Patton Engineering

Our Mission

Founded in the early 1950’s by George Patton, the Patton Group of Companies is a long-established structural steel fabricator and mechanical engineering entity based in Whakatu, Hawkes Bay. We provide a comprehensive service that includes mechanical and structural detailing, fabrication, industrial coatings, site erection, mechanical project works, stainless, sheet metal engineering and machining.

Our aim is to achieve total customer satisfaction and compliance under all governing bodies – at a competitive cost. To ensure policies are successfully implemented, our staff are trained to identify customer needs and ensure that the correct procedures are followed to meet those requirements. Under this policy is our commitment to operating Patton Engineering Limited and Hawkes Bay Sandblasting under the disciplines and control of a Quality Assurance System that conforms to the requirements of the Construction Industry Quality Standard. As part of our commitment to our clientele, and our continued improvement, the Patton Group is the only company New Zealand-wide to be accredited not only with AS/NZS 3834 Category 3 but also with ISO 14001 and PCCP (Painting Contractors Certification Programme). All three distinctions are annually reviewed by third party accrediting bodies to maintain our programme of continued improvement and development.

Notwithstanding all our stated goals above, our first and primary objective at all times is in ensuring the Health and Safety of all of our staff, clients, and contractors at all levels and in all aspects of our business – not only within our fabrication and surface treatment facilities but also on site.

Health and Safety remain our number one priority in everything we do.

Mike and Gavin Patton: Managing Directors

Our People

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Mike Patton

Director and Structural Estimator.

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Johno Williams

Managing Director.

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Andrew Burn

Director and Workshop Manager.

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Sean Perry

Engineering Manager.

In his leisure, he enjoys a good ‘smoko shout’, multi bay roof lifts, and skipping rocks at the river.

Sean enjoys seeing the pride and quality of work Patton Engineering tradesmen produce from our workshop in the Hawke’s Bay; to clients locally, across the country, and exporting to nations around the world.

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Dolorosa De la Rama

Quantity Surveyor.

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Chris Ward

Draftsman Extraordinaire and Design Guru.

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Jamie Pakoti

Design Engineer.

Jamie signed up to Patton Engineering in 2015 straight out of high school. With limited structural engineering experience Jamie soon found his niche and was quickly producing fabricated steelwork beyond his experienced years and ahead of his peers. As part of Jamie’s apprenticeship he was exposed to a large variety of projects varying from cool stores, multi-storey buildings, shut-down maintenance repairs, seismic strengthening and mechanical to name but a few.

Jamie completed his National Certificate in Fabrication Steel Construction in 2018 and was honoured runner up in 2019 for the Apprentice of the Year. The aforementioned accolade along with Jamie’s enthusiasm and passion for higher honours saw him move to the design office before his apprenticeship was even completed. Jamie has now moved onto being a Structural Designer using multiple AutoCAD disciplines, GPR Surveying, 3D Pointclouds, all to create highly accurate 3D models and Fabrication drawings for the construction sector. Jamie leads the Company’s interests in 3D scanning, in particular for seismic strengthening, when he’s not at the gym pushing weights he can be seen regularly racing up and down the country in his Audi from Project to Project.

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Jaun Le Roux

Design Engineer.

Born and raised in South Africa, Jaun joined Patton Engineering in January 2020 with the heart set goal of making Hawke’s Bay/New Zealand his family’s new home.

Jaun has a Mechanical Draughting Diploma which he completed in 2008 with +13 years’ experience in mechanical and structural design and drafting, which he has gained working primarily in the industrial, mining and metal sectors.

Competent in various AutoCAD packages combined with his experience and passion for engineering makes Jaun a valued member of the team.

Outside of work, Jaun is a family man and considers himself to be an enthusiast of multiple activities, his point of view being, he wants to enjoy everything life has to offer.

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David Moore

Health, Safety & Systems Manager.

David’s career has been as varied as it has long, and he believes he can truly state he was educated in the university of life.  His Dad always said, “do it right once; the first time” and that mantra has held him true through the past 33 years in the NZ gambling industry.

His role with Patton’s is a new one, and along with his wife Julie, they are charged with finding and implementing systems that will improve all facets of the business.  His role touches health and safety, human resource, estimating, purchasing, document management, contracts management, customers and sales, QS analysis, inventory, production control, scheduling, time sheeting, invoicing, training, and reporting, all in effort to drive and improve efficiencies, productivity, and visibility across the entire company.

