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

Kyra Lennon
Kyra LennonWater Treatment Technical Sales Engineer
As our Water Treatment Technical Sales Engineer, Kyra is responsible for developing the tailored system proposals for our customers based on their specific water needs and test results. Kyra holds a Bachelor’s of Science (University of Auckland) and her career has included roles in Industrial Water Treatment both in New Zealand and Australia and at Hill Laboratories, which had a strong client management focus.

Kyra says she really enjoys being out in the field meeting people and doing hands-on work, plus the problem-solving aspect of her role means no two days are ever the same. When she’s not at work you might catch her snowboarding down the side of Ruapehu or at the local SPCA looking for her next foster dog.

Umesh Kumar
Umesh KumarMechanical & Project Engineer
Umesh is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (USA). He holds a Bachelors of Engineering Technology – Mechanical (Auckland), a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Auckland) and an Advanced Diploma in Die & Mold Making (India). Along with his qualifications, Umesh brings 10 years of relevant experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in the fields of Water Treatment, Dairy and the Oil & Gas industry.

Here at Temple Water, Umesh’s role as Mechanical & Project Engineer is to ensure that all of our projects are delivered on-time, within scope and to the highest standard. With so many components and phases of development that go into each Temple Water Treatment System, Umesh stays with the project from beginning to end, systemizing and scheduling it piece by piece all the way through to installation. Away from work, Umesh enjoys taking long hikes where he’s completely immersed in nature and once walked up the side of Mt Taranaki at 2am to reach the summit just in time for sunrise. Great scheduling Umesh!

Sam Marshall
Sam MarshallOffice Sole Charge
When you phone us at Temple Water the chances are you’ll be greeted with the friendly voice of our Office Sole Charge, Sam. As well as handling general enquiries, Sam’s role encompasses a wide variety of administrative support including accounts payable & receivables, stock management & ordering, couriers and payroll. With a background in finance and holding a Diploma in Accounting and Certificate in Bookkeeping; with Sam on the case we know our accounts are always in great shape. Additionally, she’s often lending a hand in the manufacturing centre and has taken charge of mixing up the super media for use in our water treatment systems. In her spare time, Sam enjoys making diamond dot art, where she painstakingly adds coloured dots to a patterned fabric to create amazing works of art. One of her recent pieces contained 9,000 dots and took 16 hours to make, proving the old adage “good things take time”.
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.
Bruce Nyasha
Bruce NyashaField Engineer
As our Field Engineer, Bruce is responsible for the installation and servicing of our Water Treatment systems on site, ensuring every system is operating optimally, has good quality media and is maintained on a regular basis.

Prior to joining Temple Water, Bruce held a role specialising in servicing and installing water pumps and electric motors for industrial and civil organisations. Back in his native Zimbabwe, he trained as a Fitter & Turner apprentice and worked as a maintenance engineer servicing & operating boilers & turbines for the countries’ largest thermal power station.

Bruce holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Zimbabwe), a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial & Manufacturing (Zimbabwe) and an Advanced Diploma of Industrial Automation (Australia).

A family man, Bruce moved to New Zealand in 2019 with his wife and two young children to start a new life. He certainly likes to be on his feet, running 10km after work every day with the goal of entering a marathon soon. We’re behind you Bruce – quite a long way behind you!

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!
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.
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!
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.
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!