Born and bred here in New Zealand, Vinnie was raised in Auckland his whole life, where he has completed ten years of delivering results within the Fire Protection Engineering industry.
Vinnie says that he was drawn to fire protection engineering right from the start of his career, as being involved in the safety of people and buildings appealed to him above everything else.
“Fire protection engineering is, fundamentally, life safety systems,” says Vinnie.
As Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Vinnie’s role manages a full scope of responsibilities which include designing engineering solutions, identifying and establishing compliance requirements, construction monitoring, infrastructure and budget planning and many more duties within commercial, industrial, residential and institutional buildings.
Vinnie has an extensive background within the fire protection industry, with experience as a fire systems inspector, fire protection engineer, a contracts background as a project manager, fire system designer, fire alarm technician, branch/contracts manager which provides him with a unique perspective and understanding of the industry as a whole and enables him to develop pragmatic solutions for a range of buildings and project requirements.
His willingness to learn, attitude to succeed along with his easygoing demeanour mean that Vinnie has settled well within the Origin Fire Team. Vinnie says that the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of people and professions, while creating pragmatic cost effective solutions for clients to meet performance and compliance goals is a part of his role that brings him much enjoyment.
When he isn’t leading and growing the fire protection engineering division at Origin, you can find Vinnie exploring NZ off the beaten track, making memories with his friends and family or trying his best to get the catch of the day while fishing!
“Being involved and making a difference in the safety of people and buildings is important to me, and my role at Origin Fire is intrinsically involved with that aspect.”