• Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff at Aquawest


 

Kerry Fields
Kerry Fields - Director

Kerry has lived and worked in Western NSW for most of his career. Having a vast experience with the design and installation of water supply projects including pipe & cap the bore schemes, centre pivot and lateral move systems, sub-surface drip systems, industrial and agricultural pumping applications. Having operated his own business, in excess of 30 years, he has formed a strong alliance with suppliers and a loyal following with customers.

James Gibson - Director
James Gibson - Director

James has lived in the Central West of NSW for most of his life. He has worked in the irrigation industry since 1993. James’s enthusiasm for the irrigation industry shows in his work ethics. He specialises in offering his clients great irrigation and pumping equipment on farm, from residential premises large commercial irrigation developments.

 


 

Scott Murray
Scott Murray - Sales

Scott has lived and worked on the land for most of his life and understands the needs and requirements of landholders and their water supplies whether it’s a small or large irrigation farm or perhaps a pumping system that they may require. His knowledge of the irrigation industry comes from his many years on the land and dealing with the day to day running of a property. Scott looks after the counter helping clients with all their purchasing needs, organising services of their irrigation equipment and general spare parts for their irrigation and pumps.

Les Matthews
Les Matthews – Sales Representative
Les grew up on a farm and assisted his father who repaired and built windmills. Les moved to QLD and spent 2 years as a landscape and irrigation garden installer. He then moved back to NSW and continued on in Irrigation Sales and Shop Counter Sales.
Les specialises in domestic sprinklers systems, small stock water systems and council irrigation design and installation and has been in the irrigation industry for some 20 years.
Les looks after councils, trade stores, and government bodies.

Rod ArmstrongRod Armstrong – Sales
Rod joined Aquawest in 2016. Rocket worked for council and managed horticulture and irrigation systems across Dubbo and surrounds. Rocket assists at the front counter helping clients with their irrigation requirements. Rocket also assists our storeman and monitors stock.

 


 

Jeff Vandermaal
Jeff Vandermaal - Senior Sales Representative Projects

Jeff has been involved with irrigation and the water supply industry for some 35 years. Jeff started with the Irrigation and Water commission and was there for 10 years and then moved onto retail irrigation. Jeff’s specialty area is dealing with pipeline schemes, solar water pumping and commercial turf irrigation projects as well as the water supply to the stud stock industry, major rural water supplies and all irrigation and agricultural companies throughout NSW and beyond. He also enjoys the challenge of designing and installing products which will enhance the productivity of any agricultural land through planning and management which is always overseen by Jeff from the very start of any project right through to the finishing touches.

Todd Owens
Todd Owens - Project Manager/Service

Todd has lived on the farm all his life. Todd oversees our major projects, such as Trangie – Nevertire Water Scheme also dealing with Stock water schemes, solar water pumping and much more. Todd also assists with the installation and service and repairs of pumps both in our shop and on site.

Andy Laing
Andy Laing – Sales Representative

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Andy Laing has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 23 years in the irrigation industry. His projects range from pivots irrigating sugar cane in Mozambique and South Africa, to drip irrigation on Blueberries in Coffs Harbour. He specializes in irrigation survey and design using GPS and IrriCad to ensure the system is hydraulically correct. Having paddled the Dusi canoe marathon in South Africa a number of times, he is still a keen paddler and can be found most weekends on the Macquarie river in his kayak. He and his partner Ashley have three children and are planning to settle into semi-rural life on a small acreage near Dubbo.

 


 

 

Mike Leonard - Serviceperson
Mike started with Aquawest in late 2010. Mike is our in house service technician looking after service and repairs to pumps. Mike specialises in installing Solar systems. He also looks after Pressure Washer sales and service. Mike has been in the irrigation industry for over 10 years.

Darren Collyer - Serviceperson
Darren Collyer started with Aquawest in 2013 and is also based in Mudgee NSW. Darren started off in the irrigation industry building and selling water tanks. Darren is an experienced serviceman and has been in the irrigation industry for 2.5 years. Darren primarily works on commercial and domestic irrigation.

Chris Mann- Serviceperson
Chris started with Aquawest in 2017. Chris has over 20 years experience within the irrigation industry. Specialising in pivot building, service and repairs. Chris also services and installs irrigation from domestic to commercial irrigation systems.

 


Brandon Murray - Junior Serviceperson
Brandon started with Aquawest in 2012. Brandon started off at Aquawest assisting Joe in the store. Brandon has since moved up into servicing pumps both in house and in the field. You will find Brandon teamed up with Mike Leonard, assisting Mike in the installation or repairs of pumps.

Dylan Baker - Junior Serviceperson
Dylan started with Aquawest in 2012. Dylan previously worked as a pivot installer. Dylan has been working closely with our senior serviceman on various domestic, commercial and project irrigation works.

Loklan Darlington- Junior Serviceperson
Loklan start with Aquawest in 2016. Loklan assists our senior servicemen from sprinkler irrigation systems, tank installations and major projects on hand.

Joe Smith - Store person
Joe Smith started with Aquawest in 2011. Joe looks our warehouse stock and receives and despatch to customers. Joe is in charge of our warehouse and looks after our stock.