Shawn’s career began with Stevenson Mining at the Kopako coal mine as a dump truck operator, working there for a number of years. Later he joined Stevenson Huntly Quarry in 2005 and built up his quarry experience under the tutelage of highly respected former Quarry Manager, Pat Wallbank, eventually gaining his A Grade Quarry Manager’s Certificate. Now as Huntly Quarry Manager, Shawn has a team of eight reporting to him. He is a member of IOQ NZ (Institute of Quarries) Waikato /Bay of Plenty branch.

Huntly Quarry is undergoing big growth in demand for its aggregate with the new Waikato expressway projects underway. Our new pugmill, or continuous mixing plant, is a valuable asset to us and to the contractors using its modified aggregates in roading construction. It’s a great opportunity for me. I just love my job.

Outside work Shawn regularly goes fishing with his father Ray in his boat, catching snapper and kingfish. He also scuba dives for crayfish.