Team
  • Senior
  • Brisbane
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Hervey Bay /
    Bundaberg
  • Gladstone / Rockhampton
  • Mackay Moranbah
  • 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.

 

Jack Lucas - SCP General Manager
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With over 25 years of industry experience, Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our High Rise Division. Jack'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, Jack oversees 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. 

Brendan Fahey - Area Manager

Brendan is a long-time resident of the Wide Bay area and previous owner of a local concrete pumping business. Brendan has great knowledge and experience of the local market and the many builders that frequent this area.

Joel Goodall - Regional Manager

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

Joel Goodall - Area Manager

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

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.

Chris Rakich

Chris heads up the WA Operations and has over 15 years hands on experience in all areas of concrete pumping from line and boom pumping right through to High Rise. With his knowledge and experience and the support of our dedicated, competent employees he has been able to provide turnkey solutions for all facets of our concrete pumping service. His experience ranges from large scale civil construction, resources/mining infrastructure projects to small scale residential projects. Chris has devoted his career to ensuring a quality service to the greater metropolitan area of Perth, followed by setting up our depot in Karratha which is a base for servicing the Pilbara Region.

 

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.

Gavin Anthony - HSE Mangaer & HR

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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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  • GATEWAY MOTORWAY. The $1.88 billion Gateway Upgrade Project is the largest bridge and road project in Queensland’s history. The project was completed by the Leighton Abigroup Joint Venture. read more
  • QLD CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 2014 will see completion of the Lend Lease QCH Building in Brisbane. Our dedicated team ensured the project remained injury free with nil lost line or mechanical breakdowns read more
  • QCLNG Bechtel Australia has engaged Meales Concrete Pumping as the sole provider of concrete pumping services for the two train component of the project. Approx. 130,000m3 of concrete is to be placed read more
  • YARWUN ALUMINA REFINERY. With more than 70,000 cubic meters of concrete to be placed in this project, this requires one full time pump onsite with the support of any where up to 4 other pumps assisting with the daily placement of concrete. read more

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