About

ALCOM has been providing sales and service in fixed and mobile radio communications throughout New Zealand since 1987.

Conveniently based on Te Ngae Road in Rotorua and servicing the Central North Island, Alcom are specialists in fixed and mobile radio sales, service, installation and hire. Call us to discuss your business or event communications.

ALCOM’s customers include:
  • Forestry Companies
  • Sawmills
  • Wood Processing
  • Log Harvesting Contractors
  • Log Transport Operators
  • Rural Sector/Farming
  • Government Ministries and Departments
  • Regional and District Councils
  • Emergency Services: Police, Fire & Ambulance
  • Electricity Providers
  • Tourism
  • General Transport Operators
  • Courier/Taxi Companies
  • Event Radio Communication Support
  • Service Industry Firms

MEET THE TEAM

VERNON DOUGLAS
Managing Director (Sales & Projects)

Vernon’s varied career includes working as an accountant, a sales manager, a teacher and 15 years as an airline pilot. He leads the sales & technical team to ensure we provide customers with the most up to date, cost effective communication solutions. Vernon has been teaching himself Spanish and is now ready to visit Spain or South America to test his new-found language skills. He also likes to bike and walk in the forest in his spare time.

07 345 8655 | Email Vernon

CATHERINE DOUGLAS
Managing Director (Admin & Marketing)

Catherine is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has lived in New Zealand since 1993 and has a background in sports development,  event management and tertiary education. Her key role is as the general manager to ensure the smooth running of the business. Catherine enjoys keeping fit by swimming, biking and walking regularly. She also coaches her daughter’s school basketball team and is a Basketball New Zealand Referee Trainer.

07 345 8655 | Email Catherine

SUZANNE 
Receptionist/Administrator

Suzanne joined Alcom in April 2017. Prior to this she worked in a variety of sales, admin and hospitality roles. Suzanne works part time in a dual role as customer service assistant and general administrator. She can help you with sales, bookings and other general queries.  Suzanne is a talented baker and often spoils us with her delicious creations. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her son and her dog, Zeus.

07 345 8655 | Email Suzanne

CHARLIE T
Radio Technician/Installer

Charlie T is Rotorua born and bred and has been with Alcom since October 2016. He trained and worked as a radio technician in the 1980s before moving to work at FRI (now Scion) as a computer hardware technician. Charlie’s key areas of expertise include fault diagnoses, equipment installation and servicing & repair of radio equipment. In his spare time Charlie loves to tinker with electronic devices and his beloved classic cars.

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RYAN 
Technician/Installer

Ryan is from the Phillipines and worked in Papua New Guinea for several years before coming to New Zealand and joining the Alcom team in September 2017. Ryan’s key areas of expertise include ICT technical support & networking, equipment installation and programming. In his spare time Ryan and his family enjoy exploring New Zealand and getting involved in the many activities their new home town has to offer.

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