2012 – Rocktec Innovation Award – Tony Carpenter

Winstone Aggregates Northern Operations Manager, Rob Smith collects the Rocktec Innovation Award from Les Ward, Rocktec’s Technical Sales Manager.

Tony Carpenter has been a standout employee / member for Winstone Aggregates and the IOQ for several years and the Rocktec Award seems to have the greatest fit with his achievements and efforts as an IOQ member.

Despite only being in the industry for six and a half years, Tony Carpenter is a familiar face in the Auckland Quarrying Industry. He has supported the Auckland IOQ branch in its many events as a committee member and has been working hard in the industry to establish a career in Quarrying and build strong relationships with the stakeholders of his operations and the IOQ.

As an IOQ member, Tony has worked tirelessly to promote and deliver positive events and campaigns for the Auckland Branch. Tony has been involved with the IOQ diaries, scheduling and running of lecture evenings and site visits, Christmas functions, sponsorship sourcing, and countless other duties required behind the scenes. His enthusiasm for the IOQ is infectious and he has a positive influence on the rest of the Branch Committee. Tony was elected as Secretary of the Auckland Branch in 2011 which was an obvious selection based on his attitude and commitment as a committee member. In addition, Tony has been a regular attendee at the National IOQ conferences for several years which has helped build his understanding of the wider Quarrying industry and provide an opportunity to make new contacts and develop existing relationships.

Highlighted by his promotions in a short space of time, Tony has natural leadership and knows how to find a way to get the job completed well. He is a positive and easy going IOQ member and has a proven track record of ‘rolling the sleeves up’ and delivering results for both the branch and Winstone Aggregates.

Looking after a wide array of aggregate processing and ex-quarry sites (Quarrying, slag processing, resource recovery, land development, and fill applications), Tony’s roots are firmly footed in the Quarrying industry and IOQ. These factors make him an ideal candidate to visit other operations (as both a representative and award winner) and collect new ideas/enhancements to further his operations and others he has a hand in through Winstone’s and the IOQ.

Tony is a mechanical engineering graduate from Canterbury University. Tony grew up around heavy machinery and is a competent operator and manager of these machines and their application in the Quarrying industry. He started with Winstone Aggregates at the beginning of 2006 and has been involved with the IOQ since then (Originally exposed to the IOQ through the Northland Branch).
Currently Tony is the Secretary for the Auckland IOQ Branch and is an Operations Manager for Winstone Aggregates.
During Tony’s time with Winstone’s and the IOQ, he has held the following roles:

  • 2006 Graduate Engineer – Otaika Quarry, Whangarei
  • 2006 IOQ Member
  • 2007 Quarry Supervisor – Three Kings Quarry, Auckland
  • 2008 Auckland IOQ Branch Committee Member
  • 2008 Multi-Site Manager – Three Kings Quarry and Pacific Steel Slag (and Asphalt recovery) Processing Plant (Auckland)
  • 2010 Multi-Site Manager – Puketutu Cleanfill and Distribution, Pond 2 (Managed fill for the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant), Three Kings Quarry, and Pacific Steel Slag Processing Plant (Auckland)
  • 2011 Auckland IOQ Branch Secretary 2011 Operations Manager – Central Auckland Sites/Projects

At the IOQ AGM held immediately prior to the 2012 Annual Combined IOQ/AQA Conference, Tony was nominated for and accepted as a member of the IOQ Executive Council.

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