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.
Phone: 09 417 0112
Operations Manager — Regional
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.
Waste Water Manager
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
Customer Services Manager
Glenn has 15 years’ experience in the transport/logistics industry — from operation manager to logistics manager – and we’re happy to have his experience and skillset back at HydroVac after three years. In his role as customer services manager, Glenn manages the customer services team as well as helping customers with queries and bookings. For him, the role is the dream job, combining his passion for logistics with helping his team reach their goals and providing the best customer service out there. He says, “Dispatch is the hub of any company. It’s where the miracles happen and that’s what I get excited about.”
Phone: (09) 417 0112 option 1
Branch Manager – West Auckland
For Tyler, West is best! He grew up in and around Kumeu before heading to Australia in 2010. He then spent 9 years running paintball centres around Australia and Canada before returning home and starting work with HydroVac. Today, he puts the skills he learnt in customer service, training and recruitment to use in his role as field operations manager, where he most enjoys keeping customers happy and watching his colleagues progress.
Branch Manager — South Auckland
Darryn joined HydroVac following 20 years’ experience in the security industry in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He brings with him an eye for detail, a head for logistics, and a committed focus to customer services. Prior to this role, he was a wastewater tech, learning the business from the ground up. As the branch manager of our South Auckland division, Darryn is driven to help customers in the area and make the branch a successful part of the Hydrovac network.
Phone: 021 196 5208
Engineering / Fleet Manager
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
Admin, Accounts & PA to the GM
Nickie came from Dunedin to HydroVac after completing a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology at Otago University. She started with HydroVac in Nov 2020, primarily on reception and sending invoices to customers. Her role has now grown to include looking after both incoming and outgoing accounts for HydroVac, as well as using skills learnt from her degree to problem-solve, analyse and communicate with customers. Outside of work, Nickie enjoys health and fitness and good reality TV.
Phone: (09) 417 0112, option 3
Operations Project Coordinator
Except for one year off, Mike has been working at HydroVac since 2012 and well and truly learnt the ropes with his various roles in the business. He started on a truck, progressed into the office (first working on wastewater business and then on dispatch), then did a stint as an air-vac operator. His well-rounded experience makes him perfect for his new role as operations project coordinator where he’s responsible for ensuring jobs are well scoped and get done right the first time so clients are happy.
Business Development Manager
Jordy brings a lot of enthusiasm (and humour!) to his role, where he’s focused on developing and deepening relationships with new and current customers. He spends his days meeting with customers, scoping sites and designing site-specific packages (a cinch compared to selling printers, which he did in a past life). He uses his industry experience (including 4 years as a CCTV technician) to help come up with the best solution for a customer’s needs. Jordy was promoted from within after proving himself in other roles and it’s not an opportunity he takes lightly — he’s excited to be a part of the growth of HydroVac.
Jason takes extremely good care of our commercial clients — he uses his vast knowledge to advise clients on the best solutions for their particular job. On any given day, Jason is out and about, meeting key clients, scoping jobs, and putting together price estimates and tenders. He’s our quiet achiever who is driven by helping our clients to get the job done, with the help of HydroVac services. Outside of work, you’ll find Jason spending time with his whanau with sports, bush walks and fishing.
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.
Gerard uses his vast experience in sales and project management to help HydroVac clients by ensuring they have the services and tools they need, when they need them. He relishes the variety his role brings and the fact that no two days are the same. Gerard enjoys the culture and comradery of working at HydroVac. Outside of work, he is a member of his local Surf Lifesaving Club and enjoys socialising with friends and family.
Operations / dispatch
Chris is tasked with the integral role of dispatch: matching customer requirements with the right HydroVac team member and equipment. With a background of working on the trucks and helping clients on-site, Chris is well qualified to apply his on-the-job 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.
Administration & Customer Service
Christina joined our South Island team in July 2020 with her outgoing personality and definite “can-do” attitude. With a varied experience in the construction industry, she has also taken on the hefty role of health and safety in Christchurch. Not afraid to talk to new people, Christina enjoys building relationships and working with customers to ensure a positive experience.