GM & Director
Dean, the founding member of Skilled Electrical, is pretty passionate about the electrical industry and business in general. “I have for a long time been interested in business and its impact on the people that come into contact with it.”
“Skilled Electrical is more to me than just an income stream, it's about seeing a group of people with a common goal come together to make good things happen... that is genuinely what drives me day by day. We spend almost half of our waking lives working in a business, so to me it better be an enriching, fun and worthwhile experience for everyone who is part of it.”
That goes for our staff, clients, suppliers, sub-contractors, our service providers, and of course our customers. His goal is to have enjoy life while looking to continually improve, both in his personal and professional life. Outside of the business Dean has 3 teenage children and his beautiful wife of 20 years, Kylie.
He enjoys a bit of surfing (reasonably badly); Brazilian jujitsu (of which he intends to make a comeback in soon!); travel when he can get the chance; a few well-deserved beers; watching mixed martial arts, reading and a bit of gaming to zone out for a while when time allows.
Commercial Project Manager
Lee has the challenging task of managing the various larger projects on the books. He’s a likable little Irishman that can sooth any situation with his calm and composed manner, (along with his attractive Irish Accent). He spends much of his time in Methven with his partner Kate, (we hear marriage is on the cards…you didn’t hear it from us though), and with a snow board strapped to his feet.
Lee is one of our original employees and always delivers results on the ground, which is the most vital aspect of what we do.
Barry is an incredibly vital employee. His past experience with a very large and established contractor in Christchurch will be invaluable to us at Skilled Electrical. Our very own taskmaster, his job is to ensure the back office systems and processes are working, consistent and in place.
He lives with his partner, has 2 children and he has a real passion for acting and show business.
Brad is a wee bit awesome, he manages our servicing and the bulk of our residential electrical projects. His forte is in the high-end residential field. He’s a very hard man to fluster, (we know because we have tried).
He enjoys a good game of cricket, spending time with his partner and he plays the guitar and sings like an angel.
Shane is originally from the United Kingdom, born in Germany. He became interested in the electrical trade when he moved to New Zealand in 1994, and was well qualified before the new century rolled around. You can find him running ship over at our Solar Specialist Company, Endless Energy.
Shane's always had an interest in energy efficiency; maximizing results while minimising costly inputs, and this is where his love for solar power began. He started small - working with solar power on motorhomes and caravans - before moving to a larger company that specialised in commercial and residential solar power for the last 7 years.
Shane is determined to expand and grow the alternative energy side of the company as he sees that as the future of the industry