Meet the Team at UPG

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


Division Manager
Joel McLean

Joel is passionate about providing our clients total satisfaction on projects we work together on and building lasting business relationships.

As Division Manager he is responsible for the company's market direction and decisions made on the product ranges we provide to the industries we support. 
Joel took the role of Division Manager in March 2018 after being involved with project management and sales at UPG for 6 years and has been involved with the piping world since his first job.



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 and our markets. 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. He's often traveling to see clients and providing technical support on-site.



 Group Purchasing Manager

James Bolland

James joined our team as Group Purchasing Manager in 2021. He is a great addition to our team, having recently worked in the supermarket space, he knows how important it is that we have the right products at the right time.

After work he is interested in listening to podcasts and keeping up to date with the local property market.


 Cory Hart 

Auckland Branch Manager
Cory Hart

Cory joined UPG early in 2019 and spent 18 months getting a good grounding in the technicalities of the industries we work with.
When we opened our Auckland branch, Cory jumped at the challenge to operate this new location.


 Auckland Sales

Isaac Giles

Isaac started with UPG in July 2021. He is passionate about the industry having worked in the plumbing market all his working life.

After work he indulges in Game fishing and Deep sea diving, hunting for Kōura ( Crayfish ).



Customer Care Team Leader
Josh McLean

Josh joined UPG in 2020. He's responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the internal sales team, including providing internal sales support to the sales team staff and quoting projects to our customers.

He's a key member of our sales team and provides our customers with exceptional service to "Make Your Job Easier".


 David Minnis 

Internal Sales
David Minnis

David joined our sales team in mid-2019, coming with years of experience in the industry. When not in the office, you may catch David attending your house-fire as a volunteer fighter. Well, we hope you don't have to meet him as such!


 Internal Sales

Ellika Lewis

Ellika started with UPG in December 2020. She is new to the workforce and is passionate in helping our customers with their orders and enquiries about our product ranges.

When not at work she enjoys spending her time outdoors and playing music.



Christine Power

Christine joined Satius Group in 2018 and assists with UPG's accounts team. Being well-organised, she looks after accounts payable and accounts receivable, ensuring accounts are settled on time."



Bhavik Patel

Since joining the team at UPG in 2018 from our parent company Ultibend, Bhavik has been working in the fabrication workshop and brings his extensive machine operator experience with him.



Fabrication Team Leader
Jason Wyatt

Jason joined the UPG team in 2014. He is an experienced member of our fabrication team and in 2021 he took on the role as team leader in the workshop. He has worked on various sites in the Wellington region, welding anything from trunk water mains to tank connections, on a range of polymer materials.

Spending much of his time in the factory has built up excellent knowledge on a range of machinery.


 Logistics Team Leader 

Daniel Adams

Daniel came to lend his basketballer captaincy capabilities to our team in early 2017. No, we don't really take advantage of his basketball skills but he's a key man on our dispatch team. In 2021 he took on the role as the Logistics Team Leader. 



Eddie Korai

Avid rubgy fan and passionate about the 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 option every time!



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.