Instructors

Training Course Instructors

Rick Lunn I am from the UK and have been in NZ since 1996. At present I am the Manager of Modern Apprenticeships at the Regent Training Centre Ltd in Whangarei. I am also an advanced Trade Collision Repair Technician, a MITO Registered Assessor and the World Skills NZ National Skill Expert for Autobody Repair. I am married with two Kiwi boys, and my interests include new vehicle technology, teaching, soccer and building things!!

Robert Renwick The Collision Repair Industry has been my passion since commencing an apprenticeship in the early 1960’s in Hamilton. I later owned and operated a collision repair facility in Hamilton and still reside in the same city. Through my heavy involvement over the past years with the CRA and MITO, I am fortunate to have visited many repair facilities throughout NZ, this has enabled me to get a first hand insight of the training needs required for both apprentice and senior personnel. In 1987 I was one of the inaugural team who trained at I-CAR USA and since then always played an active role with I-CAR NZ, first as a volunteer then NZ manager and currently as technical research advisor developing courses for new vehicle model specific I-CAR NZ programmes.

Andy Trumper I have been in the Collision Repair industry since I left school in the late 80s. I started my apprenticeship in North Canterbury and moved to Christchurch after 3 years to complete my final year. I was successful in gaining my A Grade and Trade Certificate in Panelbeating and Trade Certificate in Automotive Refinishing. After being involved in a Motorbike accident I changed my career path in 1999 and joined the education sector, 7 years at the Southern Institute of Technology in Christchurch and then 8 years at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. I have also completed my Adult Teaching Certificate and am now working towards my Diploma in adult teaching.

I am now the South Island Territory Manager for ABE (Auto Body Equipment Ltd).

My spare time is spent with my 2 children or out on my Mountain bike enjoying this countries wonderful trails. Working with I-CAR NZ would have to be one of the highlights of my continuing career, I look forward to learning about new and exciting technology and having the opportunity to pass that experience on to others.

Richie Brady I am a panelbeater by trade and completed my time with Gary Hyde Panelbeaters in Takanini. I spent 13 years as a lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology teaching in the vehicle trades, predominantly panelbeating and welding. Throughout this time I had close contact with the collision repair industry. I am an I-CAR NZ structural weld instructor, this is a role I enjoy as it is a great opportunity to keep in touch with others and advances in the industry. My leisure time is divided between family, fishing and the garden.

Wayne Houghton Based in Christchurch I am currently working as an industry consultant managing the Axalta Coating Systems ‘Axalta Services’ programme for New Zealand and working with Standox, Cromax and Spies Hecker end users.  I started out in a small suburban panelshop as an apprentice panelbeater in the early 80’s and went on to owning that business 7 years later. I have been heavily involved with the CRA for many years from a branch level to the position as National Chairman.Throughout this time and after 28 years as a business owner I have seen many changes in vehicle technology and understand the difficulties in keeping pace with the rapid changes in repair requirements. I am passionate about industry education and enjoy working with businesses and individuals in their drive for continual improvement.  I am currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for I-CAR New Zealand.

I enjoy keeping fit and I’m a mad keen mountain biker and road cyclist with any spare time spent out on the local trails or on the bumpy Christchurch roads.  I also enjoy playing golf and riding my horse.

Marty Lane Canterbury born and raised and happily parochial, my time as an I-CAR instructor has been an ongoing character building experience that has enabled me to see so much of regional New Zealand. I have been involved in the auto body industry for more than 38 years as an auto body technician and have previously been a panel shop owner, shop manager, part time and full time tutor with both CPIT and SIT institutes and a motor assessor for two insurers. I have also had the honour to have been engaged in the writing of a unit standard in the MITO A-Tech programme several years ago. My wife and I returned to New Zealand earlier this year from a 12 month career challenge in Melbourne, where I was engaged as a technical specialist with a multi-national claim services and loss adjusters company. Based on the experiences and industry expertise gained, we have created a small business enterprise that specialises in on-job apprenticeship and staff training, estimating and technical reporting.
My pastimes/ hobbies / interests include motorcycling racing, cycling, tennis and the design and fabrication of components in composites, metals and fibreglass. Between us, we have four grown up children and an ongoing desire to see as much of the world as possible.

I am extremely pleased to be able to continue my involvement with I-CAR and stay aboard the roller coaster ride that epitomises the industry today and into the future.