David enjoys most sport (from the couch nowadays), fishing (well, feeding fish!), his kids (most of the time), two grandchildren (the future), sharing food and wine, time with his wife (not working) and waking up every morning with the enthusiasm to face a new day of challenges and the satisfaction of achieving those at the end of that day.

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Sarah Murphy

Project Manager.

Sarah studied at Victoria University in Wellington completing a Bachelor of both Building Science and Business Management before heading off overseas for 3 years.

Upon jer return to NZ in 2012 she started in the building team at Hastings District Council, then moved to a building inspector position at Napier City Council in 2016.

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Mervin Castellino

Store & Inventory Manager.

Mervin joined Patton Engineering in November 2021. The role is very busy, challenging and stimulating in dealing with different site personnel, office, workshop teams and attending to their requirements. Every day is different. Mervin’s aim is to give good service to the team as well to get the best price without compromising on quality & schedule. “At the end of the day, I go home with a sense of achievement.”

After graduating as Master of Engineering (M.E) from University of Auckland in 2007, Mervin worked in large industrial establishments in pulp and paper and chemical industries as Area/Plant Engineer. Prior to migrating to New Zealand, Mervin worked in Nuclear Power Industry as a Project Engineer.

Outside work, Mervin loves gardening, enjoys nature and he is strong believer in self sustainability. Loves following major sports like football, cricket, rugby, and tennis

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Paul Ducker

Project Manager.

Paul joined Patton Engineering in late 2021, after returning home to reside permanently in his hometown of Napier, following a lengthy period living and working in Australia.

Paul brings to the table a wealth of construction experience, with an extensive ten year plus history site managing the erection of steel structures all over New Zealand and Australia, in addition to his most recent role as Project Manager for the largest structural steel supplier in North Queensland, located in the tropical and searing heat of Cairns. In this time Paul left his mark on Cairns completing multiple projects successfully, inclusive of the Cairns International Tennis Centre, the high tech and cyclone proof Cairns South Health Facility, and a very large infrastructure development for the Australian Department of Defence, encompassing multiple military structures being constructed in Port Vila Vanuatu, a development responsible for the injection of 55million AUD into the Vanuatuan economy.

Outside of work Paul can often be found in the gym, is a keen mountain biker, and enjoys most exercise related activities, although he admits to view his profile side on currently you probably wouldn’t know it.

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Deanna Pender-Meyer

Administration and Accounts Manager.

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Shane Adams

Quantity Surveyor.

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Dave Blakey

Assistant Engineering Programme Manager.

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Kathleen Anderson

Administration Assistant.

Kathleen was born & raised up in Highlands of Scotland. She came to NZ for a 6 month OE and met her partner and has now been here ever since. Kathleen started with Patton’s in December 2017 and her role includes reception, answering phones, invoicing, payroll, timesheets and is the smiling face to greet you on arrival at our offices.

She loves to keep fit and play netball in her spare time.

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Simon Appleby

Hawke’s Bay Sandblasting Manager.

Simon is a painter by trade and ran a successful painting company on Waiheke Island for over 25 years. The business specialised in high end residential work providing him invaluable experience in business management, project management and hands-on painting.

Simon moved to Hawkes Bay in 2016 with his wife and 2 kids.

In his spare time he enjoy fishing and watching his kids at their sports over the weekend. He was a volunteer fireman for 13 years which he loved and worked his way up to a Senior Fireman.

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Chris (Narrow) Thompson

Structural Supervisor.

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Glenrey Bildo

Quantity Surveyor.

Glenrey has globally recognised credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), with over a decade specialising in Project Management. He graduated at University of Science Technology in the Southern Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2009. He is also an ASEAN Engineer Register in which he was formally inducted by ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) in 2019.

He has extensive experience in infrastructure, commercial and residential projects both local and abroad, 6 years of it was spent in the Middle East and 7 years in the Philippines.

When not at work, he makes sure that his strong commitment to his family is well accomplished. He sees to it that he spends quality time with his wife and kids. Glenrey also loves maintaining his lawn and garden which he considers a form of exercise and relaxation.