GLOBAL COMPOSTING SOLUTIONS SENIOR TEAM
Global Composting Solutions is a privately held Christchurch, New Zealand-based company which bought the assets of HotRot Composting Systems (NZ) Ltd in December 2015.
The company is owned and operated by members of the old HotRot management team and continues to design, manufacture, install and service HotRot technology which has been in operation in the global organic waste sector since 2003.
WHO WE ARE
Andrew established Global Composting Solutions in 2015, utilising the proven HotRot composting technology, which has been comercialised since early 2000 and is now in more than 15 countries. His extensive experience working with capital plant, engineering design, manufacturing and distribution at a senior level has driven the company’s rapid expansion. With the growing environmental concerns worldwide, the need for providing clean waste minimization solutions has never been more critical than today. Our vision must be to make a difference and make it available across the globe.
Procurement/ Project Engineer
Victor Savage joined the HotRot team as Production Engineer in 2004. Since this time Vic has been involved in the installation and commissioning of HotRot systems around the world, including UK, South Africa and the USA. His extensive experience in the technology from design through to operations enable GCS to develop bespoke practical solutions for our individual client’s needs.
Procurement/ Project Engineer
Trevor Atkins joined HotRot in 2012 as a Project Engineer. Trevor brings over 15 years’ experience working in a mass production environment and 4 years’ experience working in the Asian region in manufacturing and procurement. Trevor’s experience has enabled us to develop relationships and manufacturing partners globally offering faster manufacturing and cost saving benefits to our clients.
Technical and Product Dev.
Paul joined the team at GCS in 2019. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in R+D and Engineering in Europe and Australia. He has worked in numerous industries including sustainability, manufacturing, resources mining, recycling and product design. He has numerous patents in green technologies and has authored over 20 publications. In 2015 Paul developed the world’s first solar powered composting machine and has designed and manufactured Composting and Vermicomposting unit’s that have been installed in hundreds of locations globally.
Jo joined the Global Composting Solutions (GCS) team in 2017. Jo has an extensive background in Office and Finance Management at a senior management and board level. Responsible for compliance, quality, HR, financial reports and control across a broad range of markets. These include building, manufacturing, trust management, retail and hospitality. Jo has been on lead teams, introducing new accounting software and merging of companies, reporting to boards in a seamless and timely manner.
Jo extensive and diverse experience will be critical to the future growth of GCS to ensure systems processes and controls are in place which will be the essential platform to manage the grow expectation of the business.
Don Elphinstone joined HotRot in 2018 as Project Manager. Don has 37 years experience in the industrial electrical and power generation industries. After 20 years working as an electrician Don digressed into Project Management within the generation industry and has experience managing and supervising mechanical, civil and electrical installation and maintenance projects.
Sales/Business Development Manager
Karen joined the team as Sales and Business Development Manager in January 2018. With over 10-years’ experience using HotRot technology Karen was the founder and Director of Envirocomp Ltd, the world's first commercial composting solution for nappy, sanitary and incontinence waste, and nationally recognised award winners based in Canterbury (NZ). Envirocomp attracted global sponsorship from nappy manufacturer Kimberly-Clark (Huggies Nappies).
She established, owned and operated three HotRot facilities in NZ and the UK.
Karen has comprehensive knowledge of business development and marketing within many waste sectors and a good understanding of the economics required for a feasible outcome.