Our People

Lewis Woodward

Lewis Woodward

Managing Director

Lewis Woodward has 40 years’ experience in the connector industry, having been Product Manager and then Regional Sales Manager for another connector specialist before establishing Connection Technologies 20 years ago. During his years as an electronics serviceman he gained an understanding of the need for well suited, high quality components in any equipment to ensure it works to maximum performance. Today, his focus is on “providing a solution” to any interconnect challenge and ensuring that Connection Technologies offers the best technical support before, during and after the purchase of any of our products.


Leanne Severin​

Finance Manager

Leanne Severin has a diploma in accounting and 30 years’ experience in the banking, insurance and financial markets with extensive knowledge in managing the financial affairs of a trading company like Connection Technologies. During her time in the current position she has developed a wider knowledge across all areas of the business and has stood in for others in the company, irrespective of their function.

Errol Mann

Sales Manager

Errol Mann has a National diploma in Electronic Engineering. He is an industrial automation Engineer with 20 years experience in the sales and certification of automation systems. He has come from HARTING SA and he brings with a focus on sales growth into new markets.

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Steve Wilson

Business Development

Steve Wilson has a NZ Certificate in Communications Engineering and spent 40 years involvement in the telecommunications industry. He has worked in sales roles requiring the need to provide technical solutions in data communication and network connectivity applications. His primary focus is to assist clients with identifying the most appropriate interface device to allow the communication of both new and historical technology in an industrial environment

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Glen Fisher

Business Development

Glen Fisher started his career as a Telecom Electrician working in electronic switching exchanges. The next 20 years were spent in the Office Automation Industry selling, servicing and repairing office products.

Glen strives to deliver prompt and efficient service to his customers in the Auckland Region.

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John van Garderen

Business Development

John van Garderen has spent 40 years in the electronics and electro-mechanical industries. He has worked in an engineering and sales roles, having been Product Manager and Connector Specialist providing interconnect solutions to various industries. Having a broad range of interconnect solution experience, his primary focus is to assist customers with connection requirement in the South Island.

John is based in Christchurch working throughout the South Island with technical service and quality product solutions.

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Kelly Liu

Assistant Accounts Administrator

Kelly Liu is a dedicated member of our team who has many years of administration and IT experience.

Kelly performs a key role as Assistant Account Administrator within our Finance Department, delivers to the highest standards and is customer service focused.


Sahil Chadha

Solutions Manager

Sahil Chadha has a Bachelor's degree in electronics and telecommunication with 7 years experience in the Electronics manufacturing industry, where he started as a test technician. Growing to team leader, customer support liaison and manufacturing engineer while working his way through to being a solutions engineer. He is responsible for the running of the assembly department , ensuring the highest grade workmanship the assemblies.

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Robert Jones

Customer Services

Robert Jones had over 15 years’ experience in the Industrial Electrical industry where he started as a store man and worked through to being a Customer service Rep. For the last 9 years he has worked in a Technical Support role handling inquiries for a wide range of electrical and electronic connectors.

His aim is to deliver high quality customer support covering our wide range of products, ensuring they get the best response in the quickest time.

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Steve Palmer

Customer Services & Stores

Steve Palmer has over 40 years’ experience in the Telecommunications and AV industries having initially being trained as a PABX technician with Telecom. In Telecom he was actively involved in the building and cutting over of PABX exchanges. In the private sector he was also involved with the installation and programming of PBX’s in the SME markets. It was in this market that he got involved in the sales of PBX equipment, and eventually became Sales Manager at Ubix Communication. His knowledge of how things work and fit together go hand in glove with the range of products and custom requirements offered to customers at Connection Technologies</