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Meet the team

Richard Mascull - Managing Director

My name is Richard Mascull, the managing director of Duroweld here in Bell Block, New Plymouth. 

I did my apprenticeship as a boilermaker in the early 80`s when the think big projects were in full steam, and I have spent most of my working career in the welding industry. 

The metallurgy of welding is a passion of mine and I am well experienced in joining difficult materials along with specific wear and abrasion technology. If you have a specific material to join or a wear problem with your machine, then I am your go to person.

I have a great team here at Duroweld who I rely on to get things done and problems resolved quickly.


Nathan Mascull

I have been worked with Duroweld for 12 years. I have been involved at the front line of most processes over the years and have a good general understanding of the specialised welding applications and the machines we promote and support.

I now look after and oversee the operations side of the business keeping the promises our sales people make to you. This includes the workshop, procurement and logistics and after sales support. These days I am mainly based in the office and am readily available to answer most of your enquiries.


Karl Shaw - Technical Sales

I have been part of the team her for 1 year now and my job is looking after Sales for the lower North and Lower South Island, CNC Plasma table installs and training and Hugong Repairs and Servicing.

I am a Heavy Fabrication Engineer/Fitter Welder by trade and served my time at a General Engineering Workshop completing a wide variety of jobs. I then moved on to be a Welding/Fabrication Tutor for the local Polly Tech in New Plymouth. I am also a Structural Steel Welding Supervisor and have completed my Diploma as an International Welding Inspector as well as starting my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering to complete Material Properties and Project management papers. I bring my experience to offer any technical advice and services to ensure our customer needs are met.


Mike Phipps - Northern Region Technical Welding Sales Consultant

I have been a member of the Duroweld NZ team for 14 months and it is my job to offer welding solutions to customers/companies who require technical support and assistance to make an informed and correct decision for their welding requirements.

I am a fitter welder by trade and have been involved in the welding field for 40 years, during this time I have been a Welder, Tutor, Sales Representative, Regional Manager and now Technical Welding Consultant.

I get a great deal of satisfaction helping customers overcome the challenges the welding field can bring to their operation.


Lee-Ann Brown - Logistics and Procurement Co-Ordinator

Kia ora, I am the newest member of Duroweld in this newly developed role to provide efficiency to our customers and maintain accuracy and management of our stock and supply procedures.

I have spent the last 15 years of my career within the New Zealand Defence Force as a Soldier within the Logistics trade as a Supply technician and a Logistics Supply Specialist.

I am qualified in Supply Chain Management, Business management, Adult training and education, Distribution and I bring with me my vast knowledge and experience from my many years of serving in the New Zealand Defence force to apply and add value to Duroweld.


Carrie-Ann Broadmore - Accounts/Admin

I have been part of the Duroweld team for almost 2 years, I will normally be the person to answer your call if you phone our Bell Block office.

I enjoy speaking to our valuable customers over the phone and will always try to help where possible.

My role consists of looking after the day to day administrative duties,  I can help with any account queries you may have as I look after the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable with in DuroweldNZ.