As the company grew, DSK moved out of the shipping container and are now a team of more than 65, including engineers, apprentices and designers. Situated in a purpose-built Hastings plant delivering a comprehensive range of engineering capability to industry.
As it was when we started, creativity and innovation remain at the heart of what we do. As a team we are all driven by constant improvement – finding more refined, efficient and responsive ways to service our clients’ changing needs.
From concept to manufacture, we are equally comfortable with small components as we are large, complex plant fit-outs. Our specialist knowledge of the wine, food processing and manufacturing industries has seen us work with many leading companies including ENZA, McCain Foods, Heinz Watties, Apollo Foods, Tow & Blow, Delegats and Craggy Range.
DSK was named after the initials of its founders, Derek Strampel and Shane Kerrisk. While Derek exited the business in 1991, Shane has continued to operate under the DSK name, and is one of the owners and managing director.
“I am proud of the way DSK is constantly evolving. We are always looking at new ways of solving industry’s problems and improving processes using innovative thinking combined with cutting-edge technology. We’re in the business of making our clients’ lives easier and making them look good.”
Shane Kerrisk - Managing Director/Owner
It takes extraordinary people
to do extraordinary things
Managing Director / Owner
027 4466 897
As owner and managing director of DSK, Shane oversees the day to day running of the company and works closely with clients to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. Shane's vision for DSK is to constantly improve performance through investment in upskilling and new technology.
027 332 0777
Nigel comes from an Engineering Production background, well trained in Maintenance and Diagnostics. He has led engineering teams to perform maintenance and improvement projects. Working for DSK engineering as a Project Manager, Nigel provides engineering solutions to clients while working with DSK’s team of skilled engineers.
021 916 924
With a strong background in engineering in the food processing sector Ben has been trained in Maintenance and Diagnostics. He has experience leading engineering teams and implementing maintenance plans to reduce downtime and to increase overall efficiency. As a Project Manager for DSK, Ben takes the challenge of bringing client, project and staff together to meet the defined needs of the client.
027 473 8260
Stephen has been working for DSK since the very beginning.
He is trained as a fitter turner and has had many years of Engineering experience. He knowledge within the Engineering sector has given him the expertise to lead our experienced engineering teams in the installation and fabrication of many large projects. Stephen provides engineering solutions for DSK’s clients to provide projects that are delivered on time
Machine Shop Manager
027 230 9254
John runs DSK’s machine shop and oversees the fabrication of standard, spare and customised components. He heads up a team of three machine operators using both manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Control), multi-axis mills, and lathes.
027 224 4876
Ben is new to the Engineering sector and has quickly shown to be a great asset to the DSK team. He has brought with him a background in accounting and information systems.
Ben overlooks the mild steel production fabrication department as well as assists in managing the machine shop.
With his team, Ben works hard to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high quality standard.
027 123 456
Dave plays an important role within the organisation as a technical adviser and support to the design team.
He also works on key projects and one-off unique job designs to meet DSK’s clients requirements. Dave brings to DSK a expansive background in sheet-metal, fabrication and management.
Senior Engineering Designer
027 4040 128
Keith joined DSK in 2008. As head of the company’s CAD and SolidWorks 3D modelling services, Keith is responsible for turning ideas into working designs for finished manufactured products, and ensuring those products are manufactured as efficiently as possible.
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
06 872 7174
Corneliu has been with DSK for more than 5 years now. As a Mechanical Draftsperson, he is more than adept at both Solidworks and AutoCAD. Corneliu works to build functional, secure and well-designed products and structures that meet our needs. He works with our Project Managers and clients, supplying detailed designs accompanied by engineering calculations, material requirements and technical drawings.
06 872 7033
Jo is the Office Manager for DSK and makes sure that DSK runs smoothly. She comes with a wealth of financial and payroll experience and provides support to DSK and their clients. Jo is responsible for the day to day running of the reception office, the financial functions and payroll.