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”.

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.

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. He is a bit of a geek too as he loves his technology.

Vai Nomani

HEAD OF OPERATIONS / FIXO MAN / 
MR SMOOTH

Having learnt from the best, Vai is your go to man for technical knowledge of our products. Quite often Vai will be quietly working on refining a process to ensure our products move around the country the most efficient way possible. Out of the office, you’ll find Vai playing footy, coaching his team or being a social butterfly after dark.

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.

Finance

Arthur Huang

FINANCIAL GURU / 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.

Jessie Leung

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE & REPORTING GURU / BEACH LOVER / OBLIGING

Jessie is a breath of fresh air in our accounts department and her expertise means our finance team is the best there is. Being outdoors or at the beach is where you’ll find Jessie spending time with the family.

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.

Operations

Matt Tusa

WAREHOUSE MANAGER QLD /QUIET ACHIEVER / FAMILY GUY

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.

James Rogers

INVENTORY & LOGISTICS LEADER / SPORTS FANATIC / SELF STARTER

We think James is a superstar, he lives and breathes our culture and always displays Positive Outcome Focussed Language. James is a very proactive team member. It’s important to James that he travels regularly, and we love hearing stories about his adventures. Clearly, he prefers colder climates as his ideal destination is Queenstown NZ. Brrrr….

Johhny Tamati (JT)

WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR QLD / BIG CHEESE / SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

JT brings grate energy and big smiles to the team. A powerhouse in our QLD dispatch that caresses your grates like chop sticks. In case you were wondering – Yes, he lifts bro!

Jac Webb

QLD WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT/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.

Tyla Els

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OFFICER/EXPERT COMMUNICATOR/CREATIVE

Continued company growth has allowed us to bring on fresh talent in the form of Tyla at our Lauxes HQ location. She is one of our first impressions officers ready to assist you on the phone however she also has a really important role in communications to ensure we are sharing the love and keeping the flow throughout Lauxes Grates. 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!

Casey Mawer

HQ DIVISION LEADER / POFL MASTER / MS DELIGHT

Casey has acquired super powers 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. Casey strengthens our team to ‘Trust in the Process’. Outside of Lauxes Casey is passionate about creating memories with the people she loves.

Sue Fisher

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OFFICER/ALTRUISTIC/LAMINATION WHIZ

Sue fits our HQ team like a glove. She is always striving to be and do better and treats others with kindness. She is the first to step in to help and our valued distributors are her pride and joy. 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.

Nick Robinson

IT DIVISION LEADER/AUTHOR/TECH GEEK

Nick knows the ins and outs of IT like nobody’s business. From software development, building computers, figuring out why emails aren’t working, creating websites and sharing his knowledge for 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!

Brandon Liem

WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR WA/THOUGHTFUL/SELF IMPROVER

When it comes to self improvement, growth and being culturally aware, look no further than Brandon! Before even joining our team Brandon has been actively using vision boards for goals, reading books and coming from an influential space. It was only natural to give him a ticket aboard the Lauxes express train. Through his passion for serving people and striving for high standards of excellence, the WA Warehouse is in ‘grate’ hands moving forward. Brandon lives and breathes our core value of “We Stay Hungry!”.

Marketing

Barbara Leefhelm

CHANNELS DIVISION LEADER/IMAGINATIVE/SURFER

Barbara (Barbi) has hit the ground running since joining our team. We think she adds special magic into our Lauxes concoction with her determination and desire for the best possible creative outcome within the Marketing department. Her fun, down to earth nature makes us so grateful to have her as part of our team. In Barbara’s down time she loves to surf, travel and enjoy good food.

Mariano Juarez

CONTENT DIVISION LEADER/PERCEPTIVE/FUTSAL AFICIONADO

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.

People & Culture

Alma Gerbavec

CULTURE DIVISION LEADER / ANIMAL LOVER / HOLISTIC MOTIVATOR

Alma reminds us of our Value “We stay Hungry” because she is always challenging herself to be a better version of herself. Alma’s kind and chatty nature makes her a perfect fit for our team. Out of the office, you can find Alma with her nose buried in a book honing her knowledge of the world while patting one of her three kitties and spending time with loved ones.

