Robert Creemers is the founding director of APS with over 30 years experience in project management in the property refurbishment industry. He has been involved in the majority of major contracts APS has undertaken and loves a difficult challenge and has a science degree from Massey University. His interests include family, motorbikes (all sorts) and fitness.
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 rugby, hunting and "going bush".
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.
Ian joined APS in 2016 as Sales Manager. He has a background in the health sector, where responsibilities included Contract Management, Project Manager, Client Relationship Management and Sales Management. Ian's hobbies include time with family and friends, and all sports- especially expensive ones like golf and skiing.
Client Manager (National)
Steven Paul is the National Client Manager for APS, having been with the company since 2002. Steven deals with all our national-based clients, including banks, retail chains and property managers, involving 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 was involved in an insurance reinstatement business for eleven years. His interests include sailing, golf and socialising.
Rhys joined APS after a lengthy term with the construction industry, having worked in both senior Sales, and Management roles at one of NZ'S largest building companies. More recently, he supplied solutions to the building and painting industries with access products. Rhys is a qualified mechanic, and enjoys many sports including fishing, tennis, golf, and has played senior cricket for 25 years at Auckland's Cornwall Cricket Club.
Craig began with APS in 2002. He co-ordinates and manages the building and refurbishment contracts including “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.
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.
Ian joined APS in 2016, bringing 25 years of experience in the painting industry. He has filled a number of roles, from apprentice painter to operations manager of a large painting company, and has worked in sales. Enjoying all sports, Ian spends time with his family, and still plays soccer.
Of Roman decent, Andrea (pronounced On-Drey-A) brings a cultured history of experience, and Italian charm. A qualified rope access technician, Andrea has over 10 years’ experience in rope access, and 7 solid years within the APS abseiling team. Focusing solely on the sales end of the business now, Andrea expends extra energy on surfing, sailing and unsurprisingly, climbing.
Shaun joined APS in 2018, having spent the previous 9 years working in Facility Management and Sales. A recent stint in the paint industry reignited his passion for property and facility maintenance. When not working, Shaun enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, snowboarding, and supporting the Warriors.
Roger recently joined APS having worked several years in the Sports Healthcare and Physiotherapy markets as National Key Account Manager. In this role he was involved in client relationship management of large physiotherapy groups, schools, and sporting clubs, as well as sponsorship negotiation with prominent New Zealand-based sports franchises. His interests include keeping fit, travelling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Client Manager - Waikato/BOP
James has been in the construction industry for many years, starting work for his father’s property development company when he was 16. After discovering his love for abseiling, he went on to work for a rope access company in the UK, specialising in restoration of historic buildings. He made the move to NZ in 2013 to work for a company specialising in bridge and cliff stabilisation from earthquake damage. James joined the Waikato division of APS as leading hand for the abseiling team, and quickly rose through APS’s internal training scheme to become the client manager for the region. In his spare time, James enjoys weight-lifting as he trains for powerlifting competitions. He is dedicated to his training, and puts this dedication into his new role for APS.
Business Development Manager
With 10 years of high level customer and client management, Sarah joined APS in 2018 to develop the business in both sales and marketing capacities. Having experience in the gift, paint, and PR industries, she has a dynamic understanding of the sales platform, bringing with her treasured established relationships. In her spare time, Sarah loves cheering on her son at sport games, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
Client Manager - Wai/BOP
Dom has been in and around the building industry, primarily in the painting field for 25 years, both here in New Zealand, and abroad. He is a keen family man with a wife and two kids, and his hobbies include surfing, trail running and anything outdoors.
Client Delivery Manager
Nita joined APS in 2020, having spent several years managing a busy CBD sales team in the print industry. Her background also includes working in legal firms specialising in criminal and insurance litigation, and as a Hansard Reporter in Parliament. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her busy family, trail running around NZ, and a gutsy Aussie Shiraz.
Technical Sales Manager
Kevin Clifton started with APS in 2001, experienced in factory management, and vinyl and leather repair. He holds a coachbuilder trade certificate. Kevin is predominantly involved in multi-trade contracts, with a significant waterproofing component. His interests include boating, fishing and time with family.
Brad has 31 years experience as a qualified carpenter. Brad joined APS in 2001 working as a carpenter, and has managed some of APS’s larger building contracts throughout the years. His interests include family, fishing, guitar, and music.
Jim started his career as a rifleman in the 1st Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. After deciding he had done his dash in the infantry, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Economics at UNITEC, graduating in 2013. After a stint in London, he returned to NZ and started a job as a Professional Quantity Surveyor, where he worked for 5 years before joining APS. During this period, he was heavily involved in weathertightness remediation, giving him an in-depth understanding of the process, costs and contract administration. His interests include exercise, martial arts, traveling, and food.
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.
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
Contracts Manager (National)
Simon Coombes has been with APS since 1999, and handles nationwide 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.
Regional Manager Auckland
Kane joined APS from an architectural paint sales background, and has more than 8 years experience around coating technologies, principles, and standards. Kane’s interests include family, motor racing, 3D modelling, and composite development.
Richard started with APS in 2005 working as a qualified builder, being appointed to 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.
Stewart Taylor is a qualified builder, with 24 years experience in the building industry. He joined the APS project management team in 2007, and mostly manages 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.
Starting with APS in 1994, Nick is a Project Manager with a wide range of experience across many sectors of the construction industry, including height, paint, and interior refurbishments, and working on large multi-trade projects with budgets between $1-3 million. Nicks interests include football, coaching, travel, and family.
