Our Team

We are a family-owned business, and our long-serving staff are also like family.

Together, we aim to be NZ’s specialists in bolts and steel fasteners, and with our ongoing training and up-skilling, you’ll find we really know our stuff.

Peter Thissen

Peter Thissen Managing Director

The Boltholder founder and head engineer, Peter has over 45 years’ practical experience. Need a custom bolt or fastener? Peter can usually fabricate it for you!

Roger Collins

Roger Collins Operations Manager

In his 15th year at The Boltholder, Roger’s your man for technical questions and his wealth of knowledge and experience in numerous industries. If you have an idea, run it past Roger for options and solutions.


David Hulme

David Hulme Sales Manager

When you need to place a high-volume order or request a quote, David, with his 13 years of experience at The Boltholder will take care of you. 

Lisette Hulme

Lisette Hulme Procurement & Finance

Handles all the importing of stock and is charge of credit control.  Lisette has been involved with The Boltholder Ltd since it's inception and has worked full time for the company for 19 years.

Isabelle Adlington

Isabelle Adlington Office Manager

Responsible for Accounts Receivable and Inventory control, Isabelle has worked in the office at The Boltholder since 1994.

Tony Collier

Tony Collier Area Sales Representative

Visiting customers in the greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas since 2006.


Phil Sweatman

Phil Sweatman Area Sales Representative

Visiting customers in the Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Wairarapa, Taranaki & Whanganui areas since 2013.


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