ANDY GRANT - Business Manager
 

Joining ASG E-Guard after a 31 year career as a Warfare Officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Andy has a very wide range of diverse organisational experience, with an excellent ability to lead complex and disparate operational functions.  Andy can draw on a broad range of experiences from many roles; including military security and aviation, and apply them to his role as the Business Manager of ASG E-Guard Ltd.

 

Culminating his sea-going career as the Captain of the frigate HMNZS TE KAHA, Andy took his ship and team to many parts of the world and received a prestigious Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2007.

 

Andy now leads the talented ASG E-Guard team, as they look to find innovative solutions to the emerging security problems.

ASG Technologies have an amazing team of innovative professionals to are constantly striving to develop new technology.

ANDY GRANT - GM Technology Development
 

Joining TPT Group after a 31-year career as a Warfare Officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Andy has a very wide range of diverse organisational experience, with an excellent ability to lead complex and disparate operational functions.  Andy can draw on a broad range of experiences from many roles; including military security and aviation, and apply them to his role as the General Manager of ASG Technologies Ltd.

 

Culminating his sea-going career as the Captain of the frigate HMNZS TE KAHA, Andy took his ship and team to many parts of the world and received a prestigious Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2007.

 

Andy now leads the talented ASG Technologies team, as they look to practice exponential thinking to solve complex problems.

OUR PEOPLE

PHIL HITCHCOCK - Solutions Architect

 

Phil is an experienced software developer proficient in C++, PHP, Python and other languages, he has 20 years experience in IT Services including hardware, software, cyber security and cloud. 

 

He recently transferred from our group IT business, IT Engine.

KELVIN CHAN - R&D Engineer

 

Kelvin joins ASG Technologies with a background in Mechanical design and Mechatronics studies. He joined the ASG Technologies team taking on the role of R&D engineer to develop new UAV applications and technologies.

His skills involve working with mechanical systems, programming micro-controllers and working with software. He has an analytic approach to problem solving and able to apply new knowledge in engineering to solve different problems.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering with a background in mechanical design working in the agricultural industry. Having experience designing components for large machinery, Kelvin is now focused on bringing new ideas to life and creating exciting new technologies.

GAURANG AJIT - AI Engineer

Gaurang joins ASG Technologies with a background in Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Automation & Business. He joins the ASG team as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer, with a focus in AI related projects and Automation. He is passionate about achieving innovative automation solutions for business processes for clients of ASG.

 

Gaurang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland. He has more recently, re-qualified himself at AUT University in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence related technologies. In his spare time, Gaurang enjoys going for nature walks and competing as an amateur archer.

JAMES HIGGINS – Software Developer

James joined ASG Technologies in 2019 with a background in software development. As a software developer he focuses on embedded IoT systems and Microsoft's Azure platform. He is experienced in numerous programming languages including C, C++, Python, PHP and others.

James holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from AUT University, majoring in computer science and software development. He is now looking to apply his knowledge and skills towards the future of robotics, drones and IoT devices.

BEN KUEK - Senior Engineer
 

Ben joins ASG Technologies as a senior engineer where he provides the team with support in conceptual design and development, hosted services and systems integration.

 

His relationship with the TPT Group began in 2005 in a multirole position ranging from a security technician to office administration and IT. His diverse experience spans across access control, CCTV, CAD, IT, electronics and software programming.  These skills, and a previous partnership with an IT support and repairs company, have provided him a thorough understanding of New Zealand’s security industry.   His diverse IT and electronics skills provide ASG Technologies with the ability to rapidly develop and field advanced technical solutions.

DEVANG PATEL - Engineer

 

Devang joins ASG Technologies with a background in embedded systems. He is our Development Engineer with a focus in developing and integrating UGV and UAV systems. He is passionate about creative technology and has been involved in various projects where he has gained skills in designing integrated circuits, constructing PCBs and software programming.

 

Devang holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in electrical and electronic Engineering from AUT University specialising in robotics and embedded systems. He is now looking to apply his knowledge and skills towards the technological advancements in robotics.

MATT PARK - UAV Pilot

After training as a commercial pilot Matt Park began exploring the exciting and explosive new sector of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or drones) with ASG Technologies. Since 2015 he’s operated a variety of company UAV’s in some of the innovative situations and challenging environments from forestry to search and rescue.

He brings with him 5 years of training and working in the aviation sector and a “what if” attitude to solve problems with UAV’s to meet our diverse customer requirements.

 

CHRIS PICKERING - Project Manager

Chris has 22 years of commercial experience in design and manufacturing businesses within New Zealand and Internationally.  He has a passion for technology developments particularly spanning the fields of mechatronics and software design.

 

He spent 12 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and has a current PPL.  Chris is involved in the Aviation sector currently sitting on the executive for UAVNZ and AviationNZ, and is an affiliate of Intl Society of Air Safety Investigators.

 

Chris holds a Masters Degree in Management from Auckland University, and currently provides project management for ASG Technologies.

 

WEIZHEN NI – R&D Engineer
Weizhen joins ASG technologies with a background in Mechatronics.  An R&D Engineer, mainly focusing on robotic systems and embedded IoT solutions as well as sensor technology and mechanical design. He wants to apply his skills and knowledge to developing future technologies for ASG.
Weizhen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Measurement and Control Technology & Instruments and a Master’s degree in Mechanics from AUT University specialising in robotics.
GLEN OSBORNE – Software Engineer

Glen is a graduate of the AUT University Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences program, majoring in software engineering and computer science. He holds a trade certificate in automotive engineering and has worked in marine and electrical engineering fields. He is a software engineer and full stack web developer for ASG Technologies and develops web-based systems for internal and external clients. We build compelling information systems for IoT and AI based systems that are intuitive and easily deployed for customer applications.

LOGAN O'TOOLE - R&D Engineer

 

Logan joined ASG Technologies in 2018 with a background in embedded systems and UAVs. As an R&D Engineer his focus is in developing and integrating IoT security system solutions. He is passionate about emerging and innovative technologies with skills in integrated circuit design and software development.
 
Logan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technologies and a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialising in robotics, automation, and embedded systems engineering which he is looking to use to enhance and develop the technology.

MELIKA SOLEIMANI - Data Engineer
 
Melika holds a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, majoring in Information Technology. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. In her master thesis, she used Fuzzy ANP as a multi-criteria decision-making method to investigate how BMPS can be implemented successfully.

 She is currently pursuing her interest in Artificial Intelligence. In her Ph.D. research, she is investigating the impacts of AI in recruitment. In her previous roles, she has worked as a C++ and Python developer, Scrum master and software tester.

She has joined ASG Technologies as a data scientist and she is looking at possible ways to utilize her skills in technology projects.

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RENZO ZULETA - R&D Mechatronics Design Engineer

Renzo is a qualified engineer, holding a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Mechatronics Engineering and a minor in Computational Intelligence (AUT University), with  specialisation in 3D Mechanical Design and Embedded Systems. Renzo joined ASG Technologies in November 2019.

Contributing to the modification and systems development of UAV drones using 3D newly designed printed parts on CAD software and integrated electronics throughout IoT projects, alongside developing skills in flight control systems when testing out in the field as ground control.

With a passion for newly innovated designs and technology, he focuses on using this knowledge to help ASG Technologies create a better future throughout security and drone development for all upcoming ideas within the foreseeable and exciting future.

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