Kara Gibbs

PEOPLE DIVISION LEADER / MUMMA / 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.

Larrend Lacuesta

HR ADVISOR/CREATIVE/ADVOCATE

Larrend has joined us in the HR department and comes with a wealth of knowledge from his university studies in the field as well as previous leadership experience. He is passionate about the employee journey and the experience we all have here as a team. We are grateful to have him as part of our team as he stays hungry and is always learning and looking to improve the process. One of his favourite family traditions is celebrating birthdays. If you want to try a new restaurant, Larrend always has some yummy recommendations!

Sales

Kurt Caliva

QLD SALES AREA MANAGER/PROUD FAMILY MAN

Kurt provides quality knowledge and support to our distributor base in the sunshine state. With his passion and drive to relate to our customers and ensure that they are well looked after, we have no doubt that he will do GRATE things within Lauxes. He lives and breathes “we make shit happen” while on the road which adds to our motto changing the world one grate at a time. 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.

Nick Kontogiorgis

NSW SALES AREA MANAGER/PASSIONATE FAMILY MAN/SOCCER FAN

Nick is new to the Lauxes Team but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t come prepared with an abundance of knowledge. With Nick’s understanding of Lauxes grates, his love for his Family and his passion for the Sydney Football Club, Nick is one grate guy to have on the Team. If he isn’t lazing by the pool or watching his beloved team play, he’s enjoying one of his Mum’s roast dinners.

Terry Jane

FIELD STATE LEADER VIC/TAS / GUITAR HERO / FOOTY FAN

When it comes to knowledge & experience there is no one better than Terry to be on the road in VIC representing Lauxes Grates. We love that Terry hits the ground running each day to bring grate value when building relationships with our wholesalers. 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.

Darren Riekie

FIELD STATE LEADER WA / GO GETTER / ACTION MAN

Dazza is our multi-talented, self-motivating go getter. When he is not packing orders, you’ll find him on the blower making sure our WA distributors are well looked after. We think he is just an all-round grate guy.

Leza Shaw

BUZZ ZONE DIVISION LEADER / DOOR KICKER / CREATIVE

Leza lives and breathes our value ‘we make shit happen’ and that is exactly what she does by breaking through barriers to expose Lauxes Grates to the world. She is driven and persistent till she gets the results she is working toward. We absolutely love her ‘never quit’ attitude. In her home life, Leza is always creating something new for her home, friends or family.

Jake La Scala

SA SALES AREA MANAGER/WELLNESS/PASSIONATE

With a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge in the trade industry, Jake joins our team as the SA area manager. He will be ensuring that the distributors in his area are well looked after. Jake is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle including exercise and nutrition as well as animal rights as he believes there is still a lot of work to be done in that space. He loves to give back to the community through volunteer work and we think that’s grate! 

Travis Volpe

VIC SALES AREA MANAGER/CURIOUS MIND/PEOPLE PERSON

Travis has joined us as the latest VIC area manager, looking after our loyal distributors in the area with his wealth of knowledge and experience in the trade industry. He has fit into our grate team like a glove with his hunger to continue growing, passion to connect with others as well as his continuous learning journey. Travis believes it is important to enjoy the present moment and do things that make you happy.

Individual/Virtual Collaborators

Marion Vista

VA / LAUXES ALARM CLOCK / SUPER AUNT

Marion is our quiet achiever who is working hard behind the scenes to make magic happen and on time. 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 spending time with her sweet niece when she’s not working.

Ellen Joy Flores

VA / LOVES TO SING / QUIET ACHIEVER

Keeping it all nice and tidy behind the scenes is what Ellen does best. She assists in making sure our databases are up to date and in sync with each other. She loves chocolate and enjoys it when the family discuss their day over dinner.

Lauxes Ambassadors

Beau Algeri

International Manager

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 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!