Our Team

COLLEEN SCHUMACHER

COLLEEN SCHUMACHER

Originally from: Tauranga, NZ. 

Interests: Running, bush walks, water sports and hitting the beach in summer, just hanging out with my 8 year old son.

Previous life: Bar Manager, Personal Assistant, Gymnastics Teacher, Sales & Promotions Coordinator.

Energy/Sustainability tips: Use energy efficient light bulbs, do cold water laundry washes, wrap (insulate) your hot water cylinder, recycle as much as you can! Also have my own vege garden which not only saves money but they are always tastier when home grown!

“Being new to the PowerSmart team I am loving the fun, flexible yet focused work environment. It’s great to be part of such an innovative and forward thinking team.”

Role POWERSMART RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT

The rest of the team

DEAN PARCHOMCHUK (BENG)
DEAN PARCHOMCHUK (BENG)

Dean has well over ten years of engineering, design and project management experience in the international solar power industry.  He has...

Read More

MIKE BASSETT-SMITH (BCOM)
MIKE BASSETT-SMITH (BCOM)

As Managing Director, Mike oversees the financial management of all large scale commercial projects. His key capabilities of analysing the financial...

Read More

SHANE ROBINSON (BENG)
SHANE ROBINSON (BENG)

Shane has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He has a strong entrepreneurial...

Read More

ROGIER SIMONS (BID-Hons)
ROGIER SIMONS (BID-Hons)

Rogier leads a team of vibrant and dynamic staff, committed to giving people more power and more choice when it comes to their energy, literally...

Read More

RICHARD CULLWICK (BPHED)
RICHARD CULLWICK (BPHED)

Richard has been working with PowerSmart since 2013 and looks after all marketing and communications at PowerSmart. He works closely with many of...

Read More

NOEL ACKERMAN
NOEL ACKERMAN

Noel has been with PowerSmart for two and a half years with a role in purchasing and logistics. Noel and his wife Kris installed a 3kW system on...

Read More

COLLEEN SCHUMACHER
COLLEEN SCHUMACHER

Originally from: Tauranga, NZ.  Interests: Running, bush walks, water sports and hitting the beach in summer, just hanging out with my 8 year...

Read More

PRANAY KAR (MENG)
PRANAY KAR (MENG)

Originally from: Assam, India. Interests: Tramping, camping, photography, driving, opening up electronic equipment/computers and playing with...

Read More

ANNA BARRETT
ANNA BARRETT

Originally from: Hamilton, New Zealand. Interests: Trail running, skiing, friends & family, hanging out and running with my dog Jay. Previous...

Read More

Vicki Raynel
Vicki Raynel

Originally From: Te Puke. Recently returned from living in Perth, Western Australia for over ten years.  Interests: V8 Supercars, cats, friends...

Read More

MATT CURRY
MATT CURRY

Originally from: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Interests: Surfing, yoga, guitar. Previous life: Business Development, sushi bar owner. "Buy...

Read More

SAMUEL EICHLER
SAMUEL EICHLER

Sam lives in Lawrence, Central Otago on his own little bit of paradise. Started work at PowerSmart as an installer and has worked on everything from...

Read More

JETHRO EICHLER
JETHRO EICHLER

Originally from: Omokoroa, NZ. Interests: Landscaping, gardening, cars, sustainability, renewable energy, installing PV solar systems. Previous...

Read More

Jayde Sleeman
Jayde Sleeman

Originally from: Born in Yeppoon, Australia but grew up in Waihi Beach and Tauranga. Interests: Getting out and about with my kids and enjoying what...

Read More

Testimonials

"We have never had a project go so smoothly, they finished two weeks ahead of schedule."

Dan Udy - Director: Udy Group

"We deal with a great number of contractors and would rate PowerSmart's delivery onsite as amongst the very best"

 

Jason Happy - National Facilities Manager at Kiwi Property

We are delighted to be supplementing our existing renewable energy supply, which already incorporates solar water heating, wind and biological initiatives with solar PV electricity. This will certainly assist us achieve our ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.”

Peter Yealands founder Yealands Estate Wines.