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

Rodney Grant | CEO

Rodney brings a range of skills and experience to the table. His broad understanding of the hire market is based on his wide professional background in the Civil Construction, Hire, Irrigation, Plumbing and drainage market segments. 

Additionally, his sales background, customer relationships and leadership qualities are valuable to the development of the business and central to maintaining and developing strong customer relationships. Rodney has experience in the planning and implementation of business improvement models, market positioning, quality, health and safety and procedural requirements.

M: 021 997 184
T: 07 575 2563 
Email: ceo@ewpa.org.nz

Kenny Marshall | President

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

Paul Robinson | Board Member

Paul has continually worked in the EWP industry since the middle of 1996. He started with Snorkel, at that time, as their National Sales and Marketing Manager for New Zealand. Along with his Sales and Marketing role, he was involved with the factory in Levin and Snorkels service providers around New Zealand. Operator training and safety were always a large part of what Snorkel believed in. In 1999 he was one of three who established, what became, HIANZ Silver card training for the Hire association.

In 2009 Paul left Snorkel and started Hire Knowledge Ltd a specialised EWP training company working nationwide. At the end of 2012 he gave technical assistance to the ITO for re-writing the NZQA Unit Standard assessments which are now being used by the ITO for all the assessors.

Being part of the team that put together the “Best Practice guide” he still attends national and international events to keep up with all thing’s EWP. After a term on the HIANZ board, he joined the EWPA board in 2014. He enjoys giving back to industry and in his spare time likes all forms of motor racing and restoring VMX motorcycles.

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

Jason McAllister | Board Member

Jason started his career as an Automotive Technician with Toyota, in Christchurch, after completing his trade certificate. He then moved onto forklifts/machinery, then to Access equipment in 2007 working for a South Island EWP Servicing Company. In this time Jason has worked on the floor, and built the workshop up to 20 Employees with a dedicated EWP major inspection facility plus a New and Used sales platform. Currently Jason Manages EPSNZ Ltd based in Christchurch.

Jason is an EWP Level 1 and 2 CBIP Inspector and has been actively involved in importing new and used EWP machines into New Zealand for resale. Also working to ensure compliance of machines and understanding the AS/NZ build standards.

Outside of work Jason has a wife and 2 daughters, 9yrs and 5yrs, that like to keep him on his toes. Jason also enjoys getting out in his jetboat, fishing and playing around with a couple of classic cars.

Jason is very enthusiastic and passionate about the industry and is very willing to share his opinions. 

Jason is also the EWPA representative on the CBIP Technical and approvals committee, plus provides support for the association Registered Inspector Program.

Tel: 027 298 7719  
Email: office@epsnz.co.nz

EWPA Email: ri@ewpa.org.nz

Andrew Jensen | Board Member

 Andrew is currently a Hub Manager in Auckland and has been with Hirepool for 9 years. He has worked closely   with Access during this time, including the amalgamation of the Hirepool and Hirequip business units during the   time of the two companies merger.  He recently lead the team in setting up the operation of the Heavy  Hire and   Access Branch in Silverdale.  During his time, Andrew has been involved in some of Auckland’s largest projects   and their complexities such as the Waterview tunnel construction, many of the inner city vertical builds,   apartments, commercial, infrastructure and industrial projects.  He has also been able to use his experience to ensure that from the smallest customer through to the largest projects, that all customers get the appropriate equipment that meet the customer’s and statutory requirements every time.  

Prior to Hirepool, he was a Constable in the NZ Police in various roles throughout Auckland for 10 years.  Skills he learnt from this have helped pave his current career, including process disciplines, formal investigations, people management and conflict resolution, to name a few.

Outside of work, Andrew has a wife and three Boys aged 8, 9 and 11 which all keep him busy.  He enjoys his fishing and anything to do with sport, although more watching than playing these days.

Those who know Andrew can attest that he gives his all and goes the extra mile to make things happen.  He has a passion for customer service delivery and solving problems.  He also sets very high standards of himself and his team and constantly looks for areas to improve.  Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the industry, as he has been around Construction and Hire all his life with both parents working in the industry.

Tel: 027 273 1500
Email: Andrew.Jensen@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

Brian Lund | Board Member

Brian is the Operations Manager at JLG Access Equipment and Services NZ. He has been employed by JLG NZ for the  past two years as the Operations Manager overseeing the NZ sales, parts and service business. During his short  time in NZ he works to ensure that JLG NZ leads the way in compliance with the relevant NZ Best Practice Guidelines, relevant Australian and NZ standards while ensuring that the highest possible safety and quality standards are met and exceeded. 

Prior to commencing with JLG NZ, Brian was employed as the Area Service Manager for Coates Hire based in Darwin, Australia looking after all Coates Hire branches and sites in the Northern Territory and for a 14 month period all branches and sites in North West Western Australia. These sites included mine sites, construction sites, active gas sites and under construction gas sites. One of his main roles was ensuring compliance of nearly 1000 pieces of access equipment supplied by many different manufacturers.

Prior to Coates Hire he was employed in the Australian Regular Army as a diesel mechanic for over 21 years leaving the Australian Army as an Artificer Sergeant Major (ASM), Warrant Officer Class 2 responsible for a Brigade Headquarter and signals regiment compliance to differing mandatory compliance’s checks and audits. During the last year in the Australian Army Brian was awarded the ASM of the year for 2008.

As a board member for the EWPA, Brian strives to assist machine operators and owner/users with compliance to the NZ MEWP Best Practice Guidelines and to the relevant standards AS2550:10 and AS/NZS1418:10. 

Tel: +64 21301655
Email: blund@jlg.com

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