Pete Herd

Joint company founder and plate cutting specialist Pete Herd believes that investment in leading edge technology is the key to success.  He has a special interest in providing customers with the complete solution to cutting problems.

Ken Alchin

Ken was the joint owner of North Shore Laser Cutting with Pete Herd.  A fitter and turner by trade, Ken has a strong technical background with extensive knowledge in being able to offer customers the right advice.  

Combined technical knowledge and business background enable Pete and Ken to provide the OSCS with the direction required to take the business forward. 


The Team

Craig Hutchinson – General Manager

Craig is responsible for the overall day to day management of the OSCS team. He works closely with the design team, production team, and sales and marketing ensuring business deliverables are managed from point of concept to finished product.  Craig has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and management industry which has taken him all over the world covering a wide range of projects. Craig is integral to the OSCS team ensuring timely production of products to the highest quality.

Phil Carlisle – Production and Customer Service

Phil has a wealth of experience in many business functions ranging from Sales/Marketing & Logistics to production planning and management. He has worked for some highly regarded NZ companies in the past specializing in product development and delivery. His knowledge of the engineering environment coupled with his skills in customer relationships makes Phil vital to the team.

Tim Ryder – Plasma and Water Cutting Manager

Tim is responsible for the day to day running of the Plasma and Water Cutting machines.  His knowledge and skills developed over the last 18years has made him an integral part of the team and an excellent point of contact for those “tricky to deal with” jobs. As a co-owner of the business Tim’s number one priority is to make sure the customer is satisfied with the job outcome.

Anthony Baines – Production and Laser Manager

Originating from the UK Anthony brings with him 10 years of laser cutting and combined metal working process experience.  Anthony is responsible for managing the production team on a daily basis regularly ensuring customer deadlines are met.  Anthony’s responsiveness to delivering projects in time, in spec and in full is second to none and this makes him and vital part of the organisation.

Neville Howroyd – Folding Supervisor

Neville is a trade qualified aircraft sheetmetal tradesperson and has over 25 years’ experience. Neville has extensive CNC press brake knowledge on both Trumpf and Amada machines and looks after the folding team.  Neville’s combined experience and attention to detail makes him a key asset to the business.