Powertec Telecommunications supplies telecommunications solutions to individuals and businesses in New Zealand and around the world.
Founder and Managing Director Mr Raymond W Smith formed Powertec in 1995 after he recognised a need in the Australian and New Zealand telecommunications landscape for a low cost landline to mobile solution provider.
In 1997 Powertec introduced Telular's Fixed Cellular Terminals to Australia. Ericsson AB Sweden was impressed with Powertec's success at launching the product in Australia, so approached Powertec to sell Ericsson's Fixed Wireless Terminals (FWTs).
Powertec introduced a range of Booster and Repeater products in 1998, which are now shipped to over 70 countries.
Ericsson AB Sweden was happy with Powertec’s efforts and the two companies formed a strong international relationship. In 2002, after five successful years of selling Ericsson’s FWTs, Powertec became the product’s exclusive Australasian distributor.
As its product range grew, so did Powertec's team. From its beginnings as a two man office on the Gold Coast of Australia, the company has grown in to an international company with offices in Sydney and New Zealand. Powertec has a full Sales and Marketing department, IT and Tech Support team, as well as Administration support.
Today Powertec supplies large multinational companies, government departments, defence, emergency services, small to medium size businesses and individuals with hardware to save money on calls to mobiles and call diversion, mobile signal enhancement solutions and products for Wireless Local Loop.
Raymond Smith - Founder & Managing Director
Raymond is the founder of Powertec Telecommunications which he started in 1995.
With humble beginnings selling mobile phone accessories, his vision and leadership has built the company into a leading distributor of specialty telecommunications products.
An entrepreneur from an early age, he has over 45 years’ experience managing successful companies in Australia and New Zealand.
Raymond is a keen golfer!
Paul Boyce - Manager of Product Development
As Product Develpment Manager at Powertec, Paul Boyce is responsible for managing and introducing new products to the company, product training, branding and testing.
Paul started at Powertec in 2002 after completing a Bachelor of Multimedia at Griffith University. Prior to this, Paul had extensive experience in the hospitality industry where his roles included Hotel Manager. Paul has also worked as a web designer and web marketer.
Samantha Clifton - Marketing Manager
As Marketing Manager at Powertec, Samantha is responsible for managing our marketing departments facility.
Samantha joins Powertec Telecommunications with over 20 years’ experience in the Marketing arena including a 10 year stint in London where she worked with many well-known brands and advertising agencies including Barclays Bank, Harvard Business Review, Publishers Clearing House and Leo Burnett. She started her career when mainframe computers and secretarial pools were commonplace (you may need to google) but has kept pace with new developments and enjoys her role marketing the exciting technology products Powertec distribute.
Graham Cleland - Technical Support Manager
Graham is responsible for technical support and product repairs.
Before joining Powertec, Graham worked in the phone system industry and has over 30 years of experience in technical support.
Dealer Account Managers
Area: North and South Island
Phone: (09) 951 6205