The Steel Pencil Team
Ormond StockOwner, Executive Chairman
In 1979 Ormond formed Ormond Stock Associates, a consulting engineering company which grew to have offices in Wellington, Auckland and Palmerston North. The company pioneered the use of fully intelligent integrated 3D modelling of buildings, in essence, prebuilding structures on a computer so that the contractor builds them for the second time. Part of this development involved the introduction of steel shop drawing into the consulting office; a step in the process of saving the client time and money. In 2002 Ormond retired from the company and turned his interests to Steel Pencil Ltd. Ormond has been a director of Palmerston North Airport Ltd, Aorangi Hospital Ltd, MidCentral District Health Board and Whanganui District Health Board. Ormond.Stock@steelpencil.com
Mark MillarGroup Operations Manager
Mark has experience working in the South East Asian markets as a project professional with a twelve year record of successfully delivering and managing large scale programmes by performing functions such as, planning, scheduling, organizing, and tracking processes, ensuring the feasibility of each task and then delivering on expected results. Mark's key to success is ensuring all projects are planned fully in advance as well as ensuring teams are informed of the direction and scope from the start. He believes that the key to any successful project is planning but being flexible enough to evolve as the project develops. Mark.Millar@steelpencil.com
Michael ScandarBusiness Development Manager
With a long time passion for the design and built environment, Michael holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture accompanied with a second major in Urban and Town Planning. Gaining valuable experience through both scholarly and practical means over many years, Michael endeavors to continue to push forward in the industry in design, construction and business aspects. Michael.Scandar@steelpencil.com
Thao RushPresident of Steel Pencil Philippines
Thao Rush, the President of Steel Pencil Philippines, holds a professional qualification from ACCA and is a Fellow Member of ACCA. She has a masters degree in business administration from Blekinge Tekniske Hogskola, School of Management, Sweden. Thao has a great deal of experience in managing and working with multi-cultural teams and promoting knowledge sharing as well as capacity building. She believes in operational transparency and upholds ethical principles in the office.
Luke O’BrienAccount Manager
Luke O’Brien joined Steel Pencil in 2018 as a cadet draftsman and quickly graduated to a full-time draftsman. During this time, he learnt many areas of the business and eventually stepped into a PM role after pursuing education in project management. He took a brief break from Steel Pencil in 2021 gaining valuable experience in a fabrication workshop before re-joining Steel Pencil in a new role as an account manager. Luke has a broad range of experience acting to support the project managers and be a point of contact for clients. He continues to grow his skillset in construction working through a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technologies. With four years’ experience in multiple different roles in the industry Luke believes the key to success is clear communication.
Annerine FerreiraAccounts Manager
Annerine joined the Steel Pencil team in July 2020. Her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting qualification in 2012 was earned at the University of the Free State, South Africa. She brings twelve years of experience as an Administration Manager, handling a wide range of administration tasks and accounting duties. She has an eye for accuracy and a love for working with numbers. Annerine believes that communication is what makes a team great and that proper planning is a key element to achieve success.
Jelyd Chad AcabaSenior Project Manager
Jelyd (Chad) has been at Steel Pencil since 2007 and has worked as one of our Project Managers since 2015. During her time as a Civil Engineer, Chad developed an interest in the detailing industry. She now has over ten years experience in structural detailing and strives for excellence in the industry.
Aldrich R. LayamProject Manager
Aldrich (Ash) joined Steel Pencil in 2007 a Senior Detailer and Training Manager. Ash has a Civil Engineering background, starting as a piping detailer, and then assigned onsite as a fabrication shop detailer. Ash now has over ten years experience in structural detailing in the company, with extensive knowledge of both CAD and advance Tekla software.
Ariel B. De GuzmanQuality and Training Manager / Sr. Structural Checker
Ariel has been a part of the Steel Pencil team since 2011 where he began as a structural checker for our Manila office. Since then, Ariel has become an expert within Steel Pencil, having worked in both our New Zealand and Manila offices, as well as having taken on various roles where Ariel showed his skill and dedication to the job. Ariel has a refined skill set which comes from his experience abroad in Steel Detailing and Checking as well as his in-depth work here at Steel Pencil over the years.
Joel C. de JuanProject Manager
Joel started at Steel Pencil in 2014 and latter become one of our project mangers in 2017. Joel is a Civil Engineering graduate which he proceeded with spending time on site planning projects, pursuing his passion about engineering. Being a project manager, Joel is able to demonstrate his leadership and problem-solving skills which make him a valued member of our team at Steel Pencil.
Joanna BangoProject Manager
Joanna Bango joined Steel Pencil in 2017 as a junior detailer, and has grown to become a Project Manager in May 2022. Joanna leads her team to produce high quality work. She has won the approval of our clients by her rapid responses to their needs and inquiries. Joanna manages the swing shift and is well organized and an aptitude for working with and inspiring her team to achieve their best potential.
Robert PiconesProject Manager
Robert Picones joined SteelPencil in 2013 as a junior detailer. He has grown with SteelPencil in multiple roles such as, lead detailer, Tekla technical specialist, and now project manager. Robert has not only savvy technical knowledge but also his enthusiasm in leading his team to produce good quality work and he always promptly respond to clients’ needs and inquiries. Robert’s hands on and at your service approach towards clients and his team members add immense value to customers, work quality, and ensures an upbeat team spirit.