Why Grounded in Science?

In 2013, Jim Prior and Brett Rooney saw an opportunity in the screw pile market. Both had worked in the building and construction industry for many years and had seen first-hand the poor quality and service being delivered by current screw pile suppliers.


They knew if they could design and manufacture a high-quality screw pile (here in Australia, using Australian made steel) AND provide builders with a safe and compliant installation process, they would have a winner!

The pair formed Katana Foundations and focused on growing the business one customer at a time.


As the business expands, our founding purpose never wavers:

"Grounded in science for generations to come."

Grounded in Science means we:


  • ‘Go the extra mile’ for our customers
  • Are transparent and base our decisions on facts
  • Challenge ourselves to be better
  • Do the right thing AND do things right  

Meet the Team

Jim Prior

Founding Director

Brett Rooney

Co-Founder & Director

Mark Armstrong


Gian Minns


Peter Phillips

General Manager Operations & Logistics

Steve Cook

National Estimating Manager

Sherralee Carter

Finance and Accounts

Grant Nolan

National Sales Manager

Chris Gillen

State Manager Southern Region

Lawrence Takiari

Northern Region Operations Manager

Andrew Thompson

Branch Manager QLD

Sonny Leatigaga

Branch Manager Newcastle

Rebecca Love

Business Development Manager QLD

John Georgeff

Business Development Manager Newcastle, Central Coast, Northern NSW

Warren Bromfield

Business Development Manager Sydney & Southern NSW

David Jensen

National Business Development Manager

Why choose Katana?

Because we BUILD RELATIONSHIPS for the long-term.

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