"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 President since February 2022. 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.

Kenny 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.

On arrival in NZ, Kenny joined Hirequip initially as a Workshop Mechanic and became the Regional Workshop Manager for the Northern Region. He then changed industries and was employed by Asplundh NZ as their Compliance/Fleet Manager NZ, which demonstrates his transferrable skills where he can utilise his qualifications and experience in another specialised field. After 4 years he moved to Franklin Trees as their Safety & Operations Manager and has recently moved back into the Service industry with Crown Equipment Limited as their National HSE Manager.

Tel:  027 239 9147
Email: kenny@franklintrees.co.nz

Steve Boyde | Board Member

  Steve is Taranaki based and began his career in automotive engineering. Early on he transitioned into heavy    machinery and hydraulic engineering where he has now had over 40 years’ experience. He has a broad       range of skills and advice which spans across multiple disciplines. Steve has primarily been in workshop   management roles for the past 30 years. At present, Steve is the Technical Services Manager, shareholder,   and director of EHL Group. 
 EHL is involved in a wide range of engineering and project-based solutions for customers. EHL deals with   customers both locally and globally requiring innovative project solutions. In Steve’s 14 years at EHL the company has been involved in the servicing, certification, and rebuild of Elevated Work Platforms. One of Steve’s goals is to help develop a sound and level playing field for the repair and certification of EWP’s. Steve has always felt that he has been proactive in support of the association and is keen to provide guidance to help set the direction going forward.Outside of work, Steve has a keen interest in a range of motorsport and is an active racer and Race Official.

Tel: 027 555 4530

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 worked on the floor then on to become one of the directors and built the workshop up to 20 Employees with a dedicated EWP major inspection facility plus a New and Used sales platform. Currently Jason is the managing director for EPSNZ Ltd a EWP Service and Sales company 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/NZS build standards.

Outside of work Jason enjoys spending time with his family, 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 over 10 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.

Andrew Lives in the Gulf Harbour area in Auckland with his wife and 3 boys. He likes to go fishing when he can and be involved in sport where ever he can, mainly watching his boys play now.

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 24+ years and the last 15 of those years have involved supply and maintenance of EWP’s during his roles with Loadlift Equipment 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 1400 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

Dean Van Buuren | Board Member

  Dean completed his Trade Cert in Fitting & Welding and then travelled overseas living and working in   Canada for 1 year. On his return he completed an advanced trade cert and another trade in Fitting   Turning Machining then embarked on further tertiary study towards a NZ certificate in Mechanical   Engineering. Dean was then employed as a Polytechnic Tutor where he worked for 8 years as a Tutor in   Engineering, Business, Fashion and Computing but predominantly in engineering pre trade training,   trade cert,  advanced trade and NZCE training. During Dean's time in the tertiary sector he was   approached to setup a company and carry out welding inspection and steel detailing on projects such as   the AMI stadium in Wellington and Horncastle Stadium in Christchurch. The Company now incorporates   3 separate entities under the DE Group with around 30 staff engaged in Consulting Engineering, Equipment inspections (including EWP’s) and calibration and compliance of live line and high voltage equipment with 5 branches located in both the North and South Islands.

Dean is a senior certified welding inspector and holds CBIP EWP levels 1, 2 & 3. He hopes to offer his experience in training and learning, welder qualifications and the inspection industries to assist the EWPA and its members to increase safety and skills and provide support to the Registered Inspector Program.

In Dean's spare time you you can find him tinkering or driving one of his classic cars.

Contact: Dean 021 737 474
Email: dean@detim.co.nz

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