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Flame Stoppers has assembled an experienced team who bring a wealth of expertise to each new Passive Fire project. We are all passionate about bringing about positive change in Passive Fire Protection, and we are going to great lengths to ensure our knowledge in this field is the best in the industry.

Our team is growing - and so is our reputation for quality and service. Our management is committed to supporting our local industry - by hiring exceptional talent, investing in their ongoing development, and giving back to the industry through wider mentoring and educational support.

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Wayne Barlow
Managing Director

Wayne has a wealth of industry experience, having come from senior Tier 1 Main Contractor roles, including several years at Fletchers.


He has successfully delivered many large-scale projects such as Data Centres, Hospitals & Office complexes. Wayne understands the importance of seamless project co-ordination & the effective management of sub-trades - and the significance of these processes to ensuring Time, Cost, Quality and Compliance objectives are achieved.


Edward Kanon
Commercial Manager

With over 37 years' experience in the construction sector Edward has broad-based quantity surveying, project management and development experience. He's worked on significant commercial, hospitality and residential developments - managing all project stages through to completion. Edward brings a wealth of knowledge around cost management, estimating, as well as contract administration services.


Damyn Blindell
QA Manager

Damyn brings vast construction experience and technical expertise to his role. He is our 'go-to' man for overcoming on-site challenges and is successful at managing multiple teams and stakeholders. Damyn has an eye for detail, high standards of quality & strong interpersonal skills. He fs a proven leader and effective communicator amongst all stakeholders ensuring project delivery and client satisfaction.


Arnold Kanon
Construction Manager

Arnold knows construction. With over 36 years' experience, he has seen the construction of airports, shopping centers, large commercial complexes, as well as boutique hotels and apartment buildings. Arnold has a great understanding of sites, delivery of projects as well as materials.

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Grant Parkin

With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, 6 years of that specialising in the fire safety industry. Grant comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in estimating and customer relations. Grant works well catering to all clients needs and requirements as well as knowing practicality around construction.


Pieter Van Niekerk
Senior Project Manager

Pieter has managed many building projects throughout his extensive career, including high-end luxury homes to commercial and apartment blocks. He began to focus on passive fire protection in 2016 and has been involved in some of the premium construction projects in and around Auckland.

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