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Chris Sai Louie


Chris is a highly experienced engineer, having managed projects in nine countries in everything from commercial building, infrastructure and maritime to residential property and civil engineering. He has previously run his own design, build and development business, Berntsen and Sai Louie, and has been a consultant Commercial Services Manager to Ports of Auckland Ltd, consulting on strategic management of key port assets, including supervision of more than $100 million of capital works redevelopment.

Chris encourages clear and open communication among his team, and leads with a very hands-on approach. "I want people to know what we can do, we are passionate about what we do, and I reckon we do as good as, if not better than anyone."

Phone: (09) 984 7702
Mobile: 0274 976 320

Steve Piner

Business Development Manager

Delivering quality solutions, often derived from innovative design and thinking, has been a hallmark of Steve's career to date, and fits well with the Steelguard ethics. With an extensive history in Architectural Hardware and a construction background, Steve is well versed in design consultation and project management, keeping the big picture in mind, while not losing sight of the detail. Bringing these skills to the fore in the Project Team, and providing a proactive and consultative link between concept, design, production and implementation between stakeholders is a prime focus of Steve's role.

Phone: (09) 984 7701
Mobile: 021 976 321

Nigel Simonsen

Project Manager

Nigel has experience managing a range of construction and maintenance projects, including prisons, commercial and industrial buildings. Nigel has developed skills in CAD drawing, estimating, procurement and the operation of specialist fabrication software.

Since 1992 Nigel has held management positions in maintenance and manufacturing companies based in Auckland.

Phone: (09) 984 7704
Mobile: 0275 522 137

Andy He

Project Manager

Andy graduated from Massey University with a degree in mechatronics engineering in 2010 and a Masters degree (1st class honours) in mechanical engineering from the University of Auckland in 2014. Since joining Steelguard he has developed skills in CAD drawing, estimating, procurement and operation of specialist fabrication software.

Andy is bi-lingual, which comes in useful when communicating with overseas suppliers and clients.

Phone: (09) 984 7700
Mobile: 021 251 5492

Andre Bonhomme

Project Manager

Andre has worked at Steelguard for over 10 years, initially as a fabricator and more recently as a Workshop Team Leader. Andre has recently completed specialist CAD and computer training to assist in his new role as a Project Manager.

Phone: (09) 984 7708
Mobile: 021 732 443