Vinish George Mathew
Leonardo Recana Naval
Chong has a dozen years of façade experience in NZ. He has been taking lead role in the design and engineering, quality assurance and supply chain management of building facades, working with first-class architectural practices, closely involved in some award-winning buildings, large scaled projects and featured architectures around New Zealand.
Before Chong moved to NZ, he's a façade engineer and then regional manager of one of China's largest façade engineering state owned enterprise. He's been involved in some China's most prestigious high-rise façades. Chong has an honours level of bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Zhejiang University.
As a co-founder and the managing director of Allwin Façade, Chong’s focus is to ensure architectural intention of envelope to any complexity to be achieved in delicate façade design, with high quality and on time.
Having accomplished master degree on Architectural design from Auckland University, Franco then worked for one of the largest construction companies in NZ before starting his building material supply business in 2010. Co-found Allwin Windows Doors in 2014 and Allwin Facade in 2016. Familiar with all sorts of façade products and PMU testing, also experience with scheduling, material/production control and QAQC. Strong analytical and technical skills and always looking for challenging position to cover wide range of responsibilities in projects.
Sylvia started in the Aluminium industry in 2007 with one of the largest Aluminium distribution company in NZ, becoming their Auckland Office Manager in 2009 , and National Administration Manager in 2011.
Sylvia found she had a talent for business after deciding to leave her initial medical studies in her native China to pursue the opportunities New Zealand had to offer. In her time at previous Aluminium distribution company, she learnt quickly the skills to handle a fast paced and multi rolled company including the logistics involved in an import based business model. She co-found Allwin Windows Doors Ltd in 2014 and Allwin Facade in 2016 when she saw a niche in the NZ aluminium window and door market.
Sylvia is a human dynamo with energy to spare whilst also being very personable.
Sean joined the Allwin team in Jan 2020 as Commercial Manager, bringing with him over 30 years experience in the Construction Industry.
Sean’s passion for the Construction Industry began immediately after leaving school in the UK, with an Aluminium Window fabrication & installation Company.
Following a move into Structural Steelwork, progressed rapidly into Commercial Management working on major projects around the world.
After moving to NZ in 2004, soon found his feet successfully playing & coaching football for local team, taking the club & Youth team to their first National Title.
Vinish George Mathew
Senior Project Manager
Mathew has recently joined our team as Project Manager. He has a wealth of knowledge from being in the façade industry for over 12 years. Mathew looks after the project management of our multi-residential and commercial projects. Mathew’s thorough practical knowledge of façade construction complements his commercial acumen, and his strong focus on working proactively with clients and consultants has resulted in a number of successful major projects across Middle east and New Zealand.
Outside Mathew’s professional life he has a passion of cooking new south Indian dishes, and he does all his cooking inventions with his wife and two kids.
John start his career in Wellington as commercial joinery installer, after gaining over 15 years experience on managing installation and site supervision, he is capable to keep any site running smoothly and in pace.
When John is not running his site, he'll either be at home doing a bit of DIY, walking his dog, taking his daughter for bike rides or watching the rugby.
Senior Site Manager
Tom has been in the Façade industry for 18 years. Straight from the Uni in England, he started as an installer. After building up to a small contracting business he decided to leave for NZ.
He came here in 2009 as a Senior Installer and has worked up to Site Management, where he has been for the last 3 years.
Tom spends most of his spare time travelling, climbing and kickboxing.
Stewert joined Allwin team in 2019 as a Site manager. Having obtained a degree in Civil Engineering, he accompanies an involvement of more than 25 years of experience in enormous high-rise buildings. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Stewert managed several international contracting teams based in UAE, liaising with private, government local authorities.
He appreciates an intense workplace and functions admirably under pressure by reliably conveying better outcomes. He led some part of numerous skyscraper ventures in Dubai and Middle East and glad to talk about his experience as a Site Manager of the tallest twin pinnacles recorded in the Guinness World Records.
