Meet the team

 

Gaylene Callaghan

Director


Gaylene

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 7 year old son (Henry) and 13 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


  

Shane Ali

Wellington Branch Manager


Shane
 

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.

Christchurch enquires will be handled by Shane in Wellington or Darryl in Auckland