Chief Technology Officer
Synergy Positioning Systems’ technical manager Louie Schutte has recently stepped into a new frontline role within the company, focusing on the rapidly growing 3D GPS machine control market as National Machine Control Manager.
A familiar face to many within Synergy’s diverse client base, Louie has been selling, training, installing and supporting machine control customers since 2007. During recent years he has specialised in machine control sales, which has ultimately culminated in his new role.
With the rapid evolution of machine control technology – both in terms of the technical capabilities of the software itself, as well as its growing industry adoption within New Zealand – Louie is excited about the opportunities the new role brings.
“In this new role I will continue to design and roll-out machine control systems for heavy equipment used in the construction industry,” he says.
“Topcon is a world renowned positioning company developing ground-breaking, exciting technological advances in this space.
“A prime example of Topcon’s exceptional R&D efforts is its recently released “mast-less” dozer system, called 3DMC-MAX. This system uses two inertial sensors, enabling the dozer to run at full speed and up to four times faster than any other dozer system, yet still maintain a consistent, almost mirror-like finish with no GPS mast on the blade.”
Louie says he will be looking to bring his in-depth knowledge and experience in sales, sensor technology – including GNSS, hydraulics, electronic control systems, optical control systems and Topcon Magnet back room software solutions – to both new and existing clients.
Over the last decade Louie has helped develop and implement many positioning solutions for customers across New Zealand and Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Synergy Groups Finance Manager, Scott Robertson.
Scott Robertson, Synergy Groups Finance Manager, joined the team at its Albany, New Zealand headquarters early in 2016, following nine years working with a large scale wholesale food manufacturer and exporter. Scott has also previously logged time working within finance operations in the United Kingdom, along with six years spent working for an auditor agency.
“I’m really enjoying involved in the wider automation industry through Synergy Group,” he says.
“There are a lot of significant players that Synergy supplies solutions to, so it is a very fast-paced environment which is great.”
“It’s all about finding out what you need to report on and ensuring that reporting is carried out correctly; we want to make sure the process is as streamlined as possible for our many clients around the country.”
When not in the office, Scott likes to take to the golf course. Having played in several tournaments in the past, Scott says the sport is a passion he has developed over many years.
Machine Control Product Manager
Jamie joined the Synergy team in April 2018 bringing with him over six years of Topcon experience. Starting out as a Machine control technician in 2011, Jamie has a nuts and bolts understanding of how machine & survey systems work and knowledge of what is required on the job site.
Having been exposed to major projects across New Zealand and Australia and recently to survey technology such as RPAS (drones), 3D scanning and general survey practices Jamie has a wealth of real-world knowledge that he is able to draw on when consulting and advising.
With a customer-focused approach, Jamie believes in working with clients to build and develop their businesses by supplying and implementing the right survey and machine control technology to suit the application and business needs.
Machine Control and Construction Sales
Joined Synergy in November 2012 after having worked as a camera technician in the New Zealand film industry for more than 17 years. Over that period developing a strong knowledge of optics for lenses and cameras.
New to the industry and having completed machine automation factory training, Bryce brings enthusiasm and passion and a lot of good humour to the Synergy Team and its clients.
Survey Data management for the large scale Brisbane, Australia CR2SM project with experience in site survey in a roadworks environment robotic total station and GPS survey technologies. Design drafting specializing in 3D Model Design, fabrication drawings, installation drawings, team management, customer liaison and relationship building.
Operations manager at Synergy PaveSmart LLP based in Brisbane, Australia with a BSc in Design Technology from the Sandon School in Chelmsford GB. Extensive Civil Engineering experience in road surveying and road construction.
Synergy Group’s senior technician with more than twenty years of experience in precision optical repair for field surveying instruments. With skills in high accuracy GPS repairs and maintenance, LIDAR scanning and electronic board replacement, diagnostics, design development and repair.
Synergy PaveSmart administration with a background in regional aeronautical operations and large scale logistics in Australia.
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