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Grant McIntosh
Grant McIntoshC.E.O.
Grant joined his father, Ken in the family business in 1982 as Production Manager, coming from a background in commercial construction, quantity surveying and project management. He worked with his father, Ken until Ken handed over the reins to him in 1999.  At this time Grant moved into the role of Managing Director and took on the responsibility for McIntosh Timber Laminates Ltd.

When McIntosh Timber merged in 2012 & became TimberLab Solutions Ltd, Grant took on the role of C.E.O. & continues to move the Co forward in this role.

Grant is committed to ensuring TimberLab manufactures high quality structural engineered timber products by utilising technology and innovative, quality systems to build a trusted and continuing partnership with our clients, suppliers and staff so they are confident and proud to be working with TimberLab.

Owen Griffiths
Owen GriffithsSales and Marketing Director
Owen joined McIntosh in 1969 and has been involved for over 40 years in the development and manufacture of structural timber solutions.  Specialising in laminated timber, he has been involved in expanding the international awareness of NZ Glulam’s potential as a prime structural design option for The Company.  He has been instrumental in introducing NZ Glulam structures to a number of overseas markets that have previously been dominated by steel and concrete. These include a large number of distinctive timber structures in Australia, Asia and The Middle East.

Owen is an active member of Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association, Woodco and New Zealand Timber Design Society. He has presented various papers and spoken at a number of international seminars on timber design.

Darren Stead
Darren SteadGeneral Manager
Darren has been with TimberLab since 2010; originally as Operations Manager for Timberbond Industries prior to the merger with McIntosh Timber Laminates. He has worked within the timber industry for over 30 years in a variety of roles; predominantly in production and operations management in Timber Engineering. His role as GM is to ensure TimberLab remains at the forefront of engineered timber structures, by delivering second-to- none customer service and quality, through our programme of continuous improvement – Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
Andrew Hewitt
Andrew HewittProjects Manager
Andrew brings to TimberLab significant industry experience in project management and quantity surveying as well as systems management. Having dealt with large construction projects in Australia, Andrew offers our customers a practical depth of knowledge and competence. His thorough analysis of projects and their needs along with careful attention to detail, helps to ensure smooth progress in satisfying our customers’ expectations.
Sam Leslie
Sam LeslieTechnical Sales Manager
TimberLab welcomed Sam to the team in April 2018. Extending the boundaries for engineered timber solutions is an ongoing passion for TimberLab & Sam’s wealth of skills & experience will assist us on our journey to being New Zealand’s finest provider of engineered timber solutions.
Sam has spent the last 5 years helping to develop and educate the mass timber market in New Zealand. He was the Engineering and Innovation Manager at XLam NZ Ltd; Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing plant in Australasia. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (1st class Hons) and Master of Engineering Management degrees from the University of Canterbury.
Sam’s passion is to see digital technology enhance engineered timber’s ability to expand horizons for the provision of detail designed, prefabricated construction packages.
Rommel de Jesus
Rommel de Jesus3D CAD/CAM Senior Draftsperson
Rommel joined the Company in 2011, bringing with him significant expertise in this specialist field of CAD/CAM drawing that greatly enhances our ability to provide our clients with solutions.

Rommel’s attention to detail is second to none. Concept design can also be brought to life with his ArchiCAD skills. With TimberLab now leading the market in CNC fabrication, Rommel has embraced and excelled in this monumental change to the company and his role.

Francine Rao
Francine Rao3D CAD/CAM Draftsperson
Started at TimberLab as a Trainee Draughtsperson early 2017 and is now excelling in this role, providing additional capacity in producing approval documents and manufacturing information for our CNC processing.
Laura Sos Martinez
Laura Sos MartinezQuantity Surveyor / Estimator
Laura joined the office staff in 2017 as our new Quantity Surveyor / Estimator. Laura, as well as having experience within the New Zealand market, has international experience acquired in her native Spain. She’s competently assisting with the ever-growing demands due to our additional work.
Manu Abraham
Manu AbrahamProjects Administrator
Manu joined the TimberLab team in March 2019 to assist in managing our projects; to ensure they flow smoothly from the quote stage, through CAD drafting into production & out at the delivery stage.

Manu’s background is in Engineering & Project Management. He possesses Bachelor of Engineering & Graduate Diploma in Project management and brings great attention to detail, with a calm & focused attitude

Lindsay Chapman
Lindsay ChapmanFinance Officer
Lindsay, when not crunching numbers is organising the despatch for all NZ wide jobs.
Dale Dobson
Dale DobsonOffice Administrator
Dale has organised the office at TimberLab for 15 years, also looking after shipping for exports and payroll, along with other project work.
Eti Sopoaga
Eti SopoagaManufacturing Plant Manager
TimberLab welcomed Eti to the team in March 2019. Eti brought with him a wealth of knowledge in Production Management & excellent leadership skills.
His experience with Lean Manufacturing and robust management style will aid in his role in managing production & to maintain TimberLab’s position as the leading Glulam manufacturer in Australasia.
Daryl Saunders
Daryl SaundersFinishing / CNC Section Supervisor
Daryl came to TimberLab after arriving from the United Kingdom in April 2018 with plenty of carpentry and joinery skills. While at TimberLab, he has become our lead CNC programmer and operator. He was promoted to this supervisory role in July 2019, where his focus is ensuring our quality standards are maintained and developing our CNC capabilities.
Shivanand (Shiv) Padayachi
Shivanand (Shiv) PadayachiOperations Team Leader
Since coming to NZ from Fiji, where he was a schoolteacher, Shiv has gained extensive experience in manufacturing operations in the steel processing industry. At TimberLab since November 2019, he is assisting our Manufacturing Plant Manager with planning and driving factory efficiencies.
The TimberLab Team
The TimberLab TeamFactory Team
With a hard-working team of around 25, TimberLab Solutions Ltd has a large pool of experienced, qualified and talented employees in the factory who make up the team dedicated to providing the type of quality products our customers require. Our staff act with integrity and honesty; our clients know they can have confidence in TimberLab and its products.