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Meet the latest addition to our team: Anthony Woodhouse!

Meet the latest addition to our team: Anthony Woodhouse!

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Starting his career in the Water Utility Industry in 2013 at Wannon Water as an Asset Database/Condition Assessment Technical Officer and progressed from there into the Asset Condition and Performance Officer role, taking on condition assessment programs and setting inspection priorities and repair recommendations.

Tell us a bit about your background?

AW: I’ve had a wide and varied range of jobs throughout my career. From working in the local abattoir, hospitality venues, engineering CAD, land development and survey, plumbing to asset management. Any and all the experiences that I’ve had along the way have put me in the position I am now in and in good stead for the future.

Before VAPAR, Anthony worked at his local water utility and managed the sewer inspection program and renewal scheduling utilising CCTV data that is now the chair of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) WSA05 – Conduit Inspection and Reporting Code.

How did you come to join VAPAR?

AW: I have always had an interest in sharing my knowledge with other utilities and this was a perfect opportunity for me to do that. In my previous role I was responsible for managing a sewer inspection program (approx. 50km/yr), a database of 13yrs of previous inspections, proposal of maintenance and renewal actions which is everything that is within the VAPAR platform just made a whole load easier.

What are your interests outside of work?

AW: Raising 5 boys take a lot of time but we are very interested in the outdoors i.e. camping, fishing and mountain bike riding. We also have a significant vegetable garden which everyone in our family helps out with.

What inspires you in your journey??

AW: In one word, family. It is a huge priority for me as I want to help provide the best I possibly can for them, not only that but help make the places that we live better and improve their life experiences.

For more information about the latest developments at VAPAR, you can connect with Anthony on Linkedin here or reach out to us via our Contact page.

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Meet the latest addition to our team: Nathan Muggeridge!

Meet the latest addition to our team: Nathan Muggeridge!

Starting his career in water engineering, Nathan’s passion is to collaborate with different people and explore technologies to create change that leads to a positive outcome for all, which includes VAPAR’s customers. We are incredibly proud to have him join our team.

To share a little more about Nathan, we asked him to answer some questions that illuminate the personality behind the talent.

Tell us a bit about your background?

NM: At age 14, I knew I wanted to become a water engineer; I loved spending time in and around water (still do) and had a motivation to build things (still do). This led me to a 20-year career in the UK water section that has covered a multitude of roles and sectors; working for large consultancy to produce hydraulic simulation models, setting up my own consultancy business that delivered projects ranging from the development of a £100m investment plan for London’s sewers to establishing multi-million-pound sewer maintenance contract.

Other experience includes extending the life of a start-up by 3 years, initiating and implementing a multi-award winning behavioural change programme and product managing a number of software solutions. For the last 2 years, I have been working for National Highways, helping establish their Strategic Investment Planning capability, which saw the team grow from just me in Feb 2019 to over 100 people involved in creating the multi-billion pound renewals investment plan for 2025 to 2030.

How did you come to join VAPAR?

NM: I joined VAPAR as I wanted to help build something new again and do it using new technology. I’m motivated by using new technologies to drive changes that lead to positive outcomes, and this is ultimately the purpose of VAPAR. Furthermore, my previous experience has been based around infrastructure asset management. I wanted to expand this to include digital asset management, using data and new technologies to drive better investment decision making.

Where did your interest in Asset Management come from?

NM: Like so many people, I hate seeing waste and Asset Management provides a logical mechanism for minimising wastage. Plus, I like how the principle is transferable from sector to sector, and most sectors involve some form of gravity pipework.

What are your interests outside of work?

NM: Spending time with my family, road cycling, mountain biking in the winter, paddleboarding in the summer, walking the dog and sailing. Other interests include helping to coach a local swimming club for a couple of hours a week and listening to business or comedy podcasts.

What advice would will you give anybody for a better tomorrow?

NM: Be curious and comfortable with change. The world is always changing, and you should be changing to make it better.

For more information about the latest developments at VAPAR, you can connect with Nathan on Linkedin here or reach out to us via our Contact page.

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Meet the latest addition to our team: Manju Mani!

Meet the latest addition to our team: Manju Mani!

Starting her career in civil engineering, Manju’s passion for advocating simple solutions to global problems drew her to the field of marketing and eventually to VAPAR! We are proud to have her join our team.

To share a little more about Manju, we asked her to answer some questions that illuminate the personality behind the talent.

Tell us a bit about your background and how you came to join VAPAR?

MM: I hold my Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and MBA in Marketing. I have worked in sales for four years, which helped me learn a lot about consumer perspectives and expectations practically. I believe in honesty and integrity, which won me customers and results.  

Amanda and Michelle are my inspiration to join VAPAR. I love how these girls are slaying it in the tech/engineering industry! They are incredible role models for me, and I am sure I can learn a lot from them.

Where did your interest in Marketing come from?

MM: As a kid, advertisements always caught my attention. So being creative is very important to me as it helps me stand out from my peers and gives me the satisfaction of being different. Also, I am a people person, love to help people with solutions for their needs in both personal and professional life.  

What are your interests outside of work?

MM: I love to sing and rap. Oh yes! I can rap Eminem’s Rap God fast bit! 😀  

If you could go back and relive a moment in your life, what would it be? 

MM: Any day with my mom is good as gold.

What is that one piece of advice you will give anybody for a better tomorrow?

MM: Be appreciative of others. It is the easiest positive emotion.

For more information about the latest developments at VAPAR, you can connect with Manju on Linkedin here or reach out to us via our Contact page.