Jim Agnew has been with APS since April 2004, previously working as a project manager for a construction company in Auckland. His interests include travel, socialising, his family, and he is an avid Auckland Blues supporter.
Adam started with APS in 2008, with 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 going to the gym.
Mark has been in the painting Industry for 23 years, and brings a wealth of experience to APS, having project managed numerous commercial and residential painting projects. His interests include rugby, fishing, and family.
Project Manager - Engineering
Kelvin has been in the engineering industry for 20 years. After leaving school, he began an apprentiship as a fitter and turner with a marine company. Joining APS in 2009 as an Engineer Contractor, he then in 2016 moved into Project Management and Sales Support. Kelvin has a passion for design work and fabrication. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hunting, and fishing.
Adam came to APS 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 two years, before becoming our roofing Project Manager in April of 2016. In his spare time, Adam enjoys all things outdoors; especially fishing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, golf, and rugby.
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, he can be found surfing, Thai boxing, or spear-fishing.
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.
Project Manager - Waikato/BOP
Brendon has worked in the abseil and height industry for the last 16 years, 13 of which with APS. He has a vast knowledge of all height areas, including anchors and safety line installations. In his spare time, he enjoys most sports, though most notably, fishing.
Morgan has been with APS since 2010 in the waterproofing team, and in 2018 Morgan became a project manager. He has experience in the waterproofing and roofing areas. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys mountain biking, surfing, anything else outdoors, and spending time with his young family.
Roman has been working for APS since 2010 in a water-proofing team, previously working as a Customer Account Manager for a printing company. He received a bachelor’s degree in Math as well as his graduate diploma in Graphic Design. Roman was a professional photographer for over 20 years. Water sports, snow sports, and music are his top hobbies.
Dylan has been in the building industry for over 20 years, with a multi-trade background, recladding residential buildings in Auckland city over the last few years. He has also covered maintenance contracts to Housing Corp and likes to dabble in small carpentry works, such as unique display units and cupboards. He likes to spend his spare time surfing, kite surfing, fishing (if someone has a boat), as well as catching up with friends.
Project Manager - WBOP
Lincoln has been in the painting industry since he left college in 2007, starting with APS in 2012. Here he learned to work as a multi-trade leading hand for the Waikato Abseil team. Lincoln left APS in 2018 to work as a team leader for a facilities maintenance company, coming back to APS in mid-2019, transitioning into the project management team. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and daughter, doing volunteer work, going snowboarding, wakeboarding, and training at the gym.
Rikki was born and raised in Auckland, enjoying fishing, diving, hunting, sports, and the gym- basically anything physical. He worked as a builder for 15 years, working on various jobs such as light commercial, new builds and renovations. He ran his own company for 3 years, giving this up after his daughter's birth.
Support Services Manager
Tania joined APS in 2012 as PA to Operations, and in 2018 moved into the role of Support Services 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.
Rob joined APS in 2017 as the warehouse assistant, and then moved in to the current role. He comes with 15 years of fibre-optic telecommunications experience, but needed a career change. When not working, Rob is a volunteer firefighter and a Civil Defence USAR Responder with the Auckland Alert Team. In his spare time, he enjoys spear diving, and brewing his own beer, as well as spending time with his family and friends.
Paula has been with APS since 2008, and is the glue that keeps the office together. She offers a friendly, helpful service to visitors at APS. Her interests are spending time with family, shopping, and going to the gym. Paula is a big supporter of the Warriors
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.
Accounts Payable/Payroll Support
Ming joined APS in 2014, and prior to APS she spent 15 years in the international education sector, working in a variety of roles from teaching, management, administration and eLearning in Auckland and overseas. Ming enjoys pilates, coffee, and wine tasting, as well as exploring the many playgrounds in Auckland with her family.
Height Safety Support/Accounts Receivable
Halie joined the APS family in January 2014 as Accounts Receivable/PA to the Auckland Sales team her current role is Height Safety Support/Accounts Receivable . Halie brings over 15 years of 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.
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.
Vicky comes from a strong administration background, and has worked in a variety of different fields including IT and print media. In her free time, Vicky loves spending time with her family, and walking her dog on the beautiful Waitakere beaches.
Project Co-Ordinator - Waikato/BOP
Rachel joined APS in 2018 as Project Coordinator to the WBOP team. Rachel has worked in corporate companies in mainly Personal Assistant roles, and her interests include health and fitness, family, and is a big lover of animals.
Rosie is from Wales and has relocated to New Zealand in June 2018. She has joined APS as the National Contract Coordinator. In her free time she enjoys watching rugby, walking, and wine tasting.
Support Services Coordinator
Escmay comes to us from a Primary care/medical background. When she is not hanging out with her young family, she is reading or at the Warriors games. Escmay is a bit of an eco-warrior who loves food, coffee, Pinot Noir, and hip-hop.
PA to Director
Hannah has a strong administration background and has been working in the media industry for the last 9 years. When she isn’t spending time with her young family, she loves catching up with friends and eating out at new restaurants.
Margaret comes from a long administration background of working in Corporate offices. Having recently downsized to a TINY HOUSE – she is enjoying the NO HOUSEWORK and NO LAWNS to cut, so spends that time with the grandchildren who live next door in the BIG HOUSE – home and income. Outside of work Margaret loves entertaining with friends and family along with sampling many wines and food that goes with it. Margaret enjoys going for walks and shopping in the weekend with her hubby along with gardening -albeit small now.