MEET THE TEAM

Meet the Abseilers United team

Get to know the Abseilers United team in depth. Below are profiles of each of our highly qualified team members detailing their experience and expertise.

Stan Cortes

General Manager

 

Stan Cortes

Role:

Overall management and coordination of all projects, staff, resources and administration.

 

Experience:

  • Over 14 years of rope access experience
  • IRATA Level 3
  • Accredited installer of HILTI, SALA, Skylotec, SAYFA
  • Advanced rigger, confined space rescuer, with BA and SCBA
  • Stan’s dedication to Abseilers United brings extensive expertise, professionalism and a ‘can do’ attitude to all aspects of his role

Fields of expertise:

  • Project management
  • Management of large crews
  • Height safety systems design and installation
  • Confined space access specialist
  • Difficult space access specialist

Jennifer Owens

Rope Access Technician and Administration

 

Jennifer Owens

Role:

Rope access team member.

 

Experience:

  • IRATA Level 2 technician with 3 years experience
  • Window cleaning, anchor certification, anchor installation, caulking and pressure cleaning
  • Jen joined Abseilers United in 2015 and proved to be a great addition to the team. With her cheerful personality, eye for detail and extensive knowledge in environmental science and bush regeneration, she’s helped make Abseilers United rope access experts in these fields

Fields of expertise:

  • Environmental science
  • Bush regeneration

Rob Persian

Rope Access Technician

 

Rob Persian

Role:

Rope access team supervisor.

 

Experience:

  • Over 9 years of rope access experience
  • Robert has worked frequently with the Abseilers United team for the past 8 years
  • ARAA Level 3.1, Accredited installer of HILTI, Work Safely at Heights, RIW (Rail Industry Worker), Confined Spaces (BA, Gas Test Atmos), Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
  • 10 years events industry experience as a video, audio and lighting technician

Fields of Expertise:

  • Difficult access
  • Façade and structure maintenance
  • Building inspections
  • Small crew management
  • Height safety installation
  • Banner installation
  • Netting
  • Devegetation and arbor
  • Civil projects – bridge maintenance, railway and road shutdowns, geotechnical works, rock bolting and meshing

Robert takes pride in his work and a detailed approach to deliver outstanding results for our clients.

Kim Parsons

Level 2 IRATA Rope Access Technician

 

Kim Parsons

Role:

Rope access team member

 

 Experience:

  • Qualified and working for 20 years as a tradesman in the field of fitting and turning (manufacturing components out of metal, and building machinery)
  • Qualified and working for 13 years as a Level 2 Rope Access Technician, carrying out maintenance and repairs to buildings and structures 

Fields of expertise:

  • Building repair and maintenance
  • Metal work

Alex Dunn

Level 1 IRATA Technician | Operations Manager

Role:

  • Team leader and Operations Manager

Experience:

  • Alex has a background in plumbing adding variety to the scope of works

Fields of expertise:

  • Plumber background by trade

Kris Corvino

Level 1 Rope Access Technician

 

Role:

Rope access team member

 

Experience:

  • The newest member of the rope access team, Kris has spent the past 9 years working in residential building, labouring, carpentry and tiling
  • Level 1 IRATA certified rope access technician

Fields of expertise:

  • Residential building work
  • Real-time problem solving and lateral thinking
  • Anchor installation

Andre Quin

Founder and Non-Executive Board Member
Andre Quin

Role:

  • Founded Abseilers United with Stan Cortes in 2007
  • Acted as managing director until December 2014 before handing over leadership to Stan Cortes
  • Built Abseilers United into the business it is today, establishing the current procedures and company culture

Experience:

  • Andre has been working in the fields of rope access and height safety since 2003
  • He has completed Irata Level 3 three times, holds a CIV in WHS, is a qualified rigger and is qualified in Confined Spaces Rescue with BA and SCBA
  • Andre is also a qualified installer of Hilti, Sayfa, Uniline, SALA and Skylotec Products

Fields of expertise:

  • WHS compliance
  • Height safety system design and installations
  • Difficult lifting jobs of bulky items that require complex rope methods
  • Vertical confined spaces access
  • Any really awkward access problems
  • Process systemisation and business efficiency optimisation

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