Schramm Australia Adds New Talent to Senior Management Team

July 2021

Schramm is pleased to introduce three new members of the senior management team.

Assuming the position of Oceania Sales, Service & Marketing Manager is Dion Domaschenz who will be based out of the Welshpool, WA facility. Domaschenz will be responsible for strategically building Schramm’s market position in Australia and Oceania by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.

Domaschenz has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering with Honours from the University of South Australia and has held various roles within the mining industry both nationally and internationally for the last 20+ years.

Domaschenz states “I am looking forward to the challenge of growing the Schramm business both locally and internationally and to further drive customer support so that clients can achieve their business goals and enjoy ultimate business success.”  

Steve O’Hara has joined the Schramm Australia team as the Manufacturing Manager, based out of the Welshpool facility. O’Hara will manage the day-to-day workshop processes in the manufacturing of new drill rigs, rebuilds, and service of drilling equipment, componentry, and associated equipment.

O’Hara is a trade-qualified HD Mechanic with 25 years of extensive experience working with Tier 1 contractors. Most recently Steve held the role of Service Operations manager having full P&L ownership of the business unit and the responsibility of major key accounts in the mining sector.

With O’Hara’s extensive experience in manufacturing and service of heavy equipment for global OEMs, serving mining clients, he is sure to contribute to Schramm’s success and future growth.

Keith Dicker, who is now the Engineering Manager for Schramm Australia brings over 20 years of experience to the team. Dicker’s experience was gained predominantly in the marine and subsea Oil and Gas Industry.

“Although I have now crossed over to mining and drilling, there are a lot of areas of engineering that cross-over. I feel that my experiences in designing equipment for harsh subsea environments can help bring new ideas to the design of drilling equipment and operating in tough and harsh conditions.”

Since joining Schramm at the start of June, Dicker has already contributed to several new rig builds as well as new development projects. His plan is to push Schramm’s capabilities into new areas so as to stay at the forefront of the market. “Although it’s very early days for me at Schramm, I’m very excited to work with a new team to not only maintain the focus on delivering quality products but to also build on this to continually improve and develop these products.”