Management of Häfele Australia

Diversity and innovative thinking are the characteristics that identified the leadership personalities at Häfele Australia. Allow us to introduce our company management.

Peter Farrugia

Managing Director

Peter Farrugia joined Häfele in 1986 in customer service. He worked in various roles, then established Häfele New Zealand subsidiary in 1990. After serving as MD at Häfele New Zealand, in 1998 Peter then transferred to Australia as Managing Director.

Areas of responsibility
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Product range management
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics (Jointly with the Finance Director)

Malcolm Ong

Finance Director

Malcolm Ong joined Häfele as Company Accountant / Office Manager in 1983. He was appointed to his current role in 1991.

Areas of responsibility
  • Finance, IT & Accounts Department
  • PLC Development
  • Legal Affairs
  • Logistics (Jointly with Managing Director)

Andrew Gray

General Manager - Sales and Marketing

Andrew Gray joined Häfele in 1983 when the Company was less than a year old, starting in Customer Service and progressing through Account Management, Marketing before taking the position of General Manager – Sales & Marketing in 2010.

Areas of responsibility
  • Sales Management of Trade, Projects & Reseller Divisions
  • Strategic Customer Management
  • Partner Supplier Management

Paul Bucknall

General Manager - Operations

Paul Bucknall joined Häfele in 1989. Paul has worked in various roles within the company, more recently in Purchasing, Systems Integration, Warehouse Management and Logistics. He has now held the position of General Manager – Operations since 2008.

Areas of responsibility
  • National Warehouse Management
  • Operations

Uwe Adam

National Sales Manager - Furniture Fittings

Started with Häfele in 1997 in Queensland, looking after specifications. Moved to New Zealand to run the subsidiary for 11 years and returned to Australia in 2009 to take over the sales management of the Trade team.

Areas of responsibility

  • Sales Management of Trade Team
  • Co-ordinating of Sales Activities
  • Key Account Management
  • Strategic Product Focus



Simon Clark

National Sales Manager - Projects

Simon Clark joined Häfele in 1990 as a Store person in the WA warehouse. He has worked in various roles including Sales Management & Product Management. At the end of 2013, Simon accepted the role of National Sales Manager – Architectural Hardware.

Areas of responsibility

  • Sales Management of National Projects Team
  • Co-ordinating of Sales Activities
  • Key Account Management
  • Strategic Product Focus



Darren Wooding

National Marketing & Design Manager

Darren joined Häfele in 2002 in sales. Darren has worked in various roles throughout Australia. In 2012, was appointed the role of National Exhibition & Display Manager. In 2016, Darren's role was expanded to include National Marketing Manager.

Areas of responsibility

  • Marketing
  • Trade & retail partner marketing
  • Exhibition design & project management
  • Showroom design & project management
  • Trade & retail partners showroom planing
  • Design and maufacture of samples

Stefanie Kaestner

National PLC Manager

Stefanie Kaestner joined Häfele in 1991 as a bi-lingual secretary. Having worked in various supporting roles to Management including PA to the Managing Director, Stefanie took on the development of the Human Resources Department in 2007.

Areas of responsibility

  • Personnel and Industrial Relations Matters
  • HR Policies, Practices and Procedures
  • Recruitment
  • Payroll and Remuneration
  • Training / E-Learning


Michael Carter

Information Technology Manager

Michael started with Häfele in 1997 and currently oversees all I.T. operations within Australia, and provides technical support for the Pacific region.

Areas of responsibility

  • Information Technology and Computer Systems
  • Technical Support and Development
  • Communication Systems 

Debbie Burrows


Debbie Burrows joined Häfele in 1993, the first year in their new offices in Dandenong. Debbie has worked in the Finance Department since first joining Häfele. Prior to that she qualified for her Bachelor of Business in Accounting in 1987.

Areas of responsibility

  • Monthly Reporting to Parent Company
  • Management of Financial Audit
  • Furnishing of Tax Return
  • Financial Reporting to Management
  • Overseeing the General Accounting Function