Bruce started with the team in November 2017, bringing expertise in maintenance and servicing to lead the water cooler team. He has recently moved on to even cooler things and is now part of our team of Pump Technicians. Part of his new role includes inducting and training the new Water Cooler Technicians when they join the team.
An Armature Winder by trade, Bruce worked for 27 years with Durban City Council in the electrical department – first as an Electrician, working his way up to Foreman then Manager of the electrical workshop.
After leaving South Africa, he spent five years in Western Australia with Transfield Services, and three years ago, he moved to New Zealand to be closer to his daughter and her family, taking on contracts with North Power in Wellington and Transfield Services in Auckland.
“I’ve done such a variety of work, so basically this new job feels like it’s second nature,” says Bruce.
His wife Gaye is also part of the PASLR family, and she may well be the friendly voice on the end of the phone the next time you call the office.
Outside of work Bruce says he loves fishing, scuba diving and any beach related activities. He’s also a keen motorcycle rider so there’s no shortage of things to keep him busy in his spare time.
Water cooler tip from the field: Don’t leave your water coolers in the sun! If you have a bottle cooler, excessive exposure to sunlight in an office area can cause algae growth inside the bottle, which may not be visible to the eye.