Meet our team

Our highly experienced and helpful Ata Touch team welcomes your enquiries.

Peter Tait

Founder and Managing Director of TCS (NZ) Ltd
& Co-founder of Ata Touch

Peter’s industry background began in radio, then as a sparky, electronics engineering, PCB, SCADA/HMI and microprocessor development, and industrial automation. Peter started a Systems Integration company in 1987 that became TCS (NZ) Ltd. In the 1990’s Peter was an early adopter of distributed I/O communications protocols, now known as DeviceNet (CAN), and introduced them into mainstream New Zealand industry. Later Peter researched distributed control philosophy, becoming an internationally recognised leader in the field with applications to industrial and agricultural products. He has expanded the company’s core expertise in electronics and automation into the Ata Touch Intuitive Energy Saving Homes arena.

Jain Tait

Executive Director of TCS (NZ) Ltd
& Co-founder of Ata Touch LLB(Hons), NZRGON

Jain joined TCS in 2008 and brought a wide range of expertise based around a career as an intensive care nurse and, more lately, gained an LLB with first class honours. She worked in several legal positions before joining TCS covering several areas including contract, employment, and environment law. Jain has the key responsibility to provide guidance and support to the TCS team in areas such as employment, health and safety, compliance matters, contracts, intellectual property, insurance, and business planning and strategy.

David Lawson

Technical Sales 

 David joined Ata Touch in 2021 and has a career background in sales and sales management spanning 20 plus years across both family owned and corporate business. David works alongside our sales and customer support staff, to promote, market, and sell Ata Touch. David has a passion for customer service and is focused on developing close working relationships with our customers, including homeowners, architects, builders, and developers, as well as facilitating client liaison with our installer network across New Zealand.

David is a proud family man, whose passions outside of work include sport and music.

 

Melissa Riley 

Reception and Sales Support

 Melissa joined Ata Touch in 2021 in the sales support role and is the friendly face and voice in the Ata Touch reception. Melissa is often the first Ata Touch person customers may deal with when looking at an Ata Touch system for their home. She is there to guide them through the options, find answers to their questions, and help them acquire the specialist knowledge of the Ata Touch team. Melissa is also involved with the support of the sales team in system design, quotations, and customer and installer liaison.

Melissa is Mum to two boys, Corbyn and Brayden, and she is often found on the side-line of a soccer field or at the local skate park, with her boys making her weekend full of adventure.

Hong Liang

Technical Support and Configurations

Hong brings a wide variety of knowledge, experience and skills to Ata Touch service. He joined the company in 2017 And is Ata Touch’s specialist in the Ata Touch Configuration Builder (ACB) setting up your Ata Touch home to work how you want it for the optimum result. Hong is also the company’s home automation devices specialist with a wealth of experience from lights to gates and much in between. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Guangdong University of Technology – China, a Batchelor of Science (majoring in Electronics) from Waikato University and a National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) from Wintec in Hamilton.

 

Michaela Ritchie

Sales Support

Michaela started at Ata Touch in the Sales Support role in 2019 and has since found her calling as our Projects Coordinator. Her careful eye for detail and a variety of organisational skills assist Michaela to coordinate each Ata Touch project and keep her finger on the pulse until the day you move in.  Michaela liaises with installers, suppliers, and our Ata Touch team to make sure each Ata Touch installation goes smoothly, and it is done right first time. Michaela also enjoys getting out and about as part of our Home Shows and events team too.

 

Outside of work hours, Michaela loves putting meals together to entertain guests and enjoys fishing most weekends with her partner. She also finds peace in a good book and finding ways stay in touch with her creative side.

 

Peter Tait

Founder and Managing Director of TCS (NZ) Ltd& Co-founder of Ata Touch

 

Peter’s industry background began in radio, then as a sparky, electronics engineering, PCB, SCADA/HMI and microprocessor development, and industrial automation. Peter started a Systems Integration company in 1987 that became TCS (NZ) Ltd. In the 1990’s Peter was an early adopter of distributed I/O communications protocols, now known as DeviceNet (CAN), and introduced them into mainstream New Zealand industry. Later Peter researched distributed control philosophy, becoming an internationally recognised leader in the field with applications to industrial and agricultural products. He has expanded the company’s core expertise in electronics and automation into the Ata Touch Intuitive Energy Saving Homes arena.

Jain Tait

Executive Director of TCS (NZ) Ltd & Co-founder of Ata Touch LLB(Hons), NZRGON

Jain joined TCS in 2008 and brought a wide range of expertise based around a career as an intensive care nurse and, more lately, gained an LLB with first class honours. She worked in several legal positions before joining TCS covering several areas including contract, employment, and environment law. Jain has the key responsibility to provide guidance and support to the TCS team in areas such as employment, health and safety, compliance matters, contracts, intellectual property, insurance, and business planning and strategy.

