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About Tektrix

Started in 2019, Tektrix is the operating brand of Sam Johnston, an independent production manager and entertainment technician. With over 20 years in the events industry, Sam holds a variety of technical skills and qualifications. He is an electrician by trade, and has also been a contributor to the recently released Entertainment and Event Technology On-Job Qualifications. Sam has sat on the Executive Committee of Entertainment Technology New Zealand since 2016, and is a co-author of the ETNZ Guide to Safe Rigging Practices for the Entertainment Industry in New Zealand. Over the years, Sam has been a venue technical manager for arena, proscenium theatre, and concert halls in Wellington. In addition, he has toured both corporate events and productions throughout New Zealand.


  • Production Technical Management
  • Tektrix specialises in providing production management, technical management, and consultation for events and entertainment. We love getting our teeth into delivering a high quality production on time.

  • Training, Education and Assessing
  • An assessor for Skills Active in their new Entertainment and Event Qualifications, Sam is passionate about developing new and existing technicians in the entertainment industry. For over 10 years Sam has contract tutored at Toi Whakaari (New Zealand Drama School) in technology elements. Additionally, he has delivered many professional development courses in a variety of subjects to groups and companies. Tektrix can tailor a professional development course as required to meet your needs, and has a large range of resources to aide in providing the best training for your situation.

  • Technical Support

    Coming from a strong corporate event background, Sam has adapted to being a jack of all technical trades, as well as having a good customer interface and a calm head under pressure. He is very experienced in production rigging, audio engineering, vision systems, and aerialist rigging, but also feels at home delivering lighting, stage mechanics, or stage management services. Tektrix can help with any of your general technical labour needs; with the help of our sister company Yoocrew, we can also provide larger quantities of specialist production labour.