Protune was started in early 2005 by Wayne working out of his garage from home. He provided a full mechanical and tuning service to a vast range of clients. He excelled in tuning even though he had limited room and was devoid a hoist. Then in late 2006 Wayne and Dean teamed up to move the company further by getting a workshop in Manukau allowing them to offer their clients a more comprehensive service.
Wayne is a fully qualified A grade technician with over 15 years experience in the automotive industry
He served his time at South Auckland Engine Reconditioners (trading as Auto King) where he excelled in both the mechanical workshop and engineering department. After 5 years he then moved on to work at Tony Allan Autos where he stayed for little over 1 year before retuning to Auto King to take on the position of workshop Foreman in the automotive repair division. After spending a further 5 years in this role Wayne moved to Seattle Washington to work for a research and development company working as an engineer / tuner / test driver. He worked on products for both alternative fuels and performance modifications. This is where Wayne's passion for performance tuning started to gain momentum, working along side ex GM engineers with some of the most advanced test equipment available. The knowledge and experience he gained was invaluable and he quickly realized his future path would be utilizing this knowledge to tune vehicles back home in New Zealand.