Team

Founders

David and Anne Payne founded DIAB Engineering in 1970 with their partners Ian and Betty Shields. In 1976, DIAB Engineering relocated its primary maintenance and fabrication facility from Capel, Western Australia to Geraldton located 400 km north of Perth.

As a team, Anne and David have been active in the support of their customers and their staff. Together they have helped grow DIAB Engineering through truly understanding their customers and making almost anything possible. Their loyalty and commitment has been a model for the many employees who have joined and stayed with the company.

Chief Executive Officer

Glen has extensive mining industry knowledge and experience. Glen was appointed Managing Director in 2007, led DIAB Engineering through a period of healthy growth and with the acquisition of DIAB by BGC Contracting was appointed CEO in 2016. Glen values client relations highly.

"We want to be the most well regarded engineering firm in Australia, setting the benchmark in excellence for customer service, quality and reliability."

Manager, Resources and Asset Planning

Alan has been an integral part of the success of the company for over 20 years and has helped DIAB grow over time to become a dominant force in the market. Alan's industry knowledge and Management skills are highly regarded.

"At DIAB we worked very hard to develop a "can do" attitude among our staff with the aim to always meet the client needs and exceed expectations."

Site Manager

Steve Tognolini has delivered over a decade of successful shutdowns for DIAB's mining clients. Steve manages shutdown teams of up to 200 staff and has a reputation in the industry as a first class operator.

"Our onsite team always puts safety first. Our fleet of modern equipment and trained staff can be mobilized anywhere and at any time to meet your construction and maintenance needs."

Manager - Engineering & Manufacturing

Ben has a diversified engineering background. His expertise lies in building new processing plants and improving mechanical performance, life-span and efficiency of mechanical, industrial and mining systems.

"Our offsite team of highly skilled engineers, tradespeople and fabricators will deliver your project on time whilst providing the highest level of quality workmanship."