Aero NZ (2012) Ltd is owned & operated by Jasmine Lochore & Mike Morrow. They purchased the business in 2012 and after a steep initial learning curve for both, Aero has quickly grown into one of New Zealand’s leading gate automation suppliers. Their desire is to not only provide top quality product to the industry, but also be the industry benchmark for support and service…. And having a bit of fun along the way with their clients is equally important.
They boast the biggest team of technical staff in the country when it comes to gate automation & are very proud of the service they provide to the tradespeople they supply nationwide. Aero has branches in both Sockburn, Christchurch and Albany, Auckland.
The Aero team has a close relationship with the Centurion factory and all of its leading design, production, marketing and technical support staff. Aero’s aim is to never be found wanting when one of our clients has a technical challenge or query.
Stuart Rutley heads the Auckland branch & has worked for Aero since 2013. Stuart has a strong background in gate automation and brought a wealth of experience with him. Now with over a decade in the Gate & Access Automation Industry, He continues to focus on assisting Installation professionals with the information and support needed to correctly specify and install our growing product range. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his young family and fishing in the gulf.
Ably assisting Stuart is Kim Rankin who started in 2015. Kim looks after orders, accounts, sales, making great coffee – she has that all-rounder quality that is essential for small businesses where everyone pitches in. Kim worked with her husband Kevin in their own distribution agency for the oil industry. She has 15 years’ experience in the property management industry. Her passions are travelling this beautiful county spending time with the family and when the weekends are not taken up by the grandchildren’s sports then you will find them on the Golf course.
Ross Hamblin works part time & is a very handy man helping with stock control, computer work & repairs. Ross has previously worked in many roles including 15 years IT/Service and support.
Werner Maritz (Frikkie) is new to the Auckland branch and has worked for Centurion Systems (The Manufacturing Company of Centurion Gate automation equipment) since 2011. Frikkie has a strong Technical background in electronics, specialised gate automation systems and Conducting Training exercises for Gate Automation Technicians. He is to focus on assisting Installation professionals with the information and support need to correctly specify and install our growing product range. Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his family and occasional Horseback Riding.
The Sockburn branch is manned by Tim Gallagher & he joined the company in 2017. Tim has a background in the electrical industry with many years of sales experience & trouble shooting.
During time off he enjoys spending time with his family and touring the country side on his Harley Davidson Softail with his group of friends.
Rob McIntosh joined the company in November 2017 as Warehouse Controller. I look forward to adding value to the company in terms of customer service, stock accuracy, housekeeping, health and safety as well as assisting with good business practices in general. My background is Production Management.
Mike & Jasmine both work at the Sockburn branch but enjoy getting up to Auckland to catch up with the North Islanders. They also run a small farm, B & B accommodation & have 4 children between them so there is never a quiet moment which is just the way they like it.
Hi Mike here I’m a born and bred Mid-Canterbury lad and I grew up on, and subsequently farmed for 30 years, an intensive arable farm at Longbeach, growing all sorts of weird and wonderful crops and seeds that ended up all over the globe.
All things mechanical and engineering were a daily part of farming life on a cropping farm, and as a half decent self taught engineer these skills get utilised with Aero NZ.
Having called time on a farming and farming politics career, a move to Courtenay in the Selwyn district still finds me doing a bit of small scale farming when I’m not wrangling gate automation stock and imports. So you may still occasionally find me at work in my gumboots!