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Team

Introducing our people.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Joel Bishop

Director

Born and bred in Tauranga, Joel was literally brought up on wire manufacturing, after 15 years working across many aspects of the business he has developed a keen passion for his customers and the industry he works in.

Frank Bishop

Director

Born and raised in Tauranga, Frank enjoys leading operational projects and new developments within our manufacturing facility.

Andrew Thoms

General Manager - Sales & Marketing

Raised on a sheep and cropping property in the Rangitikei, Andrew has stayed close to his rural roots with a career to date in sales within rural distribution and wire fencing manufacture in New Zealand and Australia, including 10 years with Cyclone Australia.  Andrew has a wealth of experience in Sales and business management, customer relations, business and product development and procurement. Tauranga is now home for Andrew and his family. 

Natalie Lottering

Finance Manager

Natalie moved to New Zealand from South Africa with her family a few years ago. Tauranga has been home for all this time, and she loves being so close to the beach.

SALES

Martin Grant

Sales Account Manager (Upper North Island)

UK-born Martin launched his construction industry career straight from school and has worked across both residential and commercial builds. He immigrated to New Zealand in 2016 and is happily ensconced in north Auckland’s Rodney District. 

Andrew Arnott

Sales Account Manager (Lower South Island)

 

Dunedin based and covering the Otago and Southland regions, Andrew has over 30 years of Account Management and Customer Service experience. He’s worked in a variety of Sales roles dealing with customers from all walks of life including many in the rural sector. 

Adam Gillespie

Sales Account Manager (Upper South Island)

Wayne has more than 20 years’ experience in rural retail, and he looks after Bayonet customers throughout the central and lower North Island. Growing up on a Hawke’s Bay sheep station was the start of a life-long love for farming and rural life.

martin.grant@bayonet.co.nz

andrew.arnott@bayonet.co.nz

adam.gillespie@bayonet.co.nz

MARKETING

Felicity Klein Ovink

Marketing Manager

Felicity was raised in Whakatane where her family owns a rural equipment engineering business. She recently finished her Communications Degree and looks forward to delving into her Marketing career.

felicity.kleinovink@bayonet.co.nz

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