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!
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.
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 a 1-year-old little boy in their family.
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; riding his ‘single speed’ mountain bike, hacking his espresso machine to make a better cup, performing CNC conversions on machine tools, and building UAVs. Cooking is also a great love of his. 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 Protoyping and Manufacturing. Most 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. Gavin is currently training for a private aeroplane pilot’s licence, and has recently ‘gone solo’ which was an incredible experience.
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.
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.
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. As an Autodesk Certified Instructor Paul is naturally an integral part of the services CADPRO can offer.
Francis joined CADPRO in 2012 and manages I.T Support and infrastructure. He has extensive experience with Windows Operating Systems, Exchange Server and Domain environments, Linux, hardware assembly and electronics, local and wide area networking and general I.T troubleshooting.
Francis is a keen permaculture gardener and beekeeper. When not delving into the latest I.T developments or gaming you’ll most likely find him kickboxing at the gym or in the surf at a West Coast beach.
Luke joined CADPRO in 2016, he has a core skill set based around Networking & Cyber Security, while attending Unitec to complete his Bachelors of Computer Science.
In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the boundaries of my gaming rig, working on the family farm and watching indie movies.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Chris is originally from Yorkshire in England. He emigrated to NZ in 2008 joining Salesoft CAD Solutions in 2013, he later joined the CADPRO team when they acquired Salesoft in June 2016. His friendly no nonsense approach quickly gets results and satisfaction for CADPRO customers.
In the past, he has worked as an Architectural Technician in both the UK & New Zealand where he used various CAD packages. His favourite is Revit and specialises in this product but handles sales for a wide range of Autodesk products.
Outside of work he enjoys football, music, travel, fitness & learning something new. His expeditions have seen him travel through Europe, South America, USA, Asia & Oceania.
His long term goal is to design and build an ‘earth’ house in New Zealand.
Gary started his Building & Construction career at the tender age of 14 working for a local “Contractor” and his sons during the summer. Pounding nails for money almost seemed criminal for a teenage boy, and that’s how it began. Directly after Uni he jumped onto the drawing board creating shop drawings for the structural steel industry. A couple of years later he picked up AutoCAD (DOS), increased his coffee habit during the Regen process, dabbled with a bit of LISP programming, and launched into the Design of material handling systems. It was there that he started using 3D modelling systems for the design, detail, and fabrication of structures.
Until coming to CADPRO just recently, he spent the last 20+ years’ operating, training, and consulting on the use of 3D modelling systems for the integration of data transfer into the design and construction process. He’s been lucky enough to gather knowledge from across North America, Central America, the UK, Europe, S.E. Asia, and Australasia.
Now settled in NZ with his lovely wife, he spends “me” time either pedalling 2 wheels, twisting the throttle on 2 wheels, or throwing a few weights around the gym.
Jenny is subscription and contract manager.
Shane joined CADPRO as an Operation Manager.
Michelle provides an invaluable contribution by supporting the sales team with marketing activities.
She has been working as a Freelance Graphic Designer for 14 years and previously worked as a Professional Photographer before adventuring overseas.
Ines joined CADPRO Systems as a marketer. She provide marketing supports for websites, email marketing systems, digital marketing, and other interactive marketing tools. Prior to that, Ines was a business development executive from the Autodesk’s reseller in Malaysia, where presenting the best Autodesk design solutions for manufacturers and building design professionals.
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.
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.
Julia’s family arrived from England as ‘£10 Pom’s. Ten pounds was the price for the whole family to immigrate to New Zealand. She was four years old. After a variety of jobs in horticulture, she moved from Taranaki to Auckland and has worked in a very varied Office Manager role with the same company for over 15 years. The change to CADPRO Systems has been one of excitement and movement. Her role at CADPRO is moving into a receptionist position with a variety of administration jobs. She looking forward to the challenges.
Outside of work, her passion is in complementary healthcare and philosophy, which she practices and teaches in. Lunch out with good friends, beach walks and movies are also enjoyable parts of her life, as is the new since Christmas addition to the household. She is a grey tortoiseshell cat with a well-defined personality and a delightful purr.