Our Team

Brigitte Sargent BAB

Brigitte Sargent

National Manager Sales & Calibration

Currently I am the National Manager for Sales and Calibration, where I am responsible for the running and development of this key area of the business. My role involves the integration of our ERP system, ensuring profitability, product development, managing the development of our staff so that they are all happy, capable and confident in their roles; helping clients with pricing jobs, trouble shooting technical issues; and sharing industry knowledge both with staff and customers.




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Kade Croft

Technical Sales Consultant

With a background in technical support, I have a keen interest in future trends and how technology can be used to drive efficiency and productivity. My current role involves providing technical advice, networking, marketing, attending conferences and promoting the industry. As a member of IPENZ, CETANZ and CCNZ, I actively attend events and support these organisations where possible.

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John King

Sales Support

I joined the Geotechnics family in 2014, as a member of the Auckland Sales team. I am responsible for quoting, technical support, product & customer development, and an incessant number of lame jokes.

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Jordan Widodo

Hire and Sales Advisor

My role as the Hire & Sales Advisor is primarily dealing with North Island rentals. This role involves calibrating and servicing ground investigation, environmental and concrete testing equipment, as well as supporting the Sales team where possible. 

Matt Tatton Brown

Matt Tatton-Brown

Technical Sales Coordinator

As the Technical Sales Coordinator at Geotechnics Ltd, I assist in all aspects of the Sales process, helping to ensure a smooth, hassle-free experience that meets our customers' needs. Having previously worked as a Land Development and Lab technician, I bring practical experience to the Sale arena.

Taila Van Niekerk

Taila van Niekerk

Business Support

I am currently a part of both the Sales and the Measurement and Calibration Centre team. I assist with quoting and processing orders for Sales; and book in Civil equipment for calibration. I am fairly new to the Geotechnics team, but have extensive experience in customer services, which enables me to help create an easy experience for all our customers.

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Vic O’Connor

Managing Director

Currently the Managing Director of Geotechnics, I have been involved in engineering materials testing since 1975. My areas of specialist expertise include engineering applications for soil, concrete, aggregate and concrete products, together with specialist geotechnical testing and instrumentation validation. I have had numerous overseas assignments in southeast Asia involving specialist geotechnical investigations and testing, pavement condition surveys, pile condition assessments and the management of field testing operations.

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Steven Anderson

Regional Manager North

Over 30 years ago, I started my career with Geotechnics Ltd . My experience covers a wide range of civil engineering laboratory and field tests, on materials such as concrete, aggregate, rock and soil. I am currently the Regional Manager for Geotechnics Ltd - Auckland Testing Division and a Project Director.

Brigitte Sargent BAB

Brigitte Sargent

National Manager Sales & Calibration

Currently I am the National Manager for Sales and Calibration, where I am responsible for the running and development of this key area of the business. My role involves the integration of our ERP system, ensuring profitability, product development, managing the development of our staff so that they are all happy, capable and confident in their roles; helping clients with pricing jobs, trouble shooting technical issues; and sharing industry knowledge both with staff and customers.




Paul Burton PB

Paul Burton

Regional Manager South - Director

Currently, I am the Regional Manager - South, for Geotechnics, where I am responsible for offices in Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. I am a Director of Geotechnics Ltd and project director for numerous small, medium and large projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Region. My skills and experience have been developed through site investigations, instrumentation and field testing. I am currently an IANZ signatory for our Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch laboratories


Kent Dalziel KND

Kent Dalziel

Projects Director

With over 10 years experience, I have worked at Geotechnics in the capacity of Project Manager, and more recently, in my current role as Project Director. This is a crucial leadership role, where I am responsible for Health & Safety, ensuring client satisfaction through recognising their needs and drivers, managing project risk, nurturing the growth of the Project Manager and ensuring project delivery with maximum profitability.

Anthony Gilliland

Anthony Gilliland

Land Development Team Leader

Currently I am the Team Leader of the Land Development team at Geotechnics, where I am responsible for project managing the Auckland Land Development jobs, creating tenders and quotes, liaising with clients, overseeing staff and ensuring the quality of the projects we deliver.


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Briana Millar

Marketing Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator, I am responsible for targeting marketing activities, brand development, our digital strategy, relationship building and the Customer Experience.

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Ian Waite

Pavements Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, I organise the Pavements Testing team for geotechnical and rehabilitation investigations, as well as construction compliance testing. The majority of our work comes from Auckland transport and involves managing Plate Bearing Testing, Pavement Test Pits, Falling Weight Deflectometer work, Insitu CBRs, Benkelman beams, designing and implementing traffic management plans; and undertaking services locating and mapping for construction projects.

