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Decades of Glass Experience


Brent Dawson


We officially welcomed Brent Dawson our CEO, 18 months ago. Brent has years of experience in manufacturing, transport, and logistics operations. He likes to take a very practical, hands-on approach to the work he is involved in and is always looking to find better ways of doing things. The team here at Stake Glass look forward to working with Brent to make a real difference in the industry!

Tim Andrews

Sales Manager

Tim has 23 years of experience in the glass industry. With positions held in Sales, Processing, Estimating, and Project Management.
He has extensive knowledge of hardware & Frameless Glass applications in particular. He prides himself on getting the best solution and outcome for the customer.

Dylan Leys

Production Manager

Dylan has 21 years of experience within the cutting, edge working and CNC areas. Dylan is an expert CNC programmer/operator and also ran a high-volume edge work department, dealing with straight-line edging, mitering and beveling machinery. Dylan was in charge of process flows and production planning throughout the department.

John Townshend

Dispatch Manager

John has 34 years experience in the glass industry covering purchasing, selling, re-glazing and despatch – the last 15 within a high volume despatch department with 10 years as supervisor.
John is a very experienced driver and an expert in ensuring all glass is separated and available in full for glaziers.

Shane Coster

Engineering Manager

Prior to working in the glass industry, Shane was working within the building industry as an engineer with Carter Holt Harvey. Most of Shane’s 13 years in the Glass industry have been spent as an Engineering Manager & Maintenance Manager. Shane is also a qualified fitter and turner with experience in electrical diagnosis and repair.

Daniel Galt


Daniel’s 15 years of experience in the glass processing industry, specifically in the areas of cutting, furnace, and dispatch. Daniel adds to the team's experience in tempering all types of glass including technical glass. Daniel also brings experience in the building and logistics industries.

Dan Williams

Assistant Production Manager

Dan has 14 years of experience in glass processing in the areas of cutting and double glazing, with 2 years spent as a cutting supervisor with a large glass company. Dan has a vast knowledge of all glass types including technical glass and required handling techniques to ensure a quality product is produced.

Simon Johnsen

Quality Manager / Waterjet & CNC Programmer

Simon is one of New Zealand’s experts in CNC programming and operation with 20 years of experience in the glass industry and a tertiary qualification in process engineering and process flow. Simon also has experience in effects painting, specifically in edge banding.