By NZHJ February 21, 2017 Industry news

February's movers & shakers were at EECA, Apex Tool, Sutton Tools and Laminex NZ.

Paul Clark is Laminex New Zealand's new Technical Services Manager. Based in Christchurch, he will be responsible for technical support of the building products category, including Trade Essentials Strandsarking.

Jeremy Gray (right) recently joined the Sutton Tools NZ team in the role of Territory Manager for Auckland & Northland. With 27 years' experience in the sales industry, Jeremy "possesses the key knowledge and skills to build and maintain strong relationships with Sutton Tools NZ customers and positively contribute to the company’s consistent growth and improvement, making him a valuable new addition to the team".

James McLellan (left) is Apex Tool Group’s recently appointed New Zealand Regional Sales Manager. Armed with 12+ years’ working in the power & hand tool industry with companies like Accent Tools, Robert Bosch and Alltrade Tools, he was awarded the Bosch Top 100 Award two years in a row, for sales excellence in New Zealand.

Andrew Caseley is the new Chief Executive at the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA), replacing retiring CE Mike Underhill, instead of James Hay, who was unable to take up the role due to personal circumstances. Caseley has held executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors and for the last decade has worked for global engineering and environmental consultancy MWH. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for 13 years.

Nick Calavrias, long term former Steel & Tube boss, sadly died in a cycling accident in early January. An Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, he retired from Steel & Tube in 2009 after 18 years at the helm. Described by S&T as a “giant of the steel industry”, by then, he had clocked up 42 years’ service in the steel industry. Current CEO, Dave Taylor, says the company is shocked and saddened by the tragedy and that Steel & Tube is today a market leader in steel distribution in NZ as a direct consequence of Nick Calavrias’ vision and drive.


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