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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
Territory Manager

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.

Api Moeau

Api Moeau
Customer Services Representative

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 grand-children.

Hayden Whiteman

Hayden Whiteman
Digital 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 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.

Maree Foulkes

Maree Foulkes
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 Whiteman

Darren Whiteman
Customer Services

Having spent the first few years expertly delivering goods and services to tradies within the greater Wellington area, Darren’s role is morphing into an area representative for Kapiti, Wairarapa, and the Manawatu regions, taking a dedicated Transit van fully kitted up as mobile showroom up to these areas on a regular basis.

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.

Hamish Whiteman

Hamish Whiteman
Customer Services

Hamish has multiple roles within the company and is quickly learning the products and services we offer as he works towards a full-time customer services role.

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

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

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.

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!