Our Team

Brent Shipman – Director

Brent ShipmanBrent is very much a hands-on Director who started Total Floating Systems in 2006. Brent and the other Directors of Total Marine Services identified the need to establish a New Zealand owned and operated company who specialises in the manufacturing of precast concrete floating pontoons.

Brent's knowledge of floating concrete pontoons evolved through his involvement with Total Marine Services and the construction of marinas and other floating structures. Through his dual role in both companies (Total Floating Systems and Total Marine Services), Brent can now offer clients a single point of contact for a complete design and build solution for the development of any marina or floating structure project.

Brent is based in Auckland office where Total Floating Systems casting factory shares an office with Total Marine Services

Tim Yeates – Director

Brent ShipmanTim is a Director of Total Floating Systems and is based in Opua in the Bay of Islands. Total Floating Systems shares an office with Total Marine Services and through this relationship Tim can provide clients a single point of contact for a complete design and build solution for the development of any marina or floating structure project.

Brent Whatnall – Director

Brent WhatnallBrent is a chartered accountant with over 25 years experience providing Business Advisory Services to the Small to Medium sized Enterprise market in the Auckland region. Brent has experience in providing strategic and business planning advice, business structure advice and general income tax advice to businesses in various industries.

Brent got involved with Total Floating Systems when the business opportunity first came about in early 2007 and assisted the other directors in the establishment of the company. Brent's appointment as a Director of the company provides a good mix of business skills necessary to make the company successful.

Rob Brown

Darren SooRob is responsible for the design and management of the major projects at TFS.

Rob has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary roles involving design, engineering, project management and Operations management.

Rob is a qualified mechanical engineer and is currently completing a masters degree in civil engineering at Auckland university.

Rob is a member of IPENZ, the New Zealand Geotechnical society and the New Zealand coastal society.

Rob has extensive experience in the marine industry where he started as a boat builder and marine engineer and has since gained 15 years experience in the design and project management of marine structures.

Dennis Warrington
Production Manager

Dennis-WarringtonDennis is the Production Manager for Total Floating Solutions and has been producing concrete floating pontoons for over 18 years. Dennis has a wealth of expertise in procuring materials, scheduling casting, maintaining quality control, concrete finishing, handling of pontoons and more recently installation and site works.

Dennis's casting expertise has sent him to varied locations including Hong Kong and Dubai and is based at our casting yard in Glendene, Auckland.