Our Team

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Robert Creemers
Director

Robert Creemers is the founding director of APS with over 18 years experience in project management. He has been involved in the majority of major contracts APS has undertaken and loves a difficult challenge. His interests include family, motorbikes (all sorts) and fitness.

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David Karam
General Manager

David is the General Manager of APS. He joined the company in 2004 and is involved with all aspects of the business; in particular roof access and height safety systems. Prior to joining APS, David was the National Operations Manager for a building supplies retailer. Formerly an officer in the Army Engineers, he has managed several national and international projects. David’s interests include home improvements, rugby and wood-chopping.

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Ian Durham
Sales Manager

I joined APS in 2016 as Sales Manager. My background is the health sector where responsibilities included Contract Management, Project Manager, Client Relationship Management and Sales Management. My hobbies include time with family and friends, all sports especially expensive ones like golf and skiing.

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Steven Paul
Client Manager (National)

Steven Paul is the National Client Manager for APS. He started with the company in 2002. Steven deals with all our National based clients, including banks, national retail chains and national property managers - which involves all forms of property maintenance and nationwide rebrands for clients. Prior to joining APS he was an account manager for a financial services company for three years and involved in an insurance reinstatement business for eleven years. His interests include sailing, golf and socialising.

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Bryce Payne
Client Manager

Bryce Payne is a qualified builder with over 20 years experience in a variety of roles throughout the construction industry. Bryce became an APS Client Manager in 2007 and focuses on both multi-trade and height safety systems. Bryce holds a commercial pilots licence and enjoys time out as a glider tow pilot and spending time with family at the beach, surfing and camping.

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Rhys Fell
Client Manager

Rhys joins APS after a lengthy term with the construction industry in both senior Sales and Management roles at one of NZ'S largest building companies. He has more recently been supplying solutions to the building and painting industries with access products. Rhys is a qualified mechanic and enjoys many sports including fishing, tennis, golf and played 25yrs senior cricket at Auckland's Cornwall Cricket Club.

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Richard James
Client Manager

Richard brings over 30 years experience in building related trades and prior to joining APS provided specialist services to them for over 30 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge in areas such as classroom refurbishment and modernisation, as well as specialist knowledge in acoustic solutions.

Richard enjoys cycling as an active past time and has a passionate interest in both rugby and cricket.

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Chris Hall
Client Manager
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Rob van Geneijgen
Client Manager

Rob brings 15 years of roofing industry experience to APS.

He has spent 6 years overseas doing emergency plumbing work and previously worked as a sales representative for a roofing manufacturer. Robs’ hobbies include travel, fishing, downhill mountain biking and free diving.

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Cristian Butcovan
Client Manager

I came to NZ in 2004 and worked in Construction industry, mainly as a contractor, until the end of 2008 on various residential and commercial projects. I started my sales career in early 2009 which included working in the property maintenance field for the last 4 years. I joined APS in 2016 as a Client Manager and bring with me extensive knowledge of the property services and maintenance industry that I gained in my time as a builder and sales consultant. I enjoy the outdoors, travelling across NZ / overseas and spending quality time with my family and friends. Big fan of AB's

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Craig Marsden
Quantity Surveyor

Craig Marsden is the Quantity Surveyor at APS and brings 35 years extensive experience to the team. Craig joined the Company in 2007 and is responsible for pricing and providing technical advice on the refurbishment and recladding projects. Craig has both commercial and domestic industry experience and offers a “can do” attitude when faced with a challenge. Craig enjoys sailing and golf when not crunching the numbers at APS.

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Ian Campbell
Client Manager

Ian joined APS in 2016 and he comes with 25 years’ experience in the painting industry. He has filled a number of roles, from apprentice painter through to operations manager of a large painting company and onto a sales role. He enjoys all sports, spending time with his family and still plays soccer.

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Vic Marr
Operations Manager

Vic started with APS in 1992. In his role as Operations Manager he is responsible for the co-ordination of all the painting and multi-trade contracts. Vic’s previous experience includes working as a diesel mechanic and workshop manager. His interests include family, fishing, diving and sailing.

