MEET THE TEAM
Director 2014 - Current
Co-Founder of Metspray NZ
With over 20 years experience in the Protective Coatings industry
through his time at Metspray and working for PPG Protective and Marine Coatings, as New Zealand Sales Manager, and Dulux
Protective Coatings, as Northland Territory Manager.
Chris’s background in protective coatings gives him the tools, &
knowledge to understand how critical they are to the life expectancy to any project or asset. He is passionate about
driving quality back into this industry since embarking on his journey as Director of Metspray, He
has worked tirelessly to install in all his team that quality is number one.
Finance Manager 2014 - Current
Co-Founder of Metspray NZ
Chris & Kim took over the Metspray business in January 2014, taking on 7 existing employees. Over the last 5 years, our staff have increased to
34 members, 6 of which are the original staff members. When we took over the business there were no processes in place, & manual job sheets. We have bought the company up to the
21st century with technology & processes.
As Metspray’s Finance Manager, Kim is across all aspects of the
business assisting Chris when needed, with governance of the company.
Operations Manager 2015 - Current
Metspray (NZ) 2013 Ltd
Originally responsible for 10 staff, 3years on we have risen to 25 staff
on the shop floor. Duties include day to day running of 3 plants and night shift 5 days a week.
Production planning, dealing with clients and attending meetings
Paint shop Manager 2011 - 2015
Responsible for 10 staff, estimating, production, Health and safety,
budget. Trained in internal audit systems, Accident investigation,
hazard control and management.
SOP, Staff holidays etc.
Operations Foreman 2005 - 2011,
Came from Australia 2007, to run new site, 45 staff.
Duties, overall responsibility of production, .Health and safety,.
improvement team, Production planning.
Apprenticeship ( body and paint) worked my way up to Supervisor of
factory. Factory trained and attended college for 5 years.
Gained National qualifications in Panel and Paint procedure. City @
Guilds parts 1-4
Left after 30 years continuous employment to emigrate to Australia
QA & Administration Manager 2016 - Current
As a new entrant to the protective coatings industry my purpose
was to absorb industrial knowledge and assist the owners to drive
process and technological development and improvement across the administrative operations of Metspray.
In this time frame, I
have grown from on floor QA inspections and administrative
assistant to now leading a team of 9 focused on the
administration, Quality Assurance and Inwards - Dispatch
operating arms of Metspray.
Bachelor of Commerce
Accounting & Economics (University of Otago 2008)
Postgraduate In Economics (University of the South Pacific 2013)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (2008 – 2014)
Was part of a team that drove economic policy advice and
development for effective decision and national planning. Managed effective analysis and monitoring of trends in the national/international economy. Contributed to the development of the budget policy statement, the economic and fiscal updates through to the annual budget process.
University of the South Pacific (2008 – 2015)
Business Development Manager
2017 - Current
Carters Building Supplies
2016 - 2017
2014 - 2016
2008 - 2014
35+ year of knowledge within the construction industry in New
Zealand. From Residential to Major Commercial Developments, to
major Infrastructure Projects, NZTA major projects and working with
ATCOP Street Lighting maintenance contractors.
Dealing with Steel Fabricators to major construction companies
across NZ, in the Coatings Industry. Complete background in
dealing with Architects, Construction Company’s, Quantity
Surveyors, Consulting Engineers in Major projects.
Managing all aspects of contract negotiating to job completion.
Site Manager Metspray
April 2018 - Current
Ricky has Managed the Metspray Site team since April 2018. He
has an outstanding understanding of the protective coatings
industry and products. Ricky’s employee’s have benefited from his
knowledge to grow into an experienced Site Abrasive Blasting and
Protective Coating application unit.
Auckland Airport JUHI Fuel Tanks
Auckland Central Cycleway
Auckland Harbour Bridge Upgrade
Confined Space Training
Gas Detector Testing
H/S SSSP, Task Analysis
DG Dangerous Good Licence
Counties Industrial Coatings December 2008 - April 2018
CIP Level 1 Coatings Inspector
Site Safe Civil / Building / Heights Construction
Factory Manager / Health & Safety
2016 - 2018
In this period, I was involved in setting up our Inductions program,
site specific SOPs, site rules and our permit to work system. I was
involved in doing investigations of incidents that were reported
through our incident reporting.
I managed staff in three plants sand blasting /painting and zinc
Galvanizing Plant Manager
2006 - 2016
Over seeing through put through the plant, managing all
chemicals and their strengths. Managing staff and managed
health and safety in the plan.
Member of the Health and Safety committee.
Level 3 Frontline Management,
Level 4 Frontline Management Public Speaking,
Train the trainer,
Galvanizing Technical Verifier for NZQA
Strong and effective working relationships
Commercial Project Specialist June 2019 - Current
25 years of industrial experience in abrasive blasting and industrial coatings field.
I spent 16 years working in all aspects of the abrasive blasting and industrial coatings on mill sites for Corrosion control NZ LTD. The business changed hands to Transpacific industries I continued working for Transpacific as Branch manager for 5 years until it was sold to Intergroup NZ LTD. I continued ad branch manager there after for 2 years. There after I moved to Auckland and continued with Intergroup NZ Ltd for 2 years in the field of Intumescent coatings as supervisor them moving into logistics roll.
The work I have performed, abrasive blasting on mild steel tanks and structural steel I also have completed a lot of work based around blast cleaning of steam turbines for allied industrial engineering and customers such as Rolls Royce, Other customers I have preformed work for are councils mill sites and power generation businesses throughout the central region. I have now joined Metspray as commercial projects specialist and am proud to be part of the Team.