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Meet the Team

Kelvin Whiteman

Kelvin Whiteman
General Manager / Director

Kelvin has an extensive background in purchasing for a large nationwide company including importing from various countries.

As director of Colorex Kelvin handles all aspects of purchasing and stock control and keeps an eye on the company’s accounts.

Kelvin is also a director of the Maxim Group NZ – a nationwide buying group that coordinates buying from local and overseas suppliers to ensure value-for-money for our customers.

Vern Whiteman

Vern Whiteman
Sales & Marketing Manager / Director

After working on precision engineering projects as a toolmaker Vern’s career morphed into sales roles. He has spent many years serving customers in both the cleaning and painting industries.

Vern has a passion for the painting industry and for the customer service that has overseen the growth of this business from a small two-man business to the thriving business it is today.

Overseeing the sales and marketing team is the highlight of Vern’s extensive involvement with Colorex.

Tim Sandford

Tim Sandford
Customer Services Manager

Tim has over twenty years of experience in shop sales and over ten of these have been with Colorex.

Tim oversees customer’s needs both in the shop and over the phone. He ensures the process runs smoothly from initial contact right through to delivery.

At the weekends Tim can be seen walking the many lovely bush walks surrounding Wellington.

David Whiteman

David Whiteman
Technical Sales

One of Colorex’s earliest employees David has been with the company for many years.

Originally doing deliveries for the company David then moved into a sales role covering the lower North Island.

David’s practical skills coupled with his extensive training in various aspects of the trades including height safety makes him the go-to person for challenging problems requiring solutions.

At the weekend can regularly be found 4-wheel driving around the Wellington’s rugged South Coast.

Daniel Whiteman

Daniel Whiteman
Key Accounts Manager

With a passion for sales and customer satisfaction Daniel looks after key accounts within Colorex.

Keeping up to speed with all aspects of Health & Safety in the market place Daniel oversees the stocking and marketing of safety and workwear products to new and existing clients.

The only staff member that enjoys Sushi.

Emilie Purnell

Emilie Purnell
Trade Shop Manager

Emilie has had many years experience serving in trade shops in Wellington and is well respected in the painting and construction trades.

With a passion for customer service Emilie goes the extra mile to ensure each customer is a happy one and their needs are entirely met.

At the weekends Emilie can be seen kayaking in the beautiful Pauatahanui Inlet.

Hayden Whiteman

Hayden Whiteman
Digital Marketing Manager

Hayden is Colorex’s in-house digital guru. With a background as a programmer and with a knowledge of all things digital he created and manages our website, develops and maintains I.T. systems and manages our digital marketing.

Hayden has bought Colorex’s internal systems into the 21st century by developing a website/accounting software integration, implementing an online customer portal, custom building the hire system and streamlining our internal processes.

Darren Whiteman

Darren Whiteman
Customer Services

Darren is responsible for deliveries within the greater Wellington area, bringing goods and hire equipment to tradies on-site.

Negotiating a large VW Crafter van through the narrow streets of the capital city are part of Darren’s daily challenges.

Has a passion for electric vehicles and is saving up hard to secure his very own Toyota Prius.

Jon Mayhead

Jon Mayhead
Storeman

Jon has vast experience in store work and is a natural fit for his role which handles all aspects of inwards and outwards goods in our busy trade shop.

Jon’s attention-to-detail ensures everything is handled on-time and accurately.

After hours Jon is a tropical fish enthusiast and has lots of experience in the care and breeding of a variety of colourful and delightful species.

Breanna Whiteman

Breanna Whiteman
Administrative Assistant

Breanna fills the role of supporting an increasingly busy office environment including some customer service duties such as phone sales and trade shop sales.

Being EA to the key accounts manager is one of her many challenges in a busy trade shop where customer service is a focal point of our operation.

In the weekends can be seen rollerblading on Wellington’s lovely waterfront.

Hamish Whiteman

Hamish Whiteman
Customer Services

Hamish is our newest staff member and is excited to be part of the customer services team at our expanding trade shop.

Serving tradies, assisting in inwards goods and being a back-up delivery driver will be part of Hamish’s role at Colorex.

When not working Hamish will be running the streets of Wellington or washing his Nissan Leaf.

Wendy Whiteman

Wendy Whiteman
Office Clerk

Wendy has vast experience in office administration and clerical duties – Wendy is the one who’ll likely answer the phone and steer you in the right direction.

Accomplishes a variety of administration and clerical duties in a friendly and efficient way.

Makes awesome cheese balls!