Our Team

Thomas Stephens has been an integral part of Southern Technology Ltd since 1996. He became a Director in 2012 and increased his shareholding to 50% in November 2022, partnering with longtime employee Blake Johns.

Thomas holds a background in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Christchurch Polytech (Ara). His diverse skill set spans PLC programming, system design, fluid and sampling, hazardous area equipment consultancy, factory process, labelling and batch code printing, automation interfacing, and automation sensors. He is proficient in CAD design and R&D rapid prototyping, utilizing in-house VF CNC, 3D printing, and stainless steel engineering equipment.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Thomas is an active community member. He serves on the committee for the Mt Olympus Ski Field, acts as treasurer for the Ellesmere Aquatic Club, and is the Executive Administrator for the Stanley Conway Trust.

Outside of work, Thomas enjoys skiing, photography, and playing the piano, combining his technical expertise with a passion for creative and recreational activities.