VAPAR

What is VAPAR?

VAPAR is a cloud platform that automates condition assessment directly from pipe CCTV footage. VAPAR users enjoy superior accuracy in the tracking of maintenance and repair requirements for this infrastructure in addition to significant savings in associated labour costs.

Mission

Delivering the right technology to eliminate repetitive manual tasks in infrastructure management.

We partner with our customers on their biggest challenges and use the latest technology to provide compelling solutions.

History

VAPAR was founded in January 2018 by two Australian engineers on a mission to automate manual tasks in asset management.

Today, the VAPAR platform processes over two hundred thousand metres of wastewater infrastructure for dozens of clients across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Since its establishment, VAPAR has received over $1.2 million in funding from the Australian Government, NSW Government, and some of Australia’s most ambitious investors.

Our team

CEO and Co-founder

Amanda Siqueira

As a civil engineering intern, Amanda used to manually review CCTV pipe inspection videos for 8 hours a day for Sydney Water in Australia. Since then, she has worked in design, construction and remediation of drainage and sewer pipes in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Together with Michelle, she started VAPAR with a vision to bring emerging technology into the Asset Management space and revolutionise the way infrastructure is tracked, repaired and maintained. Amanda leads the operations, sales and business administration for VAPAR.

CTO and Co-founder

Michelle Aguilar

Michelle is a co-founder of VAPAR and has been the technical lead for the company since its inception. Over this time, Michelle’s role has transformed from being the sole developer and administrator for VAPAR software, to managing a team of software developers and data scientists, making customer focused decisions for the technical roadmap of VAPAR’s products.

Her career background spans multiple industries including wastewater, process automation, writing specifications and deploying user-tested code to production for Australia’s largest bank. Michelle leads product development and technical implementation of VAPAR’s vision.

Business Development Manager (ANZ)

Mark Lee

Mark has spent more than a decade as an engineer managing the asset lifecycle of pipes. He’s been involved in design and construction through to condition assessment and decommissioning, including all that occurs between. 

He made the move from a public utility to VAPAR after seeing the industry’s need for improved modern solutions to pipe condition assessment and the associated management of data. Mark understands our customer’s requirements and is passionate about bringing efficient solutions to them.

Business Development Manager (UK & EU)

Nathan Muggeridge

Nathan’s 20 year career in the UK water sector has covered a multitude of roles and sectors; working for large consultancy to produce hydraulic simulation models, previously working in a sewer start-up, and most recently in public sector asset management where he developed a 5 year £6 billion investment case and grew a team from 5 to 60+ people. Specific to the wastewater space, he has also lead the delivery of projects ranging from the development of a £100m investment plan for London’s sewers to a establishing £5m/year sewer maintenance contract. 

Nathan leads the UK and European growth of VAPAR’s success and is passionate about creating value for clients and the water industry globally.

Product Manager

Joe Bramwell-Smith

Joe’s career has included development and product roles across large media, publishing and tech companies. He spent a large part of his career at start-ups working on e-learning, social media and e-commerce. Joe also has a degree in Mining Engineering.

As a product manager at VAPAR, Joe defines the strategy, standards and process that makes it possible to make the right decisions about why and what to build.

Technical Lead

Simon scheepers

Simon has over 19 years technical experience across multiple industries, from starts-ups through to large mining corporations.

As VAPAR’s Technical Lead, Simon is dedicated to ensuring VAPAR delivers world class VAPAR solutions to its customers as well as leading and mentoring the development team.

Customer Success Manager (ANZ)

Anthony Woodhouse

Anthony has ten years of experience in the water utility industry. He worked as an Asset Database/Condition Assessment Technical Officer. He then progressed into the Asset Condition and Performance Officer role, taking on condition assessment programs and setting inspection priorities and repair recommendations.

With his rich experience in the water industry and great people skills, Anthony is keen to help VAPAR’s clients achieve maximum efficiency in the asset management space. 

Customer Success Manager (UK & EU)

MEGAN CLARKSON

After completing her Bachelor of Science degree, Megan went on to work in various industries, always searching for opportunities and new experiences that have encouraged the development of her strengths and skills. 

Her passion for connecting with others has driven her career, now to VAPAR, in the hopes to refine their customers’ journey and set them up for success in their asset management and partnership with VAPAR. 

Software Engineer

Paul cooper

Paul has a decade of experience in the Software Development industry. His previous roles include work on a server engine for a platform that hosts over 7 million monthly active users as well as with a Berlin start-up team that builds machine learning-powered, digital ads optimisation systems for both search and e-commerce platforms.

A die-hard technologist, he is focused and obsessed with delivering high-quality, reliable and performant code for the VAPAR platform.

Customer Success Analyst

Declan Smit

Declan completed a Business and Management degree at The University of Portsmouth. After this experience he started working in the water industry in the non-Household sector of South West Water consistently improving their position in the wholesaler league table. He sought a new challenge as a Customer Success Analyst at VAPAR to test his skills in a higher-paced environment.

At VAPAR, he has uses his data analytics background to create interactive Power BI dashboards and gather insight from users on the platform to improve the customer experience.

Marketing Coordinator

Manju Mani

Manju holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Marketing. She has work experience in Marketing, Sales and Customer Relationship Management. She is very passionate about people and loves to bring the best solution for her clients.
Manju has worked on projects that have brought brand visibility, significant improvement in the market share and customer retention.

She believes VAPAR’s culture and futuristic approach can be a perfect place for her to showcase her marketing skills. 

Finance and Risk Advisor

Aine leonard

Aine is an experienced financial professional who has facilitated growth in a number of high growth international businesses through her career.  By bringing together chartered accountancy and her experience in corporate governance, Aine supports the VAPAR team to help deliver on their corporate strategy by working through end-to-end financial, operational and risk management, and overseeing VAPAR’s strategy and business plans.

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