Trent Mainwaring

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology, AUT University
  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 1
  • Arcam EBM Certification Training Level 2
  • Solidworks Surface Modelling Training
  • Materialise Magics Certification

Trent was approached and employed by the founders of Zenith Tecnica when the company was being established in 2014. His role was to manage all CAD and file preparation operations and quoting. As Zenith grew, his role shifted into Production Manager and now to Operations Manager overseeing Zenith Tecnica’s team of engineers.

Trent’s engineering career started with fabrication as an ASME and NZS certified welder fabricator in the super yacht and construction industries. He quickly progressed to a Project & Factory Manager role for a specialist steel fabrication company. This was a very competitive industry where his major focus was on process- and cycle-time improvement and the related effect on costings.

After a hiatus exploring the globe, he then moved into the foundry industry. As Foundry Foreman he gained valuable experience in the fields of centrifugal-, die-, sand-, and investment-casting. This also included the design and build of wax injection machinery and fixturing equipment.

Trent’s passion for mechanical design lead him to a role as Project Manager & Design Engineer at a fabrication and profile cutting firm. This role entailed the design and build of bespoke mattress production line machinery. In this role he also project managed the manufacture and installation of production line conveyors and storage systems in Australasia’s largest foam manufacturing plant.