Walter Zuber After being in business for 29 years and employing 10 staff, I opted for a quieter lifestyle and sold our business in 2006. I am also Membership Liaison Officer for the CRA so the two jobs seem to suit my present lifestyle. I enjoy travelling around the country meeting fellow colleagues and hopefully sharing some of my knowledge and expertise in the welding field.When I am not working, I enjoy spending time on my boat fishing or relaxing at our bach in Whitianga. I am also an avid rugby supporter, in particular following the Waikato and Chiefs teams. I was also fortunate enough to travel to Europe in 2007 and go to some of the World Cup games.

 

Welding Administrators

 

Allan Arnold I have worked in the collision repair industry since leaving school in 1964. In 2003 I closed my Titahi Bay Panel and Paint shop after 30 years of business. During that time I was an active executive member of the Wellington branch of the CRA. With a special and continuing interest in industry training.As well as supervising I-CAR welding tests, I keep myself busy with short term panelshop management. When there is spare time I enjoy fishing in Cook Strait, spending time at the family rural block in the Wairarapa and just enjoying time with my wife and family.

Richie Brady I am a panelbeater by trade and completed my time with Gary Hyde Panelbeaters in Takanini. I spent 13 years as a lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology teaching in the vehicle trades, predominantly panelbeating and welding. Throughout this time I had close contact with the collision repair industry. I am an I-CAR NZ structural weld instructor, this is a role I enjoy as it is a great opportunity to keep in touch with others and advances in the industry. My leisure time is divided between family, fishing and the garden.

Rick Lunn I am from the UK and have been in NZ since 1996. At present I am the Manager of Modern Apprenticeships at the Regent Training Centre Ltd in Whangarei.I am also an advanced Trade Collision Repair Technician, a MITO Registered Assessor and the World Skills NZ National Skill Expert for Autobody Repair.I am married with two Kiwi boys, and my interests include new vehicle technology, teaching, soccer and building things!!

Walter Zuber After being in business for 29 years and employing 10 staff, I opted for a quieter lifestyle and sold our business in 2006. I am also Membership Liaison Officer for the CRA so the two jobs seem to suit my present lifestyle. I enjoy travelling around the country meeting fellow colleagues and hopefully sharing some of my knowledge and expertise in the welding field.When I am not working, I enjoy spending time on my boat fishing or relaxing at our bach in Whitianga. I am also an avid rugby supporter, in particular following the Waikato and Chiefs teams. I was also fortunate enough to travel to Europe in 2007 and go to some of the World Cup games.

Warren Burns I have been in the Panel Industry for forty years plus, and been in my own business for the past twenty two years. I have also served as a Rugby referee actively for thirty years. I enjoy the great outdoors, rugby, fishing, hunting, boating and diving.

Andy Trumper I have been in the Collision Repair industry since I left school in the late 80s. I started my apprenticeship in North Canterbury and moved to Christchurch after 3 years to complete my final year.I was successful in gaining my A Grade and Trade Certificate in Panelbeating and Trade Certificate in Automotive Refinishing. After being involved in a Motorbike accident I changed my career path in 1999 and joined the education sector, 7 years at the Southern Institute of Technology in Christchurch and then 8 years at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. I have also completed my Adult Teaching Certificate and am now working towards my Diploma in adult teaching.

I am now the South Island Territory Manager for ABE (Auto Body Equipment Ltd).

My spare time is spent with my 2 children or out on my Mountain bike enjoying this countries wonderful trails. Working with I-CAR NZ would have to be one of the highlights of my continuing career, I look forward to learning about new and exciting technology and having the opportunity to pass that experience on to others.

Marty Lane Canterbury born and raised and happily parochial, my time as an I-CAR instructor has been an ongoing character building experience that has enabled me to see so much of regional New Zealand. I have been involved in the auto body industry for more than 38 years as an auto body technician and have previously been a panel shop owner, shop manager, part time and full time tutor with both CPIT and SIT institutes and a motor assessor for two insurers. I have also had the honour to have been engaged in the writing of a unit standard in the MITO A-Tech programme several years ago. My wife and I returned to New Zealand earlier this year from a 12 month career challenge in Melbourne, where I was engaged as a technical specialist with a multi-national claim services and loss adjusters company. Based on the experiences and industry expertise gained, we have created a small business enterprise that specialises in on-job apprenticeship and staff training, estimating and technical reporting.
My pastimes/ hobbies / interests include motorcycling racing, cycling, tennis and the design and fabrication of components in composites, metals and fibreglass. Between us, we have four grown up children and an ongoing desire to see as much of the world as possible.

I am extremely pleased to be able to continue my involvement with I-CAR and stay aboard the roller coaster ride that epitomises the industry today and into the future.