Our Team

SHANE SPICER (BSc)

SHANE SPICER (BSc)

Shane is a highly skilled people and project manager who has overseen the installation of hundreds of PowerSmart systems across Australia and New Zealand. He is experienced with complex installation programs with multiple stakeholders, government clients, informing and liaising with engineers to contract, and all the different technical aspects of solar power systems.

Shane has worked under Dean Parchomchuk and Shane Robinson at PowerSmart for over 3 years now. He is responsible for PowerSmart’s Certified Installation Partner Training as well as the up-skilling of our in-house installers.

RElevant Experience

2015

Lead project manager for $10 million Tuvalu Renewable Energy Project. Shane ensured this project was completed to budget in a timely manner despite Cyclone Pam trying to disrupt the project. 

2014

Lead project manager for Yealands Estate Wines, Blenheim (99kW); Tarewa Mega Centre, Whangarei (240kW) and Palau Track and Field, Palau (150kW).

2012-2013

Shane completed project managing the installation of over 400kW of systems installed accross 30 public schools in the ACT, Australia and has been recognized by the Australian Government for the qualifty of his work and his handling of a very complex program of system installations. The project was delivered on time and on budget and PowerSmart remains contracted to the ACT Government to provide 4 years of monitoring and maintenance services which Shane also manages. All systems passed ACTPLA government and regulatory inspections without issue.

2010 - 2011

Shane began work at PowerSmart as manager of ACT, Australia installations. Shane’s workload peaked in 2011 where in June alone he oversaw the installation of approximately 80 solar power systems at sperate sites. 

 

Role SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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SHANE SPICER (BSc)
SHANE SPICER (BSc)

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

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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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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...

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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...

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PRANAY KAR (MENG)
PRANAY KAR (MENG)

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

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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...

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JETHRO EICHLER
JETHRO EICHLER

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

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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...

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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.