The MOUNT PACK & COOL team

Jan Benes

Jan Benes

Managing Director

Jan has many years of experience in the kiwifruit industry, including a number of Executive and Director Positions. He specialises in post-harvest and logistics. Jan is a member of the New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry Advisory Council and a grower of kiwifruit. Jan is the Managing Director at both MPAC and our sister company APAC.


P 07 547 4403  

M 021 271 0061

E  janb@mountpac.co.nz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Murray Gough

Murray Gough

General Manager

Previously the Group General Manager at Satara, Murray has held the position of General Manager since MPAC’s inception. Murray manages the day to day activities of MPAC and the commercial interface with Zespri where he is a representative on Zespri’s Industry Supply Group (ISG). He also actively manages the Mount Growers Supply Group Ltd interests in relation to grower payments and pool management.


P 07 547 4401  

M 027 544 4492 

E murrayg@mountpac.co.nz

Lee Weatherley

Lee Weatherley

Company Accountant

Lee is the JACE Group Accountant, she oversees all the financial and taxation accounting at MPAC, reporting directly to the Directors. Lee travels frequently dividing her office time between MPAC, APAC, Just Avocados and Southern Orchards.

 

P 07 547 4402

M 027 330 9450 

E leew@mountpac.co.nz

Hugh Gardiner

Hugh Gardiner

Grower Liaison Manager

Hugh has worked in kiwifruit since planting his own orchard in 1980. He has diplomas in Agriculture and Farm Management. Hugh manages the interface between MPAC and our growers. He coordinates the harvest and grower services. If you are interested in packing with MPAC please contact Hugh.

 

P 07 547 4415  

M 027 286 6429

E hughg@mountpac.co.nz

Geordie Gardiner

Geordie Gardiner

Grower Services Representative

Geordie joined the MPAC team in 2016. He will provide a range of year round grower services to ensure growers get the best returns for their crop. During harvest Geordie assists in auditing pickers to ensure fruit is picked carefully, and damage to fruit is minimised.


P 07 547 4405

M 027 275 0320

geordieg@mountpac.co.nz

Ryan Manders

Ryan Manders

Packing Operations Manager

Ryan Manders joined the MPAC team in 2017. He previously worked as a capsicum Packhouse and Logistics Manager at Southern Paprika in Warkworth. Ryan and Tim share the job of managing the packing of kiwifruit in our Mount Maunganui packhouse.


P
07 547 4411  

021 181 0494     

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Tim Crossman

Tim Crossman

Packing Operations Manager

Tim Crossman joined the MPAC team in 2017 and has many years’ experience around the kiwifruit industry. Tim was a former officer in the NZ Police force. Tim and Ryan are jointly managing the packing of kiwifruit in our Mount Maunganui packhouse.


P
07 547 4411  

027 894 4320

E timc@mountpac.co.nzThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Little

Donna Little

Quality and Compliance Manager

Donna ensures both growers and the packhouse meet Zespri’s exacting standards of high quality. She manages the Packhouse Quality Control team and the Kiwigreen program.

P 07 547 4404   

M 027 544 4485   

E donnal@mountpac.co.nz

Daniel Riley

Daniel Riley

Coolstore Operations Manager

Daniel joined MPAC in 2013. Daniel ensures our production meets supply requests in terms of volume, size, pack type, labelling and quality.


P 07 547 4416

M 021 464 352 

E danielr@mountpac.co.nz

Helen Webster

Helen Webster

EDI Manager

Helen manages the Electronic Data Input (EDI) team who are responsible for documenting fruit as it is packed. They generate the pallet cards to ensure shipping specs are met. Helen also manages grower payments.

 

P 07 547 4414      

M 027 544 4482

E helenw@mountpac.co.nz

Tania Swain

Tania Swain

Executive Assistant

Tania joined MPAC in May 2016. She has a varied background in administration and previous experience in the kiwifruit industry. Tania is the first point of contact for all general queries to MPAC and provides secretarial support to the Managing Director and wider management team.

 

P 07 547 4400

M 021 174 1224

E tanias@mountpac.co.nz

Jason Jefferies

Jason Jefferies (JJ)

Grader Operator and GAP Auditor

JJ has been working at this site since 2003. During packing JJ and Justin alternate between day and night shifts to keep things running smoothly. JJ also does the GAP auditing for MPAC.