Our Team

Andrew Hamilton

Founder and Owner

Andrew founded Techlam in 1992 and is a self-confessed “jack of all trades”.  He maintains an active role in the business, working on upgrades and improvements to production systems and processes.  He takes a keen interest in developing the Techlam team, organising training and business initiatives for staff.

“My aim is to provide a happy, safe and healthy work environment where people and business prosper.”

Brett Hamilton

General Manager

Brett’s role covers a broad scope of Techlam’s day to day management to keep the operation running smoothly, including overseeing Sales and Marketing, Finance, Operations and HR functions.  With the help of his team, Brett’s aim is to always exceed clients’ expectations and ensure Techlam is leading the laminated timber industry.

“At the end of the day, a business is only ever as good as its staff and I am honoured to work alongside some of the best staff in the industry.”

Andrew Wills

Chief Financial Officer

Joining Techlam in July 2017, Andrew brings many years of experience in the Finance and Accounting field having worked for a variety of organisations over the years including, chartered accountants, several government departments and a number of manufacturers. Manufacturing is his preferred choice due to its dynamic and challenging nature and the opportunity it brings to work with people with many different and varied skills all under the “one roof”.

“My aim is to ensure that the whole Techlam team can fully understand the financial figures behind the business operations, and their own areas, and to provide the assistance and advice required to help the business operate at it’s best”.

Roy Hamilton

Sales & Project Manager

A qualified joiner, Roy began working at Techlam in Production, manufacturing laminated products for throughout NZ before starting as a Project Manager and Site Foreman in the contracting division. Now Techlam’s Sales and Project Manager, Roy has a thorough understanding of how the industry works from a manufacturing, construction and client’s perspective.

“I am committed to providing a high level of customer service and attention to detail, while supplying high quality Techlam Engineered Wood products to the NZ construction industry.”

Shaun Hodgkinson

Account Manager

With more than 12 years in the sales / customer service arena, Shaun is very excited to be involved with sales for Techlam NZ. Customer realtionship building, and management have always been his passion, along with creating practical solutions to help solve customer problems.

“Always make sure your goals scare you a little, it’s the only way to ensure personal growth.”

Luke Griffiths

Account Manager

Luke joined Techlam in early 2014 as a plant hand and has since moved into his new role of Sales. To complement his work he is studying towards his certificate in sales at Service IQ in Wellington. His experience on the factory floor has given Luke knowledge he can use to help Techlam’s clients.

“I enjoy working at Techlam as the company has a helpful and passionate team.”

Keryn De Vorms

Sales Support & Administration

Keryn joined the Techlam team early 2016 and has taken on the role of Sales Support & Administration.

Keryn has had numerous years’ experience in similar job roles and is excited to use this experience to build new rapport with Techlam’s customers.

“Techlam have a great reputation and a good vibe – I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s continuous improvements.”

“Nothing will work unless you do”

Troy Mathews

Sales Support

With over 15 years’ experience in sales and an extensive knowledge of timber and the building industry, customer service has been a key part of my career.

I believe great customer service is the key to any business

“Don’t wish for it, work for it”

Jose George

BIM/CAD Technician

Joining the Techlam team in June 17 as an Architectural and Structural BIM/CAD Technician, Jose has been involved for more than 17 years in various Commercial, Residential, Educational and Religious Projects in Kuwait as well as in India. He is well experienced to manage the BIM/CAD systems of the company for modelling, drafting and coordination of projects in all divisions. He holds a Diploma in Architectural & Structural Drafting and Plumbing Technology, with experience in architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and HVAC. He is also an Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit and AutoCAD.

“I am dedicated to deliver high quality models, drawings as well as visualisation experiences for our customers, consultants and contractors to make their life easier. Moreover, I consider models and drawings as a form of language. We can often confuse people with complicated words where we can direct them to understand with simple models. I prefer to use simple methods to create understanding with our Clients and Contractors.”

David Cleary

Systems Administrator

David Joined the Techlam Team in Late 2016 to fill the newly founded roll of systems administrator with the goal of increasing the company’s efficiency.

David’s role sees him working with the team to increase efficiency, provide general tech support, act as a liaison between IT companies, maintain computer ad server integrity, and manage computer upgrades.

Time is precious and I’m here to make sure every second counts by making our processes more efficient and keeping our systems running at 100%

Helen Bak-Bertram

Account Administrator

Helen joined Techlam’s administration team in December 2013 after 28 years in the finance and accountancy sectors. Her role covers the broad spectrum of accounts and financial administration and reporting along with payroll and IRD commitments, with no two days the same.

“Techlam is a proactive and innovative company with integrity that is second to none and I am proud to say that I am part of the team.”

Nathan McGaveston

Operations Manager

Nathan has been with Techlam for 15 years. His primary role is to ensure the successful co-ordination of activities relating to production, efficiencies and distribution of Techlam products and he is also responsible for ensuring the plant and staff comply with Environmental and Health and Safety objectives and policies.

“I am passionate about ‘continuous improvement’ to lift standards of performance and quality control and enjoy researching and designing new machinery to reach this goal.”

Greg Dunford

Production Manager

Greg joins the Techlam Team after being in General Engineering Management for 27 years. Ready and keen to bolster the Lean Journey that Techlam is on to become Australasia’s leading manufacturer of engineered timber products. Bringing with him an effective understanding of Continuous Improvement, utilizing Lean Manufacturing Principles together with problem solving tools.

“Safety First. I believe that it is everyones right to leave work in the same condition that they arrived in.”

“As soon as you see a mistake and don’t fix it, it becomes your mistake.”

Steve Cowan

Plant Administration/H&S

Steve’s daily challenge is to keep the flow of information moving through the plant, assisting Greg and Nathan.

Included in his role is also H & S, which he is very passionate about. Techlam is a business on the move, and Health & Safety needs to keep moving as well. Steve’s goal is to get the best out of our Staff, and get them home Safe to their families each day.

“One thing that really appealed to me was the ‘Family Environment’ here at Techlam.”