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Dennis Thorn

Dennis Thorn

Chairman

 

Owner of the business for 25 years now, and in 2012 bought Grant Stewart in as a shareholder and Managing Director.  This has enabled Dennis to step out of the day to day running of the business, to focus more on future direction and strategy. Grant & Dennis share the same commitment to a quality service brand, and they have a very clear vision for the company’s development and growth.  Continued investment in our people, our product range & technological improvements are paramount; while working alongside other businesses with similar values, whether suppliers, customers or service providers, is an important part of the company’s philosophy. Dennis is married with 3 boys and besides rugby (of course) he enjoys golf, fishing, skiing & keeping the body together.

 

Grant Stewart

Grant Stewart

Managing Director

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Grant has been with R&T for over 30 years and in 2012 took up a shareholding and directorship in the company.  He has worked through the warehouse, customer services, sales, & for the last few years as Assistant General Manager. He is an integral member of the Reid & Twiname team and has an indepth knowledge of our operations, our products, our customers and the industry. Grant has the high values & business ethics necessary to step up in the business. Grant is married with 2 daughters in their 20’s. He is a single figure handicap golfer, and into family, rugby, fishing and the outdoors.

Grant Barlow

Grant Barlow

Christchurch Branch Manager

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Grant first started in the industry in 1982 after returning from his OE in the UK.  He  has had some 30 years involvement in the supply side of the industry from warehouse person to Branch Manager. Grant has worked in both the North & South Islands & is extremely enthusiastic about what he does & how he does it. He enjoys the team environment and the strong company culture at R&T, and has been instrumental in growing the position of R&T in the South Island.  Grant has been married to Helena since 1983 and is the proud father of two adult sons.

 

Sales Reps

Joe Allan

Joe Allan

Area Manager - Textiles North Island

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Mobile 021 762 688

Joe has been with R&T over 8 years starting in customer services & moving into his Sales Reps position a few years ago. He thrives on the customer interaction the job gives him. Joe is a family man with 3 young children, and we all know what that means. His interests are fishing & socializing with friends.

 

 

aaron

Aaron Brereton

Area Manager - Textiles North Island

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Mobile 021 866 998

Aaron has been with R & T for over three years and thrives in a sales role.  He is the father of two, that are the cause of his grey hairs.  Aaron loves getting out on the road and the one on one with customers.  Whilst he has a passion for all cars he is a true fan of all things Holden.

J Rait formatted

Jonathan Rait

Area Manager - Textiles North Island

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Mobile 021 240 9810

Jonathan is the newest addition to the R&T sales team joining us in 2015. He has come from a background in Commercial Insurance & Printing industries and is excited to learn all aspects of the outdoor and industrial textiles industry. Jonathan loves getting out there on the road and developing great long term relationships with his customers. His interests are the outdoors especially hiking, travel and socialising and meeting new people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael

Michael Law

Motor Body Hardware Manager

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Mobile 021 762 693

Michael is a new addition to R&T. He has over 13 years in engineering sales, specializing for the last 5 years in the transport engineering, coach building & marine industries. Identifying solutions for customers is what drives him. Michael is an outdoors man as well as getting into DIY renovations.

Kane Pottinger

Kane Pottinger

Area Manager - South Island Hardware & Horticulture and Lower South Island Textiles

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Mobile 021 907 208

Kane has over 20 years experience in the outdoor and industrial textiles industry, and has worked in both manufacturing and sales roles. Kane is based in Christchurch and really enjoys building strong positive relationships with his customers. He is a keen mountain biker & loves travel & the great outdoors.

Scott Shrimpton

Scott Shrimpton

Area Manager - Textiles Central & Upper South Island

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Mobile 022 657 2875

I joined the R&T family in 2014 ,  after a background of new house sales, music industry management and many years at the airport in a variety of roles. I have a stunning wife and 3 wonderful daughters (at least for now). A self professed ‘rock star’ playing lead guitar in a covers and originals band, gigging most weekends. My biggest vice is my addiction to muscle cars and a 1970 Camaro is a big drain at the petrol station. I am looking forward to my future with R&T and the experiences and people it will lead me to encounter.

Customer Services

Akld CS March 2015

Left to right: Noel, Sharleen, Stew and Kimesh.  Noel, who has been at R&T over 20 years is a wealth of knowledge on our extensive product range.  He is very ably supported by Stew who has been with R&T for a number of years and Kimesh and Sharleen our newest additions to the team. 

 

 

Administration Team

Admin team July  2013

Top left to bottom right: Pat, Tasha, Sharee, Gary & Bernard. Pat is Operations Manager, Tasha is Accounts Receivable, Sharee is Accounts Payable, Gary is Procurement Manager & Bernard is Finance & Administration Manager. This is the behind the scenes team, supporting the staff and making it easier for customers to choose R&T.

 

Christchurch Team

CHCH Sept 2013 formatted

From left to right:  Sam, Russell & Dylan. These boys, and their families, have endured a lot in the last couple of years and we are all very proud of how they have handled it and what they have achieved.

Warehouse Team

Akld Warehouse April 2015

These are the boys that ensure your orders are despatched on time from the Auckland warehouse. From left to right: Richard, Mounga, Suva (Warehouse Supervisor), David and Peter.

 

 

Auckland
7 Arthur Brown Place
Mt Wellington 1060
 
PO Box 11 2230
Penrose
Auckland 1642
0508 222 999
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Christchurch
15 Watts Road
Sockburn 8042

PO Box 11 132
Sockburn
Christchurch 8443
0508 333 111
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