Thrustfloors International





Gerry has over 40 years of construction experience in design, manufacture and installation of specialised Wood Floor Systems.


Currently principal of the following Group of companies:-


                                            THRUST FLOORS International P/L

                                            Australian Parquet Industries P/L

                                            Australian Parquet Manufacturers P/L


Formerly, owner/operator of the George Hudson Parquetry Flooring Group prior to its sale to the Adelaide Steamship Group.


Responsible for the Patented Design and Marketing of new concepts in Wood Floor construction and design, recognised with awarding of the prestigious Australian Design Award. 


Established the patented “AIR-THRUST” Pneumatic Sports Hall Flooring System in Australia and Asia and has installed major government and commercial projects in all Australian States and Territories, including in excess of 850 major Sporting Facilities in Australia alone.


Internationally, Mr Swindale has established joint-venture manufacture and marketing operations in Malaysia and installation projects include work in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Singapore.


Author and publisher of the 100 page architectural technical catalogue entitled “Perfection in Parquetry” widely used by engineers, designers, architects and government departments in specifying parquet and wood floor products.


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NWFA                                  *  Member National Wood Flooring Association of America

*  Appointed Liaison Officer -   NWFA  and NWFAA


NWFAA          *  Special Projects Officer

*  Chairman      -  Technical Committee  NSW Chapter


T.F.F.A.N.      *  Vice President – Timber Floor & Finishing Association of N.S.W.

                                            *  Chairman        -   Technical Committee   (5 years)

*  Former President TFFAN


H.I.A.                                   *  Member of the Housing Industry Association


M.B.A.                                  *  Member of the Master Builders Association NSW


B.E.                                     *  Member Builders Exchange

                                                President Builders Exchange (3 years)


I.P.S.M.                                *  Member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply Management


H.I.A.                                   *  Former Chairman HIA – PTFC

                                                Professional Timber Flooring Council (5 years)

                                            *  Member of the Executive Committee -  Technical

                                            *  Appointed Representative of Professional Timber Flooring Council on

                                                Australian Standards – Wood Flooring

                                            *  H.I.A. nominated Rep Australian Standards – Wood Flooring


M.T.L.                                  *  Former Chairman & CEO – Maritime Technology Ltd (5 years)


A.T.S.R.         *  Former Chairman & CEO – Australian Technology Science &

                                               Research (2 years)



J.P.                                      *  JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (NSW)