Jason Hughes has a background in maintenance management, manufacturing and major refurbishment of mechanical machinery in industries throughout New Zealand, Australia and further abroad. Jason specialises in shut management, project and construction management and technical refurbishment, as well as providing technical support and strategic vision to the company. He has over 25 years’ experience in pulp and paper, geothermal and hydroelectric generation, wood products and processing.
NICK MURRAY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTOR NZCE, BE, PhD, PMP
Nick Murray is responsible for delivering the strategic objectives for the Hutec Group and the day to day running of the company. Nick has a background in professional project management, and various technical qualifications, including a Doctorate in Engineering. He has experience in the energy and pulp and paper sectors, including seven years with Mercury NZ Limited in technical, commercial and management roles and eight years with Fletcher Challenge and Norske Skog.
DEAN VAN DEN ANKER, BUSINESS MANAGER - KAWERAU
Dean Van den Anker’s focus is to ensure Hutec’s projects are delivered safely and to customers’ expectations. Dean’s passion is in critical-path technical work, including major shuts and projects. He has a background in machining, with over 20 years’ experience in industrial manufacturing, including seven years in workshop management. Dean has experience in power generation, pulp and paper, wood products and processing and steam turbine inspection and refurbishment.
JOHN BARRAT , BUSINESS MANAGER - CENTRAL
John Barrat is a trade certified Mechanical Engineer who has over 30 years' experience in power generation, including project management of various Hydro and Geothermal power plant refurbishments, wellhead inspections and maintenance. John has led dam strengthening projects in NZ and overseas, including technical director and technical support for the Maris Optimisation Project in the Philippines. John has extensive management and supervision experience with a strong record of success in driving significant growth of a major energy sector engineering business.