Our Team


Nick Rutter
- Managing Director - 

Nick commenced his working life as a Plastic Engineer specialising in injection moulding. He joined the parent company of GDR Architectural (G D Rutter Ltd) over 30 years ago originally as a plant Engineer, and now Managing Director.

Matt Rutter
- Director -

Matt is a qualified fitter & turner by trade, joining the family business 30 or so years ago. He is the IQP for GDR Architectural and looks after the technical bits and specifications. Dealing with our customers needs and suppliers, selecting the best options to offer our clients.

Cameron Sutherland
- National Key Account Manager -

Cameron Sutherland joined the GDR Architectural team in November 2018 as National Key Account Manager. Cam brings a wide commercial background to our team, with 15 years as National Account Manager at Ingersoll-Rand, 3.5 years with ITM Head Office and his last role was with Danks Roller Doors as Sales and Service Manager.

About GDR Architectural

GDR Architectural Ltd is a newly formed division of G D Rutter Ltd, specialising in the specifying, supplying, installing, and servicing of all commercial entry solutions.

In 2013 G D Rutter Ltd was appointed the offical supplier of Iseo security products for the New Zealand market, and in July 2017 the exclusive New Zealand rights for  Myone Automatic Door Operators, and now in 2019 we have joined with Record another leading supplier of door automation.  Iseo  Myone, and Records alignment with G D Rutter Ltd demonstrates the confidence large European suppliers have in our company and our ability to support their products within the New Zealand commercial market.

G D Rutter Ltd was founded in 1930 as an importing agent specialising in builder's hardware. Three generations and nearly 90 years later we have grown to be one of New Zealand's leading suppliers of door and cabinet hardware to the hardware trade under the Sylvan brand name. Throughout the 90 years of business, there has always been a strong family influence with the emphasis on customer satisfaction product support and quality. Now G D Rutter Ltd is managed by the 3 grandsons, who have grown up with hardware products being involved in the business from a very young age.

The Management of G D Rutter Ltd, believe the Access Solutions Sector is a natural extension to the G D Rutter Ltd business and we are excited about the opportunites that this sector may bring to G D Rutter Ltd.