Martin van Rooyen, who has run the company since 1998 – having taken the legacy brand to a new generation of Kiwis through his successful marketing of the company’s entry level products through stores like Harvey Norman – says he’s pleased the new owner is a well-respected local.
Edwin Nieman is “a first-class Dunedin-based electronics engineer and owner of Kamahi Electronics. Kamahi is a highly successful electronics design and manufacturing facility with an extensive list of local and international clientele.
“Edwin was born in The Netherlands, is a New Zealand resident who is conversant in English, Dutch, German and Spanish. He is also a very keen long distance runner, pilot and travels extensively.
“Edwin and his team of 20 electronic engineers will bring an incredible depth of expertise to Perreaux and I’m in no doubt that he will successfully navigate the company through a next exciting chapter in it’s long history.”
Perreaux was founded by Peter Perreaux in the Hawkes Bay in 1974, and at first it was famous for its concert sound systems, and later, it’s near-indestructable, built-like-tanks amplification, which it successfully marketed around the world.