It is no accident that Vision is the leading Sound and Vision Company in Otago, and much of the South Island. For more than 25 years our core team has worked side by side, turning the best new technologies, products and systems into solutions that create technological magic for our customers.
The combined expertise of our project managers, AV sales & design team, AV intergration technicians and administration staff keep us at the forefront of this ever-changing industry.
Meet our team members below.
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My primary responsibility is to ensure our team has all they need to provide our clients with more than they imagined possible. I also plan long term strategies in consultation with the other members of our senior management team. On a day-to-day basis I take care of the finances and look after the HR side of the organisation
I have been involved in the electronics industry since the late 70’s – back when televisions were made of wood! I started with electronic component sales and by the end of the 80’s was a registered electrical service technician working on all manner of electronics. In the early 90’s an opportunity to take over the electronics side of our former employer’s business came up and I grabbed it with both hands. Soon after SKY TV launched in Otago and Vision really took off. I learned the ‘business of business’ by hands-on trial and error (luckily without too many errors).
I love the buzz of a project coming together as we’ve planned, and everyone – clients and service staff alike – is happy. Our great team ensures this happens again and again, and when everyone is smiling I know I have done my job right.
My family, music and motorbikes make me smile and get me out of bed in the mornings. Escaping the rat race in our VW camper is when my wife and I can relax and recharge while exploring our wonderful country.
Ph (03) 474 7332
I’ve been involved in most aspects of Vision’s growing range of services as a technician, technical supervisor and manager. This has included design, installation, product testing and support, sales, training and people management - “if I don’t have the answer I know where to get it”.
Worked in electronics and aerial wholesale. After selling 100s of aerials to installation companies during the TV3 boom I saw what a vibrant industry Television reception could be - I wanted in.
First and foremost the people. Vision has always managed to keep a great team. We work very hard but there is nothing better than having a laugh with your workmates. I also love working for proactive innovative market leaders - at Vision we’re always planning ahead for future technologies.
As much time as possible is spent with my awesome family. Hobbies include gardening, fishing, duck shooting, freedom camping (as far from the world as I can get and testing my latest 12 volt portable TV) and working in my shed on ‘the next project’ … my wife says I’m a bit of a mad scientist...
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Working at Vision gives me the opportunity to assist the team here to get the high-end audio-visual systems up into the 21 st century, with the integration of ‘touch control’ through to ‘simple easy-to-use’ automation. I am also one of the Projects & Design team; here to help anyone with their AV adventure.
Before Vision, I worked in Dunedin and Queenstown as a chef while juggling a weekend music passion as a mobile DJ for a local company.
I enjoy the challenges in technology as it moves so fast. We’ve also got a great team to work with - everyone has a different range of knowledge and experience.
For me the things I love are spending time with my family and friends, enjoying all that life can offer.
Ph (03) 474 8618
Since July 2020, I have been a registered Independent Qualified Person under the Building Act 2004 Section SS12. This means I am licensed to carry out inspections and maintenance for Audio Loops and other assistive listening systems in all buildings that require a BWOF (Building's Warrant of Fitness).
I also consult with clients, design theatre, multi-room audio, data and video over IP systems, installation, system hand-over, customer education.
Started in appliances with Paterson and Barr in the 80s. Moved to Brisbane and worked for a large HiFi and custom installation company. Moved back in the mid-90s as retail and domestic installation manager for a competitor. I ran my own installation company for 10 years until starting with Vision.
Vision has a ‘work’ ethic and a ‘quality of work standard’ I’ve always admired. I jumped at the chance to work with such a great team. We work hard to achieve good results for clients and have a lot of fun doing it. There is a comradery hard to match at other work places.
I am married to my wife Trish and have two great identical sons, Josh and Matt. I’ve coached/managed junior rugby teams at Green Island. I am involved with a local American and custom car club and can be seen cruising with the family in our 85 Pontiac Trans AM Firebird.
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As part of the project management team, my role is to combine my all round experience in the commercial and professional sound, lighting and AV industry to develop business and sales in relevant market spaces, design systems and manage installation projects.
My industry experience spans 15+ years, during which I have developed knowledge and expertise in various vertical markets such as live touring and events, corporate AV, nightlife & entertainment, theatre, distributed AV, hospitality, religious organisations, education, sports facilities and more.
