A Maurice Paykel Scholarship recipient, Shane first joined Fisher & Paykel as a graduate in 2001. He left in 2004 to gain overseas experience in the UK and returned to our NZ-based Product Development team a couple of years later. He’s had an exciting career since, involved in a variety of ground-breaking projects that led him to become Group Chief Engineer before taking up an exciting Vice President of Product role in Costa Mesa, California.
Today, Shane is General Manager of the DCS Outdoor product line based at our East Tamaki Head Office and is as excited as ever about what the future holds at F&P. From his humble beginnings as a model maker for fridge prototypes, Shane’s had the chance to immerse himself in industry-leading work in research and development. Every step of the way he has admired how strongly the spirit of innovation shines at Fisher & Paykel, with no idea a bad one.
Reflecting on his growth over the past 20 years, Shane says, “Fisher & Paykel is full of opportunity. I could never have predicted where my career has ended up going – it’s changed and grown so much, and I’ve had loads of learning along the way. There’s so much to do here, you just have to stay open and say ‘yes’.”