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Chris Ransley

Instrumentation Manager

As the Instrumentation Manager for Geotechnics Auckland, I am responsible for the operations of a team of technicians installing and monitoring geotechnical and structural instrumentation for projects in the Auckland city and surrounding regions. Major instrumentation projects my team have worked on include: Auckland Waterview Connection, Victoria Park Tunnel, New Lynn Rail Trench, Esmonde Road Interchange & Northern Busway projects. 


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Sim Tirunahari

Soils Laboratory Manager

Currently, I am the Soils Laboratory Manager for Geotechnics in Auckland, where I am responsible for direct supervision of senior and junior technicians, to ensure client and management objectives are reached. This includes planning testing schedules; allocating duties to senior and junior technicians consistent with their level of training; and ensuring that staff are aware of deadlines and expected work quality.

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Josh Allan

Land Development Technician - Pukekohe

Currently I am responsible for looking after and growing our newly opened Pukekohe office, overseeing South Auckland Land Development and Pavement jobs; health & safety; creating tenders and quotes; and liaising with clients.

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Helen Wang

Triaxial Laboratory Manager

Currently I am the Triaxial Laboratory Manager at Geotechnics. With over 20 years commercial testing and 8 years researching experience, my field of expertise covers Triaxial, Shearbox, Ringshear, Permeability, Pinhole and Isotropic Consolidation tests. I am responsible for the smooth running of the Triaxial Laboratory and providing customers with excellent testing services.

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Tara Lee-Shield

Customer Service Coordinator

Originally from the UK, I spent several years travelling around the world, including some volunteer work in South Africa. Eventually, I decided to settle down in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Currently, I am the Office Administrator for The Measurement and Calibration Centre, which is a division of Geotechnics, where I am responsible for customer liaison, tending to job bookings, and managing the technicians' workload.

I am very approachable and proactive. Through my varied background in hospitality and promotion, I developed transferable skills, with my key strengths being organisation and communication.

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Jordan Widodo

Hire and Sales Advisor

My role as the Hire & Sales Advisor is primarily dealing with North Island rentals. This role involves calibrating and servicing ground investigation, environmental and concrete testing equipment, as well as supporting the Sales team where possible. 

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Goldie Walker

Senior GPR Technician

With a Master of Science background in geology and geography, I utilise my experience to help inform engineering and design decisions for projects such as building a residential retaining wall, or identifying the best location to widen a motorway.  My role involves using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Cable Avoidance Technology (CAT) to gather underground data to inform our clients of where any underground cables or pipelines may be present, which would influence the planning decisions involved with these projects.

Matt Tatton Brown

Matt Tatton-Brown

Technical Sales Coordinator

As the Technical Sales Coordinator at Geotechnics Ltd, I assist in all aspects of the Sales process, helping to ensure a smooth, hassle-free experience that meets our customers' needs. Having previously worked as a Land Development and Lab technician, I bring practical experience to the Sale arena.

Taila Van Niekerk

Taila van Niekerk

Business Support

I am currently a part of both the Sales and the Measurement and Calibration Centre team. I assist with quoting and processing orders for Sales; and book in Civil equipment for calibration. I am fairly new to the Geotechnics team, but have extensive experience in customer services, which enables me to help create an easy experience for all our customers.

Steven Anderson SJA

Steven Anderson

Regional Manager North

Over 30 years ago, I started my career with Geotechnics Ltd . My experience covers a wide range of civil engineering laboratory and field tests, on materials such as concrete, aggregate, rock and soil. I am currently the Regional Manager for Geotechnics Ltd - Auckland Testing Division and a Project Director.

Anthony Gilliland

Anthony Gilliland

Land Development Team Leader

Currently I am the Team Leader of the Land Development team at Geotechnics, where I am responsible for project managing the Auckland Land Development jobs, creating tenders and quotes, liaising with clients, overseeing staff and ensuring the quality of the projects we deliver.


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Josh Allan

Land Development Technician - Pukekohe

Currently I am responsible for looking after and growing our newly opened Pukekohe office, overseeing South Auckland Land Development and Pavement jobs; health & safety; creating tenders and quotes; and liaising with clients.

Kent Dalziel KND

Kent Dalziel

Projects Director

With over 10 years experience, I have worked at Geotechnics in the capacity of Project Manager, and more recently, in my current role as Project Director. This is a crucial leadership role, where I am responsible for Health & Safety, ensuring client satisfaction through recognising their needs and drivers, managing project risk, nurturing the growth of the Project Manager and ensuring project delivery with maximum profitability.

Ryan Milligan RWM

Ryan Milligan

Development Manager - Regional + Technology

After completion of a BSc in Earth Science from Waikato University I started with Geotechnics as a technician.  Over the intervening years I’ve developed a high level of understanding and knowledge in areas of materials testing, geotechnical instrumentation and project management. Alongside this, I have gained expertise delivering projects throughout New Zealand and abroad, with a particular interest for delivering challenging and innovative geotechnical instrumentation projects. My current role is the development of our services in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions; as well as new and innovative technologies nationwide.

