Tom Nickels

AuthorTom Nickels

Tom Nickels is Managing Director of Waste Management NZ, New Zealand's largest waste and environmental services provider. Tom has led Waste Management since 2008, taking the organisation through a change in ownership in 2014. Previous roles include Chief Executive Woodproducts at Carter Holt Harvey, General Manager Australasia and Asia for Fletcher Challenge Forests and Managing Director Chubb NZ. Tom has lived in New Zealand for more than 20 years.

Bringing electric trucks to New Zealand

Recently, Waste Management took delivery of a new truck. Not an unusual or exciting event in itself – in fact, last year we have averaged two new trucks a week – but, this truck is a little different. This is our first converted plug-in electric truck, just returned from Holland, where it has had its diesel engine removed and new electric motor installed in its place. This truck is now on...

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