Harvest Electronics is located in the semi-rural town of Masterton, New Zealand.
From 1990 until 2000, Harvest Electronics developed products for the wireless monitoring of Coca-Cola vending machines.
The system grew to be the largest monitored network of its type in the world with 60,000 vending machines online.
In March 2000 the online vending division of Harvest Electronics was sold to Marconi and then to Coca-Cola Amatil
(trading as VMSL) early in 2003.
In April 2000 Peter Munn relocated Harvest Electronics to Pragnell Street, Masterton and the focus was turned to GPRS
By 2003 multiple new projects had taken off, staff numbers were rising and the 270 square metre office premises had
run out of room. Over the next few years two extensions were added the production and office facility.
Early 2004 saw the launch of one of the flagship Harvest products - the frost alarm - which later led to development on
the ITU G2 which has become the backbone of most monitoring and control solutions.
2010 saw the launch of the Long Range Remote (LRR). Originally designed to allow monitoring of temperature sensors on
large orchards and vineyards this product quickly took off. The Long Range Remote is now widely use in vineyards, orchards,
farms and industrial applications.
By 2013 Harvest were involved in the supply of telemetry to multiple market segments. Harvest now manufacture all their own
circuit boards thanks to the purchase of three Philips surface mount machines.
The future continues to look bright with many new projects in the pipeline to further expand the Harvest telemetry
monitoring and control portfolio.
Peter Munn | Managing Director
In 1990 Peter made the bold move to take voluntary redundancy from Telecom to start his own business. From starting
in his double garage to the current combined office and manufacturing facility, many products have moved from just an idea
to realisation and success.
Peter is still the driving force behind all new product lines and innovations and is always keen to stay involved through
a products life cycle.
Margaret Andersen | Accounts and Office Manager
Margaret has an accounting degree and brings a raft of skills to the team, with the most noticeable being her attention
to detail. Margaret is an avid supporter of the Chiefs rugby team but we try not to hold that against her!
Gary Anderson | Design Engineer
Gary is both our head boffin and the person responsible for bringing Peter's ideas to an actual product,
although it must be said that even Gary can't always turn all of the boss's (sometimes crazy) ideas into a product.
Gary has been with Harvest since its beginning in 1990 making him our longest serving employee.
John Lynch | IT Manager and Programmer
John joined Harvest after being heavily involved in the IT industry, culminating in running his own IT consultancy.
John now manages the Harvest IT infrastructure and puts to use his networking skills to ensure our customers can rely
on the Harvest network. When not planning the creation of Skynet, John is also busy writing software for the Harvest
proprietary backend software.
Baden Grey | Programmer
Baden has worked on many different projects in his years at Harvest. Baden is our database specialist - without
him we would be lost! In recent years Baden has also been involved with Harvest sponsored community work assisting with
developing a new scoring system for Shearing.
Brendon Morgan | Programmer
After a few years of study at Massey University Brendon now puts his skills to work in a mixture of responsibilities
including software development, logic programing, and assisting with IT. Brendon started life at Harvest working with
the Support Team which helps to give him insight into customer requirements.
Logan Clarke | Support Specialist [Team Leader]
Logan has a background in B2B sales and product support before joining the Harvest team. Logan is the Support Team Leader
and is responsible for delivering first class service to our customers. Logan is often the one taking the calls at 2am in
Brad Curtis-Smith | Support Specialist
Joining the team with a background in surveying and IT, Brad has quickly grown into the role and is often the first to
answer support calls. Brad specialises in managing warranty work ensuring all of our customers are well looked after.
Philip Harvey | Support Specialist
As the newest member of the support team Philip has had to come to grips with programming failsafe logic for effluent irrigators
and general control solutions involving the Harvest ITU G2. Philip also has a Masters in Theology which can make for some interesting
Andrew Munn | Sales and Production Coordinator
Andrew grew up working for his dad (Peter) after school building circuit boards. Upon leaving school he worked briefly
at a local IT company before joining the Harvest team. Andrew currently looks after sales and coordinating the product team.
Mark Thompson | Production Technician [Inventory, Purchasing, SMP Supervisor]
Since joining us in 2004 Mark has worked in a variety of roles. from streamline ordering and production procedures. Some say there
is an electrical device that Mark can't fix, although we have yet to find one! Since taking ownership of our three Philips surface mount
plants Mark has been responsible for maintenance and production runs allowing Harvest to be responsible for design, production and
testing of all our products.
Chris Hannagan | Production Technician
Chris has previously worked as a service technician for several electronic manufacturers in Wellington before working here at Harvest
which is much closer to his home. His hobby, like a number of us here, is amateur radio. His callsign is ZL2DX which will only make sense
to other radio nuts!
Mike Ousey | Production Technician
As the longest serving production technician - Mike has been involved with the ever developing technology. Mike was responsible for
the assembly of the first frost alarms and weather stations so there isn't a Harvest product that he has not worked on.
David Bray | Production Technician [Field Installations]
Davids background with Telecom and then a local electrical/data contractor combined with a passion for amateur radio means
David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. David's experience is often called upon in the field doing installations
(even in winter - much to Davids dismay!).
Allan McLean | Production Technician [Fabrication]
After spending many years running his own building company Allan realised that working inside during winter has many advantages!
Allan is an integral part of the production team and is often seen in the workshop by the milling machine or metal lathe building
brackets or producing much needed one-off components.
Simon Aplin | Production Technician
Simon is involved in a variety of projects including Kiwirail and Farm Monitoring/Control System. Simon is currently the
youngest employee at Harvest and loves nothing more than getting home after a tough day and enjoying some online gaming!
Amy Munn | Production Assistant
Amy joined the team late 2012 and assists with a range of assembly jobs. She brings a bright cheery smile to the workplace
(and some nice baking!).
Aidan Hodgkinson | Production Assistant
Aidan currently works after school and holidays assisting our production team.
Jessica Hendrikse | Part Time Cleaner
Jess is our part time cleaner (while she studies nursing) who does her work with such enthusiasm that we are convinced she
is destined for bigger things.
Pismo | Production Mascot
Pismo is Mark Thompson's little dog who lives around his work bench when he isn't off chasing imaginary monsters (cars or trucks)!