Our Team

Why choose Ellisco?

You won’t just be buying a product. You’ll have access to our team of technical specialists who can help you determine the right product for your needs and who will assist if you have any issues or questions.

You’ll get:

  • Guidance and advice around the best industrial automation, natural ventilation, lighting and safety products for your purposes from leading specialists.
  • Quality products by world-leading brands at competitive prices.
  • First-class technical expertise to support your product once it’s been installed.

With offices throughout New Zealand, you can be confident a technical expert will be at your site as and when you need them. We offer you peace of mind.

Now meet some of our team...

  • Douglas Oliver

    Douglas has been in the electrical industry for 30+ years, of which he has been at EllisCo for 20 years.

    Douglas is one of 3 owners at EllisCo. He is still a registered electrician and is proud to be involved in a constantly evolving industry. His background is Machine Safety, Emergency lighting and Industrial Automation.

    Most weekends Doug can be found on a tennis court with his wife and 3 daughters.

    View Douglas Oliver's profile on LinkedIn

  • Peter M

    Peter Millard

    Peter is a qualified electrician with more than 25 years experience in our industry. He has been with EllisCo for 20 of those years.

    Now co-owner at EllisCo, Peter manages our Natural Ventiliation division which is one of our fastest growing divisions. This is due to an increased focus on energy consumption and sustainability and Peter's expertise in this area. Peter's passion is to do things right the first time.

    He lives locally with his family and enjoys following his son's rugby and keeping up with his wife and daughter.

    View Peter Millard's profile on LinkedIn

  • Mark Pooley

    Mark has been with EllisCo since 1993.

    Has worked in the stores, warehouse, customer service and is now Financial Controller of EllisCo, and one of the 3 owners.

    Mark enjoys the family-orientated environment at EllisCo, he has helped create an office full of energy. His motto is "We work hard but have fun" and "The Customer comes first".

    Weekends find him on the hockey turf coaching one of his kids teams, with KFC his favourite food.

    View Mark Pooley's profile on LinkedIn

    Mark Pooley
  • Peter Ras

    Peter Rasmussen

    Peter has over 35 years experience in the electrical industry primarily in lighting.

    Over that time he has worked with wholesalers, contractors, OEMs, architects and consultants and gained a raft of experience in the lighting industry. Peter prides himself on being able to solve problems and coming up with solutions for his customers. If we haven’t got an answer to your problem we can at least lead you in the right direction.  

    A keen tennis player (not bad if I say so) and a poor golfer there is nothing more Peter enjoys than being at the beach with friends.

    View Peter Rasmussen's profile on LinkedIn

  • Michael Watts

    Michael has worked in a sales capacity within the electrical industry for 13 years, mostly in Industrial Automation and Machine Safety Solutions.

    Was based in Auckland for the last 10 years and now in Whangarei, Mike’s speciality is his ability to quickly understand the clients' needs and partner with them to provide the best solution. He has a wealth of knowledge, is practical and his understanding of Automation and Safety is hard to find.

    Mike is the company expert on reality TV programmes & Shortland Street.

    View Michael Watt's profile on LinkedIn

    Mike Watts
  • Anthony

    Anthony Henricksen

    Anthony has worked as a sales engineer for 15 years, after serving 7 years as an Aircraft Avionics Technician. New to EllisCo, Anthony comes from an electrical sales engineering background of Marine, Mining, power quality and industry.

    Anthony is passionate about understanding needs and partnering to achieve the best possible results for the customer.

    Anthony enjoys music, skiing and watching live sports, from his children to local sporting events, in Christchurch with his partner.

    View Anthony Henricksen's profile on LinkedIn

  • Wayne Hobcraft

    Wayne has over 30 years Sales and Design experience in the Electrical Industry from Switchboards, Motors and Drives through to Machinery Safety, General Lighting and Emergency Lighting, with maybe 1 or 2 other things in between.

    Wayne has a Post Graduate Certificate in Science Technology (Lighting), is a competent Lighting Designer, and holds a current Authorship for Producer Statements for Auckland City Council.

    Based in Wellington, Wayne looks after Sales for Palmerston North, Wellington and the South Island.

    View Wayne Hobcraft's profile on LinkedIn

  • Brent

    Brent Kirkland

    Brent has been involved in the lighting industry for 21 years.

    With lighting firmly focused on new technologies such as LED, Brent understands how LED works and how it differs in performance to traditional light sources so he can ensure the customers' requirements and expectations are met.

    Brent is a keen golfing enthusiast and is a little crazy about rugby (go the Canes)…

    View Brent Kirkland's profile on LinkedIn

  • David Wildbore aka Womble

    Womble has been involved in the Electrical Industry since starting his apprenticeship in January 1980. He has been an industrial Electrician for much of that time and holds a current practicing license.

    Womble has been in Industrial Automation sales for about 18 years but during that time he was still helping out with weekend maintenance at a large feed milling site installing and maintaining Hazardous area equipment. Womble has a 15 year-old daughter who keeps him busy and broke. The family also like to get out and cruise surf highway 45 in their classic car and Womble is also rebuilding a classic Camper van in his spare time (hah what’s that).

    View David Wildbore's profile on LinkedIn

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  • Keith Read

    Keith Read

    Keith Read is an expert in Machine Safety Automation with 33 years in the industry. Still a fully licensed Electrician, Keith has been a Trainer in Machine Safety Standard for the past 9 years.

    With his expert knowledge he is able to help clients identify hazards in the workplace and through systematic and intelligent engineering and electrical design create solutions.

    An avid tennis player Keith has also recently started competing in dart competitions.

    View Colin Meaden's profile on LinkedIn

  • Our History

    Ellis & Company Limited was established in 1893 when a group of businessmen took over the existing business of Thomas Horace Ellis.
    The company was incorporated in 1903.

    Products in the early years were varied until 1920 when the company’s foundation was laid in the supply of products in the electrical and engineering fields – a strategy which has contributed to the company’s continued success with service and supply concentrated on Electrical & Engineering Manufacturers, Industries.  Government Departments & Public Bodies. A reflection of the loyalty, and business integrity, of Ellis & Company is shown through the first electrical agency agreement which was signed with Crabtree Electrical Industries UK in 1919 (the year of their foundation) and today the company is still represented through the supply and sales of Crabtree switches and Appleby bulkhead lighting.

  • Industry Associations

    We are members of these recognised industry associations.

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+64 9 570 5267

105 Morrin Rd, St Johns, Auckland 1072 NZ