Disciplines withing these market spaces include…
At Vision there is a diverse spectrum of work and projects to get involved in, which always keeps one learning and things interesting. That combined with a happy, quirky, caring and fun team of staff and management, provides a really great work environment!
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, with a few years in Gaborone, Botswana, my family and I are now enjoying life here in New Zealand.
Music and sound has always been in my blood, from DJ’ing to mixing bands, concerts and events, home theatre and just listening. I enjoy getting out and about with family, motorsport, bit of photography, good BBQs, socialising and meeting new people, spending time with friends, and good vibes.
Ph 027 474 7402
My role within the company is to contribute my years of AV industry knowledge, joining forces with the project management team. I support and assist with many aspects of projects such as the technical designs, documentation and consultation as well as project management, whilst focusing on business development in the commercial and residential sectors.
Early beginnings at boarding school saw me repair the odd Walkman and personal tape players, which eventually led me down the road of electronic repairs in the good old fashioned TV sets, and Beat/VHS tape players that had push button actions. Then the age of the Commodore 64 and IBM 268 computers which had analogue dial-up modems eventually led me to the world of audio visual technical programming and integration. Along the way, I gained experience in
Because! There is no other company that has a better work ethic: the whole team are so passionate about the work they do. It's so motivating to be a part of something that is not only great but, awesome!
This is a short story you may need a world map for. I was born and raised in a great little country called Zimbabwe (not South Africa) where life was great. I didn’t even know New Zealand was a country. Fast forward to adulthood, when I married my wife and soon left for better opportunities in South Africa. Our family grew over a period of ten years, and we now have three wonderful girls. At some point, we found out more about New Zealand and its great quality of life, and another ten years later, we are happy to call this beautiful country home.
I enjoy cycling, fishing, and camping. We have a few hobbies, but I most enjoy supporting my daughters in their adventures and activities, as well as spending time with my wonderful wife, having coffee and just enjoying life.
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I’ve been working for Vision for over 16 years. I love meeting and working with customers across a wide range of AV plus the fact we’re always learning new things in this job.
I started in the AV industry in Scotland back in 1988 after leaving school. I’ve worked in the sector ever since and have seen lots of changes over the years which keeps things interesting.
I like working for Vision as it’s such a good team here. In many ways it’s like a family and everyone helps each other. Glen and the management team set good ethics and lead by example.
I was born in Glasgow, Scotland. I love living in Dunedin and my hobbies are hiking, fishing, playing bowls and yes… reading books.
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Sky Installs and maintenance around Dunedin most of the time, sometimes Further afield to places such as Balclutha and Oamaru.
I applied for the job with no previous experience. I convinced the boss I was fast learner and got it. I’d previously spent 19 years in the freezing works where I started at the bottom and worked my way up to a boner/sawyer. I’d also had some building and road work experience. After 20 years or so of mainly working inside and frequently on night shift it’s great to be out and about.
I enjoy the technical side. Also - techs like us mainly work solo but there is good back up and support from the team here.
Family, golf, surfing, motocross, fitness, Black Caps, All Blacks and the Highlanders… that fills in most days I’m not working.
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I work as an AV Integration Technician for 9 years now and I am based in Invercargill.
I’m from Sri Lanka where I worked as an ICT technician. I have 18 years’ of experience installing and troubleshooting personal computers, servers, laptops, various types of mobile devices, installing and troubleshooting LAN/WAN networks, wireless networks and telecommunications services.
I like my friendly boss and my helpful and caring senior managers and colleagues who are always willing to help. I also like the way the company keeps our skills current with regular trainings. We work in an ever-changing industry so keeping up with technology is both challenging and rewarding.
I moved to Invercargill from Sri Lanka in 2011 with my wife and son, seeking a better life. I’m planning to travel around the country soon to see more of New Zealand.
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My role as a technician at Vision consists of many things, from pre-wiring of houses and installation of home theatre systems, to Sky installations and helping customers having issues with their electronics.
I have been in the audio visual industry for more than 10 years. I sold audio visual goods for the first five or so years but wanted to get my hands dirty and learn how to install the electronics, and to see how they work in the home.
