For more than two decades CADPRO Systems has consistently invested in providing our clients with the best technical and back office teams available. As a result CADPRO’s biggest asset is the people who work here. The team provides a cross-section of skills from multiple disciplines, translating into a dynamic and innovative resource for the New Zealand design industry. There is over 150 years’ worth of experience in this team!

Service & Support Team

Neil Markham

Neil says one of the best thing about working for CADPRO is the exposure to the Autodesk products. He is passionate about design, documentation and visualisation and having access to multiple products enables him to learn and share the knowledge on a daily basis. Since emigrating from Wales in 1998, Neil has been involved with many small to medium sized manufacturing and fabrication companies in and around Auckland. In that time he has become Husband to a Wonderful Wife, and also a Father to three very energetic children.

“My time is split evenly between work and home. Work is challenging, our customers rely on us for quality service delivered professionally in a timely manner. Home is where I spend time with the Family. Our kids are at that age now where their individual personalities are starting to emerge, it’s wonderful, hilarious, terrifying, all at the same time”.

He is also a regular contributor to the CADPRO Blog and enjoys getting feedback about the posts published.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Autodesk Showcase
  • Autodesk Fabrication (CADmep, ESTmep & CAMduct)

Gavin Bath

Gavin emigrated here from South Africa when he was 11 years old, eventually marrying a girl from the deep south (of New Zealand). They now have 2 young children.

Outside of work he’s a man of numerous varied passions and interests, and very little idle time. A few that stand out would be; hacking his espresso machine to make a better cup, flying light aircraft as a Private Pilot, and coding in C# and node.js. He also runs the Christchurch Fusion 360 Meetup Group voluntarily, and has spoken at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, several times. Some of these personal projects filter through to blog posts that he writes as an author on the CADPRO Blog as well as Design & Motion, a site dedicated to Digital Prototyping and Manufacturing. Many of Gavin’s hobbies involve design/digital prototyping of some sort, so he thinks having the full range of Autodesk tools available to him is just awesome.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Vault & Vault Server
  • Autodesk CAM
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Inventor / Vault Customisation

Scott Moyse

In July 2004 Scott was offered a job with Specialist Marine Interiors, based in Whangarei. He was studying a Motorsport Engineering degree in Wales at the time, given the opportunity to join his family in glorious Aotearoa and to work for one of the world’s leading luxury Interior contractors, he naturally jumped at the opportunity. After 10 years gathering manufacturing and software experience within the global marine Industry, Scott joined CADPRO in October 2013. Scott is hugely passionate about Motorsport, specifically Formula One and used to race karts a lot in Europe during his youth. Skiing has also been a large part of his life. Someday Scott hopes to get back to doing more of both sports. Scott and his wonderful wife, Alex, have three children, 2 girls and a boy.

Outside of working for CADPRO Scott spends time working on Design & Motion, which he co-owns with his good friend John Evans, based in Florida. Scott loves being able to share his knowledge with the CAD/CAM and machining communities, while learning from others at the same time.

Core Products Competency

  • HSMWorks, Inventor HSM & Fusion 360 CAM Products
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Vault & Vault Server

Gary Page

While studying Mechanical Engineering in Auckland, Gary was first introduced to a new piece of software called ‘AutoCAD’. A little over 27 years later this may explain his compulsive nature to all things Autodesk – not bad at all if you’re a client of his. Gary is our Senior AEC Technical Specialist who is responsible for managing our BIM Consulting services. He is arguably one of the most advanced users of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD Architecture within New Zealand. A large part of his profession was spent within the Autodesk reseller channel where he was responsible for delivering technical services to the largest architecture and engineering practices. At CADPRO, Gary deals directly with design teams to help manage training, development and implementation strategies. He is a user too, and understands the culture of the ‘drawing office’ and how to get the best out of both staff and technology.

Gary is a strong local advocate for Revit and currently sits on the Auckland Revit User Group committee where he helps network local users together, plus regularly posts to the CADPRO Blog.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Revit Server
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Showcase
  • Autodesk Matchmover

Elrina Mills

Elrina Mills

Elrina has always had a love for buildings and architecture. After studying Interior Design, she worked for a small Architectural firm as a designing drafts-person. She soon realised that she is more of a straight-lines type of person, and made the moved to Structural Engineers. Here she gained most of her industry knowledge. She was the first and only person working on Autodesk Revit, and had to do a bit of in-house training and support. After 6 years industry experience, she joined the Autodesk Channel. She became an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) and completed specialisations in Autodesk Building, Advance Structure as well as Autodesk Process and Power. Elrina is also a Certified Professional in AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit Structure and Revit Architecture. She enjoys being a trainer, presenter, and meeting new people and the challenges they face in their industry.

