The Team

The Team
Neil Ridgway
Managing Director
Bio

As Managing Director of Asona, Neil is responsible for business performance, new initiatives, technical advice and the strategic direction of the company - The go to guy.

Random fact about me...
I did a bungy jump at the original AJ Hacket Queenstown site to celebrate the start of my own business over 12 years ago.

Slogan for life…
A vision without a plan is just a hallucination.

Guilty pleasure…
Cross-country dirt biking.

Anne Ridgway
Finance Manager
Bio

Asona’s Financial Manager, Anne is the head of accounting, and oversees the preparation of financial reports, balance sheets and income statements - The 'good head on her shoulders' one.

What inspired me to do what I do…
I wanted to join Neil in building a successful and profitable company. The daily challenges offer many opportunities for personal growth.

Slogan for life…
There is always a solution to every problem, don't give up until you find it.

Random fact about me…
Back in the 80's, I used to own and run a market stall in Covent Garden, London

Craig Cornwall
Marketing & Architectural Services Manager
Bio

Marketing & Architectural Services Manager, Craig is responsible for Asona’s online presence, product collateral and implementing the marketing objectives of the company - The Conjurer.

Random fact about me…
In the 90's I was one of the youngest creative directors of a large advertising agency in the UK.

What inspires me to do what I do…
Passionate people who believe in what they are doing.

Guilty pleasure…
Wild beach walks.

CREATIVE
Bio
Roy Parish
Manufacturing & Contracts Manager
Bio

Roy is our Manufacturing & Contracts Manager with the role of overseeing manufacturing production, installs, production scheduling, warehousing and the production staff. No easy feat but one that Roy takes in his stride – The Plate Spinner.

Slogan for life…
If you do what you have always done, you will be what you have always been.

Favourite saying…
In theory it should work.

Guilty pleasure…
A hot curry and a cold beer.

ACOUSTIC
Bio
Dennis Grantham
Senior Technical Sales
Bio

As the senior Technical Sales representative, Dennis uses his considerable product knowledge to solve many an acoustic problem and provide sound advice covering Auckland and the South Island - The quiet over-achiever.

Random fact about me…
I am the National Masters Open Water Champion for my age group

Slogan for life…
Kia Tika te Mahi - Play the Game

Favourite saying…
I’ll think about that.

INNOVATIVE
Bio
Bryan Pandan
Senior Estimator
Bio

As Senior Estimator it is Bryan’s job to sharpen his pencil on all the quotes that pass his way ensuring that our customers get the best prices along with the best products to solve their acoustic solutions. Bryans experience in the Middle East means he can haggle with the best of them and yet he remains one of the nicest men you will meet – The Estimator.

Random fact about me…
My surname is the same as a favourite Asian flavour.

Slogan for life…
Be happy, life’s too short not to be.

What inspires me to do what I do…
My family & myself - family as they fuel me to do what I need to do and myself knowing that I did well & continue to do so.

Emily Ridgway
Accounts Administrator
Bio

Emily is our Accounts Administrator, aide-de-camp to Anne and manages accounts received, payable and the all-important staff wages. Emily brings a dash of colour to the office. The colourful one.

Random fact about me…
I have been playing the clarinet for 12 years (I’m still not very good at it).

What inspires me to do what I do…
Anthropology; I always found biology interesting and social activism is important to me- so when I read about it at the courses & careers day at high school I fell in love and wanted to do it forever (I am currently going for my PhD). As for working at Asona- it’s a family thing.

Guilty pleasure…
Playing sims 3 while eating microwave self-saucing puddings.

KNOWLEDGEABLE
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Timothy Brunskill
Sales Representative
Bio

As part of the Technical Sales team, it is Timothy's role to introduce Asona to Architects and contractors, track down those elusive projects and tackle those thorny technical questions - The eager beaver.

A guilty pleasure…
Fixing old European cars.

Slogan for life…
Dream big, set goals and respect everyone equally.

Favourite saying…
For the World to be interesting you have to be manipulating it all the time - Brian Eno

BESPOKE
Bio
Marjolein Duindam
Project Administrator
Bio

As part of the Production team, it is Marjolein's role to support the production & operations team with procurement, invoicing and logistics including responsibility for the control, analysis and maintenance of all data and informational systems. - The Guru.

Slogan for life…
Follow your heart and choose to be happy.

Favourite saying…
What you think about you bring about.

Random fact about me...
I have lived in 5 countries before the age of 15.

Jose Legiralde
Install Engineer
Bio

Jose is one half of our dynamic install team, with years of experience in installing stretched fabric systems both here and abroad Jose is meticulous in his attention to detail and methodical in his approach whether it is a small or large install project.

Slogan for life…
Everything that happens in life happens with purpose and a reason.

Favourite saying…
With God...all things are possible....NO PROBLEMO!

PROFESSIONAL
Bio
Diego Angeli
Install Engineer
Bio

Diego is the other half of our dynamic install team. Trained in Italy and France in installing stretched membrane systems, Diego has many successful high profile installs under his belt and is Asona’s authority in installing our stretched membrane systems.

What inspires me…
The personal satisfaction in always trying to do my best.

Guilty pleasure…
If it is a pleasure, it is not guilty.

Random fact…
I love horse riding. I did several treks in Italy and a memorable one in the Moroccan desert.

Alfaizal Khan
Junior Estimator & Production Support
Bio

Alfaizal joins our team as a junior estimator and production support working on gathering the detail and information that results in a successful project completion.

Guilty pleasure
Love of fast cars

Slogan for life
Be a successful person and write your own success story

Favourite saying
You cannot master a tool by looking at it.

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