Get to know us

Meet the Lauxes Team

CEO + Heads of Departments

Tim Dawson

CEO / ENTREPRENEUR / MASTER MANIFESTOR

Tim is the genius behind our innovative grates. He is also an inspiring leader who always encourages us to be the best we can. Tim enjoys family time on weekends with his wife and three children, challenging himself at True Grit or Tough Mudder events and changing the world “ONE GRATE AT A TIME”.

Justin Corke

HEAD OF SALES / R & D / FITNESS FANATIC

Justin is our ‘SUPERSTAR’ he throws himself into any task. From handyman to Video star and Head of Sales. His charismatic charm has the ladies swooning, but we love him because he is a funny, easy going larrikin.

Midi Yang

HEAD OF FINANCE / GADGET MAN / CAR FANATIC

Midi is a whiz with numbers and can create magic to produce reports and projections that show us the way to success. In charge of our finances and procurement, Midi leads us to grateness always. He is a bit of a geek too as he loves his technology.

Vai Nomani

HEAD OF OPERATIONS / FIXO MAN / MR SMOOTH

Vai is your go to man for technical knowledge of our products. He ensures our products move around the country the most efficient way possible. Out of the office, you’ll find him playing footy, coaching his team or being a social butterfly after dark.

Mariano Juarez

HEAD OF MARKETING / ARTIST / FUTSAL PLAYER

Mariano (Nano) loves to design, create and question the status quo, giving life to our core value “we don’t do boring”. His ability to see things differently coupled with his design skills strengthen our winning team. He loves to play football or futsal regularly and believes that pineapple does in fact belong on pizza.

Barb Dawson

HEAD OF PEOPLE & CULTURE / PEOPLE PERSON / WELLNESS ADVOCATE

Barb is a real people person and her warm friendly manner is very engaging when connecting with team members. She has an innate ability to find absolute gold when attracting new team players. Out of the office, you can find Barb attending Boot Camp Fitness sessions, being a Super-Nan and meal prepping for the week ahead.

Finance

Arthur Huang

FINANCIAL CONTROL DIVISION LEADER / AVID GAMER/GOLD NUGGET

When it comes to all things finance, Arthur is the king. Nothing gets past him until every detail is correct, which is why we love him on our team. Arthur might seem like the quiet type, but he loves a good chinwag and lets rip with some cracker one liners.

Allen Huang

INVOICING OFFICER / THE FLASH / MR CHEERFUL

Allen is the perfect addition to the accounts team as he takes everything in his stride and vibes on making those around him happy. He is always being the best version of himself and if you think you could beat him at processing orders then think again, that is why we call him the flash.

Stephen Hung

FINANCE PA / NUMBERS GUY

Stephen is cool calm and collected and never misses a beat. Out of the office he loves to play basketball and his favourite tradition is celebrating Chinese New Year with his whole family.

Sumin Kang

INVOICING OFFICER / RELATIONSHIP BUILDER

Sumin loves numbers! She is an absolute breath of fresh air and the joy she finds in life is wonderfully contagious. She loves having a picnic in the sunshine with her family and her favourite tradition is celebrating all the little things.

Emmy Hayakawa

INVOICING OFFICER / OPTIMIST

Emmy is passionate about making people happy (especially friends and family) because their happiness is what brings her true joy. Her favourite tradition is New Year’s brunch because there’s good food and family to share it with.

Operations

Matt Tusa

INVENTORY & LOGISTICS DIVISION LEADER / QUIET ACHIEVER

Matt keeps the grates rolling out the door with all care taken for their long journey interstate or overseas. Nothing is too much trouble for Matt who is always in good spirit and sometimes entertains us as he sings along to music.

Jac Webb

QLD WAREHOUSE MANAGER / SELF IMPROVEMENT / FITNESS

Jac is a gun in the QLD Warehouse packing and booking orders to go out to our valued distributors. He has learned a lot since joining our team and has a can-do attitude. Jac loves to learn new things and improve himself to be the best he can be at all times. In his free time, he often takes up fitness challenges like Raw, Tough Mudder and the Q1 stair climb to name a few.

Natasha Usher

HQ PRODUCT ADVISOR / INSPIRING

Tasha really hit the ground running here at HQ! She loves her furbaby Lola to bits and is also passionate about uplifting others. Her favourite tradition is spending Christmas as a family (and a really close second are the festive Jelly Shots).

