Dave has worked at HydroVac since April 2012, and was originally hired as the Operations Manager in charge of the truck division with a big emphasis on sales and growing the business alongside the previous General Manager.
Dave was totally new to the waste industry after some 25 years in the security industry and due to redundancy and the passion for security at a low, he thought it was time to try something new and was fortunate enough after applying for the Op’s manager’s position and basically harassing (in a good way) the GM and one of the Company Directors at the local Football / Cricket club into giving him an opportunity to prove he could do the job. As it turned out, they were insightful enough to take a risk and hired Dave knowing he was only bringing his 15yrs + management skills and no industry knowledge to the table. He spent the next 12 months basically alongside the GM and learning about HydroVac and the waste industry and the rest is history.
Two years down the track the incumbent General Manager planned to move to Christchurch and with Dave’s new found passion for the waste industry, was offered the role of General Manager which he keenly accepted and where he is today. He strongly believes in excellent customer service, ethics, integrity, honesty and going that extra mile for our clients. After all our clients are the most important aspect of HydroVac, closely followed by our HydroVac team who all add value to the success of HydroVac.
Dave believes in having good solid processes and giving opportunities to his team to develop and upskill through training and succession planning, after all every day a staff member is part of the HydroVac family the experience they gain becomes a valuable asset.
Our customers allow us to provide them a service and Dave strongly believes that providing a service to very high standards is a must and doing that little bit extra at times or we respond to an incident in a time that cannot be matched by our competitors sets us apart from the rest.