Waratah NZ appoints new manager

Friday 26 May 2023

Waratah is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Gates as Area Manager Retail for Waratah Forestry Services of New Zealand. Barry will take up the leadership of the New Zealand Retail business from Nelson Iliev whom has recently elected to retire after a remarkable 23 years of Waratah Retail Customer Service.

In this WFS Area Manager role, Barry will lead their New Zealand Retail team to support the Waratah customer base, lead the National Customer Sales Role and reinforce the Waratah commitment to the New Zealand Forest industry. Barry brings his passion for people, the Waratah product and a quality Customer support culture which will, without doubt, inspire and strengthen the business.

Barry’s brings a wealth of previous experiences within the Waratah business including that of: Retail Customer Service Engineer, Retail Service Manager, Engineering and PV&V, Waratah Distribution Centre Customer Support, Global Product Support & Warranty Manager and most recently leading the Waratah New Zealand Factory team as the Factory Production Manager.

Source: Jules Larsen, GM Distribution and Operations, Waratah Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and Africa

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