Universal Cranes Brisbane is family-owned business and our Brisbane team is a special part of that family. That’s why our people tend to stick around!
Mark Happer – General Manager
Mark has spent almost half of his 30 year-long career with Universal Cranes. Mark played the integral role of General Manager of Universal Cranes from 2003 to 2012, during which time the Group experienced rapid growth and expansion. After spending a period as Operations Manager to Universal Cranes’ sister construction company, Mark returned to Universal Cranes to lead the team as the Brisbane General Manager. In addition to his history with Universal Cranes, Mark brings professional qualifications in engineering as well as project management experience on the Otira Viaduct and PJK Expressway projects in New Zealand, the Townsville Inner Harbour Expansion Project, the Kookaburra Viaduct in PNG. Mark is a construction guy through and through – he loves the ‘no-fuss – get it done – safely and efficiently’ ethos at Universal Cranes, and plays a big part in building and maintaining this culture!
Adam Courtney – Operations Manager
Adam joined Universal Cranes as a crane driver in 2008. Since this time, Adam has held roles in dispatch, crane supervision, and sales and engineering. Equipped with a thorough understanding of the Universal Cranes operations, Adam stepped into the Operations Manager role in 2013. He now manages our 120 strong Brisbane team, overseeing the mobile cranes and support equipment, OHS, tendering, and planning and project delivery. Adam has always had a fascination for big machines, and loves that he gets to oversee the life of 100 of them at Universal Cranes Brisbane!
Nicolas Navarrete – Sales & Engineering Manager
Nicolas has 10 years’ experience in engineering and project management on major infrastructure works in Australia and internationally. Originally hailing from New Caledonia, Nicolas joined the company in 2009 as a Project Manager on the Koniambo Wharf Project. After almost three years in the Universal Cranes Brisbane team, Nicolas took up the role of leading the sales and engineering department. As a qualified engineer, Nicolas brings heavy lift engineering expertise to provide pragmatic, efficient and above all safe complex and heavy lift solutions.
Andrew Pearce – Term Hire Manager
Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. After assisting with the management of the Universal Cranes workshop for seven years, Andrew moved into the role of Term Hire Manager in 2013. Andrew quotes, plans and oversees the national crawler crane fleet. Need a big crane or a complex lift solution? Andrew is your man.