BDS Vircon

BDS Vircon
BDS Vircon
Manufacture-SOUTH BRISBANE, QLD
Manufacture-South Brisbane, QLD
About BDS Vircon BDS VirCon has one of the most experienced management teams in the industry. All of our senior managers have more than 22 years experience in the industry and many have mor..
80 Tribune St, South Brisbane, Qld, 4101.
80 Tribune St, South Brisbane, Qld, 4101.
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About BDS Vircon BDS VirCon has one of the most experienced management teams in the industry. All of our senior managers have more than 22 years experience in the industry and many have more than 22 years experience with BDS. Our stable, experienced and highly trained team ensures our promise of quality, technical expertise and timelines are able to be met on all our projects Vinod Muthanna Chairman & CEO Vinod has been the Chairman of BDS VirCon since 2007, prior to which he was an investment banker with JPMorgan and then Westpac. Vinod has a B.Engg.from Bangalore University, a MBA from Melbourne University and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Don Engler Managing Director Don has more than 40 years experience in the steel detailing, fabricating and erection business. He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and California. He serves on the Code of Standard Practice committee for the American Institute of Steel Construction. Don is responsible for the worldwide operations of the company and has been with BDS VirCon for more than ten years. Tanya Marsh Chief Financial Officer Tanya has a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA with over twelve years experience. She has previously worked with engineering, quantity surveying and aviation businesses and in public practice. Tanya joined BDS VirCon in 2007 and is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the business globally. Brad Backer General Manager, AU & NZ Brad is a qualified boilermaker and has an advanced trade certificates in boiler making and welding. He has over 30 years experience as a shop detailer and has been with BDS VirCon since 1978. He is responsible for the operations of our two largest production offices in Brisbane and Auckland. Ian Belcher Manager, UK Ian has a HNC in Civil Engineering and is a draftsman with over 26 years experience in the detailing and fabricating industry in the UK. He has worked in both the UK and the Australian markets on both the shop floor and in site supervisory roles. Vaughan McClear General Manager, Asia Vaughan joined BDS VirCon as a cadet in 1985 and other than working in the UK briefly with an engineering company, he has been with BDS ever since. He is the General Manager for Asia and responsible for our Thailand office, having worked in Thailand for more than eleven years. He has also worked at various times in BDS VirCon's Canadian and US offices. Kerry Lindemann Director - Research & Marketing Kerry began detailing as a cadet with BDS in 1979. Since completing his cadetship and an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering, Kerry has filled many roles at BDS VirCon including CAD development and project management and has gained over 30 years experience in the steel construction industry. He is currently based in our Brisbane office and has responsibility for research marketing and business development in Australia and New Zealand. Cedric Easthorpe Manager, NZ Cedric is in charge of BDS VirCon's New Zealand operation. He is a qualified boilermaker and has a trade diploma in Plating and Structural Steelwork. He has over 34 years drafting experience which includes the ship building, commercial and industrial structural steel, and offshore industries. He joined BDS VirCon as a Senior Detailer in 1997, after migrating there from South Africa and has been with the company ever since. Peter Harper Senior Project Manager Peter joined BDS VirCon as a cadet draftsperson in 1978. After completing his cadetship he left BDS VirCon to work with a large steel fabricator followed by an overseas assignment managing a detailing company in Singapore. He rejoined the BDS VirCon's Brisbane office in 1988. Peter has a Diploma in Engineering and is our resident US specification and connection specialist. Cameron Elms Senior Project Manager Cameron commenced work with BDS VirCon in 1974 as a trainee draftsman and left in 1978 for two years to gain experience with consulting engineers. He rejoined with BDS VirCon in 1980 and has now been with BDS VirCon for over 30 years. As well as his day to day responsibilities as a Senior Project Detailer/Checker/Co-ordinator he is responsible for the training of Cadets in the Company. He has a Certificate in Civil Engineering. Maria Papaie Manager, US Maria is in charge of our Phoenix, Arizona office and has a Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced ten years in the Architectural Field on designing a wide variety of projects as well as working on City Master Plans. She changed her field of expertise in 1995 to Steel Detailing by acquiring skills in 3D modelling with Tekla Structure and connection Design Degree from CISC in Canada. She has over 25 years combined experience in design and detailing. She joined BDS VirCon in summer of 2000 and has been the US Detailing Operation Manager since October of 2001.

