Evan Douglas Evans (Doug) OAM JP & Dianne Evans OAM- Owners & Directors Derwent Group of Companies
Commenced business together in December 1963 in the pumping and irrigation business.
Together Doug and Dianne have had 56 years’ experience each in the Water and Gas Pipelines manufacturing and distribution business on both national and international scale.
Previously owned WANG Industries which they sold to Tyco in 2001.
Doug and Dianne serve on many industry committees and also many community committees and groups, some of the water committees include:
Doug - Member- American Water Works Association (Professional Member)
Doug -Member- Australia/New Zealand Standard Committee WS16 and WS22
(as representative of Australian Industry Group) (AIG)
Doug- Member - AIG - WPPC (Water and Plumbing Cluster Advisory Group)
Doug -Member - WIOA (Water Industry Operators Association)
Stuart Evans - Director Sales and Marketing
Stuart has been involved in the water industry for over 30 years and holds both a Bachelor and Masters of Business. Stuart started in the Industry with Kawandah (Foundry) which was part of WANG Industries (Family Owned), then moved to Tyco Flow Control in 2001. With Tyco, Stuart was involved with numerous roles from Six Sigma and Op Ex, to Marketing (Tyco Maximiser initiative) and IT development (Web and Lotus Notes). Prior experience included project feasibility.
Gary Aitchison – General Manager Pipeline Products NZ & Pacific Islands
Gary has spent the previous 20 years Managing New Zealand & Pacific Island markets including Papua New Guinea, working closely with Government Utility Authorities, Manufacturers, Contractors, Consulting Engineers and Reseller Groups for supply and specification of materials used in both Potable and Non Potable Water Systems.
Prior to this spent time at Marley NZ Ltd and served 10 years in the RNZAF as an Aircraft Technician.
Current Executive Board Member and long standing Allied Supporter of the PWWA (Pacific Water & Wastewater Association).
Received “Water Professional The Year 2019” award at Pacific Water & Wastewater Association 2019 Conference in Vanuatu.
Rodney Fenton - General Manager Sales and Marketing Australia
Rod has spent over 30 years in the Plumbing and Water Industry in Australia. During Rod's time he has held senior roles with Hygrade Water Australia (Hynds NZ owned company), Tradelink Plumbing Supplies as a Regional Manager and a number of other senior roles with plumbing organisations.