Meet the team

Richard Mascull

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


Nathan Mascull - Operations Manager

I have been with Duroweld for over 12 years and I have a thorough understanding of the specialised welding applications we offer along with welding machine knowledge.

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, 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

Karl Shaw - Technical Sales

I look after Sales for the Lower North Island and South Island, CNC Plasma table installs, 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 Polytechnic 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

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.


Riaan Groenewald

Riaan Groenewald – Auckland / Northland Territory Manager

I have been a team member of Duroweld NZ for the past 12 months & I bring over 40 years’ experience in the welding & engineering fields.

Based in Auckland I have the ability to respond immediately to my regional customers’ requirements & inquiries. I have extensive knowledge & involvement with wear resistance & hard facing applications. I regularly challenge myself to solve my customers enquiries and technical requirements, to ensure the solutions that Duroweld NZ offer satisfies their needs and exceeds their expectations. I look forward to doing business with you in the near future.

Carrie-Ann Broadmore

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 at Duroweld NZ.