About BDS Vircon

BDS VirCon has one of the most experienced management teams in the industry. All of our senior managers have more than 22 years experience in the industry and many have more than 22 years experience with BDS.

Our stable, experienced and highly trained team ensures our promise of quality, technical expertise and timelines are able to be met on all our projects

Vinod Muthanna

Chairman & CEO

Vinod has been the Chairman of BDS VirCon since 2007, prior to which he was an investment banker with JPMorgan and then Westpac.  Vinod has a B.Engg.from Bangalore University, a MBA from Melbourne University and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

   

Don Engler
Managing Director

Don has more than 40 years experience in the steel detailing, fabricating and erection business. He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and California. He serves on the Code of Standard Practice committee for the American Institute of Steel Construction. Don is responsible for the worldwide operations of the company and has been with BDS VirCon for more than ten years.

   

Tanya Marsh
Chief Financial Officer

Tanya has a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA with over twelve years experience. She has previously worked with engineering, quantity surveying and aviation businesses and in public practice. Tanya joined BDS VirCon in 2007 and is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the business globally.

   

Brad Backer
General Manager, AU & NZ

Brad is a qualified boilermaker and has an advanced trade certificates in boiler making and welding. He has over 30 years experience as a shop detailer and has been with BDS VirCon since 1978. He is responsible for the operations of our two largest production offices in Brisbane and Auckland.

   

Ian Belcher
Manager, UK

Ian has a HNC in Civil Engineering and is a draftsman with over 26 years experience in the detailing and fabricating industry in the UK. He has worked in both the UK and the Australian markets on both the shop floor and in site supervisory roles.

   

Vaughan McClear
General Manager, Asia

Vaughan joined BDS VirCon as a cadet in 1985 and other than working in the UK briefly with an engineering company, he has been with BDS ever since. He is the General Manager for Asia and responsible for our Thailand office, having worked in Thailand for more than eleven years. He has also worked at various times in BDS VirCon’s Canadian and US offices.

 

 

Kerry Lindemann
Director - Research & Marketing

Kerry began detailing as a cadet with BDS in 1979. Since completing his cadetship and an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering, Kerry has filled many roles at BDS VirCon including CAD development and project management and has gained over 30 years experience in the steel construction industry. He is currently based in our Brisbane office and has responsibility for research marketing and business development in Australia and New Zealand.

   

Cedric Easthorpe
Manager, NZ

Cedric is in charge of BDS VirCon’s New Zealand operation. He is a qualified boilermaker and has a trade diploma in Plating and Structural Steelwork. He has over 34 years drafting experience which includes the ship building, commercial and industrial structural steel, and offshore industries. He joined BDS VirCon as a Senior Detailer in 1997, after migrating there from South Africa and has been with the company ever since.

   

Peter Harper
Senior Project Manager

Peter joined BDS VirCon as a cadet draftsperson in 1978. After completing his cadetship he left BDS VirCon to work with a large steel fabricator followed by an overseas assignment managing a detailing company in Singapore. He rejoined the BDS VirCon’s Brisbane office in 1988. Peter has a Diploma in Engineering and is our resident US specification and connection specialist.

   

Cameron Elms
Senior Project Manager

Cameron commenced work with BDS VirCon in 1974 as a trainee draftsman and left in 1978 for two years to gain experience with consulting engineers. He rejoined with BDS VirCon in 1980 and has now been with BDS VirCon for over 30 years. As well as his day to day responsibilities as a Senior Project Detailer/Checker/Co-ordinator he is responsible for the training of Cadets in the Company. He has a Certificate in Civil Engineering.

   

Maria Papaie
Manager, US

Maria is in charge of our Phoenix, Arizona office and has a Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced ten years in the Architectural Field on designing a wide variety of projects as well as working on City Master Plans. She changed her field of expertise in 1995 to Steel Detailing by acquiring skills in 3D modelling with Tekla Structure and connection Design Degree from CISC in Canada. She has over 25 years combined experience in design and detailing.

