AWS Group is an acronym for Air, Water and Surface, areas where the group delivers specialised sanitation technologies, solutions and advice for high-risk hygiene control areas.
Collaborative Consulting and Top-notch Service.AWS Group works with all types of industries and businesses to tailor safer, better performing solutions that do not rely on toxic chemistry. These bespoke solutions are backed by totally reliable service, making us the ‘go to guys’ for a complete cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solution.
Product InnovationWith a strong focus on product innovation through the applied use of new and emerging technologies, AWS Group aims to offer a unique and sustainable point of difference with every product manufactured and distributed.
International DistributionServicing Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, AWS Group has a comprehensive distribution network to ensure products and services are available to meet market demand.
Meet some of our team
Group General ManagerRichard Hanna
Group General ManagerWhen you surround yourself with great people, the commute to work is an easy one!As Group General Manager there’s never a dull moment, whether the day consists of solving complex issues for our clients or making sure we are ahead of the game in terms of products and service, there’s always something interesting happening. I really enjoy being client facing as much as possible. Our business is about client relationships as much as it is about industry leading products. My goal is a productive day, every day. But when it’s done, I have a fantastic wife and two daughters to go home to. On days off, I enjoy spending time with family in the great outdoors and being a keen fisherman, I like to get out on the water as much as the weather allows. I’m a great believer in getting work/life balance right, and it’s something I try to encourage for everyone who works at AWS Group.
Key Account and Business Development ManagerMarvin Smith
Key Account and Business Development ManagerAWS Group is about the business, it’s employees and customers succeeding, together.My role is to look after our existing clients and their needs, as well as new business. I’m also involved with developing our product and equipment ranges, especially for the food and beverage industry. AWS is a family business, that makes for a good workplace because the people at the top really care and that filters down. I’m naturally a calm person, and I think this helps when the pressure is on. We’re a good team, and we solve things together, taking the time to get it right. I have a lot of interests outside of work, which I can pursue more now I am an empty nester. I’m a musician, playing a variety of instruments, I have a black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu and once won the NZ Championship! On a more relaxed level, I love fishing on my boat, and travelling.
Process and Manufacturing ManagerBasim Taher
Process and Manufacturing ManagerI’ve been passionate about science, ever since I was a kid and now, I spend my days researching and formulating products, which I really enjoy.
I was brought up in Baghdad, where I studied chemical engineering before emigrating to New Zealand. When I came to Auckland, I continued my studies, and I now have a master’s degree in chemical engineering. It’s great to be able to use my knowledge and skills in a company that values innovation, professionalism and working as a team.
AWS Group has a diverse, talented, and friendly team. I really value the relationships, not only with my colleagues but also our suppliers and customers.
My responsibilities range from ensuring all our manufactured products meet strict quality standards, to R&D and formulation of innovation. That’s something we’re very strong on here at AWS Group, it’s definitely part of why I enjoy my job.
Away from work, I like my sport, particularly soccer, which I still play. Plus, I’m a bit of a handy man so working round the house in the weekends always keeps me busy.
Office Admin & Customer ServiceMelanie Gilbert
Office Admin & Customer ServiceProviding the best customer service to our ability, is key to me.My role is varied, which I really enjoy. I’m responsible for customer service, accounts, purchasing, inventory and logistics, so there’s plenty to keep me busy. We have a great team here, we’re very service-oriented people, and that makes it easy to get things done. Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with family, catching up with friends and going to the gym or the beach. I have a great family, I’m very lucky and enjoy spending time at home with them.