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Introducing DE Group

What’s New

In 1991 Design Engineering was established to provide structural steel inspections and welding qualification testing. Over the next few years the business expanded to include civil and mechanical engineering, consulting, non destructive testing as well as equipment inspections. Now we’re proud to announce that we’ve completed a restructure of the company.

In early 2021 we formed DE Group with three entities; DE Consulting Engineers & Inspection, DE Calibration & Compliance and Survey NZ.
Restructuring allows us to provide a wider range of services and still maintain the high level of quality in our work that we have been known for.

The changes

Due to our restructuring, we wanted to clarify some of the internal organisational changes to ensure you are familiar with what has happened.

Dean Van Buuren

CEO of the DE Group

As the founder of Design Engineering, Dean continues his work in the DE Group as the CEO. He also continues to provide his expertise and support for DE Consulting Engineers as the Engineering Manager and Technical support to DE Calibration & Compliance.

Shane Heselwood

General Manager of DE Group and Director of Survey NZ

In early 2020 Shane started as the General Manager for Design Engineering. He continues in his role as the General Manager but now under the DE Group, covering management for all three entities.

Kim Burtenshaw

Kim Burtenshaw continues in her role as Accounts and Finance Manager under DE Group, managing the administration and finances.

Kaye Johnston-May

Quality Control Manager under DE Group, with the additional role of Health and Safety Representative for DE Group.

Going forward into 2023

We are looking forward to seeing what this year brings after a good result for 2022. There are challenges for all of us currently as we experience high fuel prices, inflation and difficulty getting good qualified staff, we continue to be here for you and service is our number one priority. Let’s talk today to see how we can be of service to you and help your business go forward in the 2023 year and looming closer everyday 2024.