Movers & Shakers – September 2009…

Bruce Emerson and Graeme Norton continue to grow the team at 3R Group Ltd. Kate McKinnon has joined the team in a newly created Customer Services role. In this role, Kate will provide front-line support to customers and stakeholders of the product stewardship programmes developed and operated by 3R Group. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, with a major in Resource Management. Prior to joining 3R Group, Kate spent 3-years with the HB Regional Council as a Consents Administrator / Officer.

Also, Debbie Sherwood has joined 3R Group in the newly created role of Programme Co-ordinator, Agrecovery Chemicals. Launched on 1 July 2009, the Agrecovery Chemicals programme has been developed to deliver a safe and effective collection and disposal system for obsolete and unwanted stocks of agricultural chemicals. As Programme Co-ordinator, Debbie will manage the operations of the Programme, providing in-depth consultation and advice to customers and contractors. Debbie was previously with Donaghys Industries Ltd in Christchurch as the Factory and Technical Manager for their Animal and Plant Product factory. In this position, Debbie was responsible for all aspects of the factory operation including plant management and development, product development, manufacturing, purchasing, compliance and Heath & Safety.

Ashton Ireland has recently joined the team at the Wild Rock Wine Company. Ashton will be responsible for driving sales and marketing initiatives for Wild Rock, and being the brand champion for Wild Rock in both the national and international marketplaces. Prior to this, Ashton held senior accounting and finance roles for several leading organisations including Pacific Retail Group and Ernst & Young. Ashton also owned his own retail homeware store in Palmerston North from 1992 through to 2002.

Returning to Hawke’s Bay from Auckland, Grattan Le Cheminant has joined the team at Glenn Cook Technologies in the role of Senior Account Manager. In this role, Grattan will focus on developing relationships and designing technology-based solutions for clients in the commercial sector. Grattan brings a wealth of experience to this role, having previously spent 7 years in the ICT industry in Hawke’s Bay.


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