Decades of combined marine and aviation safety experience

John Roberts - Project Manager

I've been with Survitec Group for 14 years. Today I'm the point of contact for government agencies including the Royal New Zealand Navy and Royal New Zealand Airforce, as well as distributors and service stations throughout the Pacific.

Survitec Group stocks a large, sophisticated range that requires professional consultation and presentation to ensure products are correctly specified and meet various regulatory requirements (such as those of New Zealand Maritime Authority, Yachting New Zealand, MCA, ISAF and CAA).

Most of my experience revolves around work with commercial shipping, the fishing industry, passenger vessels and super yachts. If you need complete safety packages for motor yachts and mega yachts ranging from the MCA compliant to the high tech, come talk to me.

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Dave Chapman - National Sales Manager

I've been with Survitec Group since 2003. After two years as a Liferaft Service Technician, I progressed to first become the Nelson Branch Manager, and then Regional Manager, in 2006. In this role I look after the day-to-day running of the three branches outside Auckland and associated sales area from Napier/New Plymouth to Bluff.

I'm also the Quality Manager, with responsibility for ensuring we meet all audit requirements. By strange coincidence my association with the group dates back to 1977 when, during submarine escape training, I got to try one of the escape suits made by our sister company Survitec Group Birkenhead. Outside of work I enjoy diving, fishing and water-skiing.

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Stan White - National Service Manager

I've been with the Survitec Group since September 2016 and I am the National Service Manager which is a new venture for me. During September 2016 the opportunity arose for me to join the Survitec Group, as I have many years' experience in developing, managing service teams. Now I am set on broadening my knowledge within the company and offering exceptional service to our customers.

My role involves working closely with various shipping agents to ensure that ships keep their safety equipment up to date and serviced.  I liaise with the masters of ships, large ocean going yachts, fishing vessels and other local and foreign vessels when they're in port.

I enjoy sailing and I have a passion for the open road, and in my spare time I enjoy riding my motorcycle

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Trudy Bartrum - Sales

I joined the Survitec Group in September 2013, taking on the role of Sales Support. I enjoy my role as one day is never the same. I have come from a Marine Navigation background of 12 years and have established excellent working relationships with clients from both Commercial and Leisure sectors of the industry. During this time I have assisted clients in navigating our seas both inshore and offshore safely. My interests outside of work include most outdoor activities such as water sports and fishing with my family.

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Adele Frame - Sales Support

I joined the Survitec Group in August 2016 taking on the role of Sales Support and I enjoy this role as it provides me with plenty of variety and allows me to engage with various industries.

Having come from the UK after serving in the Royal Navy for 7 years as a Seaman Specialist, during that time I was deployed on global operations. Where I was responsible for the maintenance of the ships sea survival equipment and the Pacific 24 sea boat coxswain.

Outside of work I enjoy most outdoors activities including taking our beagle for walks.

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Jason James - Wellington Branch Manager

I jumped aboard Survitec Group in late August 2013 and I am thoroughly enjoying myself. I have quickly learned that I am working in an extremely interesting and exciting industry with a vast diversity of specialised products and interesting clients.  This comes as a huge change after 20 plus years in retail but already I know it was the right decision. I have found that there is a lot to learn about the marine and aviation industries but luckily I have a great team of well experienced colleagues as back-up.

In my spare time I enjoy landscape gardening, camping, surfcasting, barbeques and fishing from our family boat and if I am not doing one of these activities I am probably walking my Rottweiler.

My area covers from Wellington to Hawkes Bay and over to New Plymouth and I look forward to providing all my clients with superb products and outstanding service.

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Paul Scholfield - Nelson Branch Manager

I've been with Survitec Group since 2006, having previously managed a boat shop in Richmond. I have worked in the marine industry in Nelson for more than 19 years and particularly enjoy our interaction with the fishing fleet in Nelson. My area of responsibility for sales is Nelson, Marlborough, Golden Bay and the West Coast down to Haast. I spend a lot of my spare time either mountain biking or water-skiing.

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Adam Cross - Christchurch Branch Manager

I started with the Survitec Group in December 2013 coming from a retail and management background.

I enjoy the many challenges the marine industry presents with often having to think outside the box to find solutions when working to clients tight deadlines.

My area of responsibility is the Eastern Southern region from Kaikoura to Bluff including the Southern Lakes District.

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