Area Manager / Director
Craig Paterson's career with Aotea Electric started in 1994 on his return from overseas. Craig's first position was as Electrical supervisor. In 1996 Craig took over the position of Manager. Under his control and with the assistance of their dedicated managers and staff, Aotea Electric Queenstown has grown to become the market leader in the area. Today Craig still has a passion for contract management and remains involved with the day to day management of projects as well as overseeing all the company’s operation.
Servicing Manager / Health and safety coordinator
Grant Bamford has been with Aotea since 2001. As Service Manager, Grant coordinates all service and maintenance operations. This includes all programmed maintenance, emergency breakdowns, commercial and residential fit-outs and alterations. Grant works with each client to identify their needs and ensures Aotea continues to provide fast, efficient and reliable service. Grant is also responsible for our company health and safety.
Gary Erving has been with Aotea Queenstown since his move from the UK in 2007 as an Electrician and bringing with him 10 years’ experience in the electrical industry. He enjoys the challenge of been a Contract Supervisor and prides himself on working to a high standard and as efficiently as possible to meet target deadlines along with overseeing the day to day running of the work site.
Having proven himself as a very capable electrician Gary became a project supervisor on the Kawarau Falls Project successfully overseeing this project through to completion.
Gary has now successfully completed many projects, of which the latest is the Five Mile shopping centre.
Supervisor, Data Technician and Electrician
Alan Kay has been with Aotea since 2006, having worked in the UK for two years and Australia for six years installing structured cabling systems using both copper and fibre optic cables and having gained level 3 certification in telecommunications and a master installer’s certificate in Structured Cabling. Alan’s knowledge and high standards within the communications industry have seen him work for a range of clients throughout the South Island.
Financial controller / Office Manager
In 2012 Gennet arrived at Aotea Electric Queenstown tasked with setting up the local financial hub including the implementation of a new IT system which has now been successfully completed. Gennet is a Chartered Accountant with over 24 years’ experience across a broad range of industries.
Every successful business requires someone to manage the back of house and financial functions. Gennet is passionate about both of these and is always in the background ready to help clients or other Aotea Electric Employees.