She joined BDS VirCon in summer of 2000 and has been the US Detailing Operation Manager since October of 2001.


About BDS Vircon

BDS VirCon has one of the most experienced management teams in the industry. All of our senior managers have more than 22 years experience in the industry and many have more than 22 years experience with BDS.

Our stable, experienced and highly trained team ensures our promise of quality, technical expertise and timelines are able to be met on all our projects

Vinod Muthanna

Chairman & CEO

Vinod has been the Chairman of BDS VirCon since 2007, prior to which he was an investment banker with JPMorgan and then Westpac.  Vinod has a B.Engg.from Bangalore University, a MBA from Melbourne University and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

   

Don Engler
Managing Director

Don has more than 40 years experience in the steel detailing, fabricating and erection business. He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and California. He serves on the Code of Standard Practice committee for the American Institute of Steel Construction. Don is responsible for the worldwide operations of the company and has been with BDS VirCon for more than ten years.

   

Tanya Marsh
Chief Financial Officer

Tanya has a Bachelor of Business and is a CPA with over twelve years experience. She has previously worked with engineering, quantity surveying and aviation businesses and in public practice. Tanya joined BDS VirCon in 2007 and is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the business globally.

   

Brad Backer
General Manager, AU & NZ

Brad is a qualified boilermaker and has an advanced trade certificates in boiler making and welding. He has over 30 years experience as a shop detailer and has been with BDS VirCon since 1978. He is responsible for the operations of our two largest production offices in Brisbane and Auckland.

   

Ian Belcher
Manager, UK

Ian has a HNC in Civil Engineering and is a draftsman with over 26 years experience in the detailing and fabricating industry in the UK. He has worked in both the UK and the Australian markets on both the shop floor and in site supervisory roles.

   

Vaughan McClear
General Manager, Asia

Vaughan joined BDS VirCon as a cadet in 1985 and other than working in the UK briefly with an engineering company, he has been with BDS ever since. He is the General Manager for Asia and responsible for our Thailand office, having worked in Thailand for more than eleven years. He has also worked at various times in BDS VirCon’s Canadian and US offices.

 

 

Kerry Lindemann
Director - Research & Marketing

Kerry began detailing as a cadet with BDS in 1979. Since completing his cadetship and an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering, Kerry has filled many roles at BDS VirCon including CAD development and project management and has gained over 30 years experience in the steel construction industry. He is currently based in our Brisbane office and has responsibility for research marketing and business development in Australia and New Zealand.

   

Cedric Easthorpe
Manager, NZ

Cedric is in charge of BDS VirCon’s New Zealand operation. He is a qualified boilermaker and has a trade diploma in Plating and Structural Steelwork. He has over 34 years drafting experience which includes the ship building, commercial and industrial structural steel, and offshore industries. He joined BDS VirCon as a Senior Detailer in 1997, after migrating there from South Africa and has been with the company ever since.

   

Peter Harper
Senior Project Manager

Peter joined BDS VirCon as a cadet draftsperson in 1978. After completing his cadetship he left BDS VirCon to work with a large steel fabricator followed by an overseas assignment managing a detailing company in Singapore. He rejoined the BDS VirCon’s Brisbane office in 1988. Peter has a Diploma in Engineering and is our resident US specification and connection specialist.

   

Cameron Elms
Senior Project Manager

Cameron commenced work with BDS VirCon in 1974 as a trainee draftsman and left in 1978 for two years to gain experience with consulting engineers. He rejoined with BDS VirCon in 1980 and has now been with BDS VirCon for over 30 years. As well as his day to day responsibilities as a Senior Project Detailer/Checker/Co-ordinator he is responsible for the training of Cadets in the Company. He has a Certificate in Civil Engineering.

   

Maria Papaie
Manager, US

Maria is in charge of our Phoenix, Arizona office and has a Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Design and has practiced ten years in the Architectural Field on designing a wide variety of projects as well as working on City Master Plans. She changed her field of expertise in 1995 to Steel Detailing by acquiring skills in 3D modelling with Tekla Structure and connection Design Degree from CISC in Canada. She has over 25 years combined experience in design and detailing.

She joined BDS VirCon in summer of 2000 and has been the US Detailing Operation Manager since October of 2001.


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