Team

As Prolam has grown, so has our team. We couldn't do this without the depth of knowledge, skill and experience of our wonderful team.

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, our staff have the “know-how” to manage any laminated project, anywhere.

Would you like to join the team? check our Careers page.

 

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. He cares about his team and is a motivating role model.

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Rachel Woodman - Logistics

Rachel Woodman

Logistics

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Rachel Woodman

Logistics

Rachel started with Prolam back in 2011, fresh from another local timber company.

She was recruited by her brother John, as production planner and accounts manager.

Rachel is a valuable team member that we could not do without.

She makes sure we have enough feedstock to manufacture the products our customers require and sees the production through to completion.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her extended family and on her Christian faith.

 

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Fred Smith - Procurement

Fred Smith

Procurement

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Fred Smith

Procurement

My role here has been looking after the marketing and i have now moved on to a Procurement and Supply Chain role.

I also work with analysis of performance recoveries and collaboration with suppliers. I am passionate about these roles – as I sincerely believe that Prolam as a brand has a lot of value. After having been living in Europe for 11 years I find the team culture both refreshing and inspiring as well as community, family and trust oriented – it is good to be back!
My personal interests are based around my wife and our 3 children. We love to get out and about, we love to explore our region and consciously enjoy the wonderful simplicities that I used to take for granted. All in a country that is clean and green and cares for kids, and where everyone smiles!

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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.

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

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

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Owen Smith - Production Coordinator LSV Site

Owen Smith

Production Coordinator LSV Site

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Owen Smith

Production Coordinator LSV Site

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 and he is our Production Manager today.

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Burkley Woodman - IT and Systems

Burkley Woodman

IT and Systems

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Burkley Woodman

IT and Systems

Burkley joined us this year fresh from school into an IT and Systems role.

Already he has proven to be an essential team member helping the entire team adjust to new systems and technology.

Thanks Burkley for keeping Prolam up to date.

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Emmerson Deck - Account Manager

Emmerson Deck

Account Manager

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Emmerson Deck

Account Manager

Emmerson joined Prolam in November 2017. He is an Account Manager for the Lower North Island, Upper South Island & Southland.

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

He likes cycling, and hiking in the spectacular national parks surrounding the beautiful Nelson/Tasman area.

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Zubin Karami - Structural Engineer

Zubin Karami

Structural Engineer

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Zubin Karami

Structural Engineer

Zubin recently joined our team as a structural engineer. He is currently involved in research and development for new products such as PLX20, as well as providing technical support to customers.

 

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Peter Moffatt - Production Manager WW Site

Peter Moffatt

Production Manager WW Site

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Peter Moffatt

Production Manager WW Site

Pete has been with Prolam for 8 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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Ebony Wood - Marketing Assistant

Ebony Wood

Marketing Assistant

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Ebony Wood

Marketing Assistant

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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Lyla McLean - Sales Support

Lyla McLean

Sales Support

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Lyla McLean

Sales Support

Lyla enjoys a new challenge and loves helping out our customers over the phone. She is also taking on the role of Accounts Payable and help out with our sales and accounts team. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors, caring for animals and has a passion for cars. 

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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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Leonie Wood - Customer Service and Dispatch

Leonie Wood

Customer Service and Dispatch

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Leonie Wood

Customer Service and Dispatch

Leonie joined us fresh from school last year and is now part of our dedicated customer service team.

She has brought fresh energy and life to our team this year.

Thank you Leonie, we hope you stay in our team for many years to come.

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Jirawan Kudrass - Administration and Stock Control

Jirawan Kudrass

Administration and Stock Control

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Jirawan Kudrass

Administration and Stock Control

Jirawan started with us at the end of 2019 as the first user of our brand new stock processing system.

Her busy routine now involves stock control, order entering and many administration tasks.

We find her to be a joy to work with and she is an indispensable member of our team.

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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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Chloe Toniza - Administration

Chloe Toniza

Administration

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Chloe Toniza

Administration

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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Justine McCallum - Accounts Receivable

Justine McCallum

Accounts Receivable

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Justine McCallum

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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Brendon Hart - LSV Engineering Team Leader

Brendon Hart

LSV Engineering Team Leader

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Brendon Hart

LSV Engineering Team Leader

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Lukas Van Vuuren  - WW Engineering Team Leader

Lukas Van Vuuren

WW Engineering Team Leader

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Lukas Van Vuuren

WW Engineering Team Leader

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Kit Sara  - Project Engineer

Kit Sara

Project Engineer

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Kit Sara

Project Engineer

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Daniel Brownlees  - Software Development Manager

Daniel Brownlees

Software Development Manager

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Daniel Brownlees

Software Development Manager

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Heather Johnson  - Accounts Payable

Heather Johnson

Accounts Payable

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Heather Johnson

Accounts Payable

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