Meet Our Team

With cumulative experience of over 100 years in the Hydraulic Industry, our team have the experience to diagnose your hydraulic issues swiftly, and get your system operating again with the minimum of downtime.

Bruce Andrew

With 25+ years Hydraulic and Mechanical experience Bruce offers specialist design, component procurement and problem solving to our varied customer base. Supporting our mobile team, enjoying challenging projects and being very hands on, Bruce is happy to hand the management to Chris and the capable admin team, so he can focus on customer satisfaction and quality outcomes. Keen on all adrenalin and adventure sports, Bruce stays active, fit and engaged in outdoor pursuits as much as possible. Keen to give life a good go, Bruce has a tenacious approach to all things he encounters.

Tracey Andrew

Having been part of the Hydraulink Tauranga Team since inception, Tracey is now focusing on the Financial Admin of the company. Confident a very capable teams looks after the Customer Services and Admin, and the staff HR, she is now able to spend more time with family and joining Bruce in their mutual enjoyment of the outdoors and travel. Attention to detail and the desire to make this business the very best it can be has kept Tracey motivated and enjoying the journey over the years.

Chris Weber

Operations Manager
Chris started with Hydraulink Tauranga in February 2017 as Workshop Manager, Chris has really taken control of the workshop and made it his own, improving systems and focusing on quality control to give the customer exactly what they are after. With 17+ years’ experience in Hydraulics, Mechanical and Electrics Chris offers good knowledge of the industry to support the team and customer enquiries. When not at work Chris’ enjoys hanging out with his young family and playing social hockey.

Dean Piper

Workshop Foreman
Dean joined the Hydraulink team in December 2020 as our friendly Workshop Forman. Fitter Turner by trade, Dean has worked in the Hydraulic and Mechanical industry for 35+ years. As workshop foreman, Dean allocates the workload, manages day to day operations of the workshop, engages in operational tasks and assists customers. Creating a hardworking, positive workshop environment. Outside the workshop, Dean spends his time gardening and taking long walks with his dogs.

Steve Bennett

Hydraulic Service Technician
Steve joined the Hydraulink team in April 2019. Sometimes referred to as ‘Steve the Pom’ Steve moved from the UK to NZ in 1972. You will often hear him laughing before you see him! He has worked in the automotive trade since 1975, 12 ½ of those years as a tutor. He has 7 years’ experience working with heavy machinery. When not at work Steve enjoys anything to do with Hot Rods and custom cars.

O’Brian Mahurure

Hydraulic Service Technician
O’Brian joined the Hydraulink team in June 2021 as a Hydraulic Service Technician. Fitter Turner by trade, O’Brian has also worked with a broad range of heavy machinery since 2007. He moved to NZ in 2018 and outside of work enjoys hands on activities, fixing and tinkering with electronics and loves reading a good book.

Christian van der Walt

Hydraulic Service Technician
Christian joined the Hydraulink team in April 2022 as a Hydraulic Service Technician. Fitter Turner by Trade for over 14 years, Christian also had 8 years exposure working with hydraulics. He moved to NZ in 2018 and outside of work he spends his time staying active, mountain biking, fishing, and spending time with family.

Nigel Rose

Senior Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Nigel has been making hoses and hydraulic problem solving for his customers since 1995. Having worked as an independent contractor for the majority of his time in business, Nigel is now enjoying the challenge and reward of having a Sub-contractor to support his growing customer base. Family is important to Nigel and he spends as much time as he can fishing, skiing, mountain biking, caravanning and supporting his girls various sporting pursuits.

Kyle Forster

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Kyle changed role in May 2022 and became a Mobile Hydraulic Service technician in one of Nigel’s 3 Mobile Service vehicles. Kyle enjoys being out and about helping customers onsite, similar to his previous job servicing forest machinery. Kyle originally joined our team in January 2020 as a Hydraulic Service Technician, having previously run a local car garage. He has 10 years’ experience in the mechanical industry, both light vehicles and heavy earth moving equipment. When not at work Kyle enjoys hunting and spending time with his young children.

Currently recruiting!

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
If you are considering a career as a Mobile Hydraulic Service technician, please call Nigel Rose on 027 492 8629.

John Whale

Senior Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
John started with Hydraulink Tauranga in 2002. Initially having 1 service vehicle and no staff, John has grown his customer base and mobile business to 4 service vehicles and 3 sub-contractors. Johns’ commitment to his customers ensures you are back up and running quickly minimising unnecessary down time.

Jade Byers

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Jade works for John in one of John’s 3 Mobile Service vehicles. Jade has been a part of the team since October 2021. Jade likes that no two days are the same. Meeting and creating relationships with new people and characters, each job has an element of surprise. When not solving hydraulic problems, Jade keeps his hands dirty with all thing’s car related, hands on creative DIY projects and hunting.

Devon Hoff

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Devon works for John in one of John’s 3 mobile service vehicles. Prior to joining Hydraulink, Devon’s background was in construction however he wanted to pursue a change of direction. He is enjoying being mobile, meeting new customers and learning a new trade. In his spare time Devon is a keen fisherman and enjoys spending time on his motorbike.

Paolo Rigamonti

Engineer – Metal Spray Technologies
Paolo has been working as a metal machinist, solving engineering problems, since 1996. His vast experience and valuable skill set has allowed him the opportunity to relocate from Italy, with his family, and he joined us as Lead Machinist for the Metal Spray Technologies division of our business in 2017. Paolo derives much satisfaction from solving the problems and fulfilling the requests of our customers accurately, precisely and timely. Family is very important to Paolo and he is loving exploring Aotearoa with his wife and three children.

Danny McNaughton

General Engineer - Metal Spray Technologies
Danny joined the Metal Spray team in November 2018. Danny assists the Engineers, conducts repairs and maintenance as required and maintains the workshop and associated equipment. In March 2023 Danny completed his apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering.

Customer Services and Stock Manager

Kelly Bonner

Office Administration - Part time
Originally from the UK, Kelly joined the Hydraulink team in February 2020. She was previously a Part time Office Manager bringing a broad range of experience including accounts payable/receivable, debt collection, Payroll, Health & Safety, and general project management. Kelly works alongside Tracey, Taylah, Leanne and Tony and together they ensure an efficient and smooth-running office environment. When not at work Kelly enjoys spending time with her children and getting outdoors as much as possible.

Taylah Barnett

Office Administration - Part time
Taylah joined the Hydraulink team in March 2020 as our Casual Office Administration superstar. In January 2021 she accepted a permanent position with increased hours and responsibility crucial to our admin team. Taylah focusses on customer and supplier invoices, organisation of workshop written work and a broad range of other tasks. She will be one of the friendly team that greet you when you call into the Branch or phone up with queries. Outside of work, Taylah is a keen photographer and a member of the KJ Studios Dance Family – teaching and choreographing Hip Hop, Contemporary and Modern Dance.

Leanne Kelly

Office Administration - Part time
Leanne joined the Hydraulink team in August 2021 as a Part Time Office Administrator. She will be the full of energy, bubbly character that greets you when you call into the Branch or phone up with queries. Leanne does an amazing job supporting our Stock Manager managing the stock and does all the invoicing for our 7 Mobile HSST operators. When out of the office Leanne enjoys crocheting, crafts, spending time with family in their camper and riding motorbikes.