Gary Knofflock – Director of Silver Frames Ltd & Chair
Daniel Spencer – Framecad Sales Manager & NASH Deputy Chairman
Sid – Reco
Sidhant completed his BE in Fiji National University, representing Fiji Government and University at Capstone, undertaking Masters of Engineering Studies at the University of Auckland before commencing full-time work in New Zealand specialising in Light Gauge Steel design with LGSC and with Redco NZ Ltd, Tauranga for the past 3.5 years. Sid recently joining NASH Board has considerable experience in Light Steel Framing in residential, industrial and commercial designs.
Paul Jenkins – New Zealand Steel
Paul is from New Zealand Steel and has been involved in the steel industry in various roles since 2005, he has had the role of Key Account Manager since 2011 looking after the New Zealand market. He has spent some years involved in Steel Framing through managing the Frametek account. One of the best parts of the role is visiting customers, getting a better understanding of what they do with steel, discussing the challenges and assisting to create a possible solutions that supports the growth of steel in the New Zealand building industry.
Outside of work Paul and his wife are busy with three children who all play sport from club to representative levels. Paul enjoys fishing, squash and generally keeping fit.
Nick wears many different hats, he is CEO of Metals New Zealand and for the last 12 months has been leading the programme of work to establish the Sustainable Steel Council. Nick is passionate about the future for Light Steel frame (LSF) construction.
Prior to his time with Metals, Nick led Beacon Pathway, a not for profit which was focused on making New Zealand’s homes and neighborhoods more sustainable.
Nick is committed to living more sustainably, trialing the work commute by electric bike and train. Nick has installed alternative technology on his houses for years, using photovoltaic systems, solar heating, green roofs, & rainwater collection. His philosophy is to reduce your footprint, while still ensuring you have fun, but not at the expense of future generations.
Bhaskar Sharma – Alrite Steel & Services Ltd
Bhaskar Sharma was exposed to “Steel” some 40 years ago. After Studying Civil Engineering Bhaskar worked for a small building company, Hawkins Reinforcing Limited, Fletcher Reinforcing, Fletcher Steel and as International Business Sales & Marketing Manager for Fletcher Challenge Steel International Limited and later with a private export trading company in Auckland, NZ.
Vicki Rose – Steel Rite Framing
Dr Charles Clifton – University of Auckland Associate Professor-Board adviser.
Charles Clifton graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) in 1978 and a Master of Civil Engineering in 1979. From 1979 to 1981 he worked for a major New Zealand consulting engineering firm, then from 1981 to 1983 for a joint UK/Saudi Arabian consulting engineering firm in London. In 1983 Charles joined the New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) first as Structural Engineer then as Senior Structural Engineer, with responsibility for promoting the efficient and effective use of structural steel in buildings. A long and productive collaboration with The University of Auckland whilst at HERA saw several innovations researched, developed and adopted by the profession and also the award of his PhD in 2005. The principal outcome of his PhD was two new forms of semi-rigid beam to column connections for moment-resisting steel frames which are now used in a number of high profile New Zealand buildings.