Meet The Team

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Mr Dennis Crestani

Chief Executive Officer (original founding member)

A founding member and current shareholder, Dennis is both CEO and Managing Director and is actively involved in the day-to-day affairs of AUSREO. He commenced his career in the steel reinforcing sector as a trainee cadet in the early 1970s before progressing through operations, sales, contract management and general management while gaining academic achievements including a degree in Building and Business Studies. Dennis’ focus is to drive and deliver AUSREO’s corporate values of Customer Satisfaction, Safety, People and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Contact Numbers

New South Wales

02 9765 2100


03 9313 2700


07 3169 3000

Mr Simon Yazbeck

National Plant Manager (original founding member)

Since 1974, Simon has been meticulously involved in developing, building, establishing and improving manufacturing facilities and systems around Australia and Asia. With past experience including time at Welded Mesh, Aquila Steel and Lee Welded Mesh in Singapore, Simon became a founding member of AUSREO in 2000 and continues to enhance our manufacturing efficiencies to deliver quality products to our vast and growing customer base. In 2009 Simon’s experience and talented team assisted Thiess John Holland in delivering Australia's largest infrastructure project, which comprised 140,000 tonnes of steel reinforcing. With a wealth of experience and immense dedication to the industry, Simon continues to seek opportunities to further develop AUSREO’s national facilities to ensure our products are delivered at the highest standards, in-full and on time.

Mr Paul Barbuto

General Manager NSW

Since 1989, Paul has been entrenched in the reinforcing industry, holding various roles and managing numerous businesses. Completing a Building Diploma in 1994 extended Paul’s experience and made him well-equipped to understand his clients’ needs and project demands. Previously working with Boral Steel, BHP and OneSteel, Paul has consolidated the wealth of experienced gained over his 24 year career into AUSREO’ NSW business unit which comprises our major manufacturing facility and four NSW Sydney-based service centres. With a commanding knowledge of scheduling, sales and marketing, production and business improvement, Paul continues to deliver the confidence in his team to ensure AUSREO provides exceptional service, a vast product range and numerous solutions to every customer. Without doubt, Paul’s ability to drive, motivate and empower his team is delivering results for AUSREO and our customers through exceptional customer commitment.

Mr Paul Lowden

General Manager Victoria

Hailing from a background in banking and logistics, Paul entered the steel industry in 1994 upon joining BHP in a finance role which he held for seven years. He then joined the Smorgon Steel Group, where he held a variety of management roles in finance and sales and marketing. Paul has extensive qualifications in business and finance management, along with sales and marketing. Joining the AUSREO team in March 2008, Paul calls upon his wide-ranging training and decades of work experience to set strategies and build a team that delivers geographical, customer and product range growth for AUSREO in Victoria.

Mr Gino Federico

NSW Sales Manager

With a degree in Civil Engineering, Gino has over 20 years experience in the broader construction industry having worked in Project Management roles as well as Sales and Marketing. Following ten years working on site as a Project Manager, Gino has held various Technical Sales roles within some of the construction industry’s most recognised names including Boral and Schindler Lifts Australia. In addition, Gino has managed sales teams at both Fielders Australia and Ingal EPS. This broad range of expertise ensures that Gino remains customer focused and drives the NSW Sales Team to provide the right solutions to meet client requirements.


Mr Jacques Tedesco

Victorian Sales Manager

A qualified civil engineer and member of the Australian Institute of Engineers, Jacques has over 29 years’ experience in the steel reinforcement industry after joining Aquila Steel (now OneSteel) as an estimator in 1984. When Welded Mesh became the new entrant in Victorian reinforcing market in 1988, Jacques was approached to join its sales team and took the opportunity to grow his reinforcing business knowledge and his customer base. He also undertook further studies, gaining a Graduate Diploma in Marketing, and was promoted to the position of Sales Manager. With AUSREO since June 2002, Jacques manages the sales and scheduling team and uses his extensive technical and industry experience to deliver prompt and efficient reinforcing solutions for AUSREO's customers.

Mr Phil Stevens

Queensland Sales Manager 

While a relative newcomer to the steel reinforcing industry, Phil has over 13 years of sales and marketing experience in the broader construction industry in fields including timber and trusses, aluminium windows and doors, and hardware. Phil began his career as a sales representative for Australian Timber & Trusses in 2000 and broke into sales management with Fairview Windows & Doors in 2009. Now a valued AUSREO team member, Phil is enjoying the challenge of growing and improving AUSREO’s Queensland business.