It all began in 1993
Boltz Production and Electrics was originally founded in 1993 by Stephen Martin, and whilst now trading as Boltz Pty Ltd continues to operate as an event electrical contracting business as well as general electrical contracting. In the early days Stephen’s grandfather owned a small donut business at Glenelg beach amusements as well as the Adelaide showgrounds. Stephen from a very early age grew up around the event industry and “Carnies” so to speak.. It was here at the Royal Adelaide Show ground that Stephen first worked with temporary power installations.
Boltz’ genesis stemmed from theatre where Stephen worked for 14 years as a lighting designer and technician, audio engineer, stage and production manager. Working full time for the Adelaide Fringe and then later the University of Adelaide, Stephen also worked for many smaller theatre companies and dance troops. Following the Fringe in 1992/1993 there was a steady demand for temporary power to events and at the time festivals. From there it just grew each year with the need for temporary power installations growing as the event and music industry continued its growth.
In 2000 Darren Paice joined Stephen, and played a key role in the growth of Boltz. Since those early days the Boltz team has grown significantly, and in 2011 we were lucky to secure the services of Neil Munro. Neil came to Boltz from the UK where he worked for many years in the film industry, and now is an integral part of the Boltz Team. Darren Paice a vital member of Boltz until 2017, and after 18 years of loyal service and friendship moved onto his own business. Scott Deslandes joined us in 2015 as our resident diesel mechanic looking after our generator assets. Alex Campion cut his teeth in the event industry and joined us in 2018 , Kyle Hayward our resident South African qualified Electrician and Josh Booth our general “Roust about” joined the Boltz team in 2017. Along with our 3 apprentices Arlo Bugeja ( also a qualified and very handy generator technician), Michael Bridgeman ( A “great” welder to boot), Kai Mickel our long haired 15 year old 6 foot tall school based apprentice, as well as Masha Yatskova, Natasha Martin and Greta Martin who make up the administration staff, round off the team. Add in our Casuals, Repeat offenders Harry Robinson, Trent Mundy and Leon Eddy and we have put together a strong and dynamic team . We have far too many years experience between us too to count. Our passion though is to undertake our work with pride, passion and quality.
The Boltz Team
Stephen Martin – Director “A” class Electrician and Principle Electrical contractor.
Neil Munro Senior tradesman -“A” class Electrician.
Alex Campion “A” class Electrician.
Scott Deslandes – Diesel Mechanic ( Generator Technician)
Kyle Haywood – “B” Class Electrician.
Arlo Bugeja – 1st year Electrical apprentice.(Generator Technician)
Michael Bridgeman – 2nd Year Electrical Apprentice
Kai Mickel – 1st year school based apprentice
Masha Yatskova – Accounts and Book keeping.
Josh Booth – Operations
Natasha Martin – Sales/BDM assistant
Greta Ramsey Martin – IT/Marketing