Get to know us

We have been servicing Te Puke, Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty area for over 25 years. From low level technology needs – to leading-edge future technologies, VisionLab can provide you with ongoing support, both onsite and remotely. We are powered by our people.

Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards

Director

After founding VisionLab over 30 years ago, Peter continues to lead us into the future of ICT. His focus is supporting the business and our team in providing the wider Bay of Plenty region with reliable and quality ICT solutions.

Core to Peter’s motivation, is the desire to collaborate with our clients, ensuring they receive relevant and effective ICT solutions that enables them to be productive and empower them to do what they do best for their own businesses.

Nikki Edwards

Nikki Edwards

Finance & HR Manager

After spending over a decade living in London and traveling extensively, Nikki returned to New Zealand and started her own business in bookkeeping and accounting.

Joining VisionLab in 2013, Nikki connects the financial dots, is a key advisor for sustainable growth and productive development and takes care of our people in her role as HR Manager.

Our Solution Architects & Engineers

Antoine Pol-Simon

Antoine Pol-Simon

Service Manager

Antoine’s career in IT started over 20 years ago in the French Marines, leading him to complete his master’s degree in network and Systems Management.

With a broad range of experience in both IT and in his life in general, he likes to focus on improving our customer’s businesses through the use of new technologies. As a Prince 2 Practitioner, Antoine believes that processes, communication and accountability are key aspects in delivering excellence in customer service.

In his downtime, Antoine is a member of the Te Puke Small-Bore Rifle Shooting Club, a member of the Tauranga Gliding Club, and he is also the Chairman of EPIC Te Puke, and loves exploring New Zealand with his family. But when he is not shooting, gliding, or exploring our beautiful country, his young twin boys keep him plenty busy!

Iain Gibson

Iain Gibson

Senior IT Systems & Networks Engineer

Iain adds his experience in the corporate world to our team. Originally from England, Iain brings his dry wit and attention to detail to his work.

With vast experience in the Linux world as a systems analyst, Iain is enjoying the challenge associated with a growing business and is a valuable addition to our Technical Staff.

Shaun Blair

Shaun Blair

Senior IT Systems & Networks Engineer

Prior to immigrating to New Zealand and joining our team, Shaun ran his own successful ICT business in South Africa. This practical business experience helps him to consider the wider perspective when providing relevant ICT solutions for our clients.
 
With his depth of knowledge of Microsoft products, networking, and Linux systems, Shaun is a valuable asset in our team.
 

 Dillon Ferguson

Dillon Ferguson

IT Support Technician

Growing up pulling computers apart to see how they worked, Dillon has carried this curiosity through his life, a born problem solver he seldom backs away from a challenge.

Starting his IT career over a decade ago in Transport and Container Yards, moving through to Food Production and Veterinary industries today.

Dillon has gained the experience to slot into any environment and quickly grasp what’s required to provide the best support for our clients in an MSP (Managed Service Provider) environment. Dillon also enjoys the fringe elements of IT with experience in Linux and macOS, with some retro hardware thrown in the mix.

Dillon’s love for the ocean has given him an environmentally conscious approach. He also enjoys the outdoors, the beach and travelling with his wife.

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

IT Support Technician

Nick began his IT career in 2017, working in technology-related roles, exercising his problems solving skills and providing technical support to a wide variety of clients.
While completing a Bachelor of Information Technology, he still found time to provide tutoring to his peers as well.

Nick has a love of all things IT, gaming, programming, fishing, comics and spending time with his friends and family.

He brings a positive and professional presence to our team, providing global helpdesk support to our clients.

Nick Svebakk

Nick Svebakk

IT Support Technician

Nick is a seasoned Systems & Network Engineer with over a decade of experience in the IT and MSP (Managed Service Provider) space, having worked with clients in the business and education sectors across New Zealand and abroad.

A love for problem solving has given Nick a broad understanding of network infrastructure, virtualisation, and cybersecurity, with a knack for implementing and managing Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace solutions, and other cutting edge technologies.

In his downtime, Nick loves spending time with his young growing family, travelling New Zealand and overseas, and enjoys watching and playing rugby, league, tennis, and basketball.

Thyran Wright

Thyran Wright

Senior IT Systems Engineer / Web Developer

From a young age Thyran enjoyed taking things apart and learning how they worked. His curiosity with electronics and technology led him to working with ICT around the world, eventually settling in New Zealand in 2015.

He brings his calm and quiet personality along with his extensive ICT experience to our team and feels at home with VisionLab.

Thyran has a love of all things outdoors, including rugby (of course), surfing, hiking and fishing.

Trevor Abels

Trevor Abels

IT Systems Technician / PBX Engineer

After starting out in a Telecom warehouse and working his way up to a PBX technician in Vancouver Canada, Trevor moved to the Cayman Islands and worked for 14 years with their local ISP (Internet Service Provider), as a Senior Technician specialising in PBX, Internet, and Networking.

In 2014, Trevor moved to New Zealand working in various roles before joining the VisionLab team in 2017. While he specialises in PBX, Networking, and Cloud Services, Trevor’s sense of humour and great client relations are of equal value to our team.

Varun Saini

Varun Saini

IT Systems Technician

Varun joined our team in 2018, bringing with him over 10 years’ product experience from working with Hewlett Packard, Dell, Lenovo, IBM, Apple, 3M, Cisco, NCR and Unisys equipment in both India and New Zealand. 

This broad range of product knowledge enables him to troubleshoot a wide range of computer problems for our customers, making him our IT troubleshooting Guru. When he is not waving his IT magic wand, he loves spending time with his family and learning the art of photography.

Our Software Engineers

Michael May

Michael May

Software Development Engineer

Michael has been a part of the VisionLab team since 2004 when he worked part-time during the school holidays. After gaining his Masters degree in Computer Science, he returned to head up our Software Development team.

When he’s not in front of a computer he can be found on his kiwifruit orchard or cleaning his workshop.

Robert Bush

Robert Bush

Software Development Engineer

Robert has many years of experience as a Software Engineer with proficiency in PHP, Ruby, Python, C#, Java, Javascript, Basic, Android development, HTML, CSS, and SQL, just to name a few. 

He brings these skills to our Software Development team, and when he’s not out riding his motorbike, he’s dreaming in Ruby code.

Jacek Pakulski

Jacek Pakulski

Software Development Engineer

Jacek has been working as a Software Developer for over 20 years and when he’s not running, taking photos, learning guitar or winning Husband of the Year for 10 years running (according to his wife), he’s adding his valuable knowledge to our Software Development team.

Our Support Team

Tania Arnott

Tania Arnott

Business Operations Administrator

Tania has been with us since 2010 filling many roles, including administration, accounts, and some technical support.

Tania looks after our procurement, accounts receivable invoicing and is usually the first contact for our business and residential customers. She helps keep our workshop on track ensuring that work is completed in a timely fashion, while keeping clients informed of progress.

Clare Rickerby

Clare Rickerby

Business Operations Administrator

Clare works alongside Tania to provide admin support internally for the team and to our business and residential clients across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.