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Richie Brunton
Regional Manager (Waikato/BOP)

Richie has had previous experience in the painting trade for 8 years as well as exterior plastering and waterproofing. He previously worked for Wattyl paints as a trade sales representative. Richie’s interests include family, diving and fishing

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Simon Coombes
Contracts Manager (National)

Simon Coombes has been with APS since 1999 and handles nation wide projects. He has managed some of APS' largest contracts and is experienced in all facets of project management. Previously Simon was involved in a photography business, painting contracting and building management. He holds a science degree and his interests include family, photography and soccer

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Craig Boyle
Senior Project Manager

Craig began with APS in 2002. He co-ordinates and manages the building and refurbishment contracts which includes “leaky building” reclads and restoration work. Craig previously spent 12 years as a self-employed builder and held various roles for construction companies. He holds a trade certificate in building. His interests include fishing, long board surfing, sports and family.

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Kane Walmsley
Project Manager

Kane joined APS from an architectural paint sales background and has more than 8 years experience around coating technologies, principals and standards. Kane’s interests include family, motor racing, 3D modelling and composite development.

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Brad Douglas
Project Manager

Brad is a qualified carpenter with 22 years experience in the building industry. Brad has been involved with large construction projects and has owned his own business building light commercial projects, houses throughout Auckland as well as spec homes. Brad joined APS in 2001 working as a carpenter and has managed some of APS’s larger leaky building contracts and reclad works. His interests include family, fishing, playing guitar and music.

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Richard Edgar
Project Manager

Richard started with APS in 2005 working as a qualified builder. He was appointed a Project Manager in 2008. He has 12 years of building trade experience in both Ireland, his home country and New Zealand. Richard’s interests include family, church, hunting, rugby and surfing.

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Kevin Clifton
Project Manager

Kevin Clifton started with APS in 2001. His previous experience includes factory management and vinyl/leather repair. He holds a coachbuilder trade certificate. Kevin is predominantly involved in multi-trade contracts with a significant waterproofing component. His interests include general water sports, fishing and family.

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Stewart Taylor
Project Manager

Stewart Taylor is a qualified builder with 24 years experience in the building industry. He joined the APS project management team in 2007 and manages mostly multi-trade and height safety projects. Stewart previously had his own business renovating old homes, bungalows and villas. Stewart’s interests include rugby, surfing, family and having a good laugh!!!

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Nick Russo
Project Manager

Nick Russo started with APS in 1994. He is a project manager and has experience in abseil work and design/installation of safety access systems. He is predominantly involved in multi-trade contracts with a significant painting component. He holds a trade certificate in painting and decorating and prior to joining APS worked in sales for Resene. Nick's interests include soccer, golf and surfing.

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Jim Agnew
Project Manager

Jim Agnew has been with APS since April 2004. His previous experience includes working as a project manager for a construction company in Auckland. His interests include travel, socialising and his family and he is an avid Auckland Blues supporter.

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Adam Sims
Project Manager

Adam started with APS in 2008, he has experience working on both commercial and residential projects. Prior to becoming a Project Manager with APS Adam worked as a builder for his own company for several years. His interests include travel, water sports and landscaping.

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Mark Lanning
Project Manager

Mark has been in the painting Industry for 23 years and brings a wealth of experience to APS. He has Project managed numerous commercial and residential painting projects. His interests include rugby, fishing and family.

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James Nicholls
Project Manager (Waikato/BOP)

James joined APS in 2013 and has over 20 years experience in the construction industry across a multiple of trades.

His interests include rugby and adrenalin activities.

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Adam Day
Project Manager

Adam came to APS back in 2014 with 15 years of roofing behind him both in Australia and New Zealand. Adam was a leading hand in the roofing division for 2 years before becoming our roofing Project Manager in April 2016. In his spare time Adam enjoys all things outdoors especially fishing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, golf and rugby.

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Marianna Brackenbury
Contracts Administrator

Marianna has recently come on board with APS. In her role as Contracts Administrator she is responsible for the cost control and administrative support to our project managers on our bigger contracts. Marianna’s previous experience includes working in the transportation consulting sector working on significant contracts such as City Rail Link in Auckland. She has previously worked as project manager in the Telco industry on the 2 Degrees 3G rollout in the Manawatu region. Her interests include family, horse racing, photography and music.

