David Fane

Director / Company Manager

Although Dave believes in targets, his real passion lies in experiencing the journey or “the bit in the middle”, as he calls it. He’s made the most of his 16-year journey at Crighton after starting as a toolmaker. He moved from the tools to purchasing support before becoming a factory manager. His current position as Sales Manager was an easy transition for him because he has always played a part in dealing with customers and supporting key accounts. Dave has a unique advantage due to the varied roles that he has filled. His experience with processes and pricing in the industry enable him to give customers a well-rounded understanding of the business. Dave says Crighton’s point of difference is the company’s flexibility, as well as their decisiveness, which means they can respond quickly to whatever challenges arise. Outside of Crighton, Dave spent a number of years playing ice hockey and participating in road cycling. He’s now a keen mountain biker.

Doug Brand

Director / Manufacturing Manager

Manufacturing Manager Doug Brand started out in the engineering field at the age of 16, and now boasts 55 years’ experience in the industry, some of it within motor manufacturing. Having seen many changes over the years in terms of technology and new innovations, he says Crighton can be summed up as a ‘smart, hardworking manufacturing company’. ”The best part of my job is making win/win deals. It’s less about number crunching and more about who and what you know.” Doug combines his interest in sailing and wine with his life and business philosophy, which is: “Enjoy it”.

Richard Tuttle

Supervisor Press / CNC / Toolroom

Richard is a problem solver who’s been building and fixing things ever since he can remember. It’s the reason why engineering at Crighton is such a good fit for him. Having started out at Crighton’s factory more than 15 years ago, the Crighton supervisor now oversees the activities of the workshop team as well as quality control and production planning. He believes Crighton has the edge because the company is agile and responds to customer needs quickly. “Crighton’s amazing turnaround times can be attributed to the company’s pride and passion; they’re values that we work hard to exemplify consistently,” says Richard. Proud to be part of a Crighton team that has practically grown up together, Richard has a strong sense of fulfilment when he sees where they’ve come from, and a sense of excitement about where they’re going.

Magnum fires are designed and manufactured in New Zealand by Crighton engineering

Established in 1980, the company is led by a hands-on management team of engineers who have individually worked their way up from the shop floor of Crighton to accumulate several decades of experience and service between them.

Crighton is a premium, high value metals engineering company which works long term with customers to build mutually beneficial relationships that enhance business for everyone. The business of Crighton is to help our customers be more profitable by applying creativity, ingenuity and analytical thinking – based on collaboration and experience – to turn ideas into products that are cost-efficient to manufacture, precise in performance and easy to market.


Never has adding the value, beauty and warmth of a roaring fire to your home been easier. An attractive, freestanding design means that the Magnum freestanding fireboxes can be positioned to fit your lifestyle.


Magnum in-built fireboxes fit seamlessly into both traditional and new homes, maximising space and heat efficiency. Ultra low emission rates means that Magnum in-built fireboxes exceed even the strictest environmental regulations.

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