MEET THE TEAM AT ABBEY ALUMINIUM
Owner and Managing Director
Bachelor of Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Technology Sydney Cert III in Glass and Glazing, White Card After finishing his degree, David worked as a Civil Engineer in the late 1990’s which encapsulated experience in the building industry, civil road works and commercial projects for the Government. In 2002, David decided to buy Abbey Aluminium, a local window company and has never looked back. David prefers a common sense approach when dealing with his clients, he is down to earth, honest and upfront, preferring not to waste your time. Rest assured when dealing with David he is utilising his past Civil & Structural Engineering experience and 18 years of Residential and Commercial Window and Door projects to ensure your choices will meet your needs and budget. Dave’s interests are agricultural farming, making home made Italian charcuterie products with his mates, soccer, his two teenage sons and wife.
A true local boy who still values the idea of running an Aussie family business
Head of Sales
Diploma of Architectural Technology Building Construction Technology – TAFE NSW Cert III in Glass and Glazing, White Card Andrew is a local boy from Kingsgrove, he is David’s Cousin and has worked at Abbey Aluminium for the past 16 years. Starting out with hands-on experience on the factory floor in fabricating and then progressing to Supervisory Roles within the company and has been currently Head of Sales for the last five years. Andrew is a wealth of knowledge and is solution driven. Preferring a sales technique that is full of information, Andrew can tend to give our clients ‘information overload’. If you are a customer that wants all the knowledge or clarification of your information, then Andrew is the Sales Representative for you. Our builders value Andrew’s savvy ability to find solutions for their projects thus ensuring their clients new architectural / home renovations have the correct glass, acoustic values and products to suit the intended use. Andrew’s interests are cooking, home gardening, his own home reno projects and his wife. Andrew is also known to have the best smelling lunches on a daily basis at Abbey Aluminium, continually making us all drool with envy when he heats it up in the microwave!
Building customer trust and loyalty by understanding and caring to ensure customer expectations
Head of Marketing, Sales, Office Administration
Bachelor of Art Education, University of NSW Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama AMEB Michelle joined Abbey Aluminium at the end of 2016, it has always been her desire to support her husband David in their business. Her previous experience is working fulltime in High School Education as a Creative and Performing Arts Coordinator / Visual Arts /Photography Teacher for the past 23 years. Her Visual Arts knowledge has proven to be a big advantage for Abbey Aluminium customers, Michelle specialises in helping customers find the correct product choices for home renovations that pay homage to early Australian and Mid Century Architecture. She also really enjoys helping customers to find products that add value to the function of a space thus enhancing performance for the comfort and security you desire. Michelle is available for free consults to provide free sales quotations on Aluminium Windows and Doors for your renovation or new build. Michelles interests are veggie growing, farming experiences, making artworks and her family.
Your home is a reflection of your life. Love The Life You See
Sales, Office Administration
Certificate IV in Hairdressing TAFE NSW, Primary School Teachers Aid/Learning Support Connie has successfully run her own hair dressing salon for nearly 30 years and has also worked in Primary Schools offering Teachers Aid assistance and Learning Support to students. Deciding to kick back a little and have a change of career. Connie was asked to join Abbey Aluminium and run and maintain Office Administration by her brother David in 2017. Connie also provides quotations for the AWS Vantage Residential products. It has been a welcome change for her to become part of the growing story of Abbey Aluminium as we are the most trusted and most preferred windows and doors company among homeowners in Sydney. Connie’s interests are using the graceful elegance of antique birdcages and any other repurposed items to create a robust greenery of favourite succulents or fairy gardens. She also enjoys decorating, cooking and spending time with her two wonderful daughters and family.
May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility
Pat ensures the smooth running of our factory floor and keeps the metal supply rolling to all our team members. He is the first port of call for all our customers who pick up their products and is the master orchestrator for the unloading of deliveries and unpacking of products. Pats favourite Footy Team is the Western Suburbs Magpies and enjoying a steak on the weekend with a bourbon in hand. His favourite AWS product to manufacture is the Elevate Series 467. We would love to have his favourite reruns of Sienfeld on show in the lunch room but we keep him rather busy most of the time cutting all our extrusions. If you’re lucky enough to hear the music going from the factory floor it is not ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ but Heavy Metal Rock that Pat enjoys listening to as the tunes waft through to the office area upstairs.
Setu offers up a big smile every morning, but not after the weekend if his favourite footy team the St George Dragon loose! Setu manufactures most of our door products, he may be small in stature but he can certainly make an easy job of a Series 618 (3200H x 4800W) stacker door all on his own. If Setu had a choice he would fabricate the Series 411 Door all day every day, but only if we offered his favourite meal Butter Chicken for lunch followed by a Pepsi. Setu dreams of one one day visiting Hawaii to see UB40 play. First things first though, Setu is intending to audition for his favourite TV show THE BLOCK and has signed up to be the sitting front row for the premier for his favourite movie The Expendables when it is released sometime in the near future.
Deliveries & Fabricator
Fourteen years later Kevin returned to work with us at Abbey Aluminium. If you see this face bringing you your delivery, then rest assured Kevin has packed the load with extra care, his amazing skills at reversing the same trailer he used all those years ago is back in his trusty hands. Your windows and doors have listened to the tunes of INXS and Queen as Kevin delivers our products to the most far and wide locations. Once Kevin got lost, but we think he actually stopped into a local travel agent to book his holiday to Canada. Rarely does Kevin get his lunch break on time, he goes home hungry for his favourite roast dinner with a Toohey’s and watches his favourite reruns of Mash or catching up on the stats for his Footy Team "The Bulldogs".
Wheres Lui? Lui is one of those guys that you can rely on every day. He is like an energizer he just keeps going. Stay tuned for the update on Lui, when I can catch him standing still for a photo!