Our People

Our people are the reason we are able to provide such a high quality service to our customers.

Boasting a team of over 45 staff with a collective experience in the mechanical trades of over 870 years,

you can rest assured that your job is in the right hands.

Vince Belperio

General Manager

Vince commenced his apprenticeship in 1993 with the Engineering & Water Supply (E&WS) of South Australia before transferring to Heavymech Pty Ltd in 1996. Vince embarked on a journey that led him through many roles with our business including Fitter & Turner Tradesman, Leading Hand, Supervisor and in 2006 he was appointed as Operations Manager. During this time Vince learned to appreciate the need to operate a business such as Heavymech in a cost effective and price competitive market place.

In 2009 Vince was appointed as General Manager of Heavymech and has led the company through a development phase in recent years culminating in the organisation’s certification to AS/NZS/ISO 9001 Management Systems, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management Systems & WorkCover SA Self Insurance.

Having worked in this business almost his entire working life, Vince appreciates that customers are the reason for our existence and as such enjoys the levels of customer interaction that he has.

James Marsland

James Marsland

Operations Manager – Whyalla

James completed a Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship with Marand Precision Engineering in 2007.

In 2008 James was appointed as Contracts Supervisor at Leightons Contractors and remained in the role until 2012 when he was appointed to the position of Works Supervisor.

James joined Heavymech in March 2014 as Operations Coordinator Whyalla Division where he was responsible for the Quality and Safety aspects of the Whyalla business.

In late 2014 James was appointed to Workshop Supervisor, he remained in this role until April 2016 at which time he became Operations Manager of the Whyalla Division.

Ashley Hitch

Operations Manager – Adelaide

Ashley completed an apprenticeship with Heavymech 1999-2003 as a Fitter & Turner.

He worked with the company as a Tradesman for four years in both Fitting & Turning disciplines and was seen by the organisation as a valuable asset to the company with the potential to add value to the business in a greater capacity.

In 2008 Ashley was promoted to Workshop Manager and operated in that role until 2010 when he was appointed to his current role as Senior Estimator.

The experience that Ashley has gained in such a short time makes him a valuable contributor to the Executive Management Team.

John Birch

Business Improvement Manager

John joined Heavymech in March 2014 as our Business Improvement Manager. He brings with him 22 years Marketing, Tender/Contract Management & Business Development experience as well as eight years’ experience in Quality and Safety roles.

Prior to embarking on his current career path, John spent twelve years working in his trade as a Boilermaker/Welder, Draughtsman and Production Shift Foreman.

Since joining Heavymech, he developed and chaired Heavymech’s programme to successfully obtain our Quality & Safety Certifications as well as our Self Insurance accreditation.

John brings a vast wealth of experience working for both large and small organisations which makes him an asset to our Executive Management Team.