Team

As Prolam has grown so has the team. But many have been with the company from its early days and helped it become a knowledge bank in treated and glulam timber.

Whether it’s in the office, the factory or on site, Prolam staff have the “know-how” to manage any laminated project, anywhere. 

 

John Woodman - Managing Director

John Woodman

Managing Director

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John Woodman

Managing Director

John started Prolam in 2002 after spending the first 18 years of his working life at Motueka Lumber as their Operations manager. John has the vision and inspiration that has caused Prolam to evolve with the times and the years, and become the preferred supplier of laminated timber throughout New Zealand.

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Owen Smith - Key Account Manager & Technical Support

Owen Smith

Key Account Manager & Technical Support

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Owen Smith

Key Account Manager & Technical Support

Owen has been an integral part of the Prowood Team since 2009, bringing valuable knowledge from many years involvement in the Civil construction and Building Industry. Beginning as Factory Manager for 5 years, then working into sales and Technical support, Owen has a comprehensive knowledge of the Laminating process, and engineered product applications.

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Rachel Woodman - Accounts & Production

Rachel Woodman

Accounts & Production

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Rachel Woodman

Accounts & Production

Rachel joined Prolam in 2012 after being head hunted by her brother John, director of Prolam. Rachel previously spent 13 years in the industry at Southwood Milling. Rachel manages many roles at Prolam, most important production planning. She is looking forward to the automation of the production planning system which will add many benefits to Prolam staff and customers alike.

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Reuben Woodman - Sales Manager

Reuben Woodman

Sales Manager

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Reuben Woodman

Sales Manager

Reuben heads up the Prolam sales team, dealing with National Key accounts and Area manager.

He loves a challenge and is passionate about providing innovative solutions for our customer’s needs.

With a previous job in the Timber industry, Reuben brings his knowledge and experience to the Team to help fulfil our customer’s needs.

Reuben is passionate about sales and enjoys working with customers to provide innovative solutions for customer satisfaction.

Being an active person, in his spare time, he likes to getting outdoors, keeping fit and exploring new trails and places to travel.

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Emmerson Deck - Key Account Manager

Emmerson Deck

Key Account Manager

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Emmerson Deck

Key Account Manager

Emmerson joined Prolam in November 2017. He is an Account Manager for the Upper South and West Coast.

Emmerson enjoys working with a passionate, tight knit team, providing innovative engineered structural timber, to the ever growing New Zealand building industry.

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Reuben Pooley - Software Developer

Reuben Pooley

Software Developer

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Reuben Pooley

Software Developer

Forever playing with technology, Reuben has taken on the role of software development and IT support.
He loves tinkering with code, and finds nothing more satisfying than bringing designs to life.
When not pushing pixels or dropping code, Reuben's two main joys in life is playing guitar and drinking whiskey.

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Justine McCallum - Admin & Accounts Receivable

Justine McCallum

Admin & Accounts Receivable

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Justine McCallum

Admin & Accounts Receivable

Justine became part of the Prolam NZ team early 2012 as customer service and has taken a role of Accounts Receivable. She is enjoying working with the crew contributing to the continual developments at Prolam, and hoping to move towards a marketing role. Justine is excited to be part of the rising construction industry.

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Wesley Verboom - Factory Supervisor

Wesley Verboom

Factory Supervisor

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Wesley Verboom

Factory Supervisor

Wesley has been with Prolam for the past 5 years. He previously worked in a rental industry, in Holland for 6 years.

He enjoys woodwork, football, family time and going out to explore the beautiful places in New Zealand.

Wesley’s day to day work is looking after the production team, sorting staff H&S issues, staff training and assisting where needed.

He believes “Constant growth of the company keeps me motivated to do my job together with the team, and achieve bigger goals to supply the customer in the best way.”

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Peter Moffatt - Operations Manager

Peter Moffatt

Operations Manager

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Peter Moffatt

Operations Manager

Pete has been with Prolam for 7 Years. As the Operations Manager, he is responsible for all Health and Safety, Human Resources, Quality and Production within Prolam.  