Outside of work, Elrina spends days being a mother to twin girls and wife to a wonderful husband, who happens to be a Civil Engineer. She enjoys the outdoors, reading and making music.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Autodesk BIM 360 Design
  • Autodesk BIM 360 Glue

Nick Hall

Nick was born & brought up in the manufacturing heart of the UK, the Black Country, but ventured out onto the gold-paved streets of London to study for a degree in electronics.

A couple of years after graduating he set up an Autodesk VAR with two friends, which kept him gainfully employed for the next 23 years. In 2010 the three of them decided to sell the company, however the new owners decided to move the company offices to be closer to their largest customer.

Faced with a 130km/3 hours round trip to work, Nick took the completely-logical-and-not-at-all-ridiculous step of taking a job with a large manufacturer in Auckland, and in 2014, moved to the opposite side of the world, closely followed by his wife Jill, and their two cats.

In 2019, he joined CADPRO and took the opportunity to move to Christchurch, where there is even less traffic and his commute is only 20 minutes

Nick is very keen on improving the efficiency of CAD & data management processes by automating repetitive tasks. His attitude is that, to paraphrase Goldfinger in the James Bond book, “Once is happenstance. Twice is a coincidence. The third time, you should seriously think about scripting it.”

Outside work, Nick and Jill are keen on sports, and can be regularly found running or cycling around the city. They are both keen skiers, and will be making extensive use of the ski fields close to Christchurch. Since moving to New Zealand, Nick has started playing football (soccer) competitively for the first time since school, with some success in the over-35s leagues in Auckland, and plans to continue playing in Christchurch

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
  • Autodesk Vault & Vault Server
  • AutoCAD / Inventor / Vault Customisation

Luis del la Parra

Luis is a Mexican architect who is specialised in BIM and parametric design. He developed his professional expertise in Chile, the reason being he was pursuing his Chilean girlfriend, who is now his fiancée.

During his eight years in Chile, he worked at architecture companies. In addition, he also taught both BIM and parametric design subjects in two universities as well as in an Autodesk training centre, where he was certified as a Revit professional. In 2019 he graduated with a master’s degree in BIM management. He loves to solve complex design challenges with visual programming tools.

Outside of his work, Luis likes to participate in many outdoor activities. His favourite is to go scuba diving; on the other hand, he also enjoys playing videogames.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Dynamo

Marcel Van Oosterom

With over 25 years’ experience in the field of CAD Management, incorporating BIM Management over the last 10 years, Marcel has had a long-standing career in both AEC industry and Autodesk Partner Channel across management and operations level.

His focus and expertise has been to assist business development in both account and professional services to ensure a consistent and high quality delivery of client services assisting architecture & engineering organisations to grow their expertise on delivery of BIM – with focus on knowledge sharing and change management.

As part of his commitment to the architecture & building industry, he has been working closely with design organisations to develop strategies in the delivering of training and implementation of BIM solutions.  His fields of expertise include 2D /3D CAD, CAD/BIM Management with focus on BIM 360 cloud and collaboration services. He is 4D and 5D aware and developed a healthy appetite for Property & Buildings BIM, Multidiscipline Collaboration and Asset Management, ensuring there’s a consistent and high quality of delivery of client services.

Outside of work Marcel enjoys spending time with family and you will often find him during weekends in Mangawhai where he is involved in various community projects and activities.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Autodesk BIM 360 Design

Ignus Erasmus

Ignus is recently moved to New Zealand from South Africa with his wife and two kids, and they love it.

Ignus has been a multi-disciplinary draughtsman in the mining industry for WorleyParsons for about eight years. He was involved in projects ranging from conveyors, structural workshops, process plants, etc. Since then he joins an Autodesk Authorised Reseller where he was involved in various areas from training Revit Structure, Revit MEP, Advance Steel and Recap (Reality Capture). He also involved with 3D laser scanning, giving training and modelling projects from point clouds.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Autodesk Recap

Software Developer

James Kingston-Smith

James recently completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Canterbury and has since joined CADPRO Systems as a Software Developer.

