EnerMech names New Zealand General Manager and Country Lead

Global technical solutions and services specialist EnerMech has appointed Rhys Humphries as General Manager and Country Lead for the New Zealand arm of the business. His key focus is to continue to work collaboratively with current clients and expand the company’s increasingly diverse portfolio in the region.

Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki born and raised, Rhys has joined EnerMech from NZ Corrosion Services Ltd, where he was CEO.

With over 35 years’ industry experience, including senior roles at DIALOG Fitzroy Engineering Group and L&M Energy, his well-rounded expertise has been honed throughout a career which includes project management, green and brownfield engineering, operations management, maintenance management, construction and commissioning.

In his new position, Rhys will oversee more than 60 employees across the North and South Islands from Whangarei to Invercargill.

He commented: “I am thrilled to be at the helm of this division and support the strategic growth plans for the business. EnerMech New Zealand is full of exceptionally talented people and I have enjoyed getting to know everyone better over the past few months.

“With so many new projects already in the pipeline, it’s an exciting time to come on board. EnerMech has a great reputation for effectively responding to client issues with integrated action plans. With well resourced interconnected service lines to leverage, the company is in a very unique position to deliver solutions which reduce campaign complexities and mitigate risk, while promoting safety and integrity.”

In December last year, EnerMech acquired Stork New Zealand & Australia, strengthening the organisation’s ability to provide a scalable rapid response across the full asset life cycle to multiple end markets. The additional skills, competence and technologies also boosted its localised integrity management and industrial services as well as more niche heat treatment projects.

Garry Ford, EnerMech regional director for Asia Pacific added: “Last year’s acquisition extended our footprint into New Zealand for the first time and consolidated our core capabilities with a 40-year track record of integrity management services. It has therefore been a priority to attract a leader of Rhys’ calibre to accelerate our next growth phase while continuing to foster our safety culture across all our diverse operations for reliable project delivery.

“EnerMech’s reputation has been built on relationships and trust. With Rhys’ strong track record for motivating high performance teams, we are confident the combination of this with his business acumen and commitment, will see our ambitions for the region become a reality.”

EnerMech was established in 2008 and provides critical asset support across the full life cycle to multiple end markets including oil and gas, LNG semiconductors, nuclear and clean energy.