Meet The Team
We are striving to create a work culture that is friendly, busy, dynamic within a safe environment, filled with talented and passionate people who care, and who are engaged in making remarkable things happen.
A workplace within which individual skills and talents are unleashed, and where the staff can do their best and be proud of it.
A culture that provides our customers with excellence, outstanding performance, and good value.
Harry is the founder and Managing Director of Vantage RV Ltd.
His interest in recreational vehicles began early when he converted his first bus and traveled around Europe in the early 80's.
He has now been working on motor-homes and caravans for longer than he cares to admit and can turn his hand to almost any job. With a degree in environmental management he has a keen interest in solar energy and other technologies that make living on wheels a sustainable option.
Harry's roles are buying, estimating and marketing for Vantage RV, making sure that company is providing its customers with the most efficient products and services.
Johan is Harry’s son and a partner in Vantage RV Ltd.
Johan has been interested in all things technical since he was a boy, working with his Dad to build everything from remote control boats to motor-homes. Johan completed his tertiary education in engineering and is the company’s technical ‘genius’. He loves a good puzzle and can turn his hand to almost anything. He frequently solves problems that customers tell us have stumped other workshops. Johan divides his time between the office and the workshop where he has oversight over the team of technicians. His time is spent working with clients on design solutions, developing our services and products, solving the trickiest of problems, planning workflow and making sure that each job is completed exactly according to customers’ requests.
Laurie manages the stock, dispatches and receives goods, deals with customer services and advises on technical issues, he makes sure that the staff have the parts and accessories they need to do their work.
Laurie works closely with Harry and Johan to maintain a caring and high-quality customer experience.
Phil has been with Vantage RV Ltd for many years now. He has seen the company grow and has grown with it.
With a background in yacht building, Phil has experience working on multi-million dollar boats, an experience which comes in very useful when he is working on motor-homes and caravans. Phil applies decades of boat building skills to the repair of accident damaged vehicles. He also takes on the many important jobs associated with getting new and imported vehicles ready for NZ’s roads.
Rav is our workshop supervisor and helps Johan keep the workshop running tip top. He was trained as a refrigeration engineer but has a lot of experience in 12-volt DC motorhomes and caravans wiring, he can resolve most technical issues that customers turn up with.
Rav already has the technical skills to work on Motorhomes and caravans, but he is currently getting his NZ Coachbuilding qualifications as well
He is extremely versatile, always cheerful, and keen to help. Rav enjoys doing complex auto electrical and solar installations and solar fridge installations.
Krish is a qualified AC electricians with specific knowledge of motorhome and caravan wiring systems
Like the rest of the team, Krish has been learning to broaden his skill base, because we don't always have AC wiring to do, so he has learned other tasks within the motor-home and caravan trade where every day and every vehicle brings a new challenge. We are very pleased to have Krish on our team.
Malcolm recently left his farm behind in South Africa to start a new life in New Zealand.
Living remotely in South Africa taught him to be a creative engineer, having to find solutions to new problems on a daily basis, for example; he had to keep all the farm machinery working without external support, build his family home from materials available on the land, build a saw mill to process the timber and when the house was finished, generate his own power for the house and farm buildings using solar energy.
Malcomb fits in well with the team, and we are pleased to have him. He has already enrolled on the latest MITO Coach Building Course to broaden his RV specific skills knowledge.