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!

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.

Australian Event Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Australian Event Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The first Australian Event Awards Ceremony to take place on the Sunshine Coast kicked off with a bang this week, recognising and celebrating the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry around the world between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.
Among this year’s winners was a balance of Event Awards veterans and first time finalists. Byron Bay Bluesfest won Best Regional Event, Ample Projects won Best Achievement in Design for their work on Be The Light For The Wild, Taronga Zoo for Vivid Sydney 2016, and Imagination took home the gong for Best Technical Achievement for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience.
It was an honour to see Opera Australia take out the award for the Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: A Production of Turandot. We are proud to be a part of this landmark event, delivering the main stage steel & scaffold infrastructure on the waters of Sydney Harbour at Farm Cove annually since 2013.
After a classy VIP cocktail reception on the lawns, with a firework demonstration from Foti Fireworks, we headed into the beautifully decorated marquee for dinner and the awards ceremony.
Awards Partner, Apples and Pears Entertainment, provided two brilliant acts to entertain attendees. With Sarah Rowan-Dahl creating a stunning artwork through the evening as the show rolled on around her, and Kimberley Heberley’s beautiful voice providing a sweet prelude to the main course. Meanwhile, drumming outfit Junkyard Beats contributed the show-starting bang.
Click here to see the full list of winners.
Tri-Point are Proud Sponsors of the Australian Event Awards.

The Event Awards 2016 is Almost Here!

The Event Awards 2016 is Almost Here!

The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia. The program is guided by ongoing industry consultation to answer the need for cohesiveness across the entire Australian industry, to develop industry identity and to assist Australian operators in cross-development of opportunities between events and event disciplines.
The program is all-inclusive, being open to all Australian events, event managers and support service providers regardless of:

  • event type or audience
  • event size or attendance
  • event location or association membership

It is the only opportunity for Australian events and event organisers to be acknowledged on a level playing field, across the entire national events industry.
For the first time this year, the Event Awards takes it’s annual Awards Ceremony to the Sunshine Coast, to be held on Wednesday September 21 2016 at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Queensland.
To view a full list of the finalists, the winners of which will be announced at the black tie ceremony on Wednesday, click here to be taken to the Event Awards website.
Tri-Point Rigging Services continues a long relationship as a Proud Sponsor of the Australian Event Awards.

Staff Profile: Lisa Terry

Staff Profile: Lisa Terry

Name: Lisa Terry

Job Title: Bookkeeper


My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
I process wages, pay invoices, raise invoices and general accounting.
My favourite project to date was…
I don’t work on any project directly but really enjoy going to final rehearsals for Opera on the Harbour in March each year!
When I was a kid, I wanted to be…
A psychologist which, in hindsight, may have been helpful sometimes…..
The best advice I have ever been given is…
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
My first job was…
McDonalds. I was 14 and 4 months…
My favourite artist/band of all time is…
There isn’t one in particular but I like rock, so probably The Rolling Stones or Queen. Or maybe INXS…
Three people I wish I could invite to dinner are…
Hugh Jackman, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, and Michelle Obama.
Most people don’t know that I…
Have been at Tri-Point for 10 years now!
Three things I can’t live without…
My husband and two children of course!


Lisa Terry manages Tri-Point’s accounts and finance department. Her role includes providing accounts services such as company payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Lisa works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.