Introducing the Chowmain team

Bringing geeky software to the home automation masses.

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Alan Chow, Managing Director

Alan graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Information Systems and in the past 10 years has become one of the leading home automation experts certified in Control4, Crestron, ELAN, RTI, URC, Q-SYS, Savant, Push Controls, Dynalite, Clipsal C-bus and Lutron Homeworks. He has written numerous software packages and plugins that are used by home automation integrators around the world.

In 2018 Alan won the Connected Home + Business Magazine ‘Golden Paul’ award which is given to the most influential person in the industry (nonimated/voted by industry professionals).

Alan leads Chowmain Software & Apps with the day to day operation of staff, resources, sales, management and software development.

Roger Finn, Strategic Director

Roger has over 30 years experience building and managing international businesses having worked in France, Holland, Germany, England and New Zealand. He has been responsible for a European product group for Philips Lighting and has been CEO of a number of New Zealand based technology companies. He currently a Director of several NZ and UK based technology and software companies. Roger assists Chowmain by providing strategic vision and direction for the company along with financial management.


Richard Mullins, Senior Software Developer

Richard  has expertise spanning across electronics, web technologies and home automation.  He has been developing home automation solutions for the past 15 years and is certified in Control4, URC, RTI, AMX, Creston, Savant, Dynalite, Clipsal C-bus, Lutron Homeworks. Richard assists Chowmain by developing software solutions that is used by our dealerbase.


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Damian Grant, Software Developer

Damian is a graduate from Swinburne University of Technology and specialises in web technologies. He is an industry veteran who has assisted many CEDIA companies with their software development needs. Damian assists Chowmain by development software to expand Chowmain’s solutions.


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Justin Bateson, Junior Software Developer

Justin is a graduate from Swinburne University of Technology who has a wealth of IT experience covering both hardware and software. He is Control4 certified and assists with support, documentation and development of Chowmain’s software solutions.