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MEET THE TEAM

We are fully committed to high quality service delivery and the meeting of the expectations of our customers. Ensuring ‘right first time’ delivery during design, installation, operation and maintenance of customers’ equipment. A commitment to continuous improvement of service and delivery

Lance Drake, CEO

Lance started out as a Service Technician contracting in the Gas and Oil Industry, whilst working alongside some other like minded people they quickly realised there was an opportunity not to be missed in the LPG sector and LGS was formed. Lance took over the role of Managing Director following the departure of Grant Ruane who relocated to Australia in 2002, eventually working his way up to CEO and also joined the Board of Directors.

Lance continues to work as part of the LGS team, overseeing some of the larger projects, co-ordinating Technicians for specialised tasks and regularly liaising with our Customer Management Teams.

Lance is always keen to lend a helping hand, assisting with onsite permitting and on occasions is even found in the stores looking for parts!

Glen Hall
Operations Manager

Glen joined LGS in 2004 as the Operations Co-ordinator who also worked in the stores where he gained the knowledge and experience to work his way up to Operations Manager a few years later.

Glen oversees the day to day running of the business, scheduling maintenance work such as 10 yearly re-valves and vapouriser servicing. Glen also prepares quotations, pricing and manages large projects including new LPG Installations, replacement LPG equipment, decommissioning sites and equipment refurbishments.

Like Lance, Glen is always keen to lend a helping hand either in the stores or heading out to site to help the team out delivering parts and other gear!

ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS

Based in the Te Puke office and workshop are the LGS Administration & Operations team.

(L-R) Lana Davies, Amy Stokes, Leith Oliver-Gilchrist, Shelly Priebe

NEW PLYMOUTH TANKER OPERATIONS

LGS was approached by Rockgas to set up an operation in New Plymouth to carry out routine and breakdown maintenance on the LPG side of their road tanker fleet. The team are based at the Rockgas LPG area at Move Logistics Yard in New Plymouth. LGS Tanker Operations was initially set up by Troy Ruane and early in the project, LGS later recruited Tash Ward as the Service Technician.

New Plymouth tanker operation carries out the following work:

  • Breakdown maintenance and emergency response 
  • 3 monthly checks
  • Mini Surveys
  • Full Surveys

Assisting the distribution team with the implementation of special projects such as the BASE Remote shutdown system. The team assisted Rockgas by putting together a training program called “LPG and Tankers 101” to provide LPG and Tanker Operation training to drivers, scheduling and management staff. LGS facilitate this training on an annual basis nationwide.

LGS also work with the Alexander Group and have assisted them to setup and roll out a fleet of new Scania tractor units used for towing the Rockgas Tankers.

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