Our People

Our team is made up of sales professionals, technical and sourcing specialists, customer services representatives and a team of distribution, workshop and belt installation services personnel.

Check out our some of our team members below.............

MEET THE TEAM

Jake Rakete

Supply Chain, Logistics and Customer Care

My role involves making we sure have the goods in store to supply our customers so they can keep their goods on the move.  I take care of supply and logistics, while also providing back up support for the customer services team. 


P: 0800 845 464
F: 0800 845 460
E: jake.rakete@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Tamara Grace

Customer Services

Need to order a conveyor belt and/or accessories? As part of the customer service team, based in Auckland, I am at the end of phone to help with any queries and ordering of products.

P: 0800 845 464
F: 0800 845 460
E: orders@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Colleen Burrows

Customer Services and Operations

As part of the customer services team you will hear me at the end of the phone, ready to help you out. While in operations we are working in the back ground to ensure an order is correctly processed from initial contact to the moment of dispatch.

P: 0800 845 464
F: 0800 845 460
E: colleen.burrows@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Caitlyn Te Moana

Customer Services

Need to order a conveyor belt and/or accessories? As part of the customer service team, based in Auckland, I am at the end of phone to help with any queries and ordering of products.

P: 0800 845 464
F: 0800 845 460
E: orders@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Mike Rawson

National Accounts Manager

I joined the Viking Conveyor team in 2015 with the acquisition of Paykel Engineering Services Conveyor and Componentry business. I am the key support for the Blackwood’s Protector stores and head office, providing them with all the information, technical advice and sales support for all things conveyor. I have over 20 years in the industry and strive on the day to day challenge of ensuring our customers have the right information to support their conveyor requirements.

DDI: 09 272 5045
M: 0275 900 954
E: mike.rawson@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Jack Martin

Sales Engineer

I joined the Viking Conveyor team in 2015 with the acquisition of Paykel Engineering Services Conveyor and Componentry business.  I have over 25 years experience providing engineering support to customers, with the last 10 focused on conveyor systems.   I look after one of our largest Auckland customers in the heavyweight industry, as well as travelling to Northland to look after a range of customers from the horticulture industry to quarries.

M: 0275 951 880

E: jack.martin@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Tony Cooper

Sales Engineer

I provide support to a range of industries across the Auckland Eastern and Central regions. With the wide range of products that we offer, I am able to work with customers to provide them the most up to date solutions for their conveyor systems.  I have serviced the food manufacturing industry for over 30 year and I like to stay ahead of the game.


DDI: 09 272 9714
M: 0274 942 271
E: tony.cooper@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Madeleine Botha

Sales Engineer

With over 15 years supporting businesses to move products from one location to another, I am able to provide robust, sound advice on which conveyor belt will best meet the requirements of your production facility. It is all about providing the right solution, with the right service, to ensure your facility is always on the move.  If you are based in Eastern Waikato, West or South Auckland and need some conveyor advice please give me a call.

DDI: 09 272 9799
M: 0272 936 624
E: madeleine.botha@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Stu Sutherland

National Account Manager

With 17 years of industry knowledge, including 16 years of previous experience with Viking Conveyor as a Territory Manager, I re-joined Viking Conveyor in 2016.  I look after the Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay, Otago and Southland regions as well as manage a number of nationwide accounts. I endeavour to build strong relationships with customers, ensuring they receive the correct technical support and communication, while keeping their conveyors moving and relationships on track. 

M: 027 442 8944
E: stu.sutherland@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Dave Lazarus

Sales Engineer

Based in Hamilton,  I provide hands on support in the Waikato and Taranaki regions.  The region supports a range of industries and we have a vast range of solutions to meet different ccustomer requirements from food hygiene to abrasion belts for heavy industry – it certainly isn’t about one size fits all! 

M: 027 836 5081
E: dave.lazarus@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Roy Allen

Sales Engineer

Being based in Christchurch and travelling regularly to the West Coast and South Canterbury allows me to support local South Island businesses, involved in the mining, food processing and package handling. I have been in the business for 26 years and have extensive technical expertise and knowledge to offer you sound advice for any of your conveyor needs.


M: 0274 312 389
E: roy.allen@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Brent Gilmour

Sales Engineer

Based in Wellington I support businesses in the Manuwatu, Wanganui, Hawkes Bay and Wellington. Helping customers to upgrade or solve issues with their conveyor systems is my passion.  I thrive on challenging customers to try alternative solutions that will deliver them great efficiency.  For example, recently Talleys took our advice on board and changed their belt on their fishing vessels.  To find out the results give me a call

M: 0274 430 426
E: brent.gilmour@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Kris Rao

Product Manager Lightweight

Our lightweight product range offers belt and chain solutions for every industry and application – from the meat industry, corrugated packaging to berry fruit pack houses.  With proven experience, both locally and internationally, I can work with you to find the right product to suit your specifications.  No project is too big or small!

M: 027 801 0681                          
E: kris.rao@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Terry Hutchinson

Technical Rubber Lining Manager

Do you have a pipe, bin, truck, chute or vessel that needs protection from chemical and wear resistance?  Our hot vulcanised workshop could be the answer to your wear problems.  We offer technical advice and robust lining and lagging solutions to ensure your equipment will stand the test of time.


DDI: 09 272 9717
M: 0274 366 741
E: terry.hutchinson@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Rob Poynter

Operations Manager

Top of mind in everything we do in operations is the customer.  We are focused on ensuring that we deliver the right product or service to the right customer at the right time. For us it is all about communication and efficiency in tracking an order from start to finish, striving to exceed customer expectations.


DDI: 09 272 9796
M: 0274 367 181
E: rob.poynter@vikingconveyor.co.nz

Rod McAneaney

General Manager

Providing our customers premium conveyor belt systems is our game.  If you only want the cheapest product then we probably aren’t right for you.  But if you are interested in total cost to your business, if you want the best conveyor solution for your project, proven technical expertise, after sales support and ongoing advice we will go the extra mile to ensure you have everything you need to make your facility run smoothly.


DDI: 09 272 9700
M: 0272 447 595
E: rod.mcaneaney@vikinggroup.co.nz