Hong Liang

Technical Support and Configurations

Hong brings a wide variety of knowledge, experience and skills to Ata Touch service. He joined the company in 2017 And is Ata Touch’s specialist in the Ata Touch Configuration Builder (ACB) setting up your Ata Touch home to work how you want it for the optimum result. Hong is also the company’s home automation devices specialist with a wealth of experience from lights to gates and much in between. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Guangdong University of Technology – China, a Batchelor of Science (majoring in Electronics) from Waikato University and a National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) from Wintec in Hamilton.

Micheala Ritchie

Sales Support

Newest member of the team at Ata Touch is Michaela who works in a sales support role for the Ata Touch team. A friendly voice at the end of the phone Michaela is one of the first people customers talk to (or emails) when looking at an Ata Touch system for their home. With her knowledge of Ata Touch she guides them through the options and points them in the right direction for specialist knowledge. Michaela then prepares the system design and costs for the customer. Along with customer, and installer, liaison Michaela also handles the company’s social media communication with regular Facebook/Instagram posts as well as website blogs.

Contact

Phone: 
07 849 7729

Address:
27 The Boulevard,
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
New Zealand

Shon Letford

Luxe Designer Homes

“I saw Ata Touch giving our show home a unique selling point that would set it above other show homes. The cost savings of the home and hot water heating, the safety of the 24 volt lighting and the new-age controls complement our home designs and visions. The people at AtaTouch have been great to work with.”

Travis Kask

Hubands Energy

“I was looking to include Ata Touch in my new home because I really like the idea of only needing one outdoor unit to do multiple jobs such as underfloor heating and heating my home plus all the control it gives you. The automation of a home is also something that is exciting buyers we have been working with – they love it. Ata Touch has been really helpful answering questions and helping with the design.”

Garry Spriggs

Nelson Heat Pumps

“Ata Touch really does everything that I was looking for when I started planning my new home. It gives me under floor heating, domestic hot water heating plus ducted home heating with full control over multiple zones and the added advantage of this also being controllable from wifi.”

John

Hamilton - medium sized three-bedroom home

 "Ata Touch has changed our way of life giving us more control of our home environment, more flexibility. It has reduced the amount of energy required to live comfortably, without having to make sacrifices in our daily lives. Saving energy and having full control of household systems without needing to be a technology guru is very satisfying and I can thoroughly recommend it to others. We recognise now that there is a better way to take control of energy use to create an efficient, low energy consuming home."

Noel and Diane

Te Kowhai - a family of four living on a small lifestyle property

 "Having Ata Touch in our home has given us a level of luxury and greater convenience at an ongoing cost less than when we lived in a home with none of the Ata Touch mod cons. The service they have provided, right from the early days of planning and installation through to on-going upgrades, has been outstanding. The products they have installed have also been excellent."

Mark and Vicki

Christchurch - married couple with young family

"Having Ata Touch in our home has given us a level of luxury and greater convenience at an ongoing cost less than when we lived in a home with none of the Ata Touch mod cons."

Terry

Whangamata - grandparents

"I chose Ata Touch as, through TCS, it is a local and known company with a good reputation for innovation and on-going development. The system is modern, simple and economic while the service is great!"

Chris and Grace

Tamahere - young professionals with a child

"Ata Touch has been greatly assisting with our energy saving and helping us to live more sustainably. On top of the automation, LED lighting and energy efficient heat pump technology to heat our home and our hot water, the power scheduling feature has also given us great tangible savings. Ata Touch has enabled us to save 23.6% on our power bill in the last 12 months by scheduling our large power consumption appliances to run when electricity cost is near zero."

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Tony and Linda

Whangarei area

 “Fantastic people and company to work with. The product is second to none. We are very happy to recommend this company and product to anyone”

Bryn

Degree Ltd, Wellington Region

"As an accredited installer of the Ata Touch system, we have had some great feedback from our customers regarding the energy savings and simplicity of the product to use. Degree will always recommend Ata Touch to our customers as we believe we are future proofing their homes and they will experience a fast return on their investment. Its ease of installation for our team, and the backup support available from Ata Touch, helps the installation process run smoothly. We are privileged to be one of the selected installers of such a great product that we truely believe in, and enjoy a strong rapport with, the passionate Ata Touch team who are always ready to help."

Andrew, bach owner

Hot Water Beach

“I have been very impressed with Ata Touch’s commitment to aftersales service and support to ensure our system performs to its maximum potential.”

