By NZHJ November 10, 2017 Industry news

This month's crop of incomers are from Autex, Canam, Holmes, James Hardie NZ, Rust-Oleum and NZGBC.

Alan Bones is the new NZ Country Manager at James Hardie NZ. Formerly Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts’ GM Sales & Marketing (2010-2017), Alan has a long history with the industry, including senior sales & marketing roles at Carter Holt Harvey (2004-2010), Boral Timber (1999-2004), and CSR (1994-1999).

Anthony McGill is the Key Account Manager New Zealand for international paint manufacturer Rust-Oleum which makes its debut on New Zealand shores in its own right this year. Anthony will be focused on growing the Rust-Oleum name nationwide from his Auckland base, particularly its business with Mitre 10 starting with its Painter’s Touch brand. Anthony has had extensive experience in the channel with roles at Dulux, Selleys and Bostik and, prior to his new role, handled the Trojan hand tools brand for AMES.

Stephen Nelson, 2010’s Retailer of the Year and high performing CEO at Mitre 10 MEGA Petone, Upper Hutt and Porirua, is off to pursue a different aspect of senior management as a Licensed Partner of the Lateral Leadership Governance System. You can contact Stephen on 021 661 848 and at stephen@leadership.net.nz

Stuart and Lisa Oliver (Technical Director and Project Engineer respectively) and their young family have joined five other Holmes engineers in Holland, where the company is working with construction group Royal BAM Group, to help address “induced seismicity” issues after years of gas extraction from fields under the Dutch countryside.

Loukas Petrou of Canam Group and Mark Robinson of Autex Industries (incidentally celebrating its 50th birthday this year!) were both recently inducted into the West Auckland Business Hall of Fame for their “outstanding contribution to business in the West and beyond and to their local communities”.

Gary Walker, Executive General Manager of Hawkins, is the new Chair of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), replacing outgoing Chair Mary-Jane Daly. Gary has worked on major international construction projects over 30+ years and says: “New Zealanders should be living in dry, warm homes and working in efficient, productive, safe buildings. That’s the vision of the New Zealand Green Building Council, and I’m looking forward to doing all I can to help realise it.

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