Stirring The Pot

Stirring The Pot

Created by metal minds for metal minds – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Episodes

January 31, 2024 22 mins

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Shahab Ramhormozian.

Shahab is a Senior Lecturer in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at Auckland University of Technology. Join us as we chat about him being awarded the #INN0V8 impact industry award at the 2023 HERA Future Forum Industry Awards. 

 

Connect with Shahab:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahab-ramhormozian-b58b7583/ 

 

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LinkedIn: https://www....

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Troy Coyle, Kaveh Andisheh, and Craig Stevenson.

We’ve brought together the team involved in HERA’s $772K project titled “Circular design for a changing environment – a design framework to reduce construction waste, lifecycle embodied carbon, and to enhance the circular economy for construction materials with a pilot for low-rise buildings."

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December 20, 2023 31 mins

 

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with our CEO Troy Coyle and the technical lead team Michail Karpenko and Kaveh Andisheh.

Together, they reflect on an amazing year of mahi to support the heavy engineering industry of Aotearoa, New Zealand in construction and manufacturing.

 

Connect with Troy, Michail, and Kaveh:

Troy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-she-her/

Michail: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michail-karpenko...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Neil Horsfield.

Neil is Beca’s General Manager Global Building Structures. Join us as we chat about the potential for adaptive reuse of our building stock. 

Connect with Neil:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-horsfield-41b22622/

 Connect with Beca:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/beca/ 

Website: https://www.beca.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.ins...

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November 8, 2023 18 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Raed El Sarraf.

Raed is Technical Principal at WSP New Zealand. He has extensive experience in corrosion engineering and asset integrity management of structural steel and other metal structures. 

 

Connect with Raed:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raed-el-sarraf-2ab0a713/

 

Connect with WSP New Zealand:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wspnz/ 

Website: https://www.wsp...

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October 25, 2023 18 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Fanqin Meng.

Fanqin, who is no stranger to HERA, is a Structural Fire Research Engineer within our team! We are shining the spotlight on him as the recipient of the Student of the Year Award which he received at this years Future Forum Industry Awards in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

 

Connect with Fanqin:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fanqin-meng-a759b1204/

HERA profile: https://w...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Byron Konia.

Byron is a Senior Mechanical Engineer and Māori Advisor at Stantec in Wellington.  We last spoke to him back in 2019 when he was just starting off his career as a young Graduate Hydraulic Engineer. Join us as we reconnect and find out what he has been up to and how he thinks the engineering environment has changed to better attract and retain a diverse workforce.

 

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September 27, 2023 37 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Geoff Bird.

Geoff Bird was this years recipient of the HERA Foundation Keith Smith Memorial Award, for distinguished service to Aotearoa New Zealand’s metals industry. Join us as he chats with our Executive Board Chair Craig Stevenson on his career pathway towards this acknowledgement and everything in between!

 

Connect with Geoff & Craig

Geoff: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geo...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Robert Finch.

Robert is Director of Timber Unlimited and is also a member of HERA’s Industry Advisory Group for the "Low Carbon Design Framework for Low Rise Buildings” project. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, has managed research and product development, and set research directions for the past 23 years.

 

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LinkedIn:...

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August 30, 2023 18 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Cliff Ellery.

Cliff Ellery is General Manager - Innovex at Tīra. From grassroot beginnings in the Taranaki, to receiving the 2023 #INN0V8 change industry award for exporting spiral welding innovations – in this episode we talk about the innovation that led Tīra to the win, its business expansion plans, and what others could learn from their experience with technology innovation....

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Phil Gaby.

Phil is Project Director at Holmes ANZ and a civil structures designer, with expertise in bridges, wharves and water retaining structures.  Specialising in design and constructing projects and alternative designs where value engineering is needed to bring projects back on track, Phil’s passion is delivering efficient, elegant, quick and easy-to-construct affordable st...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Nico Patchay.

In this episode, we’re having a korero with Nico Patchay, Technical Manager of Niche Modular Construction.

As the first company to use HERA’s zero carbon steel program, Hōtaka Whakakore Puhanga Waro, through offsetting – we thought we’d delve into how they’ve utilised the program for their steel modular building projects and what their experience has been in using ...

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July 12, 2023 26 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Thomas Hörnfeldt.

Thomas is the Vice President of the Sustainable Business at SSAB, coming from a background in the metals, construction and process automation industry.

Join us as he chats with our Senior Structural Sustainability Engineer Dr. Amir Shah Mohammadi about SSAB's HYBRIT® technology which has resulted in the world's first fossil free steel production.

 

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June 28, 2023 32 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Enda Crossin.

Enda Crossin is an Associate Professor and Director of Engineering Management Programmes at the University of Canterbury. 

Join us as we delve in to the BeLongEng project that he leads, which is the biggest ever longitudinal study of engineering practice.

 

Connect with Enda

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/endacrossin/ 

 

Connect with BeLongEng

Website: https://www....

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May 10, 2023 24 mins
10 May 2023 | Ep.90 – Pacific leadership in businessIn this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Rob Woolner.

Rob is the Managing Director of Autex Industries Limited. In episode 87, we spoke with Rob about alternative education pathways for youth through vocational education and business skill development. 

Join us as we kōrero about leadership and how crucial it is in creating an effective team. As leaders, we need to be ...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we're talking with Mumin Bhat.

Mumin is the National Business Development Manager for Ecostruxure Power at Schneider Electric and is passionate about helping businesses who need guidance to become more sustainable and are unsure how to measure their impact.

Join us as we korero about the development of their New Zealand Business Sustainability Research Index with Perceptive, which has benchmar...

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April 5, 2023 25 mins
5 April 2023 | Ep.88 – House of ScienceIn this episode of Stirring the Pot we're talking with Andrea Lun.

Andrea is the South Auckland House of Science Manager who is passionate about making science more accessible for rangatahi (youth). Join us as we gravitate towards Te Whare Pūtaiao - House of Science to see how they are creating opportunities for our next generation to understand sustainable practices.

 

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Li...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we're talking with Rob Woolner.

Rob is the Managing Director of Autex Industries Limited. Like many, we all have that subject we enjoy talking about - join us as Rob chats about alternative education pathways for youth through vocational education and business skill development, which is his passion.

 

Connect with Rob

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-woolner-b2b73791/?originalSubdomain...

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March 8, 2023 24 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Marie-Salome Duval-Chaneac.

She is currently re-entering a Research Master in Engineering studies on Sustainable Resources Recovery at the University of Auckland on the circular economy. In particular, investigating new pathways for the circularity of metallic materials from scrap to powders for additive manufacturing.

Today we give wider understanding of additive manufacturing a...

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February 1, 2023 16 mins
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we're talking with John Luxton.

John is Founder of Regeneration HQ - a self-professed ‘anti-consultant’ hand crafting solutions for SME’s in Aotearoa with practical, hands-on support.

Join us as we discuss a topic that we know is on many of our members mind as they look to foster their next generation leaders through succession planning.

 

Connect with John

Website: https://www.regenerationhq.co....

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