Our Team

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Robert Creemers
Director

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.

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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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Mike Regan
Finance 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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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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Craig Boyle
Senior Technical Sales 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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Kevin Clifton
Technical Sales 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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Brad Douglas
Technical Sales Support

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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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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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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Andrea Donato
Client Manager

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.

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Sarah Stewart
National Relationship Manager

With 10 years of high level customer and client management, Sarah joined APS 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, and brings 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.

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Shaun Wijnstok
Client Manager

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.

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James Hollingshead
Client Manager - Waikato/BOP

James has been in the construction industry for many year! He started working 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 lifting heavy weight as he trains for powerlifting competitions. He is dedicated to his training and puts this dedication into his new role for APS..

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Roger Mattson
Client Manager

Rog recently joined APS having worked several years in the Sports Healthcare and Physiotherapy markets as National Key Account Manager where he was involved in client relationship management of large physiotherapy groups, schools and sporting clubs as well as sponsorship negotiation with prominent NZ based sports franchises. His interests include but are not limited to keeping fit, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

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Jim Gordon
Quantity Surveyor

Jim started his career as a rifleman in the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. After deciding he had done his dash in the infantry he completed a Bachelor’s degree is 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 which gave him an in-depth understanding of the process, costs and contract administration. His interests include: exercise, martial arts, traveling and food.

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Dominic Pearson
Client Manager - Wai/BOP

Dom has been in and around the building industry, primarily in the painting field for 25 years both here and in NZ and abroad. He is a keen family man (wife and two kids) and his hobbies include surfing, trail running and anything outdoors.

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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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Kane Walmsley
Regional Manager Auckland

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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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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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 started with APS in 1994, he is a Project Manager with a wide range of experience across many sectors of the construction industry including Height/Paint/Interior Refurbishments and Working on Large Multi-Trade Projects with budgets between $1-3 million. Nicks interests include football, coaching, travel and family.

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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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Kelvin Purnell
Project Manager - Engineering

Kelvin has been in the engineering industry for 20 years. After leaving school, he began an apprentiship as a fitter/turner with a marine company. He began with APS in 2009 as a Engineer Contractor and 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.

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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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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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Morgan Butt
Project Manager

Morgan has been with APS since 2010 in the waterproofing team, in 2018 Morgan became a project manager. He has experience in the waterproofing/roofing areas. Outside of work Morgan enjoys mountain biking, surfing anything else outdoors and spending time with his young family.

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Roman Dmytrychenko
Project Manager

Roman has been working for APS since 2010 in a water-proofing team and prior to that, he was working as a Customer Account Manager for a printing company. He has received a bachelor’s degree in Math as well his graduate diploma in Graphic Design also Roman was a professional photographer for over 20 years. Water sports, snow sports, and music are his top hobbies.

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Dylan McKenzie
Project Manager

Dylan has been in the building industry for 20+ years with multi-trade background and Recladding residential buildings in Auckland city over the last few years. He has also
covered maintenance contracts to Housing Corp and like's to dabble in small
carpentry works like one off display units and cupboards. He like's to spend his spare time surfing, kite surfing, fishing if someone has a boat and also catching up with friends.

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Lincoln Waine
Project Manager - WBOP

Lincoln has been in the painting industry straight out of high school in 2007, and started with APS in 2012. Where 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, and then came back to APS mid 2019, and transitioned 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.

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Tania Sharples
Support Services Manager

Tania joined APS in 2012 as PA to Operations and in 2016 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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Rob Ashmead
Warehouse Surpervisor

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 he’s 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.

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Paula Lolesi
Offiice Manager

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, going shopping and going to the gym. Paula is a big supporter of the Warriors

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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/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 & wine tasting and exploring as many playgrounds in Auckland with her 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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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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Rachel Townshead
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 interests include health and fitness, family and is a big lover of animals.

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Rosie Neale
National Co-Ordinator

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.

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Escmay Miller
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. I’m a bit of an eco-warrior who loves food, coffee, Pinot Noir and hip hop.

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Audrey Crouth
Senior Administrator

Audrey comes to us from an Education background who has taught at several primary schools over the past 8 years. She enjoys travelling, eating out, spending time with family and friends and taking her dog, Molly out and about.

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Phone: 09 846 3329
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Phone: 07 823 3399
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