N E W S Export Achievement Award Services to Export Award 14 August 2017 Holdsafe grips first place Featured in last month’s issue of NZ Engineering News, the young guns of Holdsafe have hit top gear in winning first place overall at the Manawatu Region’s Dragons Den Event, one of the biggest Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) events for the year. NZEN has spoken with Thomas Mclean, the young general manager of Holdsafe, and he says that the team is “wrapped but there is more to come” from this group of young entrepreneurs. Ed’s note: Within minutes of the July issue of Engineering News hitting desks, the marketing from Holdsafe had kicked in and google ads were taken out ‘As seen in NZ Engineering News’ – brilliant, efficient, innovative and perhaps giving a kick in the pants to many, more experienced, marketing CALLING ALL MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS, CNC & FURNACE OPERATORS AND SCREEN PRINTERS! METRO PERFORMANCE GLASS IS NZ’S LEADING SUPPLIER OF GLASS TO THE BUILDING INDUSTRY. WE HAVE STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY AND WE OFFER COMPETITIVE PAY, HEALTH INSURANCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT. A LIST OF OUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE ONLINE: WWW.METROGLASS.CO.NZ/CAREERS/ REN005 people out there? Samara Davis, sales and marketing manager, says: “We have just started our official production as we are past the product and development stage.” NZ Engineering News will keep a close eye on the young team as they progress through their business model and meet national YES challenges. (Left to right) Samara Davis, Liam Currie, Colin Kennedy (judge), Achsah Stewart and Thomas Mclean Oasis Engineering honoured Oasis Engineering Ltd, a Tauranga company that has engineered parts for all major Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) companies worldwide, has been honoured with export awards for Andy Cameron, managing director and Felipe Aquilera, sales engineer. “It’s been quite a quarter,” Mr Cameron was reported as saying, “and these awards just put an exclamation mark on it.” The Tauranga-based CNG valve and coupling manufacturer was ecstatic in excelling at The Export New Zealand Awards when Mr Aguilera (sales engineer) won the Export Achievement Award and then Mr Cameron completed the double, awarded the Services to Export Award. The award pays tribute to his significant and long-standing contribution to the Bay of Plenty export and wider community. MEDICAL ENGINEER BUILDING Engineering a top cash cow Want to be an All Black and earn the big bucks? Or perhaps an actor starring on the silver screen? That’s where the big bucks are right? How about engineering? The Ministry of Education has released a report showing the earning potential of young graduates ranked by different fields of study. As expected, medical students earn top dollars but the trades such as engineers and building are right up there. Civil engineers who take shorter courses earn two-thirds more than the median wage five years after they finish studying. Those who study building earn on average 52% more. US Air Force finds Kiwi scientist The US Air Force has awarded Dr Fei Yang $250,000 to further his research that has the potential to boost computer and laser technology. The Waikato University School of Engineering materials scientist is heading a project that explores the combination of copper and diamond in terms of heat transfer, which helps cool down devices with graphic and central processing units. The potential impact Dr Yang’s research has could help eleviate the issue of power hungry devices A breakthrough could tackle a pressing problem for power-hungry electronic devices which are being worked increasingly harder, but can’t work to capacity if the units within them expand and overheat.
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