Sue Fisher

HQ ADMINISTRATOR / LAMINATION WHIZ

Sue loves helping the community and raising mental health awareness. She is always striving to be and do better and treats others with kindness. She is a whiz with the laminator and has an itch that stationery scratches. We love Sue because she is the perfect fit for the culture we have here at Lauxes.

Makayla Woodley

HQ SUPPORT / CREATIVE SOUL

Makayla is bright and bubbly with one of the best giggles you’ve ever heard. She is a passionate about creative writing and would love to one day spend her days reading, writing novels and going for long bike rides.

Nick Robinson

GLOBAL IT / SPACEMAN

Nick knows the ins and outs of IT like nobody’s business. From software development to creating websites and everything in between, he really “makes shit happen”. When Nick isn’t busy at Lauxes, you can guarantee he is working on one of his many projects at home including figuring out how to get himself into space, literally!

Charles Ng

IT SUPPORT / BASKETBALL ENTHUSIAST

Charles personifies #Wedon’tdoboring when helping the team with all things IT. He’s crazy cool and super into basketball, his why is competition, the dedication required and the legends that play it.

Hugh Todman

VIC WAREHOUSE / LEGO MAN

Hugh has joined the VIC team and is the man with a plan. He is not only committed to getting our grates out as fast and safe as possible but also to looking after those around him.

Tom Hazeltine

VIC WAREHOUSE / CRAFTSMAN

Keeping the flow of grates in and out of our VIC warehouse is one of Tom’s strengths. You would love to hang out with him and talk about anything while eating sushi, burgers and Doritos. He is also passionate about blacksmithing/metalwork and archery!

Brooklyn Gossling

QLD WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT / SPORTS FAN

Brooklyn hit the ground running! He is passionate about sports because the feeling of doing physical activity with a reward/objective is satisfying and his favourite tradition is going out to dinner to celebrate a family member’s achievement.

Owen Palmer

QLD WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT / MASTER CHEF

Owen helps keep the flow and vibe going in the QLD Warehouse with his “can do” attitude and music.  He’s a man of many talents (Chef/Fish keeper/Competitive TCG Player) to name a few.  His favourite tradition is having the family together at Christmas and enjoying good food.

Marketing

Brendon Welsh

RELATIONSHIPS DIVISION LEADER / EVENTS EXTRAORDINAIRE

Brendon brings with him to Lauxes an attitude that aligns with our core value “We Stay Hungry” and he goes to GRATE lengths to grow this space and take us to new heights. Brendon loves a challenge and is the mastermind behind our physical events and sponsorships.

Alex Rodriguez

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT / MOTIVATED

Alex (aka “Bigote”) is a champion at proactively looking for ways to improve our social media impact. His passions are sports, movies, travels and going out and learning new things. On his days off, he likes going on a hike or catching up with friends and family.

Erin Ashton

DESIGN ASSISTANT / WELLBEING ADVOCATE

We are grateful to have Erin’s full support in graphic design creations! She’s always had a passion for art and design. What Erin values most is physical wellbeing and mental health. She is also a cool mum and always has “we don’t do boring” advice for everyone.

Tyla Els

COMMUNICATIONS / CREATIVE WORDSMITH

Tyla is our CEO’s personal communicator and executive assistant. She has many talents but her passion for creative writing is second to none. Her way with words is mesmerising as she comes from a wealth of knowledge in the field prior to joining the team here. With Tyla’s talent and our team’s hunger for growth, we really are limitless!

People & Culture

Alma Gerbavec

GLOBAL COMMUNICATOR / HOLISTIC MOTIVATOR

Alma embodies our core value “We stay Hungry”, always challenging herself to make the world a better place. Alma’s kind and positive nature inspires the team. Out of the office, you can find Alma spending precious time with her family while sharing the love between her bubba and three kitties.

Kara Gibbs

PEOPLE & CULTURE DIVISION LEADER / SOLUTION SEEKER

Kara’s bubbly and positive outlook is why she was the perfect candidate for her role. She brings with her the tools and mindset to achieve both personally and professionally. Kara thrives on understanding the underlying reason for everything and enjoys the simple pleasures and surprises in life.

Sales

Casey Mawer

GLOBAL PRODUCT ADVOCATE / MS DELIGHT

Casey has acquired superpowers in communication through her love of travel and adventure. Her ability to listen before taking action means you will get to your solution sooner rather than later. She is passionate about creating memories with the people she loves.

