Company

In January 2012, Fire Solutions Limited was formed as a Limited Liability Company to operate in the field of Fixed Fire Systems Engineering, Installation and Maintenance. The company was registered by the Companies Office of NZ registration number 2382896.

Goals of the company

  • To have a cost effective management structure.
  • To ensure all staff are trained, suitably qualified and equipped for the tasks assigned to them.
  • To be profitable at all times without sacrificing the quality, safety and the well-being of employees.
  • To operate a truly ethical company.
  • To develop a sound and well managed business.
  • To train employees for the benefit of not only the employee but the company.

Key Personnel

Mr Chris Merwood - Managing Director, 30 Years Industry Experience

2010 to present Managing Director Fire Solutions Limited
Managing Director responsible for the overall operation of the business.

1991 to 2006 Managing Director Total Fire Protection Limited
As sole director and shareholder of Total Fire Protection the company grew over a 15 year period from a newly founded Fire Protection Contractor to a major industry player, employing in excess of 65 staff with turnover exceeding $11m per annum.

During this period, Chris as the Managing Director, was responsible for tendering, negotiating and overseeing with assistance from others some very significant contracts. Projects of interest that the company successfully tendered, engineered and completed during his time as Managing Director were:

  • Britomart Underground Train Station
  • Auckland CPO Refurbishment
  • Vector CBD Tunnel Project
  • Johnston’s Hill Road Tunnel
  • Bayfair Shopping Centre Upgrade and Extension
  • Whenaupai RNZAF Air Base Helicopter Hanger
  • Ohakea Air Base Fire Fighting Water Supplies
  • Auckland International Airport Extensions and Upgrades
  • Various Fonterra Powder Tower Projects

 

1977 to 1991 Wormald Group of Companies
Following a three year training period with Wormald Chris advanced through the company, fulfilling many senior roles, including Project Manager for The Marsden Point Oil Refinery Expansion, NZ Steel Expansion project, and several Branch Managers positions.

Mr Dan Guy - Engineering Managing, 18 Years Industry Experience

2010 to present Engineering Manager Fire Solutions Limited
Engineering Manager responsible for the engineering of Fire Systems within the business.

1992 to 2010 Engineering Manager Total Fire Protection Limited
Following a three year training period Dan was promoted to Engineering Manager responsible for a design team which designed, engineered, co-ordinated, and oversaw the certification of Fixed Fire Systems. In addition to the Engineering managers role Dan also implemented and managed the companies certified ISO 9000 QA system.

Projects of interest that Dan was directly responsible for were:

  • Britomart Underground Train Station
  • Vector CBD Tunnel Project
  • Johnston’s Hill Road Tunnel
  • Bayfair Shopping Centre
  • Whenaupai RNZAF Air Base Helicopter Hanger
  • Auckland International Airport Upgrades
  • Various Fonterra Powder Towers

Mr Angus Macdonald - Construction Manager, 9 Years Industry Experience

2013 to present Construction Manager Fire Solutions Limited
Construction Manager responsible for the installation and administration of Fire Systems within the business.

2007 to 2010 Construction Manager Triangle Fire Protection
Construction Manager for Triangle Fire Protection responsible for the day to day running of the Contracting Division.

Projects of interest that Angus was directly responsible for were:

  • AUT WG Block
  • Mount Eden Prison redevelopment project
  • Auckland University Medical School
  • Victoria Park Market Re-development
  • Victory Christian Church
  • The Warehouse Pah Rd
  • Courier Post Distribution Centre
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