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Our people

Get in touch with one of our executive team to discuss how we can help your business or organisation.

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John Down

Managing Director and Owner

John has spent the past 27 years building ENI into the company it is today. He is proud of its past and excited for its future. In John’s eyes, the key to ENI’s success is fostering and building each other up to be better people.


Trevor Thornton

Independent Company Director

Trevor holds many accredited titles as a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Chair of the Christchurch Stadium Trust.

Over the years he has also had Sport Administration roles on the Victory Trust Board (Lancaster Park) and with Canterbury Cricket.

Jeremey Wood

Engineering Manager

Jeremey is a Qualified Sheet Metal Tradesman and has spent 25 years with ENI. He has been an instrumental part in the development of the Engineering Design team and is an integral part in the future growth plans of ENI.


Thomas Barta

Business Analyst

Thomas provides the team with the tools to make informed decisions through his extensive financial and data analytics skillset. Thomas is a finance professional with 15 years of hands-on experience across multiple industries in Austria, Germany, London, and New Zealand. 

Pete Olsen

National Key Account Manager

Pete has over 25 years of sales experience, both domestically and internationally. He is adept at identifying opportunities for new business developments while proactively managing and growing existing clients. 


Bruce Matheson

Chairman of the ENI Board

Bruce has extensive knowledge and takes pride in his role. He has a long-standing career and has worked for some of Canterbury’s leading organisations.

Bruce was an Independent Director for Spanbild Holdings (formerly Versatile Building Ltd) for seven years before being appointed Managing Director.

Dave Fletcher

Business Development Manager

Dave has a long-standing career in International Business Development, spanning more than 30 years. He has worked with some of Christchurch’s leading exporters like, Tait Electronics, Dynamic Controls and HamiltonJet. 


Nigel Barrett

Operations Manager

Nigel has 20 years’ experience in implementing lean thinking in a variety of Canterbury manufacturers. He has a particular interest in connecting people with information and plans to achieve lean excellence in the low-volume, high-flexibility environment of New Zealand.  


Josh Down

Sales Manager

Josh is a Qualified Engineer with experience in product development and design for manufacturing. He is passionate about ENI and its customers, and building mutually beneficial partnerships where all parties succeed.


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