James has always had an interest in technology and its capabilities, and he hopes he can combine his technical skills and passion for working with people well into the future. His main areas of interest within the Computer Science field are web development, networking and security. James has also spent 5 years working in retail, providing him with “A much greater appreciation for the work that retail staff do”.

He spends his spare time working on small-scale programming projects, playing video games, spending time with his family and friends, and planning his wedding in February 2019.

Joe Huang

Joe moved from China in 2014. He graduated from Ara Institute of Canterbury in Information Communication Technology.

Joe is passionate about programming and writing elegant, clean and maintainable code. His first job in software development was to develop firmware for the DMX lighting equipment using C language in China. His also worked for a CRM software company to develop the web application using PHP and JavaScript framework in New Zealand. He likes coding in JavaScript and NodeJS.

Apart from this, Joe also loves collaborating with other people as he likes to share experience and keen to learn from other people.

Autodesk Training Centre

Paul Mokler-Tibbs

Paul’s primary role at CADPRO is managing all the Training which takes place at CADPRO for our clients. His knowledge of products across the Autodesk range is extensive as a result of his day to day interaction with the majority of the products. Paul has achieved an Autodesk Certified Instructor Gold status. Earners of the Autodesk Certified Instructor Gold credential have instructional design and delivery skills, as well as the requisite knowledge of specific Autodesk applications and product certification required for course delivery in an instructional setting and have maintained these credentials for at least six years. This is quite an achievement as there are only about 20 instructors globally who have achieved this prestigious level of ACI.

Autodesk Certified InstructorCore Products Competency

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
  • Autodesk AutoCAD P&ID
  • Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac
  • Autodesk Plant 3D
  • Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Revit

Patricia Monteiro

Patricia’s primary role at CADPRO is Training Sales & Coordinator. We don’t know what our consultants and trainers would do without Patricia. She manages their resources and the teams busy schedule whilst juggling the students needs during their training courses at CADPRO Systems.

Sales & Marketing Team

Hans Grootegoed

Hans is the director, and founder of CADPRO Systems. He’s been involved in using, developing, selling and implementing 2D and 3D CAD Systems in the Building, Construction, Engineering, and Manufacturing industry for over 25 years. As a result, he has extensive expertise in modeling and detailing solutions.

Core Product Competency

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk Advance Steel

Shane Beaman

Shane joined CADPRO back in 2016 as Operations Manager and is now the Sales & Marketing Manager.

Shane’s entire working career has been based around Autodesk either as an Autodesk product user/draftsman NZCE electrical background (back in 1984 – 3+ years), Autodesk developer (3+ years), Autodesk distribution 15+ years primarily looking after the Autodesk portfolio of products. After a short 6 month break/sabbatical from distribution, he then set up a new Autodesk reseller business with two other partners focusing in the Civil market – this business was subsequently sold. Shane continues to be not only be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the business here at CADPRO, but is part of the senior management team helping drive the strategic direction of the business to achieve our internal growth aspirations.

Aside from work, Shane is extremely active and can’t sit still! He enjoys fishing, scuba diving, hunting and endurance sports – any sports really! He rides nearly as many km’s on his road bike each year than he does in his car (approx. 12,000 kms)!

Matthew Weake

After graduating with a BE from the University of Canterbury in 1987, Matthew got married and moved to Auckland looking for work. First up was Wormald Fire Systems learning about passive fire protection and sheet metal manufacturing. An opportunity came up to work as a project engineer at the Chelsea refinery where he worked with both really old (steam engine!) and modern process equipment. Another opportunity came up to work as a design engineer for a small private company in Auckland on fuel dispensing systems for CNG, LPG, petrol etc. This was his first major exposure to 3D CAD, managing technical staff and projects.

In the late 1990’s Matthew started with CADPRO Systems selling and supporting Mechanical Desktop 2.0! The family farm called so he left to share-milk for 6 years returning in 2011. Based in Hamilton, his role is predominantly selling to manufacturing clients. Like other CADPRO Staff, he loves trying to keep up with the ever evolving CAD world. Matthew and Sue have 3 adult children.

