Shane Brookland - CEO

Shane has been a key contributor to Scarlett Hydraulics rapid growth over the past 20 years. 

On joining the company in 1993 he worked on the parts counter. However his thirst for knowledge and can-do attitude saw him quickly progress through the ranks holding positions such as store manager, purchasing and sales manager, general manager Timaru and in 2008 he was appointed as CEO.  He has obtained Levels 1-4 of the Eaton Hydraulic training, and Level 5 and 6 Diploma in Business.

In his spare time he is a competitive cyclist, soccer coach and keen hunter and fisherman.
Contact Shane
Mobile: (+64) 21 776 191

Paul Bowman – Founder / Managing Director

Prior to founding Scarlett Hydraulics in 1984, and after gaining his diesel mechanic qualifications in his home town of Timaru, Paul spent time in Australia where he worked in the agricultural, forklift and motorsport industries. On his return to New Zealand he specialised as a mechanic in the marine sector, mainly on deep sea fishing vessels, where his passion for hydraulics grew.

 He has an enthusiastic hands-on approach to all aspects of the business and is a self confessed lifelong learner having undertaken ongoing training with leading hydraulic companies.

Paul's knowledge in service, fault finding, and system design comes with over 40 years experience and his innovative approach to problem solving is second to none.

In his spare time he plays tennis, skis, competes in Motorsport and enjoys fishing and the outdoors.

Contact Paul
Mobile: (+64) 21 328 450

Alan Duthie – Business Development Manager

Alan is not only a passionate business development manager, he also has a strong input into the companies technical development and design projects, a skill which stems from over 30 years in the hydraulic industry.

Originally trained as a printing machine engineer, he went on to work for some of the countries most innovative companies and has travelled the world putting his experience with designing systems into practice. For Scarlett Hydraulics, this has included some major projects in Europe and China.

In his spare time he likes to build classic competition off-road motorbikes and enjoys mountain biking.

Contact Alan
Mobile: (+64) 29 235 9475

Rob Phillips – Operations Manager



With a strong background in the Mining and Wine industry in Australia and New Zealand, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) to his name, Rob brings numerous technical and practical strengths to the Scarlett Hydraulics team and is a committed team player.

Since joining the company in 2000, he has held the roles of Workshop Manager, Storeman, and Sales Co-ordinator. In 2008 he was appointed Operations Manager.

In his spare time Rob can be found riding a mountain bike through the Port Hills, or playing golf on the Charteris Bay Golf course (Or any golf course really).

Contact Rob
Mobile: (+64) 29 235 9474