Our Team

Gabriel Dio BE(Hons) MIEAust CPEng RPEQ Managing Director

Gabriel is a charted mechanical engineer with a background in the chemical manufacturing and mining services industry. He brings his global experience to Master Steel, having done projects in: Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Gladstone (Central Queensland), the Philippines, and the UAE. In his career he has been involved with various high-profile projects and managed shutdowns, capital projects, maintenance outages and various site work which formed the background of his supervisory and management experience.

As a chartered engineer with Engineers Australia he has contributed greatly to the engineering community such as being a part of the Gold Coast Regional Committee. He is also RPEQ certified by the Board of Professional Engineers in Queensland.

Originally from Melbourne, Gabriel completed an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He is also an alumnus of Trinity College

David Walsh - Certified Welding Supervisor to AS 2214 Operations Manager

David has been in the steel industry for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience working with Tier 1 companies and government branches such as Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Queensland Rail, both on and off the tools. His technical background ensures that projects are welded and fabricated to Master Steel’s stringent ISO 3834 quality systems. His experience includes project management, fabrication and major plant maintenance. He was predominantly based in the Brisbane region and Master Steel is his first role in the Gold Coast.

Ian McInnes Cert Mech Eng, Cert IV Proj Mgt Prac Senior Estimator

Ian has over 35 years of experience across manufacturing, industrial, commercial construction, fabrication, plant operation, water infrastructure and defence sectors. He started his career by writing procedures for government agencies such as Sydney Water back in New South Wales. Because of his high level of mechanical aptitude, our engineers would often turn to him for technical advise. His main role at Master Steel is managing the initial stages of tenders, which makes him crucial to the success of winning bids.

Jason Thompson Senior Project Estimator

Jason has 20+ years of experience in the steel industry and came up to join Master Steel from New South Wales. He brings a strong background in site and metal works having done high profile projects such as Gosford Hospital, Westfield Kotara and Charlestown Square in Newcastle. Jason is also a 1st Class Welder/ Boilermaker, complimenting his drafting and site measurement ability. His experience, versatility, loyalty, and interest for all things IT makes him an invaluable team member. After spending 18 professional years in Newcastle, he has chosen Master Steel as his next company to further his career