New Zealand's Leading Robotic Automation Specialists

Meet the team

Meet Our Team:

Mike Shatford
Managing Director

Mike founded Design Energy in 2007 after building a successful career in design engineering and in various management roles.  Trained as a mechanical engineer, Mike has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial and technical aspects of product development, manufacturing, industrial process and automation.

Andrew Ireland
General Manager
Andrew graduated with honours from Canterbury University completing a BE in mechanical engineering. He has a broad range of experience working as a product designer, mechanical engineer and operations manager for New Zealand design consultancies.
David Bates
Mechanical Engineer
David holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering, and has gained much of his professional experience working as a design engineer for Scott Technology, before joining the Design Energy team.
Chris Rodwell
Mechanical Engineer
Chris studied mechanical engineering at Christchurch Polytechnic, he has extensive engineering experience working as a machine designer for Scott Technology and as the lead engineer at Newsmith Pacific Systems before joining the Design Energy team.
Damon Page
Mechanical Engineer
With over 30 years of engineering, design and automation experience, from cadetship to engineering leadership roles in New Zealand and more recently with Samsung in South Korea, Damon brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and practical skills to the Design Energy team
Craig Hill
Mechanical Engineer
Craig graduated with honours from Canterbury University completing a BE in mechanical engineering. He has a wealth of experience designing bespoke machinery for heavy industry.  Craig had been providing the design consulting services to Aluminium smelters in New Zealand and Australia for 5 years before joining the Design Energy team.
Yamile Torres
Financial Manager
With accounting and administration experience at Crane Distribution and The Carter Group, Yamile co-founded Design Energy and now fills the role of financial manager in between raising a family (Yamile is Mike’s wife).
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