He has had over 30 years’ experience in the timber industry ranging in all aspects including: Timber Machining, Finger Jointing, Kiln Drying, Treatment and has a vast knowledge in timber laminating.

Pete is a qualified Timber Machinist with Advanced trade, and a qualified Assessor in the timber industry.

Pete enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, spending time with family, and knocking his property into shape.

He believes “there is never a problem that can’t be solved, It is more like a challenge to work through to make life easier.”

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Jordan Arrowsmith - Engineer

Jordan Arrowsmith

Engineer

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Jordan Arrowsmith

Engineer

Jordon joined the Prolam team in 2015. He has an in depth knowledge of timber processing machinery, lamination and adhesive systems. Jordon has a keen interest in innovations and technologies within the timber Lamination industry and has been involved in many projects to enhance production systems and processes within the company. Always up for a challenge, Jordon is excited to be a part of the Prolam team going forward to help develop new industry leading products and innovations.

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Brendon Hart - Engineering Manager

Brendon Hart

Engineering Manager

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Brendon Hart

Engineering Manager

Brendon started with Prolam in March 2019 after 19 years at Nelson Pine Industries managing their Laminated Veneer Lumber Plant. Brendon has 35 yrs experience in multiple fields of engineering some of which are Gold, Coal mining, Forestry, Heavy Machinery, Farming, Fishing, Food, Machine Diagnose coupled with Automation, Hydraulics, Pneumatics etc. Brendons motivation comes from completing tasks to a high level of precision and reliability.

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Jo Holland - Health & Safety Systems Manager

Jo Holland

Health & Safety Systems Manager

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Jo Holland

Health & Safety Systems Manager

Jo joined the Prowood Team in 2019 to coordinate and progress the Health & Safety and compliance requirements of the company. She previously worked as an ACC case manager for ten years. Jo  has found Prowood to be a great place to work. She really enjoys being part of the team & working to improve both the safety of the personnel and the quality of the product

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Chloe Toniza - Administration Support

Chloe Toniza

Administration Support

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Chloe Toniza

Administration Support

Chloe became a part of the Prolam team in July 2017. Jumping straight into the upbeat schedule at our Little Sydney Valley site Chloe’s role now covers customer service, administration and inwards and outwards timber. She has become of huge value to Prolam overseeing daily administration for this site.

Chloe is excited to see the growth of our organization and she’s looking forward for more years being part of it.

 

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Jirawan Kudrass - Stock Processing

Jirawan Kudrass

Stock Processing

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Jirawan Kudrass

Stock Processing

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Tiffany Smith - Customer Service

Tiffany Smith

Customer Service

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Tiffany Smith

Customer Service

Tiffany joined Prolam in 2017 as customer service/dispatch but in the past 2 years has moved into customers service. Tiffany is willing to help any customers with pricing; ETA’s or solve any issues that may arise.  In my spare time I enjoy cooking and getting outdoors to enjoy the bush walks or different tracks around the area.

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Fred Smith - Marketing Assistant

Fred Smith

Marketing Assistant

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Fred Smith

Marketing Assistant

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Ruth Preston - Customer Service & Dispatch

Ruth Preston

Customer Service & Dispatch

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Ruth Preston

Customer Service & Dispatch

Ruth has recently joined the Prowood team and has stepped in with the costumer service team, she also helps manage the  day to day process of dispatch. People find her to be an upbeat and self-motivated, dedicated to achieving goals in a timely manner. Ruth is very excited to be a part of rapidly growing organization and looking forward for more years with this stable company.

 

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Ebony Wood - Customer Service

Ebony Wood

Customer Service

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Ebony Wood

Customer Service

Ebony started with us in early 2019, with the role of customer service and stock control.

She enjoys helping customers out of any situation, providing them with an answer when they need it.

In her spare time, Ebony enjoys playing the piano, reading books and exploring the local area with her family.

She believes the only stupid question is one you don’t ask, so give us a call if you have any questions.

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