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 Management Team

Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins

Managing Director and Chief Executive

Chris is responsible for the overall day to day operation of SCOTT and implementation of strategy and business plans. He is the main point of contact for media and analysts and regularly visits SCOTT's key customers to build relationships and assist the sales and marketing process. Chris also leads SCOTT's search for potential acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances that will help grow SCOTT in the future. Chris is a Director of SCOTT Technology and many of its subsidiary companies.

Greg Chiles

Greg Chiles

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Greg is responsible for the accounting, treasury, IT and other backoffice functions. His role also involves undertaking due diligence on any businesses that SCOTT may be looking to acquire. Greg joined SCOTT in February 2008, prior to which he spent 16 years with a large accounting firm in New Zealand and the UK in business advisory and corporate finance roles. Greg is also a Director of many of SCOTT's subsidiary companies.

Kate Logan

Kate Logan

Human Resources

Kate is responsible for the human resource function. Her responsibility includes advising and supporting people leaders with respect to strategic planning; project implementation; and the introduction and management of best practice HR policies and procedures. Kate is an experienced senior human resource practitioner who has worked in public, private and global organisations for over 20 years. She has had significant experience in manufacturing, engineering, trade/distribution and professional services environments.

Ken Snowling

Ken Snowling

General Manager QMT

Ken is responsible for the sales and development of appliance automation systems. He is supported by a highly experienced team of sales, engineering and technical support people based in New Zealand, USA, Italy and China. Ken has over 35 years' experience in engineering. He started as an apprentice toolmaker, moving through to mechanical design, industrial engineering, project management, and sales and marketing.

Andrew Arnold

Andrew Arnold

General Manager SCOTT Technology – Dunedin

Andrew is responsible for the development and commercialisation of SCOTT's meat processing technology. He has been actively involved in this technology since it started seven years ago and is responsible for developing the patented technology which is recognised as world leading in the field. Andrew has over 30 years' experience in working with automated machinery for SCOTT Technology. Andrew is also a Director of Robotic Technologies Limited and NS Innovations Pty Limited.

Tony Joyce

Tony Joyce

Regional Director Americas

Tony has 25 years’ experience with SCOTT Technology and is based in Marion, Ohio, being responsible for market development in the Americas. Prior to this, Tony was part of the Industrial Automation team, working with local industries, universities and government seed-funding bodies developing automated solutions for their businesses, as well as spending two years in China after setting up a sales and service office to support the Asian market.

Barbara Webster

Barbara Webster

General Manager, Business Development & Innovation

Barbara joined SCOTT Technology in 2013 and is responsible for business development and innovation at the company. She manages new areas of growth as well as research and development, drawing from years of experience in science management and technology commercialisation. Having entered the industry as a materials scientist, Barbara's background now spans the entire innovation process from end to end. She has consulted for the infrastructure and engineering industries and is an experienced team builder.

Donald Pooke

Dr. Donald Pooke

Co-Chief Executive Officer, HTS-110

Donald has 20+ years experience in high-temperature superconducting research at Industrial Research Limited, starting in material research and moving into applications for HTS. Donald was the founding CTO of HTS-110, becoming CEO in 2008. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Tokyo.

Alan Prince

Alan Prince

General Manager SCOTT Technology – Christchurch

Alan manages the appliance manufacturing division of SCOTT Technology based in Christchurch. A team of approximately 70 staff cover all aspects of the manufacture of bespoke appliance production systems, providing turnkey projects from concept through to production on site. Alan has over 20 years of experience with SCOTT Technology covering roles in design and project management.

John Dalzell

John Dalzell

General Manager, SCOTT Service International

John is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of SCOTT Service International. He is the main point of contact for customer support, from spare part inquires through to major automation upgrades of production systems. John started with SCOTT in 1993 as a mechanical design engineer and has been involved in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of SCOTT automated production systems. John joined SCOTT Service International at its conception in 2006 as part of a dedicated team to provide after sales support. SCOTT Service International continues to grow and provide specialist support for SCOTT global customers.

 Operations

Steve Henshaw

Steve Henshaw

Group Manager, Projects

Steve is responsible for the co-ordination, project management and delivery of large projects across the Group. In this role he closely works with both the sales and operations team.

Jason Schurmann

Jason Schurmann

Group Procurement Manager

Jason is the Group Procurement Manager and has over 15 years experience in the engineering field. Jason is an experienced procurement professional who ensures that best practice is adhered to at all times. Jason and his team work together to source, manage and deliver the best supply chain solutions.