Our team


Taking responsibility and getting things done!

Cam Crawford

General Manager

With deep experience in HVAC here and offshore, Cam founded Chillex Group in 1995. It is through his leadership that Chillex has grown as a business, having the respect and being in the sought-out position it has in the industry today.  As General Manager, he is centred by Chillex’s clear vision of delivering a full and complete HVAC service that customers value.

Passionate and determined for the trade, Chillex’s role in it and that of his people, Cam is a strong advocate for quality work and the refrigeration apprenticeship system.  He supports this as a Competenz workplace assessor.


As a team, taking great pride of knowing “we did that"

Mike Ford

Key Accounts Manager

Mike is a true expert with over 40 years in HVAC and a revered track record of mechanical qualifications, know-how and hands on experience – that said, he’s always looking to learn. In his leadership role at Chillex, Mike likes nothing more than a problem that others can’t solve and a satisfied customer.

In his leadership role at Chillex, Mike likes nothing more than a problem that others can’t solve and a satisfied customer.


Ideas are easy. Execution is everything. It takes a team to get it done

Jody Hunt

Operations Manager

Jody leads our dedicated team of project managers, engineers, tradesman and subcontractors to work with the customer on their project deliver it seamlessly and successfully.

Jody joined Chillex as an apprentice way back when, qualified as a refrigeration engineer, and today is one of our senior leaders.   With extensive NZ and off shore experience through Europe and Asia, Jody puts real focus on forming a strong team with strong project-wide relationships in order to get it done.


Pricing it right and real – making sure you get what you want and what your project needs.

Thomas Ngatai

Commercial Manager

Thomas oversees and gets hands-on working with our commercial customers on ensuring a deep understanding of what you require, and with his team assesses the risk in design and build, prices and cost manages.

Thomas knows HVAC inside out, having cut his teeth qualifying as an engineer and selling supplier side before coming over to Chillex. Attracting people into the industry and maintaining high qualification standards are passion projects of his.


Doing something even better today than we did yesterday

Vaughan Banfield

Operations Manager - Service and Maintenance

With an electrical and engineering background working on and with some of NZ’s best and now at Chillex, Vaughan consolidates his passion of delivering real value to customers by knowing your systems and processes thoroughly so to deliver a preventative maintenance service that you value.

He leads our Chillex Service and Maintenance team of HVAC & refrigeration specialists, refrigeration specialists, electricians, advisors, and customer contacts – ensuring customers, your HVAC assets and your business’s continuity are in safe hands.


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