The Team

Ashhurst Engineering and Construction has evolved into a highly successful, steel fabrication, machining, manufacturing and construction company with more than 50 staff across our two New Zealand Branches.

The Team

Ashhurst Operation

Dave Hoskin

Dave Hoskin

Managing Director

Dave started with AEC in 1996 and is the principal owner and manager of the Ashhurst Engineering and Construction team.

Dave develops the strategic direction for the company, he also liaises with customers, management and staff to ensure we have the resources and processes in place to consistently fulfil our promise to deliver quality products and services, on time, to the required specifications, and on budget.

Jim Wilson

Commercial Manager

Jim started with Ashhurst Engineering & Construction in March 2018 to work with Dave in the day to day management and the strategic direction of the company. This will further support the company in meeting future demand for our wide range of engineering services to the industries we are currently involved in along with opportunities in other engineering sectors.

Jim brings General management experience both in corporate and private business organisations. He has also had exposure to large scale production facilities delivering quality products with a key focus on Kaizan management systems.


Alister Bradley

Senior Project Manager

Alister oversees large projects and site work for clients in the construction and electricity industries throughout New Zealand. Drawing on over 25 years of experience with Ashhurst Engineering, Alister is able to find effective solutions to any issues that arise on a job.

Alister says the most satisfying part of his work is seeing projects through from start to successful completion, and Alister sets high standards from the outset. "I believe in completing each job to the same standard I'd want it done for me" he says.

Kevin Maurer

Production Manager

Kevin Joined the Ashhurst team in April 2019 and brings 30 years of experience in Production Engineering. A toolmaker by trade, Kevin has been involved in engineering production and systems, including implementation of JIT processes and ISO. Kevin’s role includes setting achievable production flow and capacity planning along with ensuring customer deadlines are met.

With timely sourcing of materials and outsourced services being the key to continual success, Kevin is looking forward to forging relationships with AEC’s partners.

Tony Andersen

Tony Andersen

Operations Manager - Ashhurst

Tony is a key member of the Ashhurst Engineering team with a speciality in Hydro Generation refurbishment, however his skills and experience with fabrication, site work and construction are extensively used throughout the business with a focus on consistently delivering quality to our clients and on schedule. After 14 years with AEC Tony continues to enjoy the challenges that site work brings and being involved in large project work.

In 2007, Tony was named the Skills4Work Top Apprentice Year 3+ in the lower north island. He holds a National Certificate in - Level 4 Heavy Fabrication and has gained significant industry experience as a supervisor before moving into project management.


Deni Rimoni

Operations Manager - Christchurch

Deni joined our Ashhurst Engineering and Construction team when we opened our new branch in Christchurch mid way through 2016. He is responsible for the overall operation in our Christchurch Workshop. Joining us Deni introduced our workshops to the fabrication of electrical switch gear components. Deni holds a NZCE Mechanical qualification and has 41 years of experience working in the engineering industry. Deni says the most enjoyable part of his job is the daily challenges it brings.