About Us

About Us

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Our History

Dennis Southam & Associates have a well-documented history spanning over 30 years. As a result, DSA now is globally recognised as a leader within corrosion management. Our involvement in projects in Australia and abroad have guided us to where we are today. We constantly practice, develop and improve the application and testing of GRP, FRP and GRE composite products. Our team has now become the first point of contact for many specialised engineering projects.

Our People

Dennis Southam & Associates is formed by a group of dedicated engineers and project managers. Our team members have years of experience with composites products across various industries. The dedicated team perform our engineering solutions with the highest level of expertise precision. 

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Dennis Southam

Principal Engineer

Dennis Southam is the Principal Engineer of DSA. Dennis has a decorated career and is an expert in the corrosion protection industry. His expertise has seen him present at conferences worldwide and guide regulations for composite engineering. As a specialist in chemical resistant fibreglass reinforced plastics, Dennis’ duties include designing, calculating, preparing, and reviewing technical specifications. Dennis is a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Chartered Professional Engineer (Ret.). Dennis’ experience is crucial to the DSA team and makes him one of the top industry leaders worldwide.

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Paul Figallo

Group Executive Manager

Paul has a history with the Novafast Holdings group of companies dating back to 1999. Since then, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in overviewing, managing and developing complex projects. He has directed projects exceeding $50m and specialises in the management and coordination of DSA. Paul’s position as Group Executive Manager extends to Novafast and Basetec Services and has seen him execute work for many industry-leading companies.

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Tom Murphy

Senior Design Engineer

Tom is the Senior Design Engineer at DSA. He studied Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide, graduating with honours. Since then, he has worked as a project engineer for the manufacture and supply of GRP products. He was involved in the Ichthys Combined Cycle Power Plant project in Darwin, NT, before consulting for GRP products. In consulting, Tom has designed GRP equipment for many processes. Inspections and analysis in plants have taken him around the country and internationally. As a result, Tom has recognised as an expert within the composites industry.