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Matthew Carr, Director

matthew@mel.co.nz | Phone: 021 728980

Craig Young, Building Services Consultant

craig@mel.co.nz | Phone: 021 728982

Matthew Carr is a Charted Member of ENZ and Principal Engineer.


After finishing his Mechanical Engineering degree at Auckland University Matthew worked on the Tongariro Hydro Scheme at the Rangipo Dam site.

Matthew joined MEL in 1987. Two years later he was made a partner in the firm. In 2007 Matthew took sole ownership.

Craig Young started out at MEL after completing a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. In his early years he went onsite to learn commissioning.

The knowledge Craig picked up onsite become a great asset. Craig is a fantastic Draughtsman who designs HVAC and electrical systems.

Along the way Craig completed a Building Science Degree at Victoria University and now is registered with IPENZ.

Fraser Thackeray, Building Services Designer
fraser@mel.co.nz | Phone: 021 728981

Fraser started out working on the draughting desk and in other areas at Pilkington Automotive. He started at MEL learning commissioning before progressing to a Senior Commissioning Technician.

Fraser completed a CIVIL Engineering Diploma before starting out at MEL. He also finished off a Mechanical Engineering Diploma while working at MEL.

Fraser designs building services, draughts shop & as built drawings, writes operating and maintenance manuals and occasionally heads to site to apply his commissioning experience.  

Hernie Mohari, Assistant Engineer


Hernie has worked on engineering project management in shipbuilding and marine construction with projects across Brazil, China, Philippines and Singapore.

Hernie has a Diploma in Technology in Marine & Offshore before completing her Bachelor in Technology (Mechanical Engineering) at Weltec. Hernie has also recently completed her Masters of Architectural Science majoring in Project Management during her tenure in MEL.

Hernie assists in design, drafting, commissioning estimations and commissioning.

Viyaleta Hil, Draughting Technician


Viyaleta made her way to our shores from Belarus via Taiwan after working in design and manufacturing.


Viyaleta is enjoying the change of focus provided by her role and the exposure to the varied aspects of building construction that it brings. Her willingness to learn is complemented by her strong attention to detail and organisational skills.

Viyaleta applies her draughting expertise on our larger projects for key Wellington clients.

Andrew Fuller, Senior Commissioning Engineer
andrew@mel.co.nz | Phone: 021 728992

Andrew joined Mechanical Environmental in March 2020 following a distinguished career at Airlab managing the Wellington branch office.


Andrew has been involved in commissioning for over 30 years and is an experienced Commissioning Engineer with grade 4 CSA training.


He has on a wide variety of buildings from commissioning the first underwater bedroom to validating operating theatres / cleanrooms.