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Executive Team

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

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

Human Resources

Kate is responsible for the human resource function. Her responsibility includes advising and supporting 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

Regional Director Europe & Asia

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

Business Development Manager - Meat Processing

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

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

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.

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.

Clyde Campbell

Regional Director – Australia

Clyde is the Regional Director for Australia and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Clyde is based in our Sydney head office and manages a team of over 70 staff throughout Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Western Australia. Previously Clyde owned Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) which was acquired by SCOTT Technology in 2014.

Mike Lynn

General Manager – Rocklabs

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry holding positions from production supervisor, engineer to general management. He has held executive roles in mining operations, consulting, contracting as well as high tech start-ups.

Mike has a strong and proven record of innovation in the products delivered as well as the models for delivery. He understands the safety and cost drivers for operators and is committed to ensuring Rocklabs delivers value for customers.

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