Guardian Bandsaw has been designed by the team at KANDO. We are experts in building Smart Machines. We partner with industry leaders to create products that leverage technology to redefine what is possible. We support our customers from initial feasibility analysis and concept development, through to installation, service, and support. Our customers to set the benchmark in their industry
Keith has over 25 years’ experience in automation covering a wide range of industries. He is passionate about working with clients to understand their needs and delivering innovative solutions that drive progress through advanced automation. Keith has an NZCE in Mechanical Engineering.
General Manager Operations
With a PhD in Physics and Electronic Engineering, Shaun is an expert at machine learning for meat robotics systems. With thirteen years of experience in this industry, Shaun oversees and develops our software and control systems. When he’s not working, he heads outdoors to cycle and kayak.
Chief Financial Officer
Mandy holds a BCom in Accounting & Finance with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Law and is a Chartered Accountant. Mandy has over 20 years experience working in FMCG, service and manufacturing industries both in New Zealand and overseas. As CFO of Kando, she is responsible for managing the finance function and business risk. Outside of work, Mandy likes to run marathons.
General Manager Sales
David holds an MBA and a BSc and draws on his extensive experience of high-level operational management of meat processing facilities, including Auckland Meat Processors, Taylor Preston Limited and PPCS (now Silver Fern Farms).
Marketing and Development Manager
Business Development Manager USA
With degrees in property and finance Nicholas operates out of the Guardian Omaha office. Nicholas is focused on providing the right Guardian solution to customers. A keen surfer who’s working on his golf swing due to a lack of waves in Omaha.
Principle Software Engineer
Guardian bandsaw: Redefining Safety
The journey to creating the next generation band saw began in 2015. Our aim was to develop a product with reliable performance, customer-focused support, and uncompromising safety features. Our answer: Guardian Bandsaw was developed in partnership with New Zealand’s meat processing industry.
We designed and developed a unique vision detection system coupled with the manufacture of a purpose-built stainless-steel band saw. Rather than tweaking an existing commercial band saw, The Guardian Bandsaw was designed from the ground-up, enabling us to incorporate specific and innovative features from working closely with the meat processing industry.