To summarise 30 years of design experience in one paragraph is virtually impossible. The wide variety of projects I have worked on over time all had their own challenges and different technology.


Hi, my name is Gerard Boterman

I have been privileged to have worked for several major innovative New Zealand companies and clients, which all have greatly contributed to my experiences in design. I learn every day. The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don't know.

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The understanding of manufacturing methods, materials, related tolerances and technologies help me to be able to design new products, solve problems, reduce product cost and optimise efficiency.

I was responsible for the design of moulded products, tools, machinery, jigs and production test equipment (see my portfolio), either manually operated or automated, as well all related design aspects like QC and document management.

I enjoyed working hands-on building and testing my designs, or machining components on lathes and mills.


My strengths, I believe are, having a creative and imaginative mind allowing me to visualise and analyse concepts from different angles and recognise design flaws in existing designs, being able to produce unique and simple  design solutions.

For design I use the latest version of SolidWorks Professional.

For more information, please feel free to contact me.

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