Meet the MTO Advisory Board

David Sweas - Dodson Group
Jody Tuckwell - Aw Fraser
Kent Dalziell - ITSS
Mike Thompson - United Machinist

David Sweas

Chief Executive Officer, Dodson Group, Auckland:

David’s extensive experience across engineering, business, and finance brings a multifaceted perspective to the board. 

Jody Tuckwell

Operations Manager, AW Fraser, Christchurch:

Driven by a commitment to excellence, Jody is a leader who believes in sharing knowledge and fostering continuous improvement.

What aspect of MTO’s mission resonates most with you, and what excites you most about being on the Advisory Board?

“Knowing that I can assist in the development of CNC skills for manufacturing in New Zealand is a true honour, I’m excited to be a part of the advisory board and to guide the direction of this organisation, together we’re stronger.”

Kent Dalziell

Manufacturing Manager, ITSS Engineering, Warkworth:

A seasoned Fitter Turner Machinist with over 29 years of experience, Kent brings a deep understanding of shop floor operations and a dedication to fostering positive work environments.

What aspect of MTO’s mission resonates most with you, and what excites you most about being on the Advisory Board?

“The CNC industry needs young talent, and MTO’s mission to inspire the next generation is what excites me. It’s great to be part of securing a strong future for this trade.”

Mike Thompson

Manufacturing Manager, United Machinists, Dunedin:

Mike’s passion for machining shines through. His journey from high school leaver to skilled professional demonstrates the rewarding career paths available in manufacturing.