Who’s Who in 2022, Community: Keith Pavey

Published 11:15pm 6 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Community: Keith Pavey
Words by Moreton Daily

A loyal and dedicated worker who has spent the past 50 years working for the same company has been rewarded for his hard work.

Keith Pavey notched up 50 years working at Berg Engineering in Brendale on July 19, which also coincided with the company’s 50th anniversary.

Berg Engineering was founded in 1972 by Roger and Pam Berg, with Keith being the company’s first employee.

In the surprise ceremony, which included Keith’s colleagues, family and friends, he was honoured by having the warehouse named after him, while also receiving a brand-new ute.

Speaking to Moreton Daily after the big reveal, Keith said he was shocked and a little lost for words at the kind gesture.

“I wasn’t expecting this at all,” Keith said at the time.

“I’m really amazed at what Roger and Pam have done and feeling really proud to work for Berg Engineering – they have always been a great company to work for.

Berg Engineering CEO Derek Berg, who is the son of Roger and Pam, said to have a successful business you must have great staff like Keith.

“Keith came to my father as a teenager and worked on the machines in a garage and helped my father to build the business into what it is today – one that employees around 200 people and operates in four countries around southeast Asia,” Derek said.

“Keith has always been a very loyal and committed employee, and no company can become successful without those kinds of employees.”

About Keith Pavey

Keith Pavey has been an employee at Berg Engineering in Brendale for more than five decades.

He was the company’s first employee after meeting the company’s founder Roger Berg in 1972.

At the time the company was based in a garage in Brisbane where Keith worked as a fitter and turner.

As the company grew and more people were hired, Berg Engineering moved into a larger shed before eventually moving into their current premises at Terrence Rd, Brendale, in 1987.

Keith is known to work on one of the biggest machines at the company, and can process up to 300 jobs a year, which can range from small jobs to larger projects the size of a car.

In his five decades working at Berg Engineering, Keith has clocked up more than 109,000 hours, which is the equivalent of 64 years of service for the average person. These figures were calculated in July and are even higher.


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