To provide world-class solutions you have to have world-class people leading the charge. Our team is full of industry professionals that have the know-how, can-do, like no other attitude that helps create bespoke solutions for you.
MeetBrodie Burridgeif you haven’t already. He’s our Technical Sales Engineer. If you’re in the trade you probably already know ‘Budgie’. With a background in customer service in the metal industry having previously worked for Anzor Fasteners and Steel and Tube, he has always been trade-sales focused. He started out in the warehouse so he literally knows all the nuts and bolts of it.
Brodie’s been recognised plenty around Farra’s by our team and by our customers. This guy seems to know everybody. He’s busy spreading the word about our bionic Phoenix 4020 Fibre laser making sure everyone in the South Island knows about it and sorting out quotes. If you haven’t heard from him already he’s bound to be headed your way soon. If you have any questions about laser cutting, plate profiling, folding, punching, pressing and forming metal or maybe contract production and manufacturing… Brodie’s your man! Turns out he knows a thing or two about ice cream too.
Brodie is Mosgiel born and bred. When he's not working you will find him on the golf course and he’s a keen supporter of the Taieri Eels. He’s pretty passionate about his pony racing too. Turns out Artmore is the other young lady in his life, she's a trotter due to run her first race at the end of the year.
Hope is our Marketing and Communication Co-Ordinator. Prior to coming to Farra, Hope worked in the construction industry for five years as an office / project/ heath and safety administrator, working out on a number of project sites from Invercargill to Christchurch.
At Farra, Hope will be utilising her Bachelor of English to help produce a stronger online presence and will be working on creating content for our website and social media platforms, as well as generating internal templates with our new branding.
Outside of work Hope is an avid gym goer - working on beating her personal bests, enjoys gaming, and relaxing with her partner.
Ben is our Procurement Engineer and he is a new recruit to Farra Engineering. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and his previous experience working as a Production Planner and Production & Inventory Controller in machine shops in New Zealand and in the Philippines, he has made a great addition to our Procurement Team.
His favourite aspect of working within the Farra Team is being able to solve problems and get results.
When not at work, Ben enjoys playing chess and loves running to unwind.
Debs has joined our administration team in the Main Office at Farra. With experience as sole charge of accounts for an Auckland based construction company and eight and a half years' experience in Accounts Payable at Calder Stewart, Debs is an excellent addition to the team.
In her role she enjoys working with numbers and computers, and interacting with people.
When not at work Debs loves spending time with her two grand kids, Sophie and Archer, and very much enjoys crocheting, knitting, and swimming.
Carolyn can be found in the Main Office here at Farra Engineering. With experience in administration roles from working at the Freezing Works and Farmers department store, Carolyn fit in well at Farra and has been with us for 22 years. Working as our Finance Supervisor, Carolyn enjoys the challenges and variety that working at Farra offers, as no two days are the same.
Carolyn's top tips are:
Always be open, honest and willing to learn
the biggest mistake to make is to become complacent
Outside of work Carolyn is involved in sports (all kinds of sports) and running around after the kids. She also has a house in Kurow which the family visits as often as possible.
Everyone, meet Bianca. Bianca is a new addition to our Christchurch Branch and will be working as our Office Administrator to provide outstanding support for our Christchurch Team.
Bianca has 8 years’ experience as a project co-ordinator and spent 14 years working at Tait Communications in a number of roles including logistics for both the Christchurch and Houston, Texas branches. Her favourite project has to be the Alliant Energy Project. Bianca was part of the NZ based Tait team working to roll out a communication system across America.
Her top tip is to “think before you act”.
Outside of work Bianca enjoys a good Zumba session and being a Mum, which takes up most of her time.