Chris Temple - The Water Chemist
Chris Temple - The Water ChemistManaging Director and Founder
Qualified NZCS Chemist Chris Temple founded Temple Water Technologies to provide rural New Zealand with the highest standard of scientifically engineered water treatment. At Temple Water, Chris continues to add to an extensive career in water filtration and treatment, with over 30 years of experience encompassing consulting, laboratory analysis, engineering and sales.

A graduate of the Auckland Technical Institute, Chris has worked throughout the Pacific region and has successfully completed projects in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and his country of birth, Fiji. His customers have come from a variety of sectors and have included government & community agencies, food & beverage manufacturers, horticulturalists and dairy farmers.

Chris’s multi-disciplinary abilities and purist approach to water treatment have seen him highly sought after both on a consulting and system manufacturing basis. For Chris, water treatment has been both a career and an obsession where his relentless investigation and ultimate resolution of each water situation is somewhat of a calling.

A member of the Water Quality Association since 2003, today Chris continues to oversee all aspects of Temple Water’s fully guaranteed treatment solutions including the analysis, design, assembly, testing and installation of each system.

Robyn Lonsdale
Robyn LonsdaleGeneral Manager
In her role as General Manager of the business, Robyn has gradually transformed the systems, processes and standards within the organisation to the highest levels. With a career background in banking and personal training through International Leadership Development, Robyn has brought her professional customer focused experience to the company and developed a culture of excellence and continuous improvement amongst the team.

Robyn applies her expertise across the whole business including Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales and Customer Service. Under Robyn’s guidance, Temple Water proudly achieved ISO 9001 status for Quality Management in 2016.

Robyn has also developed Temple Water’s Customer Relationship Management system to ensure the business continues to remain customer-oriented as it grows. This ‘Customer for Life’ approach has become a key advantage for the company, which now has accessible, up-to-date history and records on all Temple Water customers and their systems.

Thanks to Robyn, Temple Water customers have total assurance in the quality of their system, the standard of service received and the recorded history of how their water treatment solution is performing.

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Our Valuable Team Members

Leonard Nell
Leonard NellTechnical Sales Manager & Business Development
Leonard joined the Temple Water team with a wealth of experience in Consulting, Engineering and Research & Development across a variety of industrial sectors including a decade in Water Treatment Plant Design. He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Wits University of Technology in South Africa as well as Diplomas in Computer Science and Project Management.

At Temple Water, Leonard supports and guides our technical team as they design, manufacture and install our systems to the highest standard. He is also instrumental in growing the Temple Water customer base and is developing relationships across different sectors, each with their own specific water treatment solution requirements.

Passionate about water quality and design for the environment, Leonard has a strong track record of finding ways to mitigate the environmental impacts of industry and developing sustainable engineering solutions that are commercially viable.

Arran Mansell
Arran MansellTechnician
Arran’s role sees him applying his strong technical abilities across the manufacturing, assembly, installation and servicing of water treatment systems. Whether he’s in our workshop or out in the field, Arran’s high attention to detail ensures our systems perform to the highest standard. Outside of work you’ll find Arran and his son dropping fishing lines off the side of their kayaks.
DeWet Van Der Merwe (Van)
DeWet Van Der Merwe (Van)Field Engineer
DeWet, or Van as we call him, holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Waikato University and has a career background in agriculture and horticulture. Joining the team as a Field Engineer, Van is responsible for the scheduled servicing of Temple Water’s numerous treatments systems out in the field, making any required technical adjustments and ensuring maximum operational efficiency in the treatment process.

He also works alongside the team on the development and installation of new systems and gets satisfaction when seeing the positive transformation a Temple treatment solution has on a customer’s water quality.

With a strong technical understanding and proven chemistry knowledge, Van is right at home here at Temple Water where his skills and enquiring personality fit right in.

Aaron Murphy
Aaron MurphyProduction Technician
As our Production Technician, Aaron’s role is to assemble and test our water treatment systems componentry to exact specification. His attention to detail and quality control is present in everything he does. From managing our parts inventory to building the waterboards to packaging up a system for delivery (an artform in itself), Aaron is fastidious (his own words). Outside of work Aaron has a very active family life which includes soccer netball, gym and a lot of protein shakes.
Lyra Yap-Pajares
Lyra Yap-PajaresWater Treatment Engineer
Lyra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering (Philippines) as well as a Graduate Diploma in Water and Waste Engineering (Wellington). As a Water Treatment Engineer, she develops and documents the system requirements needed for our customers based upon thorough analysis work. Lyra also gets involved in our R&D and is currently working on some cutting edge technologies soon to be released. Away from the office, Lyra is searching for her next TV addiction now that Game of Thrones has come to an end!
Jason Zheng
Jason ZhengDesign Engineer
Jason graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (China) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (AUT) before joining the team here at Temple Water as a Design Engineer. In his role Jason creates the computer-generated drawings that our water treatment systems are built from and specifies all the required parts and materials. When he’s not at work you’ll find Jason shooting hoops on the basketball court or enjoying a long hike.
Muhaimin Badarisam
Muhaimin BadarisamDesign Engineer
Muhaimin (or Min as he likes to be known) joined the Temple Water team after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Malaysia) and Post Graduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (AUT). As a Design Engineer, Min is putting all of his learnings to good use, developing highly specified pipework and waterboard designs for our water treatment systems. Away from work Min likes to get creative with photography, graphic design, illustration and animation – he’s one clever cookie!
James Smith
James SmithMarketing Manager
As our Marketing Manager, James is responsible for all things ‘marketing’ at Temple Water. From developing our strategic marketing plan to creating our branding and website, James works closely with the rest of the management team to help grow the business. A father of two busy young boys, James can often be found sitting in a dark movie theatre by himself as he takes a breather!
Geoff Ward
Geoff WardTechnician
A registered electrical inspector with a degree in electrical engineering, Geoff services the Taranaki region and is involved in everything from installation to annual check ups and ongoing servicing of our systems. With a background in dairy farming, Geoff has a customer centric approach to everything he does. Outside of work, Geoff and his wife enjoy traveling abroad and meeting people from different cultures.
Ralph Taylor
Ralph TaylorTechnician
With a background as an electrician specializing in water pumps, Ralph handles installations and servicing of our water treatment systems throughout the Waikato and enjoys getting to know our customers during his annual check up visits. Outside of work Ralph collects Minis and currently has twelve in his collection including a 1963 classic. Ralph says the collection is currently on hold until he finds a bigger shed!
Coral Mayor
Coral MayorAccounts Clerk
Coral is our expert Accounts Clerk and brings over 30 years of book keeping experience to her role. With 17 years spent in Australia working for large Civil and Building firms, if there’s anything Coral doesn’t know about keeping records – it isn’t worth knowing! In her spare time, Coral enjoys her reading as well as visiting her daughter. Oh, and she hates having her photo taken!