"to promote and support best and safe practices in the use and maintenance of Elevating Work Platforms"

Phil Tindle | CEO

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. 

Tel: 021 967604 
Email: phil.tindle@ewpa.org.nz

Rob Molyneux | President

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
Email: rob@ewptechnical.co.nz

Paul Robinson | Board Member

Paul is the director of Hire Knowledge Ltd, a company specialising in EWP training. Training is delivered on- site nationwide.  Paul also gives technical advice to Industry, and at the end of 2012 gave technical assistance to the ITO for re-writing the EWP assessments which are now being used by the Skills ITO for all the assessors.

He attends national and international EWP related  events to keep up with what’s happening in the
  industry both from a machine and training perspective and was involved with the development of the new   “Best Practice Guide” for EWP’s. He remains in close contact with the EWPA of Australia.

  Tel: 021 358400
  Email: paul@hireknowledge.co.nz

Kenny Marshall | Board Member

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
Email: kenny@franklintrees.co.nz

Andrew Messent | Board Member

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
 Email: andrew.messent@hirepool.co.nz

Clint Norgrove | Board Member

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
Email: clint@liftx.co.nz

Mike Breen | Board Member

Mike started working in the EWP industry in 1979 and was the original draughtsman on Ceramco/Loadlifts’ Trailift project. He later worked for Crown (now Snorkel) as their Access Equipment Sales Engineer for New Mike specialises in Communication and holds a degree in the subject with a special award from the Public   Relations Industry of New Zealand.  Zealand and was then posted to Singapore to manage Access Sales in South East Asia. In early 2014 Mike   took up employment with Access Specialties in a Sales/Marketing and Management role and in the last year has played a key role in the company’s move to new premises and       doubling in size.   Past experience in Forklifts and Construction as National Sales and Marketing Manager
      then General Manager underline his experience in the materials handling and construction industries.

        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
        Email: mike@accessspecs.co.nz

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