"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, Surfing, Squash. 

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

Paul Robinson | President

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

Rob Molyneux | Board Member

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

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

Scott McKenzie | Board Member

Scott has been employed in various machinery hire, service and repair businesses for the last 18+ years and the last 8 of those  years have involved supply and maintenance of EWP’s during his roles with Powerlift and more recently Access Solutions.

Scott joined Access Solutions in 2013 as their Operations Manager looking after their nationwide Access &
Forklift fleet service management with a strong focus on machinery compliance and presentation and
company-wide customer service standards. His diverse industry background in machinery maintenance, rebuild and repair procedures gives him a solid understanding of engineering principals and standards required to ensure a machinery fleet is compliant and safe for the customer & operators that use the gear.

Scott assumed the General Manager role in 2015, with a renewed focus to maintain and improve on the current high standards of machinery presentation, safety and customer service that Access Solutions is already well known for. He leads a team of over 50 staff nationally who collectively look after over 1200 company and customer owned EWP and Forklift assets nationwide.

Scott has a passion for presenting high quality machinery in the best possible condition to the highest level of compliance and safety standards. This attributes combined with his cooperative and analytical personality traits are  valued by his peers. 

Tel: 021 240 0497
Email: scott@accesssolutions.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 in New Zealand and then in South East Asia out of Singapore.

During the 1980’s before NZ had an EWPA, Mike was a regular speaker at the Hire Association on behalf of Crown. For the past 4 years he has worked in the EWPA service sector in New Zealand.

Mike has variously worked in construction related industry selling forklifts, rollers, loaders, pavers and has a number of firsts to his credit. In 1980 he was a leader in organising the first Forklift Drivers Competition. In the mid 80’s he arranged the first bulk import of scissor platforms into NZ for Crown and in the early 2000’s delivered the tallest empty container handling forklift to Tauranga (9 high empty) followed by the most compact 12 tonne special purpose forklifts to a wallboard exporter in Nelson.

Mike specialises in Communication and holds a degree in the subject with a special award from the Public  Relations Industry of New Zealand. He is a keen mountain bike rider and past champion motorcycle racer. A well-seasoned international traveller having lived and worked in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America; he has an interest in multiple cultures and speaks near fluent Mandarin.

Tel: 021 397 318
Email: mike@ewptechnical.co.nz

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