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The founder of Smart Pack and the reason it all began. Leon had a dream of starting a packaging business that would be one of the best in New Zealand, and look where we are now. He is one busy man, overseeing all aspects of running the company, looking after the team and ensuring all of our customers are happy. He has plenty of energy and commitment, and when not working he spends his free time on his mountain bike, or with his wonderful family and friends.
Managing Director - Australia
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Vern leads the company’s international operations with responsibility in Australia. He oversees Smart Pack’s expansion efforts into emerging markets as the business takes on a more global approach. Vern is tasked to develop and explore these relatively new markets and ensure the business is up and operating with focus on customer care being paramount. In essence, Vern is genuinely concerned about the success and growth of the customers and team he works with, empowering them gives him enormous gratification. In addition to being customer focused, Vern is systematic and enjoys setting up critical infrastructure around freight and logistics, ensuring our new markets are well supplied. When he is not pouring all his energy into new business adventures, Vern can be found spending time with his family and enjoying the wonderful outdoor activities Australia has to offer.
Sales & Business Development
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All of our customers will know this friendly face. Levi is a committed team member with great product knowledge and understanding of what is best suited to your business. One of the favourite parts of his work day is a call from a new customer, so feel free to catch up with him. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his lovely new wife, family and friends.
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Blake has been with us from the get go and knows the business backwards. He’s an absolute asset to the team, as he works with customers from a sales support and graphic design point of view. He’s kind of like an all-in-one package always ready to help. Outside of the office he enjoys time outdoors, playing music and socialising.
Sales & Customer Service
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Dexter recently joined us and he’s not afraid to get stuck in. He’s enthusiastic and committed to his new role supporting the sales team. He absolutely loves sports, keeping fit and interacting with people. You can’t help but like him, as he’s super friendly and always willing to help. No job is too big or small for Dexter.
International Purchasing Manager
Tiff is one in a million. She works tirelessly with our team of trustworthy suppliers, ensuring we have the stock to meet demand. She has fantastic admin skills and looks after us in the office. When she is not busy with work or her three little ones, she enjoys cake decorating and running.
Laura is our team member in the finance department. She is tasked to oversee the financial management, along with other compliance and business advisory work within Smart Pack. Cash flow management, information systems and reporting are her main areas of specialty. She’s super friendly, driven and focused, so she makes the job look easy! Outside of work you can find Laura hiking and travelling, her aim is to go somewhere new in New Zealand once a month, which is pretty awesome.
Marketing Coordinator & International Purchasing Support
Phoenix is a new addition to our team and an absolute pleasure to have around. With her strong creative flair, willingness to try anything new and love of photography, she is perfectly suited to her role as marketing coordinator and graphic design. Outside of the office she balances herself with exploring the Manawatū outdoors and spending time with her little cousin.
Social Media Marketing
Staci is the face behind all those social media posts you see. She absolutely loves giving a shout out to all our awesome customers, and showing New Zealand what we have to offer. Basically, it’s her job to make us look good. When not working and taking care of her family, you can find her decorating, horse riding or running in the trails.
Customer Service Team Leader
Donna is your go-to person for anything admin related. She ensures all our systems are accurate and good to go, making life just that little bit easier for our customers. Nothing makes her happier than when our customers are happy. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, biking, scuba diving and coaching hockey.
Graphic Design & Customer Service
The lady behind all those creative bag designs, Eilish is always happy to go the extra mile to ensure our customers get exactly what they want. She can take any brief and create the perfect packaging design for your business. In her free time she loves baking, which we think is a bonus as any extras come our way.
Warehouse & Logistics Manager
As our warehouse continues to grow, we welcome Dallas to the team. He has the rather busy job of managing the warehouse and looking after incoming and outgoing stock. He is switched on, loves people, and a challenge, which is just as well as the warehouse is one busy hub with its daily comings and goings. You can find him on the weekends running, playing board games, or relaxing with a good TV series.
Joseph is always busy in the warehouse running our in-house printing machines that don’t seem to stop! With a practical mind and great at problem solving, he is perfectly suited to his role. When he’s not printing bags, you can find him assisting dispatch with your orders. Hard working and action-orientated, it’s no surprise that his evenings and weekends comprise of DIY and woodwork.
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Jack brings fun and laughter into our warehouse with his cheerful, lively attitude. He spends his time assisting with printing and dispatch, making sure products are perfect. Jack’s intense activity doesn’t stop at work, he is also brilliant at athletics, basketball, swimming and netball. It’s a pity we don’t have our own sports team!
When you have nine brothers and sisters you have to be a team player right? Well Lucas is all of that and more! He is our speedster on the printing machine and can turn production out quickly…and perfectly! The bags seem to fly through the printer and it probably comes down to his positive, energetic attitude. He even manages to have some fun while on the job and keeps the printing team entertained. Lucas enjoys time on the sports field, playing hockey and keeping his energy levels up by eating his Dad’s ham sandwiches!
Say hello to Theo, he is part of “The Printery” and makes our blank bags come to life. When it comes to customers bags, Theo is motivated by a good-stacked pallet of printed bags. He adds positivity to the team and is always kind and polite to others. When he’s not printing bags, Theo is on the soccer field where he is rather good at being goalie! We feel we scored by having him on our printing team.