About Us

The kanDO Team

Our kanDO team consist of 6 of the original founding staff along with regular new additions as our capability grows.

The kanDO  team was brought together as a combination of engineers with research and practice backgrounds and was founded on the desire to push technology further to create real business results.

We wanted to form a company that could encompass the whole innovation process under one roof so that the customer could enjoy working with one team from design through to commercialisation and beyond. We have many long term clients with supported existing installations and provide ongoing upgrades and add-ons.


Keith Blenkinsopp


Keith has over 25 years’ experience in automation covering a wide range of industries. He is passionate about working with clients to understand their needs and is driven to deliver innovative solutions that will create the step change through advanced automation. Keith has an NZCE in Mechanical Engineering.


Niven Brown


As a specialist in automation, Niven has extensive experience in delivering creative solutions to some of the most challenging client problems. This wide range of experience is combined with five years of research experience at European universities and 10 years of applied research in New Zealand. Niven has achieved both a PhD and BE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland.


Shaun Hurd

Principal Research Engineer

Shaun is a robotics and control specialist. With a PhD in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Shaun brings both an extensive academic background along with a deep practical and solutions focussed approach for clients.


Nicholas Hildreth

Principal Software Engineer

With a MSc in Computer Science, Nicolas is the kanDO machine vision and software specialist. His experience brings a combination of both practical applications of machine vision technology along with a deep understanding of data and computer science. This perspective has enabled the team to create a wide range of custom client solutions, tackling very complex problems.


Winston Wickham

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Winston is a lead designer on mechanical and process control projects. Winston converts the detail surrounding the project into an attainable engineered solution. He holds a BE in Materials and Process Engineering.


George Maddever

Principal Design Engineer

As a SolidWorks specialist, George is our key design detailer. He has worked extensively on optics projects and holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering.

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