AMA Regional Business Groups

There are 10 Regional Business Groups spanning the country, representing manufacturing businesses and local partner organisations, well as central and local government.

Regional Action Groups and their representatives


Northland

Andrew Rippon   |   Manufacturing Manager   |   SupaColour

Bruce Larsen   |   General Manager   |   Northpine

Fiona Bycroft   |   CEO & Co-Founder   |   Naut

Michelle Boyce   |   Production & Operations Manager   |   Hansen Products

Rob Kirwan   |   CEO   |   Culham Engineering

Fraser Haldane   |   GM NZ Operations   |   Donovan Group

Carl Muller   |   General Manager   |   Olivado

Sue Dobbie   |   Chief Connector   |   Ngawha Innovation & Enterprise Park

Lyndsay Jobin   |   Customer Manager Northland   |   NZTE


Auckland

David Fargier   |   COO   |   Temperzone

Laurie Kubiak   |   CEO   |   Nautech

Tracy Chen    |  Sustainability Manager   |   Bremworth

Arron Sands   |   CEO   |   Buckley Systems

Rob Woolner   |   Managing Director   |   Autex Industries

Nick Coubray   |   CEO   |   Howick Ltd

John Cochrane   |   Managing Director   |   Facteon Group

Greg Heeley   |   CTO   |   Sistema Plastics

David Welsh   |   GM Commercial Concrete Division   |   Fletcher Building

Mike Edgington   |   General Manager   |   Railblaza

David M. Sweas   |   CEO   |   Dodson Motorsport

Muneesh Mudaliar   |   GM Automation & Operational Technology   |   Fonterra

Andrew Sharp   |   Group CEO   |   Helios Power Solutions

Phil Robson   |   Segment Manager Manufacturing   |   Beca

Konstantin Selitskiy   |   Growth Programme Specialist   |   Tataki Auckland Unlimited

Dr. Kristine Hulse   |   General Manager   |   NZ Product Accelerator

Angela Huxford   |   Director Export Customers (Manufacturing) & Regional Manager Auckland  |   NZTE


Waikato

Heather Allen   |   Director   |   ES Plastics

Hillary Sharp   |   CEO   |   ES Medical

Lawrence Baker   |   COO   |   Tidd Ross Todd

Howard Fountaine   |   General Manager   |   APL

Martin Vogel   |   CEO   |  Hansa Products

Sandy Hickey   |   Customer Manager  |   NZTE

Justin Brien   |   Commercial Manager   |   Stainless Design

Stephen Burrows   |   CEO   |   NZAero

Les Roa   |   CEO   |   Longveld

Chris Singleton   |   Head of Product Development & Systems Engineering   |   Waikato Milking Systems

TBC   |   GM Manufacturing   |  Gallagher Group

Hendri Barnard   |   Associate Process Engineer   |   Beca


Bay of Plenty

Kevin Flint | CEO | Oasis Engineering

Warwick Downing | CEO | RAM3D

David Walker | Plant Manager | Bay Blinds

Mark Findlay | General Manager | Powerglide Elevators

Gareth Fergus | COO | Trimax Mowing Systems

Ash Nicholson | COO | BlueLab

Tony Clark | Manufacturing Manager | Lawter Ltd

Greg Knight | CEO | Florentines Patisserie

Alan Suttcliffe | CEO | Page Macrae Engineering

Craig Wilson | CEO | Kilwell Fibretube

Peter McCormick | Managing Director | Shotdarts

David Cotter | Customer Manager | NZTE

Mike Pond | Market Segment Leader – Manufacturing | Beca

Nick Looijen | Managing Director | Hayes International

David Akers | Founder | Zorb


Canterbury

Glen Hansen | Group Financial Controller | Vortex Engineering Group

Andrew Dallison | Partner | Oxygen-8

John Down | Managing Director | ENI Engineering

Marian Tredinncik | Group Finance & HR Manager | EPL Group

Roland Summer | CEO | Argus Group

Kim Holden | General Manager | Untouched World

Rob Carroll | Operations Manager | Hamilton Jet

Qing Qu | Director | Agen Ltd

Pru Chapman | Director | N K Windows

Gary Altenburg | Managing Director | MWF Manufacturing

Nelson Thelning | Managing Director | Thelning Design Innovation

Ravi Sanyal | Director | Virtual Guard Ltd TA Techmatics Ltd

Steve Gallop | CEO | Inkwise

Dieter Adam | Community Champion | MAKENZ

Keith Mitchell | Customer Manager | NZTE

Sean Doherty | Product Manager Industry 4.0 | Callaghan Innovation

John Hamilton | Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Thompson | Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce


Otago/Southland

Gareth Evans | CEO | Farra Engineering

Sarah Ramsay | CEO | United Machinists

Gareth Dykes | CEO | Fi Innovations

Adam Liberatore | Lecturer | Otago Ploytechnic

Chris Hughes | Managing Director | MPE Ltd

Phil McDowell | Managing Director | E-Type Engineering

Joanna Schmelz | Talent Acquisition Partner | Fisher Paykel Appliances

Leon Daley | Superintendent of Engineering and Projects | NZ Aluminium Smelter

Steph Olsen | Managing Director | SiteWeld

James Bracewell | Skills Partnership Manager | Business South - SOREC


Nelson/Marlborough

Chris Rodley  |   CEO   |   SnapCore

Marina Hirst Tristram  |   General Manager Sales and Marketing   |   Kono

Simon Thomas   |   Managing Director   |   Tasman Bay Foods

Gerard Woods  |   CEO   |   Switch Lighting

Fiona Wilson  |   CEO   |   Nelson Regional Development Agency

TBC  |   Customer Manager Manufacturing   |   NZTE


Lower North Island

Michael McInnarney  |   Manufacturing Manager   |   Resene

Richard Shearer  |   CEO & Co-Founder   |   QP Sport

Greg Jones   |   Production Manager   |   Howard Wright

Catherine Taiapa  |   Research & Development Manager   |   Armatec Environmental

Kirsten Smith  |   IT Manager   |   McKechnie Aluminium Solutions

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