Terry Jane

NATIONAL OUTBOUND PRODUCT ADVOCATE / FOOTY FAN

Terry comes with sales knowledge & experience to create purpose driven conversations with our potential clients. In his time off, Terry plays guitar, enjoys going on trips with his wife, loves AFL and is a passionate supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

Kurt Caliva

PRODUCT ADVOCATE DIVISION LEADER / PROUD FAMILY MAN

Kurt provides quality knowledge and support to our Area Managers in Australia. He lives and breathes “we make shit happen”. When he takes his Lauxes cape off, he is a dedicated family man and loves a good cook up, which we totally celebrate. As they say, the way to our heart is through our stomach.

Leza Shaw

TRADE & COMMERCIAL OUTBOUND / DOOR KICKER

Leza breaks through barriers to showcase the grateness of Lauxes Grates to the world. She is driven and persistent till she gets the results. We absolutely love her ‘never quit’ attitude. In her home life, Leza is always creating something new for her home, friends or family.

Jess Crawford

QLD AREA MANAGER / ENTHUSIASTIC

Jess is driven to learn and grow. Her personality is contagious amongst the team and distributors! Jess’ perfect getaway is anywhere at a beach and we can’t argue that, as a coastal city we highly agree!

Shaz Pye

QLD AREA MANAGER / PEOPLE PERSON

Shaz is a true people person and her number one passion is raising much needed funds and awareness for the Cancer Council to help those struggling with cancer. She would love to one day travel around Australia camping.

Travis Volpe

VIC AREA MANAGER / CURIOUS MIND / PEOPLE PERSON

Looking after our distributors in the area with his wealth of knowledge and experience in the trade industry. Passionate about wellbeing, growth and learning, he believes it is important to enjoy the present moment and do things that make you happy.

Kim Sedgley

VIC AREA MANAGER / KIND & HUMBLE NATURE

Kim delights our distributors & team in VIC with her kind ways. You will instantly click with her because of her vibe and also her grate personality! She is passionate about so many things – people, animals, film photography and munching on vegetarian carbs, to list a few.

Jake La Scala

SA AREA MANAGER / WELLNESS / PASSIONATE

With a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge in the trade industry, Jake ensures our distributors are well looked after. He is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle as well as animal rights. He loves to give back to the community through volunteer work and we think that’s grate!

Individual/Virtual Collaborators

Marion Vista

TEAM SUPPORT LEADER / FOODIE / SUPER AUNT

Marion is committed to helping the company grow globally. She tackles anything we throw at her and always exceeds our expectations. Never underestimate Marion’s knowledge, she knows what makes all departments tick. Marion enjoys shopping and dining out when she’s not working.

Darel Vista

TEAM SUPPORT OFFICER / FOODIE / FAMILY-ORIENTED

A foodie at heart with a passion for cooking healthy, natural food for her kids. Darel loves Sans rival Cake, Japanese cuisine, pasta, coffee, and kare-kare. Her dream is to own a house near the beach where she can watch the sun rise and set. She loves family reunions, listening to sentimental ballads, and watching romantic movies.

Madel Adam

TEAM SUPPORT OFFICER / CULTURAL EXPLORER / ADVENTURER

A wanderlust-filled explorer with a heart of gold. Madel dreams of traveling the world and experiencing new cultures, from attending Paris Fashion Week to USA concerts. Her love for seafood, chicken soup, pizza, and French fries will make your stomach grumble. Her favourite family tradition is the heart-warming Christmas season, full of love and blessings.

Lauxes Ambassadors

Beau Algeri

INTERNATIONAL MANAGER / BBQ BOSS

Beau really knows his stuff, ask him anything about installing grates and you’ll get the very best advice. When he’s not on the road for Lauxes you’ll find him enjoying family time. Beau loves to show off his BBQ skills with family and friends.

Lou Di Rito

FIELD STATE LEADER SA / FAMILY MAN / CHARITY MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST

Lou keeps his finger on the pulse when it comes to his SA customers. His vast industry knowledge and welcoming personality makes him your go to man. When he’s not out and about traveling the state, he can generally be found spending time with his family or watching his beloved Adelaide Crows play.

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Why choose us?

Our skilled team of industry professionals are happy to answer any questions or provide options for any type of application/install. We understand that square pegs don’t fit into round holes, which is why we developed a product designed by trade for trade as a problem solver. Our customisable options and ease of on-site install makes us a builder’s choice and functionality, durability and affordability makes us the number one consumer choice!