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 - 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 fulfill our promise to deliver quality products and services, on time, to the required specifications, and on budget.

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 - Operations Manager - Ashhurst

Tony is a key member of the Ashhurst Engineering team with a specialty 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.

Kieran Barron - Operations Manager – Christchurch

Kieran joined the Christchurch team in 2017 as a Fitter Turner and was promoted to the role of Foreman in late 2018. These roles gave Kieran an opportunity to broaden his extensive engineering experience to include the wider energy sector, in which Ashhurst Engineering are also involved.

The Christchurch operation also specialises in switchgear repair and refurbishment work, along with fabrication of switchgear components for fitment in the field. In Kieran’s first three years he was involved hands on in this work which gave him an opportunity to broaden his knowledge, to include the wider energy sector.

During Kieran's time working for the company, he has gained a very good understanding of the companies systems and quality assurance processes along with developing relationships with our client base. In 2020 Kieran took over managing the Christchurch Operation and has since grown the operation with the support of our Ashhurst Operation.