Our Team

Andrew Hughes


25 years’ experience in the mining and construction industry. Andrew has experience in estimating, managing and running civil projects ranging from small concrete slabs through to large, technically challenging gas plants. Andrew’s talent lies with quickly establishing the client’s requirements, finding solutions and mobilizing within a short timeframe. Beyond work, Andrew donates much of his time and resources to local community groups, charity organizations & local sporting groups.


Damian Hamilton

General Manager
  • Associate Dip Electrical Engineering
  • Cert IV Work Health & Safety
  • Cert IV Frontline Management
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Cert III Remote Aircraft Systems; RePL and ReOC
  • Advanced Diploma Leadership Management (due completion Dec 2020)

Thirty years experience in poly-welding and fabrication in the mining and construction industry in the Hunter Valley, interstate and overseas.  Roles include Supervisor, Project Management, Safety & Quality Management, Training, Poly Welding and fabrication, Pipe Installation and Plant Operator.


Dean Irwin

Site Manager (Vales Point)
  • Advanced Diploma of Business Management
  • Cert IV Trainer & Assessor
  • Project Estimating

25 years’ experience working within the Civil, Mining and Quarry industries managing various earthworks and construction projects.

Employment rolls include Project Manager, Operations manager, Mining Superintendent, Quarry Manager and RTO Manager.

With a plant operators background Dean brings vast knowledge and experience around all aspects of earthmoving and mining operations.


Andrew Hughes Jr

Operations Manager


Mick Hampson
HSEQ Manager

Mick Hampson is the HSEQ Manager for Aplus Contracting Poly Welding. Most Recently the Owner – Director of Hampson Telecommunication & Training Pty ltd, before that I was employed by Telstra Corp for 27 years in various roles. My primary personal & business objectives have always been Leadership – People & Relationship, focusing on building strong teams Through, Accountability – Knowledge – Adaptability – integrity and Reward.


Deb Lawson

Office Manager