I work at Vision for a couple of big reasons. The first is I get to work with great people who are always there for support – technical or otherwise. The other is that I love working with electronics and seeing how they operate so I am fortunate to be able to learn a great deal from the experienced staff here.
I was born and bred in Dunedin but began my installation career in Australia (don't hold that against me!). After getting married, my wife and I moved back to Dunedin with the Kiwi dream of owning our own home. In my spare time I enjoy playing with electronics and dabble a bit in brewing beer.
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My work at Vision is quite broad and varied. It includes Sky Installations, Digital Signage, Video Conferencing setups and other AV tasks along with maintenance of these. I am based in Dunedin but work sometimes extends to North, South and Central Otago.
Before beginning in the Audio Visual industry, I spent six years as a Carpenter in the building trade. In 2010 when there was a slump in the building trade I joined Vision as a Sky Contractor and worked in my home town of Oamaru for nine years. Technology is forever changing and with the reduction in sky work I was then invited to join the wider Vision team working in Dunedin in 2019.
I enjoy working with technology and the variety of work it provides. I like being out in the Community helping people and always pleased when my clients are able to better understand their technology and enjoy what they have. I also like the teamwork which the larger Commercial jobs provide.
I am an eligible bachelor with my own home in Oamaru. One of my interests is with Musical Theatre and have helped with many shows in Oamaru over the last 20 years. While I don’t sing or dance yet, I have worked in all areas backstage including set construction, props and stage management. I also help out family and friends with building projects and technology issues.
Ph (03) 477 2898
Most days, you will find me out in the field working on Sky TV set ups and maintenance. I also install and upgrade AV and home theatres, and carry out maintenance on customers’ various types of AV systems.
Prior to joining Vision in Dunedin, I worked at Aucom Electronics in Christchurch as a Test Technician. Before that, I was an automation engineer for various companies in Vietnam, my home country!
I like it because I get to work with something I personally enjoy which is AV systems. The vibe at Vision makes me feel at home - super friendly, caring, and kind! Not only does the company provide me with an interesting job, it also offers opportunities to further develop my knowledge and skills.
My favourite thing to do is to enjoy some tea, coffee or wine over some classical music. I set up a home theatre for myself and love browsing various Op Shops to find old vinyl discs. I love food and I also like to travel when I can, mainly around the South Island. On Saturday mornings, you will find me join hundreds of other runners in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens.
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I work as part of the administration team as the Stock Logistics Coordinator.
The stock required for all facets of Vision tend to flow through me.
I assist the Project Managers with aligning their staff and any other requirements for their jobs,
I also get to spend some time in the field with the tech’s lending a hand when required.
I spent 12 years as Warehouse Assistant Manager for Harvey Norman. I also did nine months as Stores Manager for Bell Tea in Dunedin.
Fantastic work environment, ever changing products, damn good fun – co-workers,happy customers and even suppliers who are a pleasure to deal with.
Family and friends are the most important things for me in life, coupled with some good beers, food to keep making me fat, sport (typically on the telly these days as I’m getting lazy in my old age) and dreams of the future that keep me entertained…
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It’s usually me that answers the phone, works out what the customer wants and arranges for one of our technicians to do it.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography major) from Otago Polytech. I taught English as a Second Language in South Korea for two years.
Apart from the obvious (they pay me) I enjoy the interaction with co-workers.
I like travelling and knitting; in either order but at the same time is even better.
All you need to do to get the ball rolling is call us or drop in to our showroom at 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin.
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"I was very impressed by Glen's friendly and helpful manner. This is great customer service. I felt valued, if I need to buy equipment in future you will be my first choice."
"I would like to highly commend your staff at Vision in Dunedin. After searching my phone for a TV technician, I saw your advert and you situated at Portsmouth Dr, and so then, the journey began."
"Vision are incredibly important. We rely on them all through the process, right from scoping. They provide us with really good ideas and actually help create the solution."
Former Assets & Technology Manager,
"They've just got a great ability to listen and understand. And they go out of their way to find solutions that are right for the client and stay within budget."
Technical Services Manager,
"The team at Vision is what sets this company apart."
Aspiring Court Motel, Haast
"It was a pleasure to work with Vision and I can recommend Vision to any other company or person."
Hendrik Du Plessis ,
Maintenance Manager, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
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