Meet the Team

Vern   

Vern
General 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.

Kelvin   

Kelvin
Finance 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.

David   

David
Operations & HR Manager

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

Originally doing deliveries in the very early days for the company David then moved into a sales role and then into Operations & HR.

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 W
Sales Manager

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

Daniel enjoys keeping up to speed with all aspects of Health & Safety products such as PPE and Height Safety in the workplace .

Daniel also looks after procurement for our wide and growing range of imported products.

The only staff member that enjoys Sushi.

Hayden   

Hayden
Marketing & I.T. 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 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.

Hamish   

Hamish
Business Development Manager

Hamish is our new Business Development Manager with a new found passion for sales. He’ll be working with both new and existing customers to ensure customer satisfaction.

Hamish has had various roles at Colorex whilst working up to his new role in Business Development such as deliveries and customer service.

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

Tim   

Tim
Customer Services

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.

Emilie   

Emilie
Customer Services

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.

Api   

Api
Customer Services

With many years in the painting industry and serving in paint shops Api joins us at Colorex Trade & Hire.

Api’s energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour coupled with his extensive knowledge of both the customers and their needs makes him an ideal fit for our busy trade shop.

On a journey to become fluent in Te Reo, Api is the only staff member intelligent enough to greet customers in their native tongue, regardless of their nationality!

At the weekends Api enjoys tennis, cycling and spending quality time with his lovely family and grandchildren.

Maree   

Maree
Office Manager

With many years of experience in office management Maree expertly manages many areas of Colorex’s busy office. With attention-to-detail nothing escapes her watchful eye which ensures accuracy and efficiency in all aspects of administration she handles.

Accounts, phone answering, being Daniel’s PA, and debt collection are also part of Maree’s extensive involvement with Colorex.

At the weekend Maree can be seen riding her e-bike or walking the lovely streets and walkways within the greater Wellington area.

Darren   

Darren
Warehouse Manager

Having spent the first few years expertly delivering goods and services to tradies within the greater Wellington area, Darren’s role has morphed into a much needed Warehouse Management role where he keeps our overflowing warehouse under control.

At the weekends, when not out running, Darren can be found inside standing over or crawling underneath some sort of vehicle as he puts his impressive mechanical aptitude to good use in restoring or repairing vehicles.

The only vehicle he hasn’t owned is a Nissan Wingroad.

Jon   

Jon
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.

Daniel C   

Daniel C
Storeman

Daniel C is our newest staff member with 12 years of store experience under his belt, starting in 2009 at a Pharmaceutical company in Palmerston North to a Commercial Curtain Wall and Glazing Company.

Daniel is a loving father and partner with a newborn son and 5 fur babies (cats). Daniel loves music, gaming, movies, sport with a passion for archaeological documentaries and quantum theories.

Is the esteemed founder of ‘Pyramid Construction Industries’ with Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

Wendy   

Wendy
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!

Wendy   

Mike
Deliveries

Mike is the new friendly face of deliveries within the Wellington area. He has been around the construction industry for many years which makes him ideal for this role.

Mike is very efficient and has a solid work-ethic that our customers appreciate.

After hours Mike can be found gaming, hiking up the hills surrounding the Hutt Valley or riding his scarily fast electric skateboard.