Our Team

Our Morrinsville based team are here to help.  Give us a call to discuss your requirements or drop by for a coffee.

Mark Odlum

Mark has worked within the business for 14 years, being involved in all aspects of the business.  Marks main duties are organising staff, liaising with the workshop, pricing projects, auditing our own sites and attending progress meets with clients and keeping them informed, although he still loves to locate for the drills from time to time.

Mark is a fully qualified Civil Trade Water Reticulation Serviceman and has also obtained a National Certificate in Civil Construction – Horizontal Directional Drilling.

Due to his very practical approach he goes to great lengths to support staff and to support them by means of training and offering practical solutions.  Mark does not ask any task of his staff, that he would not attempt or has not accomplished himself safely and without risk.

Jennie Odlum Bale 

Jennie is based in the main office in Morrinsville and is a very intricate part of the Fibre Network team. Jennie has a sound knowledge of Contractual law, budgets / reporting construction milestones as well as health & safety inducting all our team members achieving Site Safe gold and auditing our systems for WSMP.

Jennie is a qualified chartered accountant and ensures all tax and other compliance are completed.

Raewyn Odlum
Retired Director and Current Mentor 

Raewyn is based in Morrinsville and acts as support to both Mark and Jennie.

After 35 years in the business Raewyn has an all round knowledge base of the industry and uses  this knowledge to support and guide the business.

Daryl Trotter
Mechanic and Engineer

Daryl is based in Morrinsville and maintains our fleet of vehicles, as well as manufacturing inhouse built equipment as and when needed. Daryl ensures that the fleet is maintained to a very high standard, and enforces these standards to be maintained by field staff.

Daryl’s pragmatic approach, and often outside of the box thinking, ensures that the best solution is always put forward to the ever moving on-sight requirements.

Mark Dodgson
Project Foreman

Mark (Ram) has worked for Odlum Group for 10 years.  He has worked from the ground up learning an understanding of all facets of civil construction. He is proficient with all types of machinery, in particular the rock saw.

Ram builds and fits large pipe configurations using electro fusion and mechanical fittings. He has obtained qualifications in the following areas Civil Trade Water Reticulation Level 4 with strands in water, waste water and storm water, STMS, First Aid, Level 2 Gas Distribution, Truck mounted crane operations and a level 3 National certificate in Civil Construction Horizontal Directional Drilling works.

Ram is a strong leader and an even stronger trainer.  All new staff get put into Rams crew to start so that good habits are established, in particular in regards to Health and Safety, of which Ram is our company champion.

Marty Ellis
Project Foreman

Marty has been with Odlum Group for 8 years now. He came from a construction background, but was able to swiftly transition into our industry.

Marty is taking on a lot of our Grade Work competently and has recently completed a National Certificate in Civil Construction Horizontal Directional Drilling works – Locator and Gas Distribution.

Marty is a very well liked member of our management team with strong relationships with all staff.

Tim Smith
Project Foreman (Directional Drilling)

Tim has built an extensive knowledge of Directional Drilling over the past 10 years working in the Civil Construction industry.  Tim has been the operator of the only 2 x Vermeer D60 drills in New Zealand, one in the South Island and Odlum Group’s machine.
Whilst Tim’s field of expertise lies with the Directional Drill, his real strength lies with his quiet patience and outstanding work ethic making him an extremely effective Foreman and Leader.
Tim is rounding out his practical knowledge by completing his Trade Certificate in Utilities Maintenance level 4, with strands in Water, Waste and Storm Water.

Manny Singh
Lead Welder

Manny has completed his certificate in PE and Electro fusion welding which covered both theory and practice.  Manny is now Odlum Group’s main welding operator and is now training other staff in this area. Odlum Group takes extreme pride in stating that Manny has never had a test weld fail.  This is a testament to his quality of workmanship.

Although Manny is our main welder, he is also a valued member of our team who is adaptable enough to fill any roll from water reticulation through to operating a hydro-excavation truck.  Manny is rounding out his qualification by completing his Trade Certificate in Utilities Maintenance level 4, with strands in Water, Waste and Storm Water.