Dave has worked at HydroVac since 2012, tasked with creating and maintaining a smooth operation and growing the business. Dave brings 20+ years of management experience skills to the table and strongly believes in empowering his team to do what they need to provide excellent customer experience and go the extra mile for clients. He has a passion for seeing people personally develop and thrive through training, upskilling and in-house career succession.
Mike has worked for HydroVac since March 2019, recruited for his exceptional 22-year background in transport and logistics. With over 12 years experience in dispatch and operations management, working for some giant well-known corporations, Mike knows exactly how to keep our trucks and team running like a well-oiled machine. A strong believer in continuous improvement and making operations as efficient as possible, Mike’s eye for detail and organisational skills come to the fore in his operations manager role.
Field Operations Manager
Rowan has been part of the HydroVac team since 2010, starting as a trainee operator and working his way up to management. Rowan supports our Operations Manager and oversees our on-road team, focusing on staff morale and keeping our fleet on the road. Day to day, Rowan covers everything from site scopes, estimating and overseeing jobs on-site, through to staff and site audits and keeping our yard ticking over.
Phone: (09) 417 0112 or 027 453 8008
Caroline joined the HydroVac team in 2017 following varied roles in security and large corporates both in NZ and overseas. Her strengths lie in developing business processes and policies to streamline activities. Caroline puts these talents to good use in our wastewater division, embedding efficient processes and being proactive in daily business management to provide a top-notch service for our clients.
Phone: (09) 973 4861 or 027 605 0513
CCTV/Health & Safety Manager
Alana has been working for HydroVac since 2015 and has a love and passion for the operational side of the business. As well as managing our qualified CCTV technicians, Alana also enjoys being client facing, helping with project management and estimating. She’s also our health & safety manager, tasked with ensuring the HydroVac team are following regulations and exceeding industry standards.
Phone: (09) 417 0112, option 2, or 021 073 7338 Email: email@example.com
Project Manager and Health & Safety Coordinator
Cat joined the HydroVac team in 2019, coming from 15 years in the recruitment industry where she had full responsibility for running branches, leading teams, managing large portfolios of clients and running projects. We welcome her strengths in business development, service delivery and relationship management. She uses her positive can-do attitude to always look for the win/win solution in every situation.
Riky joined HydroVac in 2017, bringing with her skills in administration, payroll, and accounts payable and receivable. Riky has varied experience in operations and administration, having worked in several different industries within New Zealand, but she enjoys the comradery of the HydroVac team. Riky loves working with numbers and the challenge of reconciling accounts.
Phone: (09) 417 0112, option 3
Brett has been looking after our fleet since 2015. He manages a team of three full-time diesel mechanics to ensure our entire fleet is maintained and serviced on a scheduled basis. When Brett is not busy with servicing, he’s engineering innovative ways to improve the way our trucks operate – from general mechanics to refine how the team use our equipment to do their jobs. Brett brings with him 22 years of mechanical and manufacturing experience.
Phone: 027 807 3474
Matthew started working for HydroVac in Auckland in 2006 as Operations Manager before taking on the General Manager role. In 2014 he and wife Rachel moved their young family to rural Canterbury to be closer to Rachel’s family. Matthew is now the owner of the Christchurch division of HydroVac and is proud to bring the same level of expert service, innovation and customer focus to the South Island.
Glenn started with HydroVac as a driver/operator in late 2014 until a motorcycle accident saw him moving into the office where he eventually took on the role of Operations Manager. Glenn’s focus on safety templates, IT assets and procedures have elevated HydroVac operations and allowed us to better respond and report in real time. Glenn’s experience on the tools gives him the valuable ability to problem-solve truck or operational issues quickly, reducing downtime and increasing efficiency.
Simon started at HydroVac in 2018 in the integral role of dispatch: matching customer requirements with the right HydroVac team member and equipment. With an extensive background in the transport and freight industries, Simon enjoys applying his logistics knowledge to HydroVac’s Canterbury operations to help things run smoothly. He takes immense pride in using this knowledge to find the best solutions for HydroVac customers.
Jana joined the Canterbury HydroVac team in 2016 as an administrator and dispatcher. Her organisational skills and willingness to take on new areas of responsibility has seen her now take the reins on Health & Safety, ensuring we’re always operating to best practice. Jana’s talent lies in being able to juggle many tasks, from accounts payable and receivable, payroll, invoicing and job costing, to Health & Safety and dispatch.