Our Executive Team


Wayne Pidgeon

Title: Managing Director

  • Completed trade in overhead crane industry [G & J Dowrie] as fitter and turner in 1980
  • Completed a certificate in Mechanical/ structural design drafting with Dowrie from 1980 to 1984
  • Worked as Design Engineer, responsible for collecting site data, crane design and overseeing process from manufacture through to final site installation and commissioning, until 1988 
  • In September 1988 Wayne moved from Brisbane to Mackay to establish his own hoist and crane business, North Queensland Cranes. Initially Wayne operated as a contractor, offering crane services to the Central Highlands, Central and North Queensland.
  • In 2004, Wayne started importing crane components from Street Crane in the United Kingdom and Donati in Italy
  • 2009 saw Wayne remodel the management team and business / sales development areas, in order to grow and expand the business, move into new territories, become more family business orientated and more profitable for all involved.

Terry Smith

Title: Operations Manager

  • Terry completed his trade as a Diesel Fitter in 1994.
  • Prior to joining Dowrie, Terry worked on mobile crane equipment.
  • In 1996, Terry worked with hoists and cranes as a Contractor Crane Service Technician, offering crane services in the Central Highlands and to key clients in QLD and NSW.
  • 2000 saw Terry move to a full time position in crane services as a Leading Hand Field Technician with NQCranes.
  • In 2006, Terry initiated and project managed the crane refurbishment section of NQCranes, working closely with workshop personnel regarding the mechanical and electrical requirements of the Australian standard, in relation to refurbishment works for continued use.
  • Terry then developed the inspection and delivery regime of the crane engineering inspection, in conjunction with engineers and clients.
  • Terry has also been involved in the sales and project supply of equipment - regarding sizing and workstation layout, in response to client requirements. 
  • Terry has project managed new builds and installations, prior to his appointment to his role in Operations in 2009. This role has seen him oversee the workshop production procurement, design and installation of equipment to the end user. 

Addo Romyn

Title: General Manager

  • Prior to joining NQCranes, Addo completed an electrical fitter/mechanic apprenticeship with a large Central Queensland-based industrial company. He then travelled and worked for various construction and engineering companies based in the UK, Europe, Canada and Central and Southern Africa.
  • Addo joined NQCranes in 1992 to work for the Gladstone crane service division as an electrical crane technician, predominantly covering the Central Queensland mining and heavy industrial region.
  •  In a short period of time, Addo was promoted from hoist and crane technician to Branch Supervisor, and shortly after, appointed to Central Queensland Area Manager. This role incorporates managing crane services, crane refurbishments and crane upgrades/modernisation. In 2011 Addo relocated to the Brisbane region and was promoted to General Manager. He is now responsible for the overall running of the company and managing the regional crane services branches.


Ian Gampe

Title: Financial Controller

Ian is a member of NQCranes' strategic management team, holding the position of Financial Controller. With 20 years of experience in commerce and industry, Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

After qualifying, Ian spent some time in public practice before venturing into commerce. Now as NQCranes Financial Controller, Ian has undertaken a number of key initiatives to assist in growing the business, such as:

  • Developing and implementing financial systems
  • Maintaining statutory compliance for various entities
  • Assisting in risk management assessment and system implementation
  • Assisting in developing key stakeholder reporting systems
  • Financial management including forecasting and cash flow processes

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