Sing has been involved in this industry for over 30 years in New Zealand and delivered a number NZ significant projects. He is very experienced and familiar with NZ markets and building codes. He is fully qualified and well versed in technical and design details for all types of façade systems.
When Sing isn’t managing the design and project processes with precision, he is either taking care of his garden/DIY, or fishing. Sing is also very active in racket sport.
Leonardo Recana Naval
Senior Facade Designer
Leo is holding a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a fully license practitioner in Philippines and he has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Architectural metal & facade works specializing in curtain walls, doors & windows, skylight, canopy, claddings, balustrade & etc. Leo worked in Middle East for 12 years in the facade company where he gained more confident & technical knowledge in this line of works. Leo’s greatest achievement is the completion of Al Khatem Towers in Abu Dhabi with mechanically ventilated cavity and a double-skin façade system along with operable solar shades to provide optimal shading to the building’s interior.
Leo like challenges and complicated designs that push the limits of my capabilities. On his free time Leo like searching new ideas from the internet, go out with friends, do some basic workouts to relieve stress and enjoy quality time chatting with family.
Combining the studies in Architecture course and the role of apprentice draftsman, Willie clearly understood that he had a passion to create new and unique things. Having good understanding in Architectural, Mechanical and Structural Engineering he decided to pass on to more challenging and booming sphere of Façade Industry. Willie is a high-profile Façade Designer with more than 20 years of work in Curtainwall/Façade Industry and outstanding projects portfolio all over the world (Philippines, UAE, USA, Canada and New Zealand).
Willie is an excellent colleague with a talent to do outstanding photos of building, people and nature.
Project Procurement Manager
Larry has over 6 years of project management experience encompassing all sorts of façade products and PMU testing. Larry is well versed with scheduling, material control, production control and QAQC. He has strong organizational skills and troubleshooting abilities. He can work well under pressure to meet deadlines and direct report to NZ head office at daily basis.
Facade Design Coordinator
Fay accomplished Bachelor of Design majoring in Interior Architecture degree from Victoria University of Wellington. Diligently working as a Graphic designer for more than five years she has obtained the skills to add visual beauty and functionality to all her creations.
Fay believes that mindfulness in the workplace is key to success. Building construction and Architecture is her passion of life. She enjoys taking photos of different architectures all over the world. In her spare time Fay loves exercising yoga and cooking yummy food with her secret ingredients.
With over 7 years of experience in the construction industry as a registered cost estimator in one of Fortune 500 companies, Vivian has joined Allwin 2 years ago. She is responsible for material procurement and project cost control.
During the weekend Vivian loves to spend time in the kitchen and treat her with a beautiful meal of different ingredients. Though BBQ is her favourite, she also like to get sweat in the GYM, because keep fit and get healthy is her ultimate goal.
Burt has solid 9 years’ experience in building façade industry and he also has practical experience in production activities including fabrication & assembly of façade products. He has been working for one of largest facade companies in the world as QA manager before he joined Allwin. During this tenure, he has ensured high quality products delivered around the world. Burt runs every aspect of material and production QAQC procedures & guidelines as far as process and products are concerned to ensure the compliance of the project requirements to high levels.
Financial Accountant and HR Manager
With a Master of Professional Accounting degree from AUT University, Will has worked in commercial, business advisory and business education. He is working towards the Chartered Accountancy qualification. Will is passionate about business analysis and anything that improves business performance.
Will dreamed of becoming a theoretical physicist as a teenager, eventually he joined Allwin Façade and loves it.
Outside of work Will is an amateur drama director and actor, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, reading about trending technologies, and he believes that great food and wine may save the world.
Office and marketing administrator
Almira has a background in international economic relations, marketing and business.
She can easily find the common language with many personalities, be helpful and multitasking. She is a generator of new ideas that might optimize the processes, make people happier.
In her free time she enjoys cooking yummy things, discovering new places, taking pictures and playing active games.