Kia ora, my name is Keith. I joined the Auto Transform family just over four years ago.
I was first attached to the woodwork section making ply floors and side linings and custom ply boxes for storage in vehicles.
I moved on to the industrial section just as we landed a large contract fitting our range of Syncro shelving roof bars and sealed bulkheads to Hyundai iLoads.
Our contract with ACC started to expand and my experience was called upon to fit the driver aids to help Disabled Drivers.
I was promoted to team leader of the section to oversee the through-put of the small team of specialists making sure customer deadlines were met, and dealing with technical issues.
This year in between our breaks I have transitioned to the Service Department. This position allows us to provide services to our clientele in a prompt and efficient manner.
There is no standard day in the service department. I could be performing a scheduled service on a customers vehicle, working with our engineers to provide upgraded solutions to customer issues, or helping out with production. I also try to pass on my experience to our younger staff so the skills I have learnt from my peers can carry on to the next generation.
When at home I like to work on my hobby car, which is a 1927 model T ford replica but with a small block Chevrolet engine and much bigger wheels than Henry fitted. It’s been an ongoing project for many years now, mainly because I keep changing my mind on how it should look, and I like to collect the parts from swap meets and swaps from other hot rodders, so the finished article will look the part but if you look closely it will have my touch.
Working here was the best move I made career-wise; I just wish I’d done it ten years earlier. But then again, perhaps it was fate that brought us together when it did.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell.