MBE – Our Flesh and Blood

Noel Matthews

Noel Matthews is the driving force behind the success of the longevity of this family owned company of nearly 100 years duration. As Matthews Brothers Managing Director, he has ploughed through all the bumps in the road delivering the most respected state of the art road making products and equipment available in Australia’s marketplace today, indeed Internationally. Noel has been involved in the company for 60 plus years and with brother Ray they continue to provide the best quality product range, miles ahead of all the competition. Noel and Rays reputation for integrity and exceptionally engineered road making equipment places MBE at the top of the tree for supplier client relationship, that extends to Blue Chip Government and smaller family owned enterprises alike.

Ray Matthews

Ray Matthews is the computer tech savvy design stalwart of the business in the cad design engineering development sector of the company. Ray has amassed over 50 years of dedicated service at MBE, creating innovative and functional design concepts from scratch right through to completion including all variations, adaptions and additions via his acutely clever abstract mental ability turning ideas into mechanical “Mona Lisa’s”.   Some of Rays concepts are now utilised not just in advanced road making equipment in Australia but around the world. MBE have a variety of Ray Matthews engineered items that hold worldwide patents such is the ingenuity applied and demand created.

Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews has been involved in the company his whole life and while he has applied his vast knowledge throughout the entire company he now heads up the hire arm of our business called Flindane Pty Ltd. Flindane is a hugely important branch providing the option of a ‘pay as you use’ feature bringing far more clientele to the market in an affordable package that can include insurance and certification and still comes with the usual MBE support and back-up that has created our long established and dependable reputation.

Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews is a sheer electrical engineering genius. Like his brother Mike, Paul established himself as a leader in his field with his matter of fact clinical troubleshooting style that keeps all our happy customers learning about how clever and technically advanced our road making vehicles are. Paul creates and provides the electrical componentry design managing the fit out in a state of the art computer system which he is always tweaking to ensure they adapt to the ever changing landscape of OH&S protecting the industry participants at every road making site.

David Chigwidden

David Chigwidden is a relatively new addition to our MBE management team. David is MBE’s CEO and brings his own immense experience to the business from many years as a business owner and senior manager of a national public company in the retail environment. David carries the future by maintaining and protecting the legacy of the last 95 years ensuring reputation and integrity remain intact. Davids strengths are in administration and financial controls, people management, future building, product expansion and client relationships. David has been charged with the sale of the Mason Street Newport Manufacturing property and establishing MBE’s new greenfield purpose built factory at Toll Drive, Altona North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and he welcomes everyone to drop in to see us leave the 1900’s behind and drive into a very bright future. The changeover from Newport to Altona North Manufacturing complex is due for March 2017.

Our MBE Management Team

The MBE management team are experts in their own right and together form a formidable Advanced Road Making Executive Team, all working collaboratively to deliver a premium quality range of products and equipment for advanced Australian road making requirements, no one business has done it better for as long as MBE and by implementing proven world class business practices, initiatives, MBE innovations with a world class management team the future road ahead for MBE is in good hands. You can rely on and trust MBE to deliver product and equipment solutions that surpass your advanced road making requirements and make your hard job so much easier.