Our Team

The Technicool team consists of our 2 Auckland Directors, a Business Manager, a Technical Manager, a Project Manager, 4 experienced Refrigeration & Air Conditioning engineers, 2 apprentices, and 2 office staff.

Mike Snare

Technical Manager

Originally from South Africa, Mike joined Technicool in 2018. Mike is a qualified Refrigeration Engineer and brings over 20 years experience of Air-conditioning & Refrigeration skills to our company.  Mike is an extremely knowledgeable Refrigeration specialist and his training of the younger members of our team is invaluable.  Adept at testing and inspecting systems to isolate faults and implement repairs plans are first class.  He is always striving and achieving excellence.

Des Meyfarth

Project Manager

Des is a qualified Refrigeration Engineer with 24 years experience.  He has extensive knowledge and experience in Natural refrigerants & systems and has experienced the impact and opportunities these systems have in the HVAC&R Industry.

Des strengths are to build great relationships and support clients with all their queries and requirements by providing innovative solutions, advice and professional services to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.  He is very well respected within the industry and within our Technicool team.


Brian Gill

Senior Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineer

Brian is a qualified Refrigeration Engineer and  joined Technicool in 2014. He did his apprenticeship in Australia and worked in supermarket refrigeration for 12 years before returning home to New Zealand.  Brian has a wealth of refrigeration knowledge and is a valued member of the staff.

Leon Hamann

Senior Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineer

Leon is a qualified Refrigeration Engineer.  He is originally from South Africa, and joined Technicool in 2019. Leon brings over 30 years experience of Air-conditioning & Refrigeration skills to our company.  Leon strengths are in the area of Air Conditioning, but is extremely knowledgeable with refrigeration too.  He is a great team leader and he prides himself on his customer service.

Joshua Melchers

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineer

Joshua joined Technicool in May 2021.  Joshua has come to Technicool Refrigeration from Auckland, where he worked on a variety of refrigeration and air conditioning projects across the city.  Prior to changing careers, Joshua was an Aeronautical Engineer in the Royal NZ Air Force for 6 years.  He is a great asset to Technicool and he is keen to further advance his skills under the guidance of the great Leadership/Management team we have here at Technicool.

Jason McCormack

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprentice -3rd Year

Jason joined Technicool in January 2020.  He has nearly completed his apprenticeship.  He is a great asset to Technicool and he is keen to further advance his skills once he is out of his apprenticeship with the guidance of great leadership from the senior members of our team.

Alex O'Dwyer

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprentice - 1st Year

Alex joined Technicool in early 2020.  He has completed the first year of his apprenticeship to an excellent standard and is already proving a hard working and a meticulous employee.  He is keen to learn and has already started his 2nd year studies.  Alex has a passion for surfing and enjoys getting out on the waves whenever possible.  He is a great member of the Technicool family.

Gerraad Coetzee

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprentice - 1st Year

Gerraad moved to New Zealand from South Africa in early 2020 and joined Technicool in the same year.  He is due to start an apprenticeship soon.  Gerraad is an extremely hard working employee and is enjoying the fantastic camaraderie we have here at Technicool.

Robyn Taylor

Office Manager

Originally from Wellington, Robyn started her career in Administration in Government. After 10 years, Robyn left work to start her family. Relocating to Tauranga for her husband’s job. Robyn returned to full time employment in Administration with a local Accountancy firm, however needed a greater challenge, joined Technicool Refrigeration to further her career and has been with Technicool now for over two years and loving the passionate and dedicated people she works with.

Shannon Ashton

Administrator / Support Role - Part time

Shannon has extensive knowledge in Administration and prides herself on her fantastic customer service.  Starting with Technicool in mid 2020, she brings with her a wealth of experience from working overseas and here in New Zealand.  Shannon has experience in banking, retail and administration.  Recently completing a Diploma in Photography, Graphic Design and Interior Design and Decoration, she brings with her an astounding array of skills that are proving invaluable within our Organisation.