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Colin graduated from Auckland University in 1975, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), specialising in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and acoustics. The next seven years were spent as a contracts engineer with Ellis Hardie Syminton. Major effort was on design, supply, installation and commissioning of industrial refrigeration systems, including "state of the art" developments for export meat plants and design of the first controlled atmosphere pipfruit store in this country for the New Zealand Apple and Pear Marketing Board.
Following overseas travel, Colin spent two years in the United Kingdom as a pipework designer with British Gas. He was then approached by the Apple and Pear Marketing Board to become its Wellington (New Zealand) - based Chief Engineer.
From 1984 to 1990 as Chief Engineer, Colin undertook projects, with a combined value of approximately $NZ 45 million, ranging from new export coolstores and packhouses to energy management systems and laboratory and office extensions. From 1990, as the Board's Technical Manager, he oversaw its quality, research, laboratory services and engineering operations. He also managed implementation of a computerised real time inventory control and pallet tracking system.
In July 1993, Colin established Colmar Project Services Ltd. This company managed dozens of projects for a wide range of food industry and other clients. In February, 1995, he formed Storetech.
He is a Chartered Menber of Engineers New Zealand. He is also a member of Engineers New Zealand, has served on the NZ National Committee of the International Institute of Refrigeration, and has acted as referee for science funding applications on behalf of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers New Zealand, and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport New Zealand