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About Us?

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Hi there, my name is Pete Reaside and i am the owner and operator of Renegade Electrics - Automation + Control, based in Rotorua and Mount Maunganui, we service the Bay of Plenty and beyond.

I started my 5 year electrical apprenticeship in 1991, as an Marine Electrical Fitter for Vosper Thornycroft Controls Division UK...working on Type 23 Destroyers and 56M Patrol Vessels for the Ministry of Defense.

From  1998 to 2001,  I was employed by GEA Aeromatic Fielder specialising in pharmaceutical machine production, installation and commissioning.

From 2001  to 2009, i was employed by GEA DRB  - a specialist electrical contractor  for BP within the petroleum sector for the supply and distribution of petroleum, diesel  and LPG fuels along with the commercial maintenance of any associated retail buildings.

In  2009 I emigrated to New Zealand, and after working for a commercial electrical contractor  (Newpower)  for a couple of years, in 2012, I left to set up my own commercial electrical contracting business, Lakes Electrical Limited. In 2020, I decided to specialise with what I enjoy best, so we have now rebranded from Lakes Electrical to Renegade Electrics -Automation + Control.


My aim is to offer custom automation and control solutions for any small or medium sized projects along with offering generic preprogrammed and customised controllers for a variety of everyday control requirements (please see our shop for some of the options available).  We work closely with other trade services, including main electrical contractors and can also provide technical support,  service repairs, breakdowns and preventative maintenance services if required. 


Please feel free to get in touch and discuss your requirements with me.




Mob: 021-0298-1942


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