Adam started off working in the field at HydroVac and recently has moved up to become a business development adviser in our Auckland branch. We ran him through a short Q&A to get to know him better…
Q. What made you want to work for HydroVac?
A. I arrived in NZ from abroad and Hydrovac was the first company I come across with the type of work I was looking for – I applied and got myself a job. When I was interviewed by Tyler I got a good vibe and have been here ever since.
Q. You started working on the trucks and now you’re a business development adviser – what excites you about this new role?
A. That it’s a new challenge and I get the chance to learn and use what I have learnt in the field over the years to build Hydrovac’s reputation and relationships with its customers.
Q. How do you think your experience working on the trucks will help with this new role?
A. Being in the field has given me the insight to see what is lacking when scoping a job, so I intend to bring more hands-on scope to our jobs before starting. In return a better outcome will be met. From communication to information, it’s vital to have a positive outcome for our customers.
Q. What did you do before HydroVac?
A. Before Hydrovac I worked for Invincible Drain Care in Manchester UK, similar work I do now but on a much smaller scale. And before that I was a drug and alcohol counsellor.
Q. What are the priorities, now you’re in the role?
A. At the moment my priority is to learn and build my skills. Build customer-focused relationships and get familiar with the new systems of work that are involved in my new role.
Q. Tell us about your family/home life…
A. My immediate family live in Wollongong, Australia. My daughters (twin girls) live in Manchester UK with their mother – that’s a tough one!
Q. How do you relax?
A. I love spending time with family, our dog and getting out for a wave on my surfboard.
Q. What would surprise us about you?
A. That I’m Australian with a UK accent! Jokes aside, I really like to help people down on their luck. This was freely given to me at a time when I was down and out so now I pay it forward for nothing in return.