The Team

TIM BROWNE (Director) – Managing Director

Tim has 33 years of experience in the Electrical industry, including 10 years International Management experience in the UK and Australia, and 11 years management experience in New Zealand. Tim has also worked in high end Electrical Companies employing up to 1000 staff. Based in our New Plymouth head office, Tim oversees all activities within the business including new business development, stream lining current business, keeping up with market changes and ensuring that all employees work effectively and safely. Tim has an overall responsibility to drive target growth with P&L accountability. He is enthusiastic and totally committed to the future goals and aspirations of NPE-Tech, our clients and partners. Tim believes in a hands on approach to increasing business growth, customer relationships and forging new partnerships.

DAVID OLSEN (Director) – HSEQ & Technical Services Manager

David undertook his Electrical Apprenticeship with the then New Plymouth Electricity Department. Upon completion he worked predominately in Domestic Servicing and Whiteware Appliances. While working in Domestic Service, David developed an interest in lighting works. This allowed him to progress into Commercial Servicing, where he worked for many years. He enjoyed finding solutions for his regular client base and was dedicated to building new business relationships. David has always been keen on skills development which has led to him becoming a qualified Electrical Inspector. He is a member of the Central Regions Electrical Inspector Association (CREIA) and the Electrical Engineers Association (EEA). Based in our New Plymouth head office, David is our fulltime HSEQ and Technical Services Manager. He also assists with Electrical Inspections and coordinates staff training.

GRANT MAJOR (Director) – Network & Field Services Supervisor

Grant took up an apprenticeship with the New Plymouth Electricity Department and has continued to work in the Electrical Industry ever since. While employed at the NP Electricity Department Grant worked predominantly as a day rural faultsman. With the development of NPE-Tech, Grant’s role extended into Field Services for a number of energy retailers.

Today Grant is the Network Connections Manager and Field Services Supervisor. NPE-Tech is an approved Powerco contractor, allowing Grant and his team to carry out Network Connections across Powerco’s Central North Island network. Grant oversees the Field Services and Network Connection teams, while also being involved in Inspection Services and Retailer Tariff Meter Installation – a recently developed “one stop” electricity connection service.

ROSS KRONFELD – Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

PAUL SOFFE – Service Manager

Appliance Services – Commercial/Domestic, Heat Pumps, Refrigeration, General Electrical Servicing
PV Solar Renewable Energy


Tauranga Branch Manager


High Voltage

ROBIN MACDONALD – Senior Estimator / Design

High Voltage Works


Palmerston North Branch

KYLE BROADHEAD – Field Services Manager

Field Services Manager

LUKE BOND – Electrical Estimator / Project Supervisor

Electrical Estimator / Project Supervisor

ALLAN RICHARDS – Fire & Security

Design, Install, Upgrade, Service

JASON GIBBS – Civil Works Supervisor

Civil Works

Total Electrical Solutions

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