Our Team

Gabriel Dio BE(Hons) MIEAust CPEng RPEQ Managing Director

Gabriel is a mechanical engineer with experience in the chemical manufacturing, and mining services industry. He worked for companies such as Ixom and Orica (formerly known as ICI) prior to joining Master Steel. Gabriel was involved in shutdowns, capital projects, maintenance outages and various site work which formed the background of his site and supervisory experience.

Gabriel was originally from Melbourne where he completed an honours degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Melbourne. He is also an alumnus of Trinity College. In his engineering career, Gabriel has worked in Melbourne, Newcastle, Gladstone (Central Queensland), the Philippines, and the UAE. He is a chartered engineer with Engineers Australia and currently part of the Gold Coast Regional Committee. He is RPEQ certified by the Board of Professional Engineers in Queensland.

Gabriel is happily married and a shameless fan of all food. He can also be found watching all forms of footy and backing the Maroons every year in the Gold Coast.

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.

Dave is an avid golfer (though he won’t admit to it). He enjoys the open spaces of the countryside and spends most of his time with his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters.

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.

Jason is a foodie and loves to try out different cuisines from all over the globe. Asia is his next travel destination where he wishes to bring his daughters.