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Our People

David McDonald

GENERAL MANAGER

With 20 years experience as a General Manager and National Sales Manager, David has been our GM for Alsynite One and Laserlite Building Products in Australia since June 2019. He has 25 years experience as Regional Manager in the Roofing, Plumbing and Electrical Industries on both sides of the Tasman. Despite this, he still prides himself on his work within Sales and Sales Management, loving nothing more than working in the field with our reps to ensure the best possible outcome for our customers.

With his wife of 23 years Pam and two teenage kids, Lachlan and Kate—he lives on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Steve Hurley

SOUTH ISLAND REGIONAL MANAGER – CHRISTCHURCH

Steve Joined Alsynite One in 2019 as the South Island Regional Manager, working with Rollformers, Building Merchants and Architects along with the day-to-day running of the Christchurch Branch. He has spent 19 years in the Roofing Industry, where he has held key roles working with Fibreglass and Polycarbonate Roofing.

Darren McEntee

TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER

Darren joined Alsynite One in 2008 with 20 years of prior experience in the Building Industry as our Technical Sales Manager. He has worked with North Island Rollformers, Councils, Designers and Architects along with fielding the many technical inquiries via phone and email on a daily basis.

Karen Henderson

BRANCH MANAGER – HAMILTON

Karen has been in the Roofing Industry for 16 years with Alsynite NZ and has returned after a 2 year break as the Hamilton Branch Manager for Alsynite One. She has extensive knowledge of the Roofing Industry and enjoys the day-to-day variety and activity of the business as well as ensuring customer satisfaction in quality products and service.

Chris Pawson

BRANCH MANAGER – PALMERSTON NORTH

Chris joined Alsynite One in 2020 where he manages the day-to-day activities of the branch along with assisting where he can in the warehouse – cutting and packing orders, delivering to customers  putting stock away and keeping an eye on the stock reports. He comes to Alsynite One with an array of experience from varying industries, such as 11 years as a Branch Manager in the Roofing Industry, along with 18 years the Garage Door Industry handling sales and installation. He also has a further 5 years of experience as a Logistics Manager in the Diamond Roofing industry.

Darren Thornton

MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS MANAGER – HAMILTON

Darren has been in the Roofing Industry for 30 years. Initially making fibreglass roof sheeting in Cambridge before moving to a purpose-built Manufacturing Plant in Hamilton. He runs the manufacturing operations in the Fibreglass Division of the business and enjoys dealing with customers and problem-solving their technical inquiries.

Mike Dilloway

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Mike joined Alsynite One as the representative for the North Island. He previously worked in the Plastic Packaging industry and joined us at the start of 2019. He is currently working with our Merchants and other customers all over the North Island, maintaining our current relationships, while creating new relationships and opportunities. With his strong Customer Service and Account Management background, he provides a wide range of skills and a great attention to detail.

Simon Fielden

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Simon has 20 years of experience in sales and is a powerful asset to our team. His passion is understanding our customers and their exact needs to ensure that they’re happy and have the right products to suit their requirements. An experienced Territory Manager, he also assists with staff training and stock replenishment, as well as being an excellent problem solver–helping out where he can with customer inquiries and issues.

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