christy Irish
CID – Business Development Manager
Christy Irish is HVG Facades’ CID Business Development Manager for QLD. Her experience spans across various professional appointments within the construction industry. Christy has over ten years of experience in national and state sales management roles with International companies; servicing the Tier 1 commercial construction space, including but not limited to local councils and to both State and Federal Government. She is strategically driven with a customer and project focused approach in ensuring she delivers to client’s expectations. Christy brings people management, team and cultural integration skills that provide a huge benefit to the organisation and to our customers. On the weekend she spends her time living and breathing the world game football (soccer) and is also a Director for a Not-for-Profit Football Club on voluntarily basis.
Michael Brassey

Commercial Sales Manager – QLD

 

Michael has been involved in the QLD external cladding industry for over a decade, his wealth of knowledge will ensure our customers will receive the best advice available.
The skill set he has acquired over 10 years in the cladding industry has given him an understanding of the market, industry capabilities and limitations providing him a strong educational platform.
Michael can advise you on the design, fabrication capabilities and limitations of each range to optimise the client’s aesthetic requirements and to bring these to fruition.
His experience in the cladding industry will assist our clients in navigating the uncertainty within the external cladding as well as compliance in Queensland today.
He has access to the leading fabricators and installers in the Queensland market and he can assist our customers with design finessing.
Michael can discuss the benefits of cladding installation methodology local and international and he has access of a network of skilled artisans for the proto typing of designs.
In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking and watching a game of footy, only if Bombers are playing.

Frank Renfrey

Commercial Sales Manager – SA

 

Frank Renfrey, Commercial Sales Manager in SA has been with HVG Facades for over 14 years.

Frank’s wealth of knowledge spans across 35 years in the construction industry. He loves to assist our client’s and see their projects come to life. Frank works closely with Architects, Builders, suppliers and contractors/ installers ensuring our cladding products surpass all their expectations.

Frank enjoys going to see live music, nature walks and bike riding with my wife and daughter.

George Herbst

Commercial Sales Manager – WA

 
George has over 15 years’ experience within the construction industry, with his core focus being on façade and roof cladding systems. Whilst working in the UK, he gained experience with glass rainscreen and insulated render systems. In 2010 George moved to Australia and continued to work within the facade industry, he joined HVG Facades in June 2020 as the Commercial Sales Manager for WA. George enjoys amazing WA weather, when he’s not mountain biking, he loves spending time camping with his young family.

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