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

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

Rogier is responsible for managing, developing and leading PowerSmart’s New Zealand business. He has extensive knowledge and experience in...

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DEAN PARCHOMCHUK (BENG)
DEAN PARCHOMCHUK (BENG)

Dean has over 18 years of engineering, design and project management experience in the international solar power industry. He has successfully...

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SHANE ROBINSON (BENG)
SHANE ROBINSON (BENG)

Shane is a highly skilled electrical engineer with 18 international patents in his name. Shane has been with PowerSmart since 2007, he manages...

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SAM VIVIAN (BCom & LLB)
SAM VIVIAN (BCom & LLB)

Sam is an experienced development manager in the solar industry. Sam was working for a reputable solar company in London for 4 years before returning...

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SHAZAD IBNUL (MBA/NZCE)
SHAZAD IBNUL (MBA/NZCE)

With in-depth knowledge and experience in nurturing multi-tiered relationships within the Pacific Islands, Shazad is vital in his role here at...

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PRANAY KAR (MENG)
PRANAY KAR (MENG)

Pranay's expertise has seen the company's Off-Grid section of the business grow steadily since he started back in 2012. He has a strong...

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SHANE SPICER (BSc)
SHANE SPICER (BSc)

Shane is a highly skilled project manager who has overseen the installation of hundreds of solar systems across Australia, New Zealand and the...

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BRIDGET CONNELL
BRIDGET CONNELL

Bridget plays a vital role in the business as she has led the way to bringing PowerSmart up to standard with the new Health, Safety and...

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MARTIJN SIMONS (BSc)
MARTIJN SIMONS (BSc)

Martijn has been with PowerSmart since 2013 as a solar systems installer, however, he has recently changed positions to a more behind the scenes role...

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GEORGE van der BEEK
GEORGE van der BEEK

George is our technical drawing master, he has been with PowerSmart since 2014 and is our lead Engineering Support. George's role covers a range...

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DUNCAN PANKHURST
DUNCAN PANKHURST

Duncan is a top electrician who has been in the industry for 19yrs and with PowerSmart Solar since 2014. Having worked mainly installing solar...

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VICKI RAYNEL
VICKI RAYNEL

Being the accounts manager, Vicki is highly organized and efficient in her role. Having to cover a variety of areas including, Accounts payable /...

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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...

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JAYDE SLEEMAN (BMA)
JAYDE SLEEMAN (BMA)

Jayde has been with PowerSmart since 2016 and is the Marketing Coordinator and an HSE representative. With her background in Graphic Design,...

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DANIEL CASSIDY (NZDE)
DANIEL CASSIDY (NZDE)

Dan provides vital assistance to the Project Managers, by designing PV layouts and wiring diagrams, processing new customers, providing proposals and...

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BRANDON SMITH
BRANDON SMITH

Brandon assists George and the Commercial team in the Design of Solar & Battery layouts using CAD Software, he is currently studying a Diploma in...

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GLENN WARD
GLENN WARD

Glenn has been with PowerSmart since 2010 and is employed as one of the installers but there is much more to his role. He is also a member of the HSE...

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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.