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.

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Brendon Lee

General Manager, Operations

P 07 547 6074

M 027 415 8338

E brendonl@mpac.co.nz 

Nathan

Nathan Kidd

General Manager Finance

 

 

P 07 547 4400

M 027 527 7888

E nathank@mpac.co.nz 

Tim Crossman

Tim Crossman

Grower Services Manager

Tim Crossman joined the Mpac team in 2017 and has many years’ experience within the kiwifruit industry. Tim was a former officer in the NZ Police force. Tim started with Mpac as Packing Operations Manager, he then moved into the grower services team and is now managing the grower services team. His packhouse experience has given him valuable knowlegde to support his current role. If you are a grower and have any questions regarding packing with us, please give Tim a call.

P 07 547 4405

027 894 4320

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

Hugh Gardiner

Hugh Gardiner

Grower Services Representative

Hugh has worked in kiwifruit since planting his own orchard in 1980. He has diplomas in Agriculture and Farm Management. Hugh is a key member of the team managing the interface between Mpac and our growers and assists with coordinating harvest and grower services. 

 

P 07 547 4415  

M 027 286 6429

E hughg@mpac.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@mpac.co.nz

mpac 0003 Marlia Fraser

Marlia Fraser

Grower Services Representative

Marlia joined the Grower Services team in early 2018 bringing 15 years’ experience in the kiwifruit industry which started with a horticultural cadetship. A move into orchard management soon followed. More recently she held positions that have centred around industry liaison and teaching roles facilitating orchard skills and New Zealand Certificates in L3/4 Fruit Production. Marlia very much enjoys being out in the field, building key relationships and supporting Mpac’s existing clients.

P 07 547 4405

M 027 234 2534

E marliaf@mpac.co.nz 

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Allan Clover

Grower Services Representative

Allan moved to Tauranga from Taranaki in 1972. His background including dairy farming and mechanical engineering. Involvement in the kiwifruit industry soon followed. Allan has played an important role in all aspects of orchard operations. He was an orchard manager and advisor before joining the Mpac team in 2018 and continues to manage his two family orchards. 

P 07 547 4405

M 027 439 2909

E allanc@mpac.co.nz 

Daniel Riley

Daniel Riley

Inventory Supply 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@mpac.co.nz

Helen Webster

Helen Webster

Operations Administrator

Helen manages the grower reporting and grower payment functions of our business. Helen also oversees the Electronic Data Input (EDI) team who are responsible for electronically identifying and recording kiwifruit data as the fruit is packed, and managing inventory. 

 

P 07 547 4414      

M 027 544 4482

E helenw@mpac.co.nz

Donna Little

Donna Little

Compliance Manager

Donna ensures both growers and the packhouse meet Zespri’s exacting standards of high quality. Donna manages the compliance aspects of Mpac's business.

P 07 547 4404   

M 027 544 4485   

E donnal@mpac.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@mpac.co.nz

mpac 0002 Nick Cavill

Nik Cavill

Coolstore Operations Manager

P 07 547 4400

M 027 883 6509

E nikc@mpac.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 manages the packing operations of our business alongside Prab Singh.

P 07 547 4411  

021 181 0494     

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

 

Prab Singh

Packing Operations Manager

Prab joined the Mpac team in 2020. Hemanages the packing operations of the business alongside Ryan.

P 07 547 4406

M 020 4099 3051

E prabs@mpac.co.nz 

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Heemi Tarei

Coolstore Manager

P 07 547 4400

M 022 028 8104

E heemit@mpac.co.nz 

Jason Jefferies

Jason Jefferies (JJ)

Production Supervisor and GAP Auditor

JJ has been part of the Mpac team 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.