08 May 2009

Richard Dick


Maitland Boys High School—1956 to 1959


1960 - After completing the Leaving Certificate at MBHS I left Kurri Kurri and moved to Newcastle to begin a part time Mechanical Engineering course at Newcastle University.

1964 - Married to Deanna. We have three sons living in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth with 5 grandchildren.

1965 – Completed studies in mechanical and production engineering and moved back to Kurri

1968 – Purchased a home in Newcastle.

1981 – Relocated to Gladstone in Central Queensland


1960 - Joined BHP subsidiary Australian Wire Industries as an engineering trainee, staying until 1974

1974 – Joined BEP Engineering as a sales engineer. This entailed design and supply of pipeline systems including valves, controls, instrumentation, etc.

1993 – Joined Pyrotek Pty Ltd as a sales engineer. This entailed the design, manufacture and supply of high temperature components and systems to the molten metal industry, particularly aluminium smelting.

2004- -Retired


Was a member of the Newcastle Jaycees from 1970 to 1981. I am an active member of the Port Curtis Rotary Club in Gladstone having joined in 1983.

Travelled to the USA numerous times with Pyrotek, including Canada and Hawaii. Toured Europe from Russia to Ireland and had two driving holidays in the UK.

Active member of Masters Swimming for the last 15 years

Still live in Gladstone but spend much of our time in Brisbane, Sydney
and Perth

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