Meet the Team at UPG

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


General Manager
Joel McLean

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

As General 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.






 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.



 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 ).



Sales 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!




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 Fabrication Team Leader in the workshop. He has worked on various sites in the Wellington region, welding anything from critical 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.


 Warehouse 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, and brings his passion and organisational skills to the team, ensuring our customers receive our goods on time.