Paul Burton PB

Paul Burton

Regional Manager South - Director

Currently, I am the Regional Manager - South, for Geotechnics, where I am responsible for offices in Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. I am a Director of Geotechnics Ltd and project director for numerous small, medium and large projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Region. My skills and experience have been developed through site investigations, instrumentation and field testing. I am currently an IANZ signatory for our Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch laboratories


Ryan Milligan RWM

Ryan Milligan

Development Manager - Regional + Technology

After completion of a BSc in Earth Science from Waikato University I started with Geotechnics as a technician.  Over the intervening years I’ve developed a high level of understanding and knowledge in areas of materials testing, geotechnical instrumentation and project management. Alongside this, I have gained expertise delivering projects throughout New Zealand and abroad, with a particular interest for delivering challenging and innovative geotechnical instrumentation projects. My current role is the development of our services in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions; as well as new and innovative technologies nationwide.

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David Boston

Tauranga Manager

After completing a BSc in Earth Science from the Waikato University of Waikato, I began my career with Geotechnics as a Field Technician in Tauranga. My civil engineering experience and skills have been developed over many years through site investigations, environmental, instrumentation, laboratory and field testing. I have worked on a number of small to large scale projects both locally and in the Pacific.

Currently I am the Manager for Geotechnics Tauranga, overseeing field and laboratory operations. I am responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality results and maintain strong relationships with our customers. I am currently an IANZ signatory for our full scope of accreditation at our Tauranga laboratory.

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Paul Burton

Regional Manager South - Director

Currently, I am the Regional Manager - South, for Geotechnics, where I am responsible for offices in Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. I am a Director of Geotechnics Ltd and project director for numerous small, medium and large projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Region. My skills and experience have been developed through site investigations, instrumentation and field testing. I am currently an IANZ signatory for our Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch laboratories


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Alan Benton

Wellington Manager

As the Manager for Geotechnics Wellington and an IANZ signatory, I co-ordinate and oversee the delivery of quality results from our field operations.

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Paul Burton

Regional Manager South - Director

Currently, I am the Regional Manager - South, for Geotechnics, where I am responsible for offices in Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. I am a Director of Geotechnics Ltd and project director for numerous small, medium and large projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Region. My skills and experience have been developed through site investigations, instrumentation and field testing. I am currently an IANZ signatory for our Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch laboratories


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Corey Papu-Gread

Christchurch Manager

After completing a degree in biology, I began my career in Environmental Laboratory testing in Sydney, Australia. As my experience increased, I broadened my skills to include civil laboratory testing, which peaked my interest. Upon relocating to my hometown of Christchurch a year ago, I joined the team at Geotechnics.

Currently I am an IANZ signatory and Manager of Geotechnics Christchurch, where I am responsible for co-ordinating the smooth running of the lab; ensuring accurate, timely results and maintaining our laboratory quality systems. I am also an active member of the CETANZ committee, which represents and promotes high quality Civil Engineering testing in New Zealand.

My area of speciality is civil laboratory soil testing.

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Mike Lang

Team Coordinator

My current position involves field testing and project coordination in the Christchurch office.  I joined Geotechnics in 2013 after completing my studies in Geology and Geography at Canterbury University in 2012.

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Jonathan Sutherland

Senior Drilling Technician

After reaching the age of 40, I decided I wanted to play with dirt. 
Currently, I am the Senior Drilling Technician for Christchurch Geotechnics, where I am responsible for business development, drilling operations, design and implementation of new drilling equipment and machinery.


Paul Burton PB

Paul Burton

Regional Manager South - Director

Currently, I am the Regional Manager - South, for Geotechnics, where I am responsible for offices in Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. I am a Director of Geotechnics Ltd and project director for numerous small, medium and large projects in New Zealand and the Pacific Region. My skills and experience have been developed through site investigations, instrumentation and field testing. I am currently an IANZ signatory for our Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch laboratories


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Michael Hanselmann

Instrumentation Specialist

My professional background is in Automation, Computer and Electronics, with many years in industrial automation and extensive experience in PLC and SCADA programming. Originally from Switzerland, my working career allowed me to travel Europe extensively with a longer work engagement at CERN during their new antimatter hadron collider construction in Switzerland and a 4 year know-how transfer project in Paris.
Here in New Zealand my career developed into building and supporting radio telemetry systems for councils helping them to control their water and sewer installations throughout their territories.  This involved developing concepts and specifications to automate councils’ water and wastewater utilities. My role in Geotechnics as Instrumentation Specialist is evaluating new telemetry instrumentation technologies and applications, including developing and designing attractive, innovative instrumentation solutions for our clients.

 

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At Geotechnics we offer a fun, varied working environment and great career development opportunities.If you have the drive, enthusiasm and the desire to further your career, then we’d love to hear from you.

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