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Paul Gent
Project Manager

Originally from England, Paul has a wealth of experience working at height, having been a Paratrooper in the British Army before moving to New Zealand in 2010. A painter and plasterer in a past life, Paul brought this experience to join APS in 2014 as an abseiler and now heads up the height safety division. A keen rock climber, Paul spends as much of his spare time at height as he does at work, and when not scaling cliffs can be found surfing, Thai boxing or spear fishing.

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Haley Nambiar
Project Manager - National

Haley started with APS in 2011 where she held numerous roles. In 2016 she went and pursued a job in Project Management outside of APS. Haley has since re-joined APS in March 2017 as a Project Manager for the National Division. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, painting and spending time with family.

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Brendon Bowie
Project Manager - Waikato/BOP

Brendon has worked in the abseil and height industry for the last 16 years, which 13 years of them has been with APS. He has a vast knowledge of all height areas including Anchors and safety line installations. For his spare time he enjoys most Sports but the main one being fishing.

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Mike Regan
Finance & Administration Manager

Mike joined APS as the Finance and Administration Manager in 2010. An experienced accountant, Mike brings extensive experience in Senior Finance and Administration having managed both large and medium teams. More recently, Mike was involved in a project based installation company. Family orientated, Mike enjoys socialising with keen interests in rugby, water sports and fishing.

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Tania Sharples
Office Manager

Tania joined APS in 2012 as PA to Operations and has recently moved to Office Manager. Tania comes from a background in the IT sector where she has always been involved in Administration roles. In her free time she enjoys socialising, time with family, fishing and hitting a golf ball around.

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Andrew Pettigrew
Warehouse Manager

Andrew joined APS in 2014 as Warehouse Manager Prior to this he had 13 years experience in Operations and Logistics servicing major retail outlets throughout New Zealand. Andrew enjoys spear fishing, spending time with his newborn and any water related activities.

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Paula Lolesi
Administration Assistant

Paula manages the Reception Counter and offers a friendly, helpful service to visitors at APS. Her interests are spending time with family, going shopping and going to the gym. Paula is a big supporter of the Warriors

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Kat Williamson
Senior Administrator

Kat joined in 2016 as PA to the Director and General Manager. Kat has previously worked for large corporate law firms in PA/secretarial roles. Her interests include spending quality time with family and friends, travel, camping, skiing, tennis and general health & fitness

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Linda Pogson
Accounts Payable

Linda has been managing the accounts payable module since 2001. Being articulate by nature Linda has proved to be a great liaison between APS staff and creditors. Linda’s interests include running, gym and her family.

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Ming Phoon
Accounts Payable Support

Ming joined APS in 2014 and prior to APS she spent 10 years in the international education sector working in a variety of roles from teaching, management, administration and eLearning in Auckland and overseas. Ming’s interests include travel, wine and coffee appreciation and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Halie McKay
Sales Support/Accounts Receivable

Halie joined the APS family in January 2014 as Accounts Receivable and as PA to the Auckland Sales team.

Halie brings over 15years office administration experience with her to APS.

Away from work, Halie enjoys quality time with her son, keeping fit and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

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Caroline McMahon
Payroll Adminstrator

Caroline joins APS with over 20 years of accounts receivable, payable and payroll experience.

She has 4 kids and one granddaughter, whom she enjoys spending time with.

Caroline also loves reading, (especially murder mysteries), making jewellery, beaches and bush walking.

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Amanda Still
National Contracts Administrator

Amanda joins APS as part of the National Contract Team after working in the Public sector for over 15 years. She brings with her experience in Property Maintenance Management and office procedures ranging from Reception to Office Management.

Outside of work Amanda loves to travel, playing squash, and spending time with friends and family, dining out and enjoying great food and good wine.

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Vicky Picknell
Operations Assistant

Vicky comes from a strong administration background and has worked in a variety of different fields including I.T and print media. In her free time, Vicky loves spending time with her family and walking her dog on the beautiful Waitakere beaches.

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Auckland Region:
Phone: Phone: 09 846 3329
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region:
Phone: Phone: 07 823 3399
Nationwide: Phone:
Phone: 0800 277 001