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.

Tegan Samson

Customer Services & Stock Manager
Tegan undertook the role of Customer Services and Stock Manager in 2018. She is the cheery face you will meet at our customer service counter, she looks after ordering and component procurement and has the unenviable job of controlling our massive stock holdings, whilst supporting 5 Mobile Operators and a team of workshop engineers. Tegan likes to get amongst the outdoors and all that is has to offer.

Paolo Rigamonti

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.

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.

Callum Gaby

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Callum started as a mobile hydraulic Technician with Nigel in 2017. Keen to always be busy, Callum enjoys the pressure of breakdown work and likes it best when there’s lots on! When not working, Callum spends his time fishing and diving.

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 3 service vehicles and 2 sub-contractors. Johns commitment to his customers ensures you are back up and running quickly minimising unnecessary down time.

Matthew Sutton

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Matt works for John in one of Johns 3 Mobile Service Vehicles. He trained and served in the army from 2007 to 2011, as a mechanical engineer, going on to work for Heavy Industry as a service technician and fabricator. Matt has been part of the team since 2015 and enjoys being on the road servicing a varied customer base. When not solving hydraulic problems Matt competes in various motorsport disciplines, and enjoys building race cars.

Nathan Calcinai

Mobile Hydraulic Service Technician
Nathan has been a Mobile Hydraulic Technician for John since 2017. Previously working for a structural steel company, Nathan has a first-hand understanding of the needs of the industries he services. He grew up in the Bay and enjoys the outdoors, camping, travelling and dirt bike riding.