Denise and Paul

Herald Island

I am more than happy with how the Ata Touch system has come together in our home and we are glad we chose to go ahead with it. Any teething issues were quickly investigated and were as simple as a prompt configuration change for them. The dedication of the team was evident throughout every communication and I'm blown away by the support. We believe that future-proofing our home with Ata Touch has improved our comfort and way of life. We would happily recommend this product to anyone.

Kevin and Jan Attwood

Katikati

"We finished the build in 2019 and absolutely love the Ata Touch innovations which we believe has future-proofed our home simply and elegantly while adding to the enjoyment of living in it. We have no hesitation in recommending the Ata Touch system and the Ata Touch team who vigorously and proudly back their product."

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Shon Letford

Luxe Designer Homes

“I saw Ata Touch giving our show home a unique selling point that would set it above other show homes. The cost savings of the home and hot water heating, the safety of the 24 volt lighting and the new-age controls complement our home designs and visions. The people at AtaTouch have been great to work with.”

Travis Kask

Hubands Energy

“I was looking to include Ata Touch in my new home because I really like the idea of only needing one outdoor unit to do multiple jobs such as underfloor heating and heating my home plus all the control it gives you. The automation of a home is also something that is exciting buyers we have been working with – they love it. Ata Touch has been really helpful answering questions and helping with the design.”

Garry Spriggs

Nelson Heat Pumps

“Ata Touch really does everything that I was looking for when I started planning my new home. It gives me under floor heating, domestic hot water heating plus ducted home heating with full control over multiple zones and the added advantage of this also being controllable from wifi.”

John

Hamilton - medium sized three-bedroom home

 "Ata Touch has changed our way of life giving us more control of our home environment, more flexibility. It has reduced the amount of energy required to live comfortably, without having to make sacrifices in our daily lives. Saving energy and having full control of household systems without needing to be a technology guru is very satisfying and I can thoroughly recommend it to others. We recognise now that there is a better way to take control of energy use to create an efficient, low energy consuming home."

Noel and Diane

Te Kowhai - a family of four living on a small lifestyle property

 "Having Ata Touch in our home has given us a level of luxury and greater convenience at an ongoing cost less than when we lived in a home with none of the Ata Touch mod cons. The service they have provided, right from the early days of planning and installation through to on-going upgrades, has been outstanding. The products they have installed have also been excellent."

Mark and Vicki

Christchurch - married couple with young family

"Having Ata Touch in our home has given us a level of luxury and greater convenience at an ongoing cost less than when we lived in a home with none of the Ata Touch mod cons."

Terry

Whangamata - grandparents

"I chose Ata Touch as, through TCS, it is a local and known company with a good reputation for innovation and on-going development. The system is modern, simple and economic while the service is great!"

Chris and Grace

Tamahere - young professionals with a child

"Ata Touch has been greatly assisting with our energy saving and helping us to live more sustainably. On top of the automation, LED lighting and energy efficient heat pump technology to heat our home and our hot water, the power scheduling feature has also given us great tangible savings. Ata Touch has enabled us to save 23.6% on our power bill in the last 12 months by scheduling our large power consumption appliances to run when electricity cost is near zero."

"

Tony and Linda

Whangarei area

 “Fantastic people and company to work with. The product is second to none. We are very happy to recommend this company and product to anyone”

Bryn

Degree Ltd, Wellington Region

"As an accredited installer of the Ata Touch system, we have had some great feedback from our customers regarding the energy savings and simplicity of the product to use. Degree will always recommend Ata Touch to our customers as we believe we are future proofing their homes and they will experience a fast return on their investment. Its ease of installation for our team, and the backup support available from Ata Touch, helps the installation process run smoothly. We are privileged to be one of the selected installers of such a great product that we truely believe in, and enjoy a strong rapport with, the passionate Ata Touch team who are always ready to help."

Andrew, bach owner

Hot Water Beach

“I have been very impressed with Ata Touch’s commitment to aftersales service and support to ensure our system performs to its maximum potential.”

Denise and Paul

Herald Island

I am more than happy with how the Ata Touch system has come together in our home and we are glad we chose to go ahead with it. Any teething issues were quickly investigated and were as simple as a prompt configuration change for them. The dedication of the team was evident throughout every communication and I'm blown away by the support. We believe that future-proofing our home with Ata Touch has improved our comfort and way of life. We would happily recommend this product to anyone.

Kevin and Jan Attwood

Katikati

"We finished the build in 2019 and absolutely love the Ata Touch innovations which we believe has future-proofed our home simply and elegantly while adding to the enjoyment of living in it. We have no hesitation in recommending the Ata Touch system and the Ata Touch team who vigorously and proudly back their product."

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Contact

Phone
07 849 7729

Address
27 The Boulevard,
Te Rapa, 
Hamilton 3200