It’s been a busy month for us as our team continues to grow! We’re pleased to have also welcomed Stuart Sanderson to our team as our new Engineering Manager. Stuart is responsible for planning, monitoring, and closing our projects as well as leading the engineering team.
Stuart joins Quasar from his role as Network Investment Manager at Enable Fibre Broadband where he was responsible for ensuring network assets were capable of achieving business objectives now and in the future. He also has extensive experience in project and service delivery management roles in the telecommunications and IT industries across New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the UK and Iraq.
Outside of work, Stuart runs a small farm with his family and when he has spare time, he enjoys maintaining his organic fruit and veg garden, going for a 5k run or bike ride, or relaxing on the patio with his wife.
We are excited to have also welcomed Craig Spencer to the Quasar team in the last few weeks. Craig is our new Senior Project Engineer and is responsible for the development, design and commissioning of SCADA and energy/power management systems.
Craig has a vast range of skills, knowledge, and experience in telecommunications, IT and control systems engineering disciplines, which includes over 17 years in the energy industry and 22 years in the military.
Before joining Quasar, Craig’s most recent roles include SCADA/GMS (Gas Management System) delivery lead at a NSW gas transmission and distribution company and control systems manager at Orion NZ, where he was responsible for all aspects of their SCADA/NMS OMS and mobile systems support, maintenance and development.
Outside of work, Craig enjoys spending time with family, especially his grandson, and salmon and trout fishing. He also ties his own fishing flies. Craig also enjoys hand making bread and spends considerable time doing home renovations.
Welcome again Craig!
We’re delighted to have welcomed Sam Voschezang to the Quasar team, as our new Project Engineer. Sam has recently moved to Christchurch and was previously working as an automation/security technician before deciding to move to be closer to family. Sam also has a variety of experience in project manager, development engineer and project engineer roles as well as a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in mechatronics.
As a Project Engineer, Sam will be responsible for developing, designing, and commissioning energy and power management systems using a range of Schneider Electric products.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys working on projects like 3D printing and custom PC builds and when he gets the chance, he also enjoys downhill mountain biking, hiking, and hunting/camping.
Welcome again Sam!
2021 has been a wonderful year for our team. We’ve been fortunate to stay busy throughout the year with several exciting projects for new and existing clients being started as well as major updates of two of our own products – Quasar Control Utility and Rapid Capture & Control.
We are also excited to have added new products to our range as we continue to build upon our goal of supporting our clients in analyzing and mitigating their power quality issues.
This year, our office officially closes for the Christmas break at midday on Wednesday 22nd December and we reopen on Monday 10th January.
Emails to firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to be monitored during this time and we will respond when possible. Our support contract clients can continue to contact us on (03) 343 9159 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your support
Thank you for your support this year.
We hope you have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Quasar team
Behind-the-scenes at Quasar
Earlier in the year, our team went to Paint N Sip and spent an amazing afternoon creating a beautiful mural that is now hanging in our board room. We had a lot of fun doing this and would highly recommend it to anyone – artistic abilities are not required!
We’ve also had a number of fun team challenges, birthday lunches and training days this year – find us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more photos of these.
Thank you for your support this year.
Our team will be taking a break over the Christmas period and so will be finishing for the year at midday on Wednesday 22 December. We'll return to the office on Monday 10 January.
Congratulations to Arneil who is our new Senior Application Engineer in the Client Services team.
As Senior Application Engineer, Arneil is now the main point of contact for our support customers with enquiries and will also work as part of Client Services to deliver customer training and other client services offers. Arneil is also our Product Specialist and is the lead connection between Quasar and our suppliers, maintaining relationships, documentation, and news.
We’re thrilled to welcome Andrea Baldin to the Quasar team, as our Industrial Programmer. Andrea is responsible for supporting and enhancing our existing range of software solutions including our dedicated load control application, Quasar Control, and our suite of add-on modules for PME. He will also be responsible for continuing to develop new complementary solutions for our customers and market, as well as overseeing the development of our project engineers to expand their database and programming skills.