It is no accident that Vision is the leading Sound and Vision Company in Otago, and much of the South Island. For more than two decades 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 managers, technical supervisors, installation technicians and support staff keep us at the forefront of this ever-changing industry. They have propelled us from SKY and aerial installation into the brave new world of home entertainment, control and automation, and other must-haves for 21st century homes and workspaces.
Meet our team members below.
Ph (03) 474 7348
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...
Ph (03) 474 7330
My role has been ever evolving over the last 25 years and still is. I take care of the financial side of the business but mostly it’s just about whatever needs to be done. As the company grows so do the little jobs. It’s important to me to keep a hand in all areas of admin so that I can interchange positions when required.
Prior to joining Vision, I lived for many years in Australia. My work experience was varied from nurse aiding to farm work. Before joining Vision, I worked for a short time for Fletcher homes as a hostess in a show home and then in their office.
I enjoy it because I get to work with some amazing people. We are a great team and we like to laugh and have fun. Most importantly we care about each other. For me it’s not just about the ‘job’, but it is exciting to be involved in such a fast-moving industry.
I’m 57 years of age and I have a 29 year old daughter. My most favourite thing to do is to have a very chilled glass of Sav in my hand, a platter of cheese and crackers in the very great company of my friends and family. I also like to travel when I can both in New Zealand and overseas. Not my favourite things… but for fitness I do aqua jogging and walking.
Ph 027 6501100
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
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.
Ph 027 4747402
My 20+ years of professional audio industry experience is diversified across various market segments and includes business development, project sales, system design, project management, consulting, training and field engineering.
Prominent projects I have been involved with include:
I feel honoured to have a job with Vision. After several Skype interviews with Vision’s directors and some employees I realised that the work ethic and culture were very similar to my previous employer, Wild and Marr.
We’re a family of four – my wife and I plus our two kids. Gustav Jnr (13) is keen on water sports and as well is an avid gamer and Youtuber (as most teens are these days). Danike (10) is a great ballet dancer and really likes arts and crafts. My wife Madelein is a master at child-raising and bookkeeping so she works as a part-time administrator.
We made the decision to immigrate to New Zealand because of the political situation in South Africa. The main driving force was to provide a better education and future, plus more freedom for our kids.
We decided on Dunedin as we wanted to experience climate shock when compared to Gauteng province where temperatures can reach the mid-thirties! Just kidding! New Zealand was our first choice due to your international political standing and sense of peace. Combined with a comparable culture to South Africa and great education opportunities for our kids, it was a very easy decision to come here.
Cementing a formal job offer allowed us to begin the tedious skilled migrant visa application process. Four months later we were happy to be living in the best city in New Zealand.
Ph 03 4772898
I’ve been working for Vision for over 14 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 poker… and yes… reading books.
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.
I work as an AV technician based in Invercargill where I keep the penguins happily indoors.
I’m from Sri Lanka where I worked as an ICT technician. I have 18 years’ experience installing and troubleshooting personal computers, LAN/WAN networks, wireless networks and telecommunications.
I like my friendly boss, and my helpful and caring senior managers who are always willing to help colleagues. I also like that the company keeps its technicians up to date through regular training and updates which helps us keep up with fast-changing technologies.
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.
I'm the Central Otago Vision tech, based in Wanaka. Most days are busy with SKY installs and repairs with some private work mixed in. With support from the Dunedin team, I've been involved in some bigger commercial work, upgrades and new installs of AV equipment.
After leaving school in Qld in the mid 80's, I completed an apprenticeship as a radio and television mechanic. After a few years in the trade I then spent a couple of years traveling through Canada, Alaska and Europe, ending up in Scotland for 12 months. When I returned to Australia I started in the satellite pay tv industry as a service technician. In 2000 I started with Nielsen Australia as a television audience measurement technician where I stayed until January 2017.
Vision has a fantastic work environment. The team are all very supportive and approachable. Even though I'm a 3-hour drive away from our head office, I know I can call any of the Vision staff anytime for advice or just a catch up and a laugh. The technical knowledge within Vision is outstanding and they keep right up with the latest advancements in the industry.
Yes, I'm Australian... My wife, Jo is a Central Otago girl, so we've been coming here for holidays for the last 15 years visiting her family and exploring the South Island. We enjoyed it so much we decided to make the move over. I enjoy snowboarding and trout fishing, so Wanaka is the perfect place to be. Happy wife happy life.
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.
As my job title implies, I’m a Vision all-rounder. You will often find me out in the field installing or upgrading AV and home theatres, or carrying out maintenance on customers’ many and varied types of audio and visual systems. On any given day I could be working on Sky TV set ups, installing a home theatre for residential customers or working on one of Vision’s commercial clients’ applications. On some days I do all of these!
I have long been keen on technology but spent my early years training and working as a builder. It gave me an excellent grounding in the trades and makes me very popular with my mates! When jobs became harder to come by in 2010, I made the switch to AV work and starting contracting for Vision in 2010. It was such a good arrangement that they offered me a full time job and I am really pleased to now be able to say I’m a fully fledged staff member.
The two aspects of my job I enjoy the best are getting out and about, and helping people to get the most from new technology. In my time contracting to and now working for Vision, the work has taken me from North Otago, through Central and now more predominately to Dunedin. I get a kick out of teaching people the benefits of technology and how to use it, and seeing clients’ lives improved as a result.
I expect my passion for technology and AV began with my love of musical theatre. I often spend my spare time helping out backstage on amateur shows and over the last 15 years have volunteered for a range of tasks from props and stage crew, to sound and lighting. As well, I like to help out family and friends with their building and technology problems. As I said, that makes me very popular and who doesn’t want that!
Ph 03 4747331
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…
Ph 03 4772898
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.
0800 508 538 / (03) 477 2898 firstname.lastname@example.org
"When we needed to set up multiple TVs, we called Vision and were most impressed with their quick response."
Residential Home, Waitati
"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,
"We found it miraculously easy to deal with Vision."
Tower Lodge Motel, Invercargill
"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
smart audio visual solutions