Pacific Process’ People
The key to our impressive track record of successful projects and enduring client relationships is our people.
Our team boasts literally centuries of experience and commitment to the development and optimisation of processing technology and management systems.
This includes experience in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, China, Middle-East, North and South America, Western Europe, and
the UK servicing the food, beverage and dairy industries. A brief profile of our full time working shareholders, directors and executive management
is provided below.
BEng, CEng, MIChemE, EurEng
Michael is a founding director and shareholding partner of the Pacific Process Group. He is Managing Director of Pacific Process Pty Ltd
and Chief Executive of Pacific Process US Inc. He is professional engineer, specialising in Food and Dairy processing technologies
with a BEng (Chemical and Materials), a Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology from Massey University and a NZCS in Chemistry. Mike
has active memberships with IChemE, Institute of Directors and NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology. His strong, strategic project
leadership has been refined through 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and contracting for the demanding food, beverage, pharmaceutical
and dairy industries. Prior to setting up Pacific Process, Mike held senior positions with NZ Dairy Board, Fisons Pharmaceuticals,
AMEC, Nalco, Ashton Project Services and Tetra Pak (NZ). He has driven through a diverse and challenging range of capital projects
from conceptual design to completion. Mike combines his enthusiasm for new technology with astute people management and real-world
supply chain experience to deliver innovative and practical project solutions with a quantifiable return on investment. Mike goes to
extraordinary lengths to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. Long-term client relationships are a hallmark of Mike’s
career with Pacific Process, having worked successfully with some of our clients for more than ten years.
With a background and qualifications in electrical and automation engineering, Andrew has over twenty five years experience within the
dairy and food process engineering industries. His thirteen years at Tetra Pak NZ Limited saw him initially involved in the design
and implementation of electrical and automation systems for a wide variety of process projects. His role evolved into process engineering,
project management and to eventually become Plant Engineering Manager. Andrew was responsible for a high calibre team of project managers,
engineers and contractors implementing up to 25 simultaneous projects. During this tenure, he developed his expertise in all aspects
of dairy and general food process engineering, and in particular filtration technology – covering microfiltration, ultrafiltration,
nanofiltration and reverse osmosis plants. In 2005, Andrew became a founding director of Pacific Process, where his food industry experience
grew to include baking, confectionary, wineries and water purification. Today, he combines his extensive dairy and food processing
knowledge with his outstanding project management and implementation skills. This combined expertise in electrical and automation offers
Pacific Process customers the complete turnkey package. Andrew’s ability to develop project tools and systems and his exacting standards
are also reasons he is in demand by leading food and dairy producers.
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Chris is based in the United States and is the President of Pacific Process Construction Incorporated and General Manager of operations
for Pacific Process US Incorporated. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota
and completed a year of engineering course work at The University of Melbourne, in Australia. He also holds executive courses in engineering
specialties, people and commercial management. Chris has previously held positions ranging from Environmental Engineer, Project Manager,
to Director of Engineering for the Land O’Lakes organization. This has given Chris significant exposure and experience with a vast
array of technology options and processes across the dairy and stock feed industries. Chris has developed high level skills in project
development, budgeting, cost tracking, equipment procurement, plant and process design, contracts, projects administration, and project
management, as well as plant operations, and business management.
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Mark joined Pacific Process in January 2012 and acts as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Mark has an extensive thirty years plus experience
in Financial Management and Control; working in both Corporate and Private Organizations including his own. Along with Mark’s accounting
and management qualifications, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in managing the finances, risk mitigation, statutory and
legal compliance requirements, and coordinating the support services for the Group’s international jurisdictions. This critical role
supports all functions of the business, ranging from commercial and financial management, contracting documentation, and review to
strategic planning, tactical initiatives, and governance.
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