Meet the IDS Team
Highly experienced, passionate, professional and customer-focused are characteristics that define our team. Learn more about our Industrial Demolition Services leadership team of demolition experts who provide project specific demolition, decommissioning and deconstruction solutions to our clients around Australia.
Derek Wilson, Director
Derek Wilson founded Industrial Wreckers (as it was known for over thirty years) and is one of the pioneers of the demolition industry in Australia.
Derek’s name is synonymous with industrial demolition throughout Australia – being one of the founding fathers of the modern phase of this industry in this country. Derek saw an opportunity early on in the development of the business to develop a specialisation in industrial projects. He has an inherent understanding of the requirements and constraints of working in live and hazardous environments.
Derek was integral in developing many of the standards and procedures that have established benchmarks in the business, and almost 45 years later, the company is regarded as a leader in the demolition field with a formidable project history.
Graham Cressey, Managing Director
Graham is the driving force behind Industrial Demolition. He took up the role in 2009 after a broad reaching management role in the Alex Fraser Group, which included positions as Business Development Manager and Demolition Services Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in managing complex demolition projects throughout Australia and New Zealand, with major clients including: Alcoa, Caltex, BP, Shell, GMH, Ford, Wesfarmers, Liberty OneSteel, Huntsman (HCCA), ExxonMobil, Esso, Dow Chemicals, and Qenos.
Graham has been a member of the Demolition and Asbestos Industry Association of Victoria (formerly DCAV) board for ten years and the president for the past five years. The association has been instrumental in many of the advancements within the demolition industry. Graham has also been a member of a number of Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) advising bodies including Safe Work Australia and Artibus on proposed new Demolition Licensing Laws and the development and review of current certificate III and IV demolition qualifications. Graham is also a committee member the MBAV Specialist Contractor Sector Committee, and holds the following industry qualifications:
• Registered Building Practitioner (VIC) – Unlimited
• NSW Demolition Supervisor
• QLD Demolition Supervisor
• SA Supervisor Registration Building Work (Demolition)
• ACT Builder Class A (Demolition)
• WA License Holder
• OHS Certificate III
• Trade Certificate (Fitter/Machinist)
Ike Williamson, Operations Coordinator
Ike joined the Industrial Demolition Services team in 2013, and after more than 4 years working as a supervisor overseeing site management for some of IDS’ major demolition and projects, Ike was promoted to the role of Operations Coordinator. This role sees him work collaboratively to achieve efficient allocation of resources across numerous demolition projects.
James Forbes, Commercial Manager
With over 30 years of experience in the construction/demolition industry, combined with his education and hands on worksite training, James has a broad skill set as Commercial Manager. He is able to communicate effectively across all levels of the industry and lead his team to identify, plan and implement the requirements for successful project delivery.
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