Phil Read (Founder & Director)

Phil Read (Founder & Director)

From 1965 to 1982 Phil established and ran a successful electrical contracting business employing 80 electricians on a contract for the Pan Pac pulp and timber mill. The electrical business was dis-established in 1982 and Reaman Industries Limited was formed to focus on the pumping and water treatment industries.


From the early 1990’s Phil has been involved in the understanding and development of wastewater treatment processes. In partnership with other parties Phil has led Reaman Industries involvement in the design and construction of a number of wastewater treatment plants and aeration systems in new plants and upgrades of existing plants throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

James Ross (Sales Engineer)

James Ross (Sales Engineer)

James oversees all Reaman projects from inception to delivery.


He comes to Reaman Industries with an extensive background in strategic water & waste asset management and engineering project work in a local government environment.  In addition, his career has included sales engineering management in hydraulic components, system business development, roading, tanks and water & waste products and supplies.


Engineering Department:

Chris Robinson

Peter Lane

Nigel Slater

Rob Vork

This Team makes up our highly effective Engineering Department.  They all work alongside Phil Read to be the engineering minds to design effective water treatment and aeration systems including applications utilising dosing systems with acids and other chemicals.


In addition, they are involved with fabrication, installation, servicing and repair of municipal waste water plants.  This Team is respected by clients for their work ethic, adaptability and sincerity in their approach to completing any project.


Brian Nicholls (Director)

Brian Nicholls (Chief Executive Officer)

Brian originally from a plumbing industry background has an extensive background in business in New Zealand and overseas.


He brings considerable business acumen and management skills to Reaman Industries. Brian works closely with Phil and James looking for, and developing new business opportunities for both Reaman Industries and associated collaborative groups.

Sharleen Nicholls (Administration Manager)

Sharleen Nicholls (Financial Controller)

Sharleen looks after all aspects of the Reaman office including reception and administrative functions and the overall financial well-being of the business.


She is the glue that holds everything together.