Meet the Team at UPG

Our team here at UPG is a diverse, energetic crew who work together to "make your job easier".


Jeremy Lough                     

Division Manager - UPG
Jeremy Lough 

Jeremy has been General Manager of UPG Pipe Systems since 2003, having previously been Sales Manager at Autoline Industries Ltd and working at David Lough & Associates (Architects). Jeremy has been working with poly piping systems for over 20 years.

 



James Boon 

Technical Sales
James Boon

Joining the team in 2005, James well-knows the technical aspects of our products, from the wiring of a Connexion Red welder to the suitability of PP-RCT in freezing conditions, he contributes extensive knowledge to the sales team. James is occupied with interacting with customers, consultants, construction companies and asset owners to ensure their needs are met by suggesting the best possible solution that we can provide.

 



Jordan Smith 

Marketing - Key Account Support
Jordan Smith 

Jordan started with UPG in 2013 and is UPG's in-house marketing guy, preparing all of our print and online marketing. As a part of his account support role, Jordan is constantly occupied with quotations and proposals and the design and take-off of pipe system designs, including our Siphonic Roof Drainage product range.

 



 

Sales Support
Bonnie Beatson

Bonnie has been a part of the UPG team since 2013. In Quoting & Sales Support, Bonnie is involved in preparing the bulk of UPG's quotes, interacting closely with the Sales team.

  

 

Sales Team Leader
Joel McLean

Joel is passionate about providing our clients total satisfaction on projects we work together on and building lasting business relationships.
As Sales Team Leader he is responsible for the company's market direction and decisions made on the product ranges we provide to the industries we support. He's also involved in providing leadership, review of supply offers (drawings/reports/calculations/quotations), quality assurance input, fabrication developments, industry liaison and implementation of design solutions.
 

 

Customer Support
Victoria Turley

Victoria joined the UPG team in 2015 and is the 'face' of our customer service team, being dedicated to efficiency, professionalism and serving our customers in a friendly manner to ensure they have the best possible experience. Victoria is occupied with answering phone calls, the processing of orders and solving any customer issues that may arise.

 

Maria Moore 

Finance Department
Maria Moore

Maria has been assisting in UPG's account department since 2011. Being well-organised, Maria looks after accounts payable and accounts receivable, ensuring accounts are settled on time.

 

Eugenia Smith 

Procurement Assistant
Eugenia Smith

Eugenia joined the UPG team at the beginning of 2016, having previously worked as an Administrative Assistant at our parent company, Ultibend Industries Ltd. Eugenia assists with procurement, being responsible for placing regular overseas stock orders.

 

 

Operations Coordinator
Don Jose

Don joined the team in mid 2017 to bring his operations expertise to our team.

 


Misi 

Fabrication & Insulation
Misifosa Aleni

Since joining the team at UPG in 2015, Misi has been working alongside Jason and Lani in the fabrication of our Stream PE100 Pressure range and the insulation of our Insultherm range.



  

 Jason 

Fabrication & Onsite Welding
Jason Wyatt

Jason joined the UPG team in 2014. He is our on-site welder, working on various sites in the Wellington region. Spending much of his time in the factory has built up his excellent knowledge in PE welding - pressure, drainage or other...


  

 Eddie 

Logistics
Eddie Korai

Capable blindside flanker from a local rugby team, Eddie joined our team in the end of 2016 and is responsible for ensuring all goods are dispatched on-time using the best possible freight rate every time!


 

Daniel 

Logistics
Daniel Adams

Daniel came to lend his basketballer captancy capabilities to our team in early 2017. No, we don't really take advantage of his basketball skills but he's also brilliant on a dispatch team.


 

Robert 

Logistics
Robert Kumar

Robert joined the dispatch team in mid winter 2017. He's always a cheerful guy to bump into in the pipe yard. Outside of work he's most interested in spending his time with family and a bit of touch rugby.