Chief Executive Officer
Bernie McLaughlin was appointed CEO of Master Electricians in 2017. Prior to taking this role, he was the Operations Manager, having joined the organisation in 2012 after a history of running his own electrical contracting business and being an electrical trainer for etco. Bernie represents Master Electricians on the boards of the New Zealand Specialist Trades Contractors Federation and the Construction Safety Council
Technical Services Manager
I have been in the electrical trade now for over a decade, working in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, here in New Zealand and in the UK. I have had a varied career ranging from audio visual, domestic and commercial, military projects, to testing and commissioning of large-scale projects.
Health and Safety Manager
I have worked in the Electrical industry for 25 years and counting. I began my career in Ireland in the Industrial/ Commercial Electrical Industry and immigrated to New Zealand in 2008.
I have always had a passion for Health & Safety, from my time as a rescue diver and emergency first responder through to my current role as Health & Safety Manager for Master Electricians. I believe I am uniquely qualified to assist our members with their Health & Safety concerns as I have worked as an Electrical Contractor in NZ for over a decade as well as having completed a Diploma in Workplace Health & Safety Management. I have also completed a certificate in Construction Site Safety through SiteSafe as well as a Lead ICAM Investigator course and gained registration as an Internal Auditor through New Zealand Organisation of Quality. I have a passion for technical investigations and quality management. I am a professional level member of NZISM, and I thoroughly enjoy upskilling and continual professional development in the Health & Safety areas.
I am currently undertaking an Applied Directorship Programme. I am very much looking forward to working with our members to ensure the ongoing health and safety of their staff.
I am looking forward to working with our members to ensure the ongoing health and safety of their staff.
Tel: 021 342 050
Marketing and Communications Manager
A passionate marketer Daniel is an experienced marketing and communications professional and has brought to life many innovative campaigns and results driven marketing & communications strategies.
Daniels focus is to develop and execute successful and innovative marketing, communication and engagement activity that will drive brand awareness and grow membership.
Auckland Regional Manager
I’m an Electrician and Electrical Inspector and have been involved in the industry for 34 years.
I started my apprenticeship in 1987 at Clark Brothers Electrical Services in Whakatane. On the completion of my apprenticeship, I was self-employed for almost 4 years until being offered a position in the big smoke and have lived on Auckland’s North Shore ever since.
My career has been reasonably varied, undertaking mainly residential and commercial work, with a little bit of industrial thrown in for good measure. My previous roll prior to starting with Master Electricians was at Auckland Airport working in the area of Airfield Lighting.
I’ve worked at Master Electricians for almost a year and a half. What I really like is that we are an organisation, set up solely to support and represent electrical contractors and those associated with the electrical industry. We are an organisation, made up, mainly of electricians, working for electricians. A lot of the problems and situations our members can occasionally find themselves in, I have experienced and it is very humbling and rewarding to be able to help out, or at least steer people in the right direction.
My role as a Regional Manager is not only to work for the organisation as a whole, but also to represent my individual members to make sure their views are heard at a local and national level.
Phone: 021 915 440
Waikato/BOP/Hawkes Bay Regional Manager
I have had a very varied career and have been working in and around the Electrical Industry for the past 35 years.
I started off in Sydney where I completed my apprenticeship and then moved to Hamilton, NZ soon after. After working as an electrician on various contracts I became a partner in a local contracting business for approximately 10 years. After working as an Electrical Inspector I then progressed on to Project, Contract and General Management roles before becoming the Electrical Supervisor for the Waikato District Health Board based at Waikato Hospital. In recent years I have been employed as the Site Manager at Spring Hill Prison.
Giving back and supporting the industry that has supported me throughout my career is important to me. I look forward to representing and assisting all members throughout the region.
Phone: 021 917 301
Central Regional Manager
I started my career in the Electrical Industry in 1987 at the Electrical Co-operative Society of New Zealand (Electrico) in Wellington.
I was there for a few years learning the wholesale game then spent the next 33 years at various wholesalers as Counter Staff, Lighting Specialist, Data Specialist and Sales Rep for a number of different companies. The last 13 years were at Advance Electrical Wholesalers (10 years as the Upper Hutt Sales Rep , then 3 years in the New Business Development Group for the Wellington region).
I started at Master Electricians in August 2020 – it was a big change from Electrical Wholesaling. Coming to Master Electricians I will be able to support new and existing Electricians from a different angle.
I look forward to catching up with the M.E contractors in my region. Please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to assist in any way I can.
Phone: 021 912 392
Southern Regional Manager
Quintin is a qualified Electrical Inspector, Architectural Designer, and Adult Educator.
He started his apprenticeship in 2000 with NewPower Electrical in Rotorua, mainly in the industrial and commercial construction area’s but not limited too.
Upon completion of his apprenticeship, he stayed with the company for 12 plus years working as an electrical supervisor then site Forman. Before deciding to further his qualifications, studying for both a diploma in Architecture Design and an Inspector Certificate while also operating his own electrical contracting business.
After working for an Architect for several years, he decided combined his skills in the construction and electrical industry to start a business in Electrical CAD designs before eventually starting as a full time Tutor for ETCO where he gained qualifications in Adult & Tertiary Education. He had been running the Apprentice Challenge for Master Electricians prior to coming onboard full time, taking on a dual role still with the Challenge and as Southern Regional Manager.
Having just relocated down South, he looks forward to getting out and about applying his skills and knowledge to support and give back to the electrical industry.
Phone: 021 914 818