Phil started his employment as an automotive technican gaining trade qualification. He has owned a
number successful businesses, and during this time served as a volunteer firefighter for 21 years. His interests include Fishing & Diving, Motorsport, Squash.
Rob is the owner of EWP Technical Solutions an EWP service, certification, sales and training provider. He has
been in the EWP industry for over 13 years. Rob started out his professional life as a Fork Lift truck Engineer and was lured to the bright lights of New Zealand from the UK back in 1998. He got out of Fork Lifts and in to the EWP industry in 2000 and never looked back. Rob is an avid fishing nut (especially game fishing).
Tel: 021 397349
Tel: 021 358400
Kenny has been involved in the EWPA since March 2011 and currently serves as Executive since March 2012. Originally from Scotland UK, Kenny is City & Guilds qualified in Integrated Plant Mechanics, HND Automotive
Management with Technology (NZ Level 6) and additionally NZQA Occupational Health & Safety Management.
Despite his youth full looks, he has over 20 years experience in the Plant & Construction industry in both UK & NZ, having worked with many of the market leaders in every facet of the business.
In the UK he was with Speedy Power formerly Coates Rentair (2000-2004) as Field Service Engineer covering
Scotland in its entirety, theHebridean Islands & specialised overseas contracts is areas such as Sardinia & Azerbjan. Pr
ior to this he worked for Hewden (1996-2000) as Field Service, after completion of his apprenticeshipwhich was
served between Hewden, Bob Tait & Vibroplant.
On arrival in NZ, Kenny joined Hirequip (2004-2011) initially as a Workshop Mechanic and became the Regional
Workshop Manager for the Northern Region (4 years).
Employed by Asplundh NZ until March 2014, as the Compliance/Fleet Manager NZ, which demonstrates his
transferrable skills where he can utilise his qualifications and experience in another specialised field. Currently
employed by Franklin Trees.
Tel: 027 4200015
Andrew has spent almost 19 years at Hirepool and there are few parts of the business which have escaped his scrutiny and attention. Starting as a mechanic at the Penrose branch back 1996 he smoothly adapted to operational and later charge roles as assistant branch manager, became Auckland workshops manager and then, in succession, National Equipment, Operations and Assets manager.
Currently the Asset supply chain manager Andrew leads a small internal team and large network of
suppliers supporting a fleet of more than 58,000 rental assets across the business with a replacement value exceeding $300M.
Tel: 027 5878068
Clint has been in the Elevating Work Platform industry all his working life amassing 25 years of experience that covers the whole field - service, maintenance, certification, management, assessment, training, marketing and sales.
In 1991 Clint started with Access Specialties, who at that time were the first (and only) dedicated EWP service company in New Zealand. He spent 18 years there gaining experience in service and maintenance both in the workshop and out in the field. He later became a Financial Director and in turn, General Manager of the company.
In early 2009 he relocated from Auckland to the sunny Hawkes Bay at which time he joined Snorkel New Zealand as the Sales & Marketing Manager of the North Island – a position which he held until the end of 2013.
In January 2014, Clint moved to LiftX to take up a similar role which has now expanded to National Sales Manager. This role involves ongoing travel throughout the whole country which he believes provides the perfect opportunity to make contact with not only the larger corporate type companies, but also (and just as importantly) the smaller ‘grass roots level’ businesses and operations on which NZ industry was fostered.
Clint has also been involved with the Certification Board for Inspection Personal NZ (CBIP) over 10 years carrying exam paper marking, practical assessments and providing general guidance for the CBIP EWP assessor & inspection personal program.
Outside of work he is a keen hunter and an ‘obsessive’ music nut and collector.
Tel: 021 361599
Mike is a keen mountain bike rider and past champion motorcycle racer. As both an amateur and pro photographer, has shot corporate and sporting events in New Zealand and overseas. A well-seasoned international traveller having lived and worked in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America; he has an interest in culture and language and speaks near fluent Mandarin.
Tel: 021 483 487