Introducing Tristan Gregory-Hunt, a talented young man who joined the Cuddon team as a General Engineering Apprentice in 2020. Since his employment, Tristan has worked in fabrication, sheet metal, and the machine shop. He's been learning it all and has a passion for engineering.
But that's not all there is to Tristan. His unique story speaks to his background, skills, and talents. From growing up in the Chathams to playing the saxophone and winning the single sculls at the Rowing National Club Champs, this young man embodies excellence.
Tristan was born and raised in the Chatham Islands; he describes the Chathams as an idyllic location that's like stepping back in time. Tristan moved to Napier in 2007, where he went to high school. It was in Napier that he discovered his love of rowing, where he rowed for the Hawke's Bay Rowing Club.
In 2018, a regional rowing group offered Tristan a spot in a high-performance rowing program in Marlborough. Tristan couldn’t miss this opportunity, packed his bags, and moved to Marlborough. Tristan's dedication and hard work paid off when he won the National Club Champs single sculls in 2023. He has always been interested in pushing his limits, and his success in rowing is a testament to that. When he's not at work or rowing, he can be found playing his saxophone; he was recently involved in the super popular production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Blenheim.
Tristan loves working for Cuddon. He describes it as the best company he's ever worked for. He appreciates Cuddon's supportive culture and is thrilled to be part of the team and contribute to delivering Cuddon clients with the best engineering services.
Given his love for us, we thought we’d share some love with Tristan this year, we will sponsor him to get to the New Zealand rowing champs.