Core Product Competency

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Autodesk HSMWorks
  • Autodesk Inventor HSM
  • Autodesk Vault
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Autodesk Simulation Products
  • Autodesk Fabrication CADmep
  • Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep
  • Autodesk Fabrication CAMduct

Peter Crawley

After being shown a computer based drafting tool (AutoCAD 2.6) whilst studying Manufacturing Systems at Coventry University in the UK, Peter recognised his career path was about to change completely.  He gained experience in a few local  manufacturing companies before moving into a role involving design and development of engineering systems for a wide variety of customers.  During this role he established a team of support engineers tasked with providing specialist technical resources to the Autodesk reseller network throughout the UK.

The pressures of a five hour commute around London and the draw of a young family finally took its toll, so Peter set up his own engineering design consultancy.  Some years later, whilst working on the design of a 78m Superyacht in Portsmouth, he was “adopted” by a group of Kiwi designers who persuaded him to try working in New Zealand.  CADPRO Systems offered him a position in Auckland but later changed the location to Christchurch, and 13 years on, he’s made Canterbury his home.

Core Products Competency

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
  • Autodesk Vault & Vault Server
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Showcase

Shane McMillan

With over 25 years involvement with Autodesk products, Shane has built strong business relationships with many of New Zealand’s top design consultants and witnessed the evolution of both design products and users. Choosing the right solution(s) from such a wide range of Autodesk solutions can be a challenge. Shane uses his experience to define, educate and deliver a modern solution for the desired outcome.

Outside of work Shane enjoys time with his family and also contributes  to a number of community groups that support youth and men. “Life seems to make more sense when you can support another”

Core Product Competency

  • AutoCAD Products
  • Customer Software Asset Management
  • Software Support & Activations
  • Software Sales/Quotations

Danielle Foss

Danielle recently moved to New Zealand from Denver, Colorado. Born in Wellington but raised in the US, she returned to her Kiwi roots to pursue new experiences and adventure. After earning university degrees in International Affairs and French, she embarked upon a career in sales. She most recently worked for Autodesk in their Denver hub office and is therefore well versed in Autodesk policies, processes, and products. She specialises in the AEC portfolio of solutions and is looking forward to working with AEC firms here in New Zealand.

In her spare time Danielle enjoys traveling, dancing, trying new restaurants, and the occasional pub quiz.

Ines Tan

Ines joined CADPRO Systems as a marketer. She provides marketing supports for websites, email marketing systems, digital marketing, and other interactive marketing tools.

Originally from Malaysia, Ines graduated from University of Greenwich in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. When she’s not jetting off to visit friends and family across the country, she’s most likely to enjoy outdoor activities.

Subscription Management

Sarah Pivac (Holland)

Sarah is our subscriptions coordinator. She started off her career path in telecommunications. Moving over to Australia to pursue her dream in managing her own sales team. This was then put on hold to welcome her first daughter in to the family which then they decided to move back home to New Zealand to be closer with friends and family. It wasn’t long before she started looking for a better and bigger career path. Sarah felt there could be more in the technology and sales industry which is when she found us here at CADPRO. She will soon do more training within the AutoDesk products and become an Autodesk junkie to provide better service to our customers.
Hobbies include Dirtbikes, Off roading adventures around New Zealand and eating !

Administration

Caroline Northin

After many years working for Architects and in the construction sector Caroline has recently joined CADPRO in the Accounts role.  Caroline is responsible for all accounting functions within CADPRO.

When away from the office Caroline enjoys yoga, cycling and tramping/walking.  Also a keen gardener, traveller and cook.

Jenny Grootegoed

Jenny is working in the Admin.

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea works on admin tasked with general CADPRO admin and processing /dispatching client orders.

 

Sharon Paulus

Sharon joined CADPRO Systems in 2005 as our Receptionist. In 2008, she left New Zealand and ventured over to Australia to live and work. In March 2018, she returned to New Zealand and returned to her Receptionist role at CADPRO Systems. She studied Business Administration in Australia amongst other things.

Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in Customer Service, Administration and Data Entry. She has worked in the Photocopier, Mobile Phone, Funds Management, Education, Non-For-Profit and Software / Hardware industries.

She enjoys meeting new people and going the extra mile for others. She is a team player and is not afraid to take on new challenges. Sharon enjoys baking and doing things for other people. She is passionate about our youth and helping people in need. She bakes cakes for kids who are less fortunate and her payment is seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces when they see their personalised cakes that are made with love.