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David replaces David at PlaceMakers

David replaces David at PlaceMakers

David Edwards has succeeded David Worley as chief executive of PlaceMakers. Previously general manager operations of the laminates and panels division in Australia, Mr Edwards is looking forward to the challenges his new role will bring.    “PlaceMakers is a great business with the potential for even greater success,” Mr Edwards, 46, says. “It’s an iconic brand with a winning business proposition and plenty of scope for future growth,” he says.&nb...
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Fox appointed to Building Research Board

Fox appointed to Building Research Board

Building Research has appointed Mike Fox to its Board, effective immediately. Mr Fox is the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) representative on the Board.    Mr Fox is the founding director of Primesite Homes Ltd. Established in 1981, Primesite Homes is an awardwinning home building company which has built hundreds of new houses to date.    Primesite Homes’ mission is to educate its clients about the building and design process so that they can ma...
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Hirepool appoints two managers

Rental equipment company Hirepool Ltd has made two new senior appointments. Colin Sinton has been appointed general manger specialist division, and Neil Radley has been appointed national access manager.  Both will be based in Auckland. Mr Sinton, previously the national divisional manager, has been with Hirepool for 12 years. In his new role he will lead strategic direction of the business’ divisions and identify growth opportunities.  He holds a National Certificate in Advanc...
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Equipment company hires new general manager

David Lee has been appointed general manager of Nationwide Equipment Ltd, the New Zealand distributors for Takeuchi excavators. Mr Lee, 43, has had more than 20 years’ industry experience with Ray Vincent Ltd and the Gough Group. His most recent position was as northern regional manager for Cable Price Ltd.  David sees his new role as strengthening the Takeuchi brand in the construction sector and continuing to build Nationwide Equipment Ltd. “There is a culture about the busin...
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Systems development manager excited by franchise’s initiatives

Systems development manager excited by franchise’s initiatives

Fix It Building Services, New Zealand’s only nationwide, trade-based repairs and renovation supplier, has appointed Margot Mortland as systems development manager. The appointment demonstrates Fix It’s commitment to leading the building services industry in technology as well as service and professionalism.  Ms Mortland steps into the newly formed position having spent a year as the Fix It Regional Manager - Northern Region where she managed the franchisees from Taupo north. Th...
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Atkinson joins Generation Developments team

Atkinson joins Generation Developments team

Kevin Atkinson has been appointed general manager of leading developing company Generation Developments. Mr Atkinson’s experience lies in finance and property management, and he’s looking forward to establishing new markets and leading Generation’s expansion throughout the North Island. Generation Developments is a home and land package company based in Tauranga, with residential developments in Papamoa, Rotorua, Hamilton and, most recently, Taupo.  In the past few years ...
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Access company appoints training and development group manager

Access company appoints training and development group manager

New Zealand Group Holdings Ltd, the holding company for New Zealand Crane Hire, New Zealand Access Hire and New Zealand Tower Cranes, has appointed Susan Hassan as group manager, training and development.  Ms Hassan will be developing and implementing training and development programmes for the group’s 65 management and staff. The programmes will include staff inductions, health and safety training, computer courses and advanced national certificates for crane operators.  She s...
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CCANZ appoints new chairman

CCANZ appoints new chairman

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) has appointed Andrew Moss as chairman of the Board. Andrew, a CCANZ Board member for two years and current marketing manager of Golden Bay Cement, has more than 12 years’ experience in the industry, working in a variety of business and marketing development, logistical and customer management roles since joining the company in 1991.  Mr Moss says he is thrilled to be appointed chairman and excited about the opportunities and ...
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Apperley takes reins at Eco Insulation

Apperley takes reins at Eco Insulation

Paul Apperley has moved to Eco Insulation Ltd as general manager, after nearly 20 years’ experience in the insulation industry. He brings a wealth of insulation knowledge and will be looking at expanding the business within its core markets nationwide.  He will also be looking for opportunities to broaden the company’s range of Eco fleece wool insulation to cater for the growing demand to have higher “R” values across New Zealand. The company has been operating for ...
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