The Global Team
The quality of your job depends on the people who complete it. At Global Engineering we are committed to ensuring that only the highest calibre staff are invited to join our team in order to provide the best possible service to our clients. We constantly encourage our team members to develop new skills to reach their full potential.
Andrew is the founder of Global Engineering. A tool maker by trade, he is a practical person who has an excellent knowledge of engineering principles and processes. Andrew’s role in the company has always been directing. In the early days, from the company’s conception in 1994, it was directing people on the shop floor; now it’s guiding the growth & development of the company, working with what he describes as “an amazingly talented and hardworking team” of over 40 people. Outside of work Andrew enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, motorcycles and working with timber because it’s a nice contrast to steelwork.
Mark looks after project scheduling, from initial contract award through to detailing, fabrication and project completion on site, as well as the day-to-day operational aspects of the busy Global factory and team. Mark has 35 years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing. He is a qualified Fitter/Welder with a Graduate Diploma in Business - Operations Management with 20 years management experience across many industry sectors. Outside of work Mark loves to travel both home and abroad with his family, and riding motorcycles on-road and off-road. A favourite pastime is taking the family dogs for walks down around Muriwai.
Favourite Quote: "What could you achieve today if you knew you could not fail?"
Welding & Siteworks Manager
Warren originally comes from the UK and was recently part of the Christchurch rebuild, where he gained extensive experience in seismic structural steel fabrication. Warren has worked up from the workshop floor as a qualified fabricator welder, with experience in bridges, mining and structural steel for construction, working in UK, Australia, and NZ. He has extended his experience and is now a certified weld inspector for five years. Warren enjoys playing football and watching combat sports like UFC and boxing. He has relocated to Auckland with his wife and three children to enjoy the local outdoor and beach life.
Senior Structural Detailer
With 19 years’ experience in the structural steel industry (5 on a workshop floor, 1 purchasing and estimating and 13 steel detailing), TK has a well-rounded knowledge base. At Global he provides quality drawings for review and approval and incorporates his knowledge of NZ steel construction practices into all projects. His special talent is identifying potential ways of improving fabrication and site erection to maximise efficiency and lead times. Outside of work TK likes to spend time with family, listen to music and watch movies.
Alan uses his skills in both StruCAD and Tekla software to provide technical drawings of steel structures for design review, workshop fabrication and site erection. He’s experienced in working within residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Outside of work, Alan enjoys travelling, sports, socialising, and watching TV and films.
Tony comes to us originally from the UK bringing with him vast experience in the construction industry having done steel fabrication and installation work himself, he now applies that experience to estimating and contract management. This mix of business acumen and practical experience is incredibly useful to Global and our clients. In his leisure time, Tony enjoys the outdoors and on the water either fishing off his kayak, or racing around on his windsurfer.
Luke looks after our project costing: he prepares detailed estimates of costs, attends tender clarification meetings, raises technical questions during tenders and works with the draftsmen to resolve any price changes that occur during the fabrication process. His experience allows him to give clients viable options that meet their needs and reduce costs. Away from work Luke enjoys travel, astronomy, photography and time with grandkids. He also has a great interest in keeping and breeding rare birds.
Blair has progressed through the business learning all aspects of our operations. He has been internally promoted to his current role, and although young in years, his ability to get steel out the door within stringent QA procedures is second to none! He is always on top of all current and upcoming jobs, making sure he knows what steel we have and what we need so that the team is never left short. Outside of work Blair enjoys playing competitive darts for West City Dart Club.
Josh directs and supervises the metalwork team, making sure everything runs smoothly and the product gets out on time. Experienced in the finer more detailed work that we do, he is diligent when it comes to quality steel manufacturing. He is crazy about his cars and 4x4, so just as well we have a great workshop here for him to use in his spare time.
Heather is a maestro at keeping the office running smoothly. As well as being in charge of all financial information, reports and budgets, she’s also kept busy with other general business operations, including HR, marketing and IT. Her multi-tasking, organisational and problem-solving skills help the Global team deliver for our clients and she goes out of her way to make Global a great place to work. In her spare time, Heather does Crossfit most mornings to keep fit and healthy and enjoys hanging out with family and friends and reading good books.
Trish is our office superstar, assisting our clients and providing awesome support to the whole Global team. As well as being the friendly face on reception, Trish is also tasked with processing accounts payable and timesheets, doing admin around new tenders and working with our factory managers, among other things. On days off she enjoys family time, sports, live theatre and gardening.