Updated April 20, 2016

Staff


Wayne Webley BSc(hons), PhD - Director

Wayne has been involved in testing and monitoring work for over 30 years. He has a background in chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical analysis. A keen karate student, he also finds time to explore some of Nelson's back country from time to time.

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Rob Kay BTech(hons), PhD - Consumer Product Testing

Rob is our Consumer Products specialist. He also looks after Health and Safety testing and has previously worked in all the other aspects of Applied Research Services' functions. Rob has a Bachelor of Technology and completed his PhD with research in the Dairy Industry. He has extensive experience in staff and line management roles in timber processing. His personal interests include reading, kayaking and mountain biking. He also enjoys pottering in the workshop on projects such as the electric car he completed a couple of years ago.

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George Looman BE(mech) - Solar Hot Water and Solid Fuel Heater Testing

George is our solar and solid fuel heating specialist. He has worked as a secondary school teacher teaching mathematics at all levels. He owned and operated a cycle shop for eight years and has worked in diverse engineering roles and in 3D CAD design. His interests include kayaking and cycling and he has raced mountain, road and tandem cycles at various times

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Steve Molnar NZCS(chem) - Wood Product Testing

Steve is our wood products specialist. He has more than 30 years experience in physical and chemical testing, particularly in the testing of timber products and byproducts. In his spare time he enjoys competitive tennis and relaxes by riding older British mortorcycles

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Gileen Caughey BSc, NZCS(chem) - Administrative and Technical Support

With a science background and the experience gained from running her own IT business Gileen is well placed to provide administrative support and assist with test work. When she's not in the admin office you might find her in the wet lab running extractions or carrying out environmental tests at a client's site. Her passions are nutrition, gardening and walking up hills.

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Toby Glen

You'll find Toby assisting with testing, particularly of solid fuel heaters. He's also a keen gardener and enjoys the outdoors

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