Inhouse Expertise Supersized

The TEG Risk team has gone from strength to strength with its new team members bringing even more specialist expertise inhouse.

Director Hamish Baker says the addition of Barry Kleine and Warren Wagener are feathers in the cap for the company.

Certified Machine Safety Expert

Barry Kleine

Barry is an equipment reliability professional with over 30 years’ experience in equipment and safety performance. He has 15+ years’ experience in senior reliability roles in a multi-national corporation including time as the Global Reliability Manager for ABB.

His sector background is in heavy industry including wood processing and recently he has been involved in extensive machine safety reviews in the New Zealand meat industry.

Hamish says, “Barry is a great asset to the team”.

“He is systematic in everything he does, and you can really see the benefits, he’s so structured, so process driven and extremely productive.”

Hamish says Barry has been very successful in the identification of site issues, prioritisation to get the fastest results and the application of world class processes in a practical, functional and cost-effective manner.

Barry has been with TEG Risk since April 2018 and says the professionalism and the passion of the team is huge.

“The horizontal structure of the team means every single person is qualified, experienced and passionate. I can ring any one of them and have technical and interesting discussions and we help each other out,” says Barry.

He says other companies he’s worked with are more vertical – everyone has their own skills but not at same level.

“This is one of the strongest technical teams I’ve seen. Everyone has got a speciality as well as everyone having a good knowledge of machine safety so there’s always someone to talk to, no matter the situation.”

Barry brings reliability and business improvement skills to the team and is enjoying working with clients to understand their business and equipment needs and then come up with solutions.

He’s based in the Rotorua/Bay of Plenty region and is a CMSE® – Certified Machine Safety Expert (TÜV Nord).

Warren Wagener

Warren comes from an electrical and control systems background. He has more than 30 years’ experience designing, installing and validating electrical, electronic and control systems in the aviation, fuel supply and food industry.

His most recent work has been related to the design and installation of over 30 safety systems for the food industry.

“Warren is very technically knowledgeable and brings new skills to the team. There are not a lot of people that can provide the full gambit of machine safety elements including; risk assessment detailed design, software coding, installation/professional project delivery and full testing and validation” says Hamish.

“He’s both hands on and design orientated, and he’s very good at it.”

Prior to joining the team Warren had worked with TEG Risk through his previous employer. He got a taste for the machine safety side of the business and wanted to develop that further.

When the opportunity arose to join TEG Warren jumped at the chance.

He says TEG Risk has extremely high integrity and are innovators in their field.

“They are so forward thinking in the way they use technology to improve what they do and what they provide to clients.

“The world class risk assessment app TEGRA makes things so much simpler when you’re looking at a massive amount of work in front of you and thousands of assets to assess. I’ve been really impressed with that and some of the new developments that they’re looking to build into the app.

“The entire company integrity is extremely high. One really small example of that is TEG Risk doesn’t sell solutions from any one provider, I call it being ‘brand agnostic’ and it’s part of the company’s integrity.”

Warren is based out of Palmerston North and is a CFSAE – Certified Functional Safety Expert (TÜV Saars), CMSE® – Certified Machine Safety Expert (TÜV Nord) – qualified engineer with a current practicing licence with the New Zealand Electrical Workers Registration Board.

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