New manager appointed at major steel industry organisation



Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) has appointed Darren O’Riley as its new manager, based in the organisation’s Auckland office.

Mr O’Riley’s knowledge and expertise are a strong fit for SCNZ as the organisation moves forward.

He has 28 years of sales and marketing, and business development experience, gained largely in the construction industry.

He joins SCNZ from Fletcher Aluminium, a division of Fletcher Building, where he worked for 16 years.

Prior to that he held positions at BHP New Zealand Steel, Solid Energy, Marley NZ and Plyco Doors.

He has also just ended his time on the board of industry organisation the Window Association NZ, where he served for 12 years, seven as chairman.

“I’m delighted to be joining such a progressive industry,” Mr O’Riley says. “In the past decade New Zealand’s structural steel sector has invested significantly in people, equipment and technology to boost capacity, quality and efficiency.

“It has proactively introduced Steel Fabricator Certification, an industry-led quality initiative to set itself apart from offshore suppliers.

“The present climate presents challenges and opportunities. I’m looking forward to supporting the industry on the next phase of its journey as it continues to grow and develop.”

Mr O’Riley replaces Alistair Fussell, who is stepping down from the role after 11 years.

Mr Fussell plans to establish a structural engineering consultancy, and will continue his association with SCNZ on a contract basis.


About Steel Construction New Zealand

Steel Construction New Zealand Inc (SCNZ) aims to advance the interests of New Zealand’s diverse structural steel industry by promoting the benefits of steel solutions in building and infrastructure projects.

Members include manufacturers of structural steel and steel products, distributors, fabricators, designers, detailers, galvanisers, and paint and building supply companies.

SCNZ provides its members with technical advice on the latest in steel design trends and standards, networking opportunities, and a representative voice with key industry and government decision makers.

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