Braden Goddin As division manager and foreign matter control specialist at Aurora Process Solutions, Braden Goddin has been instrumental in developing and engineering what is now one of the world’s leading brands of magnetic separators for purifying products in the food, dairy and pharmaceutical process industries. Goddin’s work brings him into contact with people and processes from around the world, providing a rich source of inspiration and experience. He consults on standard development and specification for a wide range of companies both globally and locally and is passionate about driving innovation in the field of foreign matter control and ultimately increasing the brand equity of valued clients. The premium worldwide on New Zealand products and expertise in terms of hygienic and innovative engineering is a core driver for the explosive demand for Aurora’s market leading FORCE10 magnets. Locally engineered, the magnets are specified throughout Australasia and beyond, including the USA, Indonesia, Japan, Chile and the UK to name a few. Goddin and the team at Aurora are proud ambassadors of New Zealand’s niche expertise in innovation and process engineering. WHO'S WHO Brett Donovan Brett Donovan, director for Donovan Group NZ, hails from an engineering background. He joined Donovan Group as a division manager in 1992. Then in the late 1990s be became the general manager of the group, and in mid-2000 he took on a directorship role. Five years later he was joined by his brother Kyle Donovan. The group owns the nationwide franchise network Coresteel Buildings and runs Coresteel’s head office alongside Shed Fix, Design Station and Donovan Group Manufacturing from its base in Whangarei. In recent years Donovan’s focus has been on the advancement of a number of engineering and software innovations, with Kyle taking the business systems to market. This has included conceiving and developing the bracketless portal system, co-developing the company’s pre-engineering building system and software platform Constructor, and innovating the engineering behind the tapered box beam structural system. Over the past 18 months, Donovan has been a leader in the management of and engineering behind the development of a new residential building system, which will be released in 2017. www.engineeringnews.co.nz 17 Bill Buckley Founder and president of Buckley Systems Bill Buckley likes a challenge. Before setting up the company in 1986 Buckley was using his machining expertise to produce accelerator magnets for universities and other research laboratories. By 1978 he was trying to break into the virtually unheard of computer chip market while doing conventional tool and die work to stay in business. He set up Buckley Systems when he decided to pursue large magnet manufacturing - up to 26 tonnes - as a point of difference from other engineering companies. “I figured that making big magnets was quite engineering intensive and a bit of a challenge. It’s no good doing what anyone can do,” he exclaims. From an initial work force of six the company now has 300 employees. Currently Buckley has a senior management team running Buckley Systems on a daily basis, while other companies BSL Racing and Springs Promotions, the promoter of Auckland’s Western Springs Speedway, cover his motorsport interests. He has recently announced his involvement in a new company Neutron Therapeutics which has been set up to bring boron neutron capture therapy out of the realm of medical research into a widely available first-line cancer therapy. The company is developing and manufacturing the nuBeam proton accelerator machine for usage at Helsinki University Central Hospital. Brad Hurndell Shotover Camera Systems chief executive Brad Hurndell is responsible for guiding the firm’s business and technology development strategy as well as overseeing its operations worldwide. As a result of his experience in all aspects of research and development, business development, manufacture and customer-centric design for aerial camera system markets globally, Hurndell has played a key role at Shotover since its launch in 2009. Hurndell began his career as an aircraft technician in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. After earning his honours degree in mechanical engineering, he transitioned into product design. The expertise garnered in this field enabled him to optimally manage cross functional development teams at Shotover. His contribution at Shotover included completing much of the planning, specification, component selection, 3D mechanical, aesthetic design and testing on its products, including the K1, F1, G1, and U1. Through his leadership, Shotover Camera Systems had the honour of being the ‘New Zealand High Tech Company of the Year’ finalist in 2015 and 2016. Hurndell’s passion lies in customer-focused design and complex problem solving, which has enabled the company to surpass its competitor’s technology and release the creativity of film makers globally. The ease of use of Shotover systems is heightened by the fact that they are the first and only motion-picture grade aerial option with no International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions, enabling shipment around the world. Bruce Davey ARANZ Medical chief executive Dr Bruce Davey, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been awarded a 2016 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship. This makes him one of nine senior executives and business owners who have been afforded the opportunity to attend the senior executive programme at London Business School. Davey says he’s looking forward to accruing invaluable knowledge and tools for managing strategic priorities, developing teams and sustaining competitive advantage during a period of rapid international growth. ARANZ Medical’s 3D scanning and information solutions for skin and wound assessment transform clinical assessment processes, improve quality of care, and make healthcare more cost-effective. Key innovations include Silhouette, an FDA-approved advanced wound surveillance system which supports precise and productive wound management in clinical practice and research; and FastSCAN, which enables the custom-fit of orthotics and prosthetics. ARANZ Medical’s technology is used in over 35 countries in a range of settings from clinical researchers in rural Africa studying the Buruli ulcer, one of the most neglected tropical diseases, to the largest healthcare providers in the US and UK.
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