About Us

My name is Don McKenzie. I am a 78-year-old retired On-Line Electronics Business Owner-CEO, and was a Computer Senior Systems Engineer back in 1975.

I started my own Internet-based Electronics and micro-controller online store (CEO and Founder of Dontronics.com) in 1993 and retired in 2018 at the age of 75. During this time, I pioneered a lot of new Internet concepts such as online payments and helped the Tax Office with the introduction of International tax rulings.  I was the second Internet on-line business that was involved in Electronic Kit Design and Development. I was just beaten to the post by my friend Peter Crowcroft (ex-Tasmanian) with DIY-Electronics in Hong Kong. Sadly Peter passed away in 2006.

These days, I am completely involved with Website development for my two daughters, Sharon and Penny.

My connection to Rainbow Vic Australia is fairly deep. My father was born there (also Don McKenzie). My wife Cheryl was born there, as were my two daughters. I was married in Rainbow. I lived and worked in Rainbow for a number of years. My Grand father George McKenzie arrived in town about 1919. He had a steam engine operators license, and drove in the original piles for the Albycutta bridge. After that contract expired, he worked at the Rainbow flour mills, as they were steam operated. He then went onto to be a foreman for Tom Ismay, a local building contractor, a position he held for many years.

I'll possibly add to this story as time permits.

Don McKenzie

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