Gary is responsible for the current Thames Coromandel Parks and Reserves Contract. Having been with Smart since 2000 Gary has worked his way up from hands on parks operations to manager. He has a high focus on integrity and community, while growing Smart’s opportunities through partnering with Local Council, Companies and Event Management.
Gary has 18 years’ prior experience in production manufacturing, coupled with 15 years in general parks maintenance operations which range from chemical applications, turf and traffic management to sanitation and general horticulture. The industry experience is also utilised to support other Open Space management operations within Smart and to foster the Health and Safety focus of the company.
Ben joined us in 2013. He loves working in the outdoors, and has a genuine passion for high quality horticultural and arboricultural practices. Prior to joining Smart Environmental, Ben completed his Diploma in Environmental Management. He has a high level of interest in staff training and personal development. Ben has a positive attitude and can relate well to many staff and clients. He brings these skills with him and helps to create a progressive, forward thinking, and driven team.
Scott joined us in June 2017 where he had been Area Manager for NZ’s largest locally owned scrap metal Recycling company based in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty for 16 months.
Prior to that position he was Managing a Waste Company who he had been employed with for the last 15 years, previous to that he worked for the Justice Department in the Courts Division also for 15 years.
He has experience in and sales and management, strategic planning, and business development. He brings with him a desire to succeed and an emphasis on business improvement and ensuring we make the Smart Environmental experience a positive one for all of our customers and stakeholders.
Tim's primary objective at Smart is to manage and grow all company business interest in the Upper West Coast area, while also maintaining oversight of his previously managed area of the Manawatu/Rangitikei districts.
Tim has been with Smart Environmental since 2010. Prior to this Tim worked in operational and intelligence analysis roles within NZ Police and Ministry of Fisheries for over 15 years. He is also a trade qualified engineer and builder. Tim has strong organisational and leadership qualities with a focus on quality customer service and contract management.
Yuri oversees Smart's business interests in the Upper South Island area. He is responsible for the current Tasman contract and our new Buller District operations (commercial acquisitions, building of a MRF in Westport and Nelson and the commencement of our new 10 year Buller District Council contract).
Yuri has a BE (Forestry) and has significant senior management experience including management of up to several hundred staff and contractors. He has very strong operational, compliance, logistical and technical skills.
Ricci's role is to manage Smart's business interests in Queenstown Lakes district. He has a background of over 20 years' experience in manufacturing and operations management. In the past 10 years he has been involved with the waste and recycling industry, ranging from contract management of kerbside collections to managing a state of the art materials recovery facility.
He has been involved in product development and continuous improvement programmes and is proficient with health and safety, quality, and contract performance management. Ricci has a strong commercial focus and is involved in the sales and marketing of commercial services, event management and trading of commodities offshore.
Jason is responsible for the development and maintenance of Smart Environmental’s effective compliance systems in health and safety, quality, environmental and fleet management.
Jason has extensive experience in supply chain and operations management in the manufacturing and recycling industries including in-house Compliance, Health, Safety and Environmental systems, Project Management and Quality Systems.