Meet the Team

Aaron Bell - Operations, Sales and Marketing Manager

Aaron has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 1997. Aaron was appointed in early 2013 to the role of Operations Manager and is responsible for the Sales and Marketing arms of the business as well as the customer service and warehouse teams.

"We have a great team of people who feel more like family. We are proud to be a New Zealand owned private company. We believe in giving our team the ability to make decisions at ground level with company support, our reps are the face of the company and we value our relationships at store level. Our team has massive knowledge and experience that coupled with the quality and range of products is our key strength"


Phone: 0274 306 319

Brad Hands - Sales Representative

Brad has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2013 and is responsible for Christchurch, Oamaru, Twizel, Dunedin, Southland and all other areas in between.

"I'm enjoying the experience, building and maintaining the relationships with my customers. The team here at Toolware is extremely enthusiastic and highly regarded in the market which makes my job easier"


Phone: 0274 799 061

Bruce Warnock - Corporate Accounts Manager

Bruce has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2017. Bruce brings with him 15 years' experience with stints most recently at Milwaukee Tools, Methven and Tasman Insulation and sees immense possibilities working with Toolware Sales' extensive range of world-class brands.

"I am looking forward to continuing to build on the great reputation Toolware Sales has in the market as well as renewing the strong relationships I have with the merchants."


Phone: 021 799 696

Claire Harney - Operations Analyst, Marketing Assistant

Claire has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2015, working in the Operations side of the business to support the team with Sales and Marketing. With over 15 years' experience working in Purchasing, Logistics, Warehousing, Inventory Control and Web Development she has been able to assist in many areas of the business. 

"I love the creative side of my job, whether that's putting together advertisements for Customers, Publications or Product Information Guides to the massive job of creating and bringing to life our new Toolware website.  I've seen the success that comes from having such an enthusiastic and dedicated team all focused on the common goal. It's great to be part of the supportive and friendly atmosphere at Toolware"


Phone: 021 799 844

Colleen Brady - Accounts Administrator

Colleen has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 1984 and has a varied role, mainly working in the Accounts Receivable side of the business.


Phone: 09 579 8080

Ian Hobbis - Sales Representative

Ian has been Toolware Sales Ltd since 2003 and is responsible for covering the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Taranaki and Wanganui.

"The camaraderie here at Toolware is fantastic, working for a friendly family owned company is great. Our product range of top of the line, quality tools gives us confidence to sell and the customer to stock"


Phone: 0274 799 051

James Merrill - Sales Representative

James has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2002 and is responsible for part of Auckland, Coromandel and the Upper South Island.

"Toolware has a product range that makes my job easy, brands that we are market leaders and being able to supply tools for every application makes Toolware the go to company. I feel that my customers are more like friends"


Phone: 0274 799 054

Lee Johnson - Sales Representative

Lee started at Toolware in June 2018 and is responsible for Nelson, Blenheim, Kaikoura, West Coast, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and all other areas in between.


Phone: 021 799 370

Nigel Cartwright - CEO

Nigel has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 1997. Nigel was appointed in early 2001 to the role of CEO and is responsible for the entire overall business and how it functions.

"As a pioneer of the hand tool distribution supply since 1970, I am proud to continue the Toolware good name and reputation the company has created as established by the original founders. As a privately owned New Zealand company, we have the flexibility and scale to adapt to the changing market to meet our customer's requirements with minimal fuss. Having a rock solid team, brands the market wants and the ability to back up what we say in service levels is the core of our business now and for the future."


Phone: 021 799 120

North Shore - Sales Representative

Auckland North Shore to Northland.


Phone: 09 579 8080

Rob Kopu - Warehouse Supervisor

Rob has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2005. In 2015 has been appointed as our 2IC when it comes to the warehouse.

"We've got a great bunch of people working at Toolware. Our team works hard and is always willing to get in and get the job done" 


Phone: 09 579 8080

Mobile: 021 023 22790

Sam Joyce-Maggs - Customer Service Representative

Sam has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since March 2018.


Phone: 09 579 8080

Sarah Anne Nicholson - Operations Analyst Assistant

Sarah Anne has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2016, working on the Operations side of the business to support the team with Sales and Marketing.

"Everyone here has been so lovely since I joined the company, and once I found my way about I can definitely understand why Toolware is one of the leading suppliers in the country. I've seen staff go above and beyond on many occasions for customer satisfaction." 


Phone: 09 526 2528

Steph Cartwright - Sales Representative

Steph has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2012 working part time in the warehouse. She came on board full time in June 2015 to her new role in Customer Services and in July 2018 Steph transitioned into a Sales Reprensentative role for Auckland South and the Coromandel.

"I love working in the Industry and can't wait to progress. We have a great team of people here, who have been really supportive to me"


Phone: 021 799 620

Steve Lawrence - Inventory Control

Steve has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since August 2015.

"I'm enjoying working in a busy environment with a happy and enthusiastic team of people. The Toolware family have welcomed me into their fold and we are well recognised in the industry as being a market leader when it comes to quailty tools"


Phone: 09 526 2525

Mobile: 021 759 933

Tony Wall - Sales Representative

Tony has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 1995. Tony is based out of Wellington and manages Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu and the Hawkes and Poverty Bays.

"I enjoy the autonomy the position provides coupled with the team atmosphere and support management provides. The quality of our products and range make them easy to sell, we are hand tool suppliers and stick to or knitting"


Phone: 0274 799 053

Vini Russell - Customer Service Supervisor

Vini has been with Toolware Sales Ltd since 2006. Formally our Warehouse Manager and moving into our Customer Service Department in 2015 he then took on the role of Customer Service Supervisor in 2017. Vini has a good grasp on how the Warehouse and Customer Care team needs to work together to get the job done. 


Phone: 09 579 8080