Meet the team

Locally owned and operated electrical business in Taupo
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At Off-Grid Electrical, we pride ourselves on our strong team culture, emphasising ownership, accountability, and responsibility.

We have assembled a dynamic and skilled team that is dedicated to providing top-notch service through effective communication and a commitment to quality. We take great pride in our diverse group of professionals who possess a wide range of expertise.

Leading our team is our esteemed OGE Director, Sean, who has a wealth of experience in managing and guiding our company to success over the years. We are proud to have some of the best staff Taupo has to offer, and pride ourselves on a strong and collaborative team culture.

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Sean McCullough
Josh Keys
Scott Buchanan
Max Turnwald
Jacob Skipper
Matt Pilkington
Brandon Renata
Bev Silk
Andrin Peck
Madeline Taylor
Caleb Bate

Sean McCullough

Contractors Representative, Contract Manager, Quality Manager


Sean McCullough – Off Grid’s fearless leader, Sean is the owner/operator of Off Grid Electrical.

Sean is a family man with 4 awesome kids and a lovely fiancée. Sean is a super keen hunter/fisherman who generally loves getting outdoors. He also has a passion for water skiing with his kids.

He has a massive range of skills which he has acquired from working in power generation, high voltage transmission, commercial, industrial and domestic sectors of the electrical industry as well as heat pump installations. Sean has a real knack for finding the right solution for the customer, backed by a growing team who are proud to call him their boss.

Josh Keys

Operations Manager & Registered Electrician


Josh Keys is a husband to his lovely wife, dad of 2 young boys and loves the outdoors- anything with guns, motors or hooks Josh is there.

Josh comes from Mercury Geothermal team and is a qualified electrician/ instrument technician. Josh is our operations manager and is learning the ropes on running the crew here at Off Grid.

Josh also has an extensive skill set on the tools which can be utilized when necessary.

Scott Buchanan

Registered Electrician / Project Supervisor / Electrical Inspector


Qualified electrician and soon-to-be qualified electrical inspector, Scott is a married man with two beautiful kids.

Scott is a family man who loves 4WD, jet boating and going for cruises on his Harley.

Scott has worked in the commercial, residential and industrial sites which make him a very valued senior member of Off Grid team. He has a well rounded skill set and is always keen to take on the big jobs!

Max Turnwald

Solar Generation Specialist


Max is our solar generation specialist and brings an enormous amount of energy to the team.

With over 15 years in the electrical industry and vast amounts of experience within the Hydro Generation industry – including being a Power technician – Max is a bright spark that is extremely welcoming and bound to leave an impression.

Jacob Skipper

Apprentice Electrician


Jacob (Skip) is our team’s youngest member. Just leaving school and starting his apprenticeship last year, Skip has showed great value to the team with a great hard-working, can-do attitude. There’s nothing too hard for Skip: he was built to work.

Matt Pilkington

Project Manager


Meticulous Matt and his beautiful wife Emma have three children that enjoy living in their luscious
rural property.

Matt will see us excelling with his extensive skills in project management, as well as
being extremely knowledgeable within and outside of his trade. We haven’t seen anything sneak past Matt’s eye yet.

Brandon Renata

Apprentice Electrician


Brandon is our newest apprentice who is into everything fitness and health, and we hear he is a weapon on the rugby field.

Brandon has a wide range of talents. Owing to his extremely soft-spoken and polite manner, Brandon has quickly become a valued member of our team.

Bev Silk

Office Administrator


Bev is Off-Grid’s latest addition to the team. With extensive experience in similar roles and a background in trust accounting, Bev brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

Bev is thrilled to be part of Off-Grid’s vibrant team culture and enjoys the dynamic nature of her role.

Outside of work, Bev finds joy in exploring the outdoors, immersing herself in the serene beauty of Taupō, spending quality time with loved ones, and staying active with her grandchildren.

Andrin Peck

Qualified Electrician


Andrin joined the Off-Grid Electrical team in early 2023, bringing with him experience in industrial, commercial, solar installations and residential wiring.

His approach to work is meticulous, ensuring that every project meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Andrin is a relaxed guy with a ‘zero stress’ attitude, a trait that serves him well on job sites.

Outside of work, he likes to tinker with his cars, go skateboarding and get out in the fresh air.

Madeline Taylor

Apprentice Electrician


Madeline has been with Off-Grid Electrical since early 2023 and is now in her final year of her apprenticeship which she has worked very diligently to get through, finishing all her jobs and exams in record time.

Madeline is a keen learner who will always ask questions and wants to understand what it is she is doing and why. Her excellent communication skills and cheerful demeanour make her a joy to work with. Madeline has completed residential, commercial and solar installations while at Off-Grid Electrical and is quickly working towards running her own jobs.

Outside of work, she can be found at the CrossFit gym, mountain biking, swimming, running or doing anything outside where she gets a good rush of adrenaline.

Caleb Bate

Apprentice Electrician


Caleb joined Off-Grid Electrical in June 2024 after returning to the industry to complete his apprenticeship after having some time off to play professional cricket overseas.

Caleb has experience in residential and commercial electrical installations and brings a keen enthusiasm to upskill and is aiming to be one of the best electricians in town once he qualifies.

With a hard-working attitude, he is ready to get the job done and get it done well.

Outside of work, he enjoys fitness, cricket and all things outdoors. Caleb is ex- military; you don’t want to mess with him.