The HPP Group has a diversely skilled management team, who have experience in all areas of the cabinetmaking industry. We are recognised as an industry leader and our team works hard to preserve our reputation by maintaining exceptionally high standards with our custom Australian-made cabinetry solutions.

We pride ourselves on quality and aspire to manufacture and supply an extensive range of custom made products and services for the wall and ceiling industries in Australia. We also work hard to build successful working relationships with our clients.

Our Team

Michael Wood

Michael Wood joined HPP Group in 2014 and has established a solid base of continued growth and success for the business. Michael has a strong business background and has extensive experience in the joinery and other related industry segments.

He has a deep understanding of business management, and is comfortable handling all aspects of operations from suppliers and customers’ needs to achieving the best results from all of HPP’s projects.

Since starting his career with Stratco as a management cadet, Michael has fulfilled numerous senior management roles with some of Queensland’s leading commercial operators, manufacturers and other project related businesses. From his days as a cadet, Michael has worked in IT, State management, general management and private business ownership.

  • 17 years’ experience in manufacturing related industries
  • Proven management & leadership skills
  • Dedicated to Research & Development
  • Problem Solving Expertise


Paul Lathouras
Managing Director

Paul has been the Managing Director of HPP Group since 2005.  Following completion of a Construction Management Degree in 1985, Paul spent the next decade in various roles gaining experience in the Construction Industry and in 1994, became a Licensed Builder.

In addition to his duties as Managing Director of HPP, Paul’s other significant Construction Business is Superior Walls & Ceilings, Queensland’s largest and most experienced operation with 17 years of performance behind them.Paul joined the HPP Group manufacturing operation in 2004 and appointed Managing Director in 2005.

  • 25+ years’ experience in internal lining industry
  • Proven leader in the construction and cabinetmaking sector
  • Licenced Builder
  • Degree in Construction Management (QUT)


Kevin Arnold

With more than 30 years’ experience in the cabinetmaking industry, Kevin Arnold has driven HPP Group’s growth and has shaped the company’s core values of manufacturing quality Australian made products on the Gold Coast.

As the original founder of HPP Kevin has been part of the many changes within the industry. He also continues to maintain an active and hand-on approach to the service HPP Group provides its clients.

  • Research and Development of the best machinery available
  • Extensive knowledge and technical skills in the manufacturing process
  • More than 30 years’ experience in the cabinetmaking industry


Chad Arnold
Operations Manager

Chad Arnold brings more than decade of valuable practical and technical experience to his role as Operations Manager at the HPP Group. Chad has been around the cabinetmaking industry all of his life and has worked in many positions in the factory and office.

His extensive knowledge of the industry ensures that we use leading edge technology to manufacture our projects with the highest attention to detail.

  • Extensive knowledge of machinery
  • Computer software specialist
  • Schedules all onsite work
  • Problem solving custom job
  • 15 years’ experience


Kirby Mitchell
Commercial Division

As the Commercial Production Team Supervisor of HPP Group’s Commercial Division, Kirby Mitchell is directly responsible for day-to-day operations of the company. He maintains a hands-on role and constantly liaises with clients, project manager and site supervisors.

Prior to joining the HPP Group in 2012. Kirby owned and operated his own cabinetmaking/shopfitting business for 13 years and then managed a boutique high end joinery supply company for nine years. Kirby is a qualified cabinetmaker with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry.

  • Manages HPP Commercial day-to-day operations
  • Liaison with clients, project manager, site supervisors


Nathan Taikato

Nathan Taikato oversees all estimating duties at HPP Group. With 14 years’ experience in the cabinetry and furniture making industries, Nathan has a solid reputation for adding value to client projects through his ability to find cost effective solutions and meet deadlines.

He takes great pride in the relationships he holds with both customers and the experienced team at HPP.

  • 14 years’ experience in the cabinetmaking, joinery and commercial industries
  • Extensive sales and estimating experience
  • Customer Relations


Our goal at the HPP Group is to create beautiful environments and we draw upon our teams combined years of expertise, craftsmanship and appreciation of the design and construction process to make your project a reality.

Join our Team

HPP Group is always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team. Ours is an exciting, vibrant workplace where everyone shares the same passion for delivering outstanding work for our clients. Each employee has the opportunity to make an impact and are encourage to find a solution for any challenge.