Staff Profile: Willie Leong

Staff Profile: Willie Leong

Name: Willie Leong

Job Title: Senior Warehouse Manager


My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
Day Care Carer…
When I was a kid, I wanted to be…
A Fish.
People often describe me as…
A Coconut.
My favourite movie of all time is…
Debbie Does Dallas.
Who would win a fight between Batman & Spiderman…
Wonder Woman (hate watching men in tights fight, it’s just wrong).
The strangest thing to happen on one of my projects was…
Someone stabbed themselves in the butt with their own knife.
The funniest thing to happen on one of my projects was…
Someone stabbed themselves in the butt with their own knife.
The worst thing to happen on one of my projects was…
I had to drive the forklift because someone stabbed themselves in the butt with their own knife.


Aside from being one of our resident comedians, Willie manages the preparation and maintenance of all of our equipment, for all of our projects and dry hires from our main warehouse in Sydney. Leading his team of warehouse crew, Willie has extensive knowledge of every single piece of equipment Tri-Point owns in it’s exceptionally large inventory of stock. With the best forklift skills in the biz, Tri-Point could not do what they do without him, so this is our little salute to the Fijian legend that is Willie Leong!

The Jonesys

The Jonesys

The Jonesys are on a mission to walk through the centre of Australia, on foot, off track, with their one year old daughter in tow. Together as a family, they attempt to cross some of Australia’s most extreme terrain and conditions in the hopes to live more consciously, forging a deeper connection to the Australian country, people and each other. Their mission is also helping to support the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, providing dialysis for Indigenous Australians.
Tri-Point Rigging Services, in collaboration with our in-house welder Tony Geros, sponsored the construction of the outback hauling cart for the family.

The Jonesys wrote a full blog post about the construction of the cart at Tri-Point. Read more about it here.
We love keeping up to date with the Jonesy’s journey through their website and social media channels. Check out www.thejonesys.com for more information or follow their instagram handle @followthejonesys

Staff Profile: Sean Douglas

Staff Profile: Sean Douglas

Name: Sean Douglas

Job Title: 3D CAD Draftsman


My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
Creating 3D Renders and Technical Drawings of Truss, Rigging, Scaffolding and Staging Systems.
When I was a kid I wanted to be…
I didn’t have big dreams when I was a kid but in the 90s I came across a video tape of a futuristic looking drawing program that could produce 3D images from green lines at the local library. It looked so cool I had to give it a shot.
The best advice I have ever been given is…
Don’t make decisions without eating first.
People often describe me as…
Well-read and really obnoxious about it.
My favourite movie of all time is…
Probably the Grand Budapest Hotel, or maybe Blade Runner 1982.
My favourite artist/band of all time is…
The Memphis Group, they invented the 80s.
Three people I wish I could invite to dinner are…
William Shatner as Captain Kirk, Richard Dean Anderson as Macgyver and Ridly Scott. 
If I was an animal I would be a…
My wife says I would be a cat, read into that what you will.
Most people don’t know that I…
I write a lot and I make a pretty mean calzone.
The three things I can’t live without are…
My wife, my whiteboard and the internet.
The strangest thing to happen on one of my projects…
I did some structural work on the elevator cores for Sydney Uni. A crane collapsed and fell right on top of our formwork! Luckily no one was around when it fell but there is a nice picture somewhere of a crane sticking though something I designed.
The worst thing to happen on one of my projects was…
I guess it was the time I was working in a team producing 20 tonnes of steel for a structural platform on an oil rig. It needed to be helicoptered in from shore. The steel didn’t meet their requirements so they dumped the entire load into the sea. Eek! They said it was cheaper to remake it than to helicopter it back… I would love to see there calculation on that one.  


Sean has joined Tri-Point Rigging Services in our Drafting & Design Department, producing stunning 3D renders for our clients as well as technical construction drawings for engineering and construction. Sean brings a wealth of design and drafting experience to the company and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome him into the Tri-Point family!

Box Office: Thor: Ragnarok

Box Office: Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Thor. It is a sequel to ThorThor: The Dark WorldAvengers: Age of Ultron and Doctor Strange and the seventeenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also being the fifth installment of Phase Three.
The film is directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
Principal photography started on July 4, 2016, in Queensland, Australia. The working title for the film was “Creature Report”.
Tri-Point provided rigging and scaffolding services for the duration of the film’s production in Queensland. We can’t wait to see it in cinema!

Staff Profile: Val Nassar

Staff Profile: Val Nassar

Name: Val Nassar

Job Title: National Operations Manager


My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
Leading the daily work schedule of Tri-Point’s Branches nationwide. Supervising the daily management and allocation of resources across the entire business, ensuring on time delivery of high quality products and services to our clients.
What has been your favourite project that you have worked on to date, and why?
“Gladiators” in Lebanon because I met my wife there, she was the assistant producer back then…
When I was a kid I wanted to be…
An Airforce Officer
The best advice I have ever been given is…
A little progress each day adds up to big results.
My first job was…
Casual Climbing Instructor
My favourite artist/band of all time is…
Adele
If I was an animal I would be a…
Hawk
The three things I can’t live without are…
My lovely family, wife and two kids.
The worst thing to happen on one of my projects was…
A random person shut down the generator while filming a TV program in the desert.
Who would win a fight between Batman & Spiderman?
Spiderman
Three things I want to do before I die are…
Travel the world, pilot an airplane, base jump.


Tri-Point Rigging Services would like to welcome our newest team member to the fold! With a background in television and event hire services, Val Nassar joins Tri-Point as our new National Operations Manager. Val’s role involves managing and overseeing the day to day operations of all of Tri-Point’s projects and interests. Val will additionally provide end-to-end account management to our key film clients, and manage all staff, crew and stakeholder relationships at Tri-Point. We welcome Val and the experience he brings with him to our company, and we look forward to working together to continue to deliver on, and consistently exceed, client’s expectations across the board.