Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from The University of Auckland, class of 2001.
2 years at Fisher & Paykel Appliances, 2 years at ABB, and 10 years at Gallagher. Contract designing since 2015. Passionate about design since childhood in the 1980s.
More than 16 years of experience with world-leading PTC CAD products, principally flagship Creo (formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER). 10+ years experience with structural and moulding FEM analysis. Frequent use and a deep understanding of virtually all methods of prototyping and 3D printing, as well as most traditional manufacturing methods. Proficient with Keyshot Pro photo-rendering.
Successful completion of more than 30 significant product development projects, with some notable highlights listed below.
- Principal mechanical product development engineer on the Gallagher TW series weigh scales, winner of gold at the 2017 DINZ Best Awards and also the supreme 'best of the best' purple pin at the 2017 DINZ Best Awards. Plus a number of international design awards.
- Principal mechanical product development engineer on the Gallagher T20, winner of silver in the product category of the 2014 Plastics New Zealand awards and winner of bronze at the 2014 DINZ Best Awards.
- Principal mechanical product development engineer on the Gallagher Smart Reader HR4, winner of gold at the 2013 DINZ Best Awards.
- Principal/sole mechanical product development engineer on the Gallagher Smart Reader HR3, winner of gold at the 2008 Plastics New Zealand Industry Design Awards and silver at the DINZ Best Awards.
SCME also won the categories of "Excellence in Business Product and Service Industries" and "Outstanding Sole Operator" in the 2017 Network NZ Business Awards.