Get to know the Berg Engineering Family
Having built a reputation for excellence on the back of two generations of family passion; at Berg our team is our family. We know their kids, their parents, their personal legacies. What’s more, we all work together. We believe a family will nurture its own and create success, which is why we are proud to boast of so many brothers and sisters, fathers and sons, uncles, nephews and nieces all working together at Berg.
OWNER & CEO
Derek Berg is the CEO and a shareholder of his family’s business, Berg Engineering. Celebrating close to five decades in operation, the business was founded in 1972 by Derek’s parents, Roger and Pam Berg.
Derek is a graduate of the University of Queensland, studying commerce with a finance major. Post graduate qualifications include residency courses in strategy through YPO at MIT in Boston. Before joining the family business in 1997, Derek worked in chartered accounting and finance for a Non-Ferrous Metal trader on the London Metal Exchange.
Since joining the family business, Derek and his team, together with his Father, Roger as Chairman, have gradually grown the $3 million workshop they had in 1996 into a business that manages approximately $90 million in rotable assets and collects revenue in manufacturing and construction of over $45 million. They currently have operations in New Caledonia, across the east coast of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
GENERAL MANAGER OF OPERATIONS
Shannon is a highly capable leader of Berg Engineering with more than 15 years experience in the manufacturing and fabrication industry. He has been the Project Manager for the safe and timely delivery of more than $10M worth of projects and has been a key player in successful bid teams for projects of far greater value. Shannon has extensive experience in delivering major complex turn key projects from inception to completion. In addition, Shannon is also a competent estimator, cost controller, business development manager and financial manager.
Shannon has comprehensive national and international experience working with major infrastructure companies. Above all, Shannon is also passionate about the safety and development of his people, the quality of all work delivered and its impact on the environment.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Wayne MacDonald joined the Berg Group as Chief Financial Officer in November 2019. Wayne is an executive MBA & Chartered Accountant with 20+ year’s large multi-national corporate experience being both a strategic and operational business partner. He has held positions as a Chief Financial Officer and executive director in Australia, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, PNG, Canada and Malaysia.
Wayne’s strength is working with people where he has a consultative style of management which considers the concerns and views of key stakeholders to enable strategic growth, manage operational risk and provide effective solutions.
National Sales Manager
Ali Cheema joined Berg Engineering as National Sales Manager in January 2021. Ali is a mechanical engineer with 10+ years experience working in Technical Sales in the resources industry. He has worked in Australia, UAE and Pakistan all the while delivering $15 Mill+ in annual revenue. Most recently he was working as Queensland Business Lead for a major multinational company in Brisbane.
Ali’s strength is working with customers and developing solutions which add value to our partnership. He is passionate about the evolution of the manufacturing and the services industry & how companies are restructuring their businesses to align decades for continuous and strategic growth.
Berg is a family-owned business. Founded in 1972, Berg has grown from a small room operation to a multi-million dollar facility, passed on from father to son. We have built a reputation for excellence on the back of two generations of family passion.
A passion, that our team share.
Our team is family; we know their kids, their parents, their personal legacies. What’s more, we all work together. We believe a family will nurture its own and create success, which is why we are proud to boast of so many brothers and sisters, fathers and sons, uncles, nephews and nieces all working together at Berg.
We care, and because we do, you are getting the very best from us.