Meet the team

 

Gaylene Callaghan

Director


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It was 1991 when I first brought shared into PC Rentals Limited and 2005 when I brought the remaining shared making me sole owner, it seems a lifetime ago.

What did I know about computers, laptops, printers and monitors nothing at all (still don’t know a lot now) the difference being from to now I can understand the conversation I hear around the warehouse about IT equipment.

My son Darryl and I have worked together since 1997. Darryl is on the rental side of the business and I the administration and our positions don’t cross over so it is easy.

We discuss business what is happening in any given week or in the future and being in administration I know what is ahead and plan for it.

Staff help make a business doesn’t matter what business it is and I have a great team working in PC Rentals, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Different months of the year are busier than others and the staff work long hours also a lot of weekends, early mornings and late nights also stressful, in Auckland they just turn the music up a bit louder and keep going.

The way business was done 6 years ago (why I say that is because it was the last time I wrote my profile) is not done the same today it is faster more demanding and technology has certainly changed.

Are the changes for the better? Yes, for me I am not confined to my office chair, I can take my work with me where ever I go and it gives me freedom I am always contactable for clients and they are who we are in business for.

So how do I relax, read, watch TV, go shopping I might not buy anything I do find it relaxing wandering around shopping.

And being a Christian I go to church on Sunday.


Darryl Callaghan is one of the Directors at PC Rentals, and also the Operations Manager. As Darryl explains, “My role consists of many different duties from answering the phone, emails and sending out quotes. Answering emails from the website, organising the staff, organising weekend work, supplying (or finding) equipment for jobs, entering the rental agreements and returns in the system, doing the invoicing and month end rollovers each month to organising the rental jobs, delivering, installing and collecting equipment, trouble shooting, help desk role, liaising / visiting our clients and buying IT equipment off suppliers”.

Darryl says he has always had an interest in Computers, from an early age, with his Atari 2600 Console, then Commodore 64, then a 486 sx33 PC. He completed a CBC (Certificate in Business Computing) in the late 80’s straight out of school, worked as a computer operator at Counties Power, moved to PC Power as a sales Consultant, Star Micronics as a Sales Coordinator and a quick stint back at PC Power but joining PC Rentals in Jan 1997.

He continues, “I enjoy my role as everyday is different, some days are great and some not so. One day I can be stuck behind a desk and the next driving to Hamilton, Rotorua or even Napier for jobs.

“When I’m not at work, things are rather busy, my wife have a 6 year old son (Henry) and 12 year old son (Ethan) and when we aren’t playing on the trampoline, riding scooters / bikes, playing soccer, cricket, softball you will find me outside washing the cars, the windows, water blasting the concrete, mowing the lawns and doing gardening (I love weed killing). When my jobs are done, I enjoy riding my bike, hanging out with friends, and being a computer geek. Our house is wireless for everything, when the kids are in bed, you’re find me on my treadmill, watching TV, movies or playing games on my PC or Xbox.”

To find out more about audio visual equipment and desktop PCs please go to www.pcrentals.co.nz .

Darryl Callaghan
Director

 
Darryl Callaghan

James Merrett
Operations Manager


James

At PC Rentals my role is the operations manager for the Auckland branch. My previous role at PC Rentals was as an IT technician/warehouse manager. I have been at PC Rentals since 2012.

Before I started working for PC Rentals, I was helping them with their installations a few times a year for their large exhibition shows. When a position for a technician became available at our Auckland branch, I was offered a full time position.

As operations manager my core duties consist of handling logistics of the day to day jobs, dealing with clients, taking their orders, preparing them and installing them. My job also involves setting up IT equipment at shows and exhibitions, which ranges from LED's to laptops, printers and PCs. A big part of the job is troubleshooting IT problems, which I enjoy as it helps improve my IT knowledge. I still learn new things regardless of how long I have been doing this job.

My job can vary from day to day depending on the client's needs, what jobs are on and where the job takes place so some days I find myself prepping gear at the office and the next installing an event consisting of 50 TV screens..

I enjoy my role as it involves travel, being quite physical and not stuck behind a desk all day. We have a good team at PC Rentals and the service we provide is exemplary and professional.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and when possible, a considerable amount of gaming.


Hi my name is Daniel. I am an IT Technician at PC rentals. My duties include preparation of equipment for jobs, troubleshooting I.T problems for clients as well as optimising our equipment for future rentals. A huge part of my job is installing a wide variety of I.T gear at shows, exhibitions and conferences from LED TVS to laptops and printers. I would say I play a vital role within the Auckland team as a member who is ready to go out on jobs or stay back at base to help out where it is needed, even to Wellington or Christchurch when required.

I have worked in many industries and can honestly say that I.T is where my interest and dedication lies. I have been with PC Rentals since 2016 and have been enjoying my time immensely.

After work I like to spend time with my wife and son. I also enjoy playing music and a LOT of gaming.

Daniel Kilisimasi

IT Technician


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Terrance Nair

IT Techician


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As a newly recruited member of PC Rentals team in Auckland, my role as an IT technician consists of troubleshooting equipment, installing/packing down equipment for shows, conferences and exhibition.

Working at PC Rentals since the start of 2019, I have found that no 2 days are the same. One day you can be doing an installation at ASB Showgrounds and the next day you’re in a 2 truck convoy to Hamilton for an installation. At PC Rentals I have found that you always need to be on your toes with our general knowledge and troubleshooting skills with our equipment as well as always being up-to-date with the latest tech.

When I’m not at work, I normally spend time going out with my family or spending time socializing with my friends. In my spare time I’m a massive PC gamer who plays all sorts of games and from time to time plays on console as well. I have been doing voluntary work at my local church as the Lead Sound Engineer since 2012 and I also help out the media team by taking photographs.


Shane Ali

Wellington Branch Manager


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As the manager of the Wellington branch, my role is quite varied. I am in charge of customer service, providing quotes, technical assistance, assembling and disassembling Audio Visual equipment as well as computer hardware installation.

I enjoy what I do because it gives me a sense of responsibility. No day is ever the same and I get to visit different places and meet new people.

When I’m not at work I like spending time with my family doing indoor and outdoor activities.


My day to day work includes quotations, setup of computers, audio visual, networks and everything in between. I also provide technical support when it's needed.

I’ve always loved working and playing around with Computers, After I realised I had a knack for them it was a natural progression to work with them for a living.

I really enjoy this role because I not only get to spend time in the office getting gear ready, but I also get to travel around Canterbury installing and troubleshooting gear. With all the travel involved in my role, I get to meet new people almost daily, which is what I love to do.

When I'm not at work, I love to spent time with my two beautiful daughters and wife. And outside in the garden.

Of course being an IT guy playing PC and PlayStation games come as second nature, only after I've helped clean the house of course.

Nick Hall

Christchurch Branch Manager

 
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Sam

Sam

Hi, I’m Sam, I enjoy going to work.

The role I’ve been given is to sit upstairs on our couch and greet everyone who comes to visit us.

I enjoy going for long walks and playing fetch with my toys.

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Unit D20, Hamlins Hill Commercial Centre,
930 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland

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Unit 4, Grenada Business Park,
16 Jamaica Drive, Grenada north, Wellington
 

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Unit 9, Level 2, 
2 Stark Drive, Wigram
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