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  MORE than a supplier     HV Power Customer Newsletter February 2018    
        The team at HV Power    

    In this issue:

Photo - Geoff Vaughan


It’s a little late for Season’s greetings in February but the sentiment is there, as is our commitment to provide the best customer support in the industry. With a number of changes already taken place at HV Power especially new people joining us and others returned, we decided to use this first Newsletter of 2018 to reacquaint customers with our team.

In December we welcomed Warwick to the board of HV Power as a director and shareholder. At the same time Mike took on the role of Managing Director. I’m gradually stepping back from the operational side of the business to focus on other aspects of our growing enterprise.

We’re looking forward to meeting a number of customers next month as we take our new Class B Flat Pad enclosure on the road fitted out with an 8DJH RMU and automation package. We continue to be enlightened by customers approaches to use this innovative RMU to drive out costs in their designs and apply it where conventional switchboards would be cost prohibitive - that’s at 11 kV, 22 kV and 33 kV.

Have a great year in 2018!

Regards Geoff,

Geoff Vaughan

Geoff founded the business back in 1994 with a background in electronics, test Instruments and sales.

These days he works 3 days a week.

His varied role includes mentoring our staff to ensure customers experience HV Power’s ‘hands-on service.
Geoff Vaughan
Chairman & director
Mike Strong Mike joined the company in 2003 bringing practical experience from working for NZE, contracting companies and a local network lines company.

Mike's role as HV Power's Managing Director is to lead the team and to co-ordinate and manage the company and its resources.

Mike is well known to our customers for leading ‘from the front’ being actively involved in sales of switchgear and other product lines.

Mike Strong
Managing Director

Warwick Beech

Warwick set up our Wellington office in 2008.

He’s recently become a director and shareholder of HV Power

His current role involves a mix of front line sales and marketing plus providing technical support for power quality and timing solutions.

Warwick Beech

Grant Wells Based in Melbourne, Grant is HV Power's Business Development Manager for Australia.

Grant provides local sales and first-line support to our Australian customers in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

His extensive transformer experience makes him our transformer controls application expert.

Grant Wells
Business Development Manager

Marcus Ling

Marcus has for many years been associated with the sale of primary plant to the local PTD sector.

Since joining HV Power his role has been to develop opportunities for our RE+DS Resonant Earthing & Earth-fault Detection products.

In the last 2 years he’s been heavily involved in all aspects of the sales and support of Siemens MV switchgear at HV Power.

Marcus Ling
Product Specialist

Vladimir Brijacek

Vladimir is well-known in the industry as an experienced electrical engineer with 30 years of practical knowledge working in the power industry.

At HV Power, Vladimir is our ‘engineer-to-contract’, our commissioning engineer and our all-round go to technical resource for practical advice on a range of power system applications.

Vladimir Brijacek
Senior Engineer

Robert Knight Rob has been involved in both the sales and services/support side of HV Power’s business. With the rapid growth of sales of Ring Main Units, Rob has taken on the role of Warehouse Manager based at our Shaddock Street facility.

Rob is putting in process to allow us to efficiently deliver quality standard and customised ring main solutions to our customers.

Robert Knight
Warehouse Manager

Mohit Phadnis Since graduating BE (Hons) in 2012 from the University of Auckland Mohit has worked for HV Power. His primary focus is providing application and technical support to customers.

Mohit is now our technical lead support engineer for A.Eberle REG-D / REG-DA voltage regulators.

Mohit Phadnis
Support Engineer 

Pura Sasikaran Pura joined HV Power in Dec 2012 and has been supporting customers with Siemens SIPROTEC Relay hardware, firmware and DIGSI setting software.

Resolution of technical issues involves her liaising at a technical level with customers and suppliers as well as dealing with product repairs and updates.

Pura Sasikaran
Support Engineer

Payam Hamidi

Payam is an Iranian electrical engineer who migrated from Oman. He brings to our team experience with SCADA systems, substation automation and telecommunication systems for SCADA systems.

His appointment late last year significantly beefs up HV Power’s technical support resources for automation, networking and communication technologies.

Payam Hamidi
Support Engineer – SCADA

Howard Wardley Howard has significant experience in the power industry both locally and abroad in the roles of protection relay sales, support and power systems engineering.

He joined HV Power in 2017 as ‘Sales Engineer – Protection’ to focus on the sales and support of Siemens SIPROTEC relays, RMS and other IED products, in the lower South Island and Upper North Island.

Howard Wardley
Sales Engineer – Protection

Shank Paramanathan Shank returned back to HV Power late in 2017 taking on responsibility for a local key customer account and also territory responsibilities for Queensland and NSW customers.

To support our expanding A.Eberle business, Shank works out of our Auckland office, with regular visits to customers in Australia.

Shank Paramanathan
Sales Engineer

Kalo Makata Kalo is a new recruit at HV Power. He’s responsible for processing shipments of protection relays, FPI's and other secondary systems products.

His role includes checking and testing inbound products and fulfilling customer orders.

Kalo Makata
Operational support – graduate engineer

Parsa Zakeri Working for us part-time, Parsa studies at Auckland University.

At HV Power he assists with the processing, testing and customisation of inbound shipments of protection relays, FPI's and other secondary systems products.

Parsa Zakeri
Trainee Support Engineer

Terry Ford In his short time with us Terry has already become very familiar with the logistics of the supply and customisation of Siemens 8DJH Ring Main Units to the varying needs of our New Zealand customers.

It’s no exaggeration to say that Terry is responsible for the heavy lifting at our Shaddock Street warehouse as he’s our forklift operator.

Terry Ford
Warehouse Coordinator

Lem Arabelo Lemuel brings accounting knowhow and experience to HV Power from a variety of roles he’s had both internationally and in NZ.

Lemuel joined us in 2017 and is now responsible for the accounting and financial side of our growing business.

Lem Arabelo
Finance Manager

Wendy McCoy

Wendy handles the order processing for the team.

She’s the first point of contact for customers phoning HV Power.

Wendy McCoy
Admin Assistant


To contact HV Power:

Sales and general calls: 09 377 2001 (or 04 3877 339 for the Wellington office)
or sales@hvpowerautomation.com

Technical Support: 0800 HV CALL (0800 48 2255)
or services@hvpowerautomation.com

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