Our Team

We have skilled team members ready to help you throughout New Zealand.

Several of our team members are qualified in Illumination Engineering, having completed the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) at Massey University. Many are also technical members of the professional body for lighting engineers, the IESANZ. Search here by region for your local Rexel lighting expert.

Upper North Island

Abhi Dipak

Lighting Design & Sales
Abhishek graduated University with a degree in Electrical Engineering
and joined the Rexel Lighting team in 2018. He has great customer service skills and has a real passion for Lighting, Lighting Designs & Lighting Technologies including IOT and Lighting Controls
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John Keen

BD Lighting
Joined Rexel Lighting in July 2019.
Bringing 22 years of experience in the Lighting service and supply industry - from the Signage, Industrial, Commercial and the Local Authority Public sector, including Sports, amenity and Road lighting. Holding roles in Territory management, Business Development and Key account sales throughout NZ. Passionate about lighting with the capability of dealing with the corporate CEO, a Consulting Engineer, Contract Electricians/installers within the NZ market, or with a Multi - National Corporation
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Central North Island

Alex Geisler TechIES

BD Lighting
Alex is a registered electrician with 16 years’ experience in the electrical industry and over 7 years in the lighting industry.
He holds a Grad Cert Sci Tech (Lighting) from Massey University and having worked in both installation and the specifying of luminaires he is well positioned in the field of Retrofit Lighting. Alex is also a Technical member of the IES.
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Lower North Island

Sam Paulsen

BD Lighting
Sam comes from a family of electricians
and recently moved from customer service to the Rexel technical lighting team in Wellington with a degree in Innovation Design specialising in Industrial Design from Victoria University. She has a talent for calmly achieving what’s required in the desired time frame while continuing a high standard of work
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Upper South Island

Robert Smith

BD Lighting
Robert has over 43 years experience in the Electrical industry
both in installation and wholesaling. Robert's role is to liaise with key accounts, Large end users and Electrical Contractors. He offers experienced advice from his years within the industry to aide Customers in making the best Energy Efficient decisions for their projects.
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Christina Wust-McLaren TechIES

Lighting Design Manager
Christina's skills are in management and coordination
and since her move into lighting, she has completed a number of in-house training courses including AGI32 and has graduated from Massey University with a Grad Cert Sci Tech (Lighting) . Her role in the lighting team is pertinent to Rexel providing a full solution service with a focus on lighting design for the Upper South Island.
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Stu Wilson

Lighting Designer
Stu has joined the Rexel Lighting team from a background
in the Civil and Survey cad industry and Lighting Design. Stu started his Lighting Design career in Street Lighting and specialises in exterior, sports, carparks and street Lighting
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National Office

Cedric Williams TechIES

National Head of Specification
Cedric joins the Rexel Lighting team with over 20 years experience
in design and project management. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts as well as a Grad Cert Sci Tech (Lighting). Cedric is a Technical member of the IES and currently sits on the IES New Zealand board. Cerdric’s role is to service the Lower North Island in all aspects of Commercial, Industrial, Retail and Architectural Lighting Design and Specification
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Eric Ryde

Technical Manager
Eric has 20 + years experience both in NZ and the UK in commercial lighting product design,
manufacture and testing. Encompassing all types of luminaries from HID to LED and lighting controls. Eric's focus is on technical support for imported and locally manufactured Lighting Product.
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Darren Yang MEngNZ

Emergency Lighting Design and Sales
Darren is a specialised Emergency Lighting designer. He is able to help you with all your emergency lighting design needs across all of New Zealand.
He gained his Masters degree in the University of Auckland, where he majored in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Previously, he has studied in both China and Korea. Darren is now based in Auckland, bringing his passion for lighting and building services. He is experienced in preparing electrical calculations, HV and LV electrical single line diagrams, artificial & emergency lighting systems, electrical power provisions, security and lighting simulation using Agi32 and Dialux software. He is Emerging Professional Member at Engineering New Zealand and he is also fluent in Mandarin and speaks basic Korean.
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