Working with the best paint systems in the world, our highly experienced team specialise in providing outstanding service to the Automotive, Marine, Decorative, Wood care and Industrial trades.
Allan joined the Wynn Fraser team in 2017, purchasing the business from long time owners Mike and Kathie Verkuylen. He is delighted to be leading such a talented, experienced team who have helped to create a market leading company over the last 70 years. Commencing his career in the horticulture industry before moving to the construction sector, Allan is an experienced leader and executive in the retail, construction distribution, construction services and manufacturing environments as well as Agri business. Allan has a passion for leading positive change, helping people and businesses be the best they can be, and has big ambitions for the Wynn Fraser brand. Allan enjoys continuous learning, having recently completed his MBA, and is a New Zealand business mentor amongst other things. He enjoys giving back to his local community and loves to make a difference through endeavour, skill, experience and good humour.
Brett joined Wynn Fraser in February 2020 after relocating from Sydney to Northland to be close to family.
Brett joins us from an extensive history with 3M Australia, where he has held various Business Development and Product Management roles within the Automotive Aftermarket and Construction markets. Brett holds a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Marketing and is continuously looking to further refine his skills within business.
His experience, energy and previous education has provided him with the perfect platform to lead and further develop the Wynn Fraser team as our Operations Manager.
You will find Brett either running the store, or out and about trying to understand our customer needs to provide a more customised service for the future.
Andrew has indepth knowledge across our product ranges and is one of our two NACE qualified Corrosive Coatings Inspectors. Andrew has been with us for 10 years and is available to provide advice on the most appropriate coating system for your project, taking into account the environment (e.g. coastal, water, corrosive elements etc), the life of the coating required, aesthetics, budget, preparation and application methods. He has also trained in using the latest ultrasonic equipment to measure the correct dry film builds, thereby ascertaining the coatings have the manufacturers' required film builds. Engineers and specifiers utilise this service to be confident of the required outcome.
Annette brings a wealth of financial expertise to Wynn Fraser, having working in senior finance roles with a wide range of successful companies including Moana Pacific Fisheries and Fosters Group. Annette also has excellent knowledge of the marine sector, having spent the last six years sailing and travelling with her husband. Annette is responsible for overseeing the financial accounting of Wynn Fraser’s operations and enjoys spending her spare time walking, travelling, watching movies and reading.
Joining the team in 2020 Brianna is one of our new team members. Being a young lady her experience to-date is in FMCG retail, a great place to start. Brianna is currently undergoing her initial induction and extensive product and service training. She tells me she is excited to join the team and is looking forward to providing world class service to our customers. Brianna is a people person and loves helping out where she can. A millennial Brianna will no doubt bring different perspectives and view points to the business. This will help us keep current and able to service a more youthful customer base in the future.
Jarrad joined the team in 2020. Jarrad has an extensive background in the painting and coatings industry, 30 years plus to date. He began his career in the automotive industry in the 1990's before moving onto the local Whangarei Colourplus business. This provided his initial 16 years of experience across a wide and diverse product and industry platform. After that Jarrad joined Protective paints servicing Northland as their technical expert and representative for a further 16 years. We are stoked to have Jarrad on the team and look forward to him continuing our growth through great knowledge experience and relationships.
Josh is a local man born and raised in Whangarei. He joined Wynn Fraser in early 2020. Josh is a qualified panel beater and holds certificates in collision repair achieved while working with Autocraft Panel Beaters. Prior to joining Wynn Fraser Josh worked in sales at Northland parts warehouse. Josh is passionate about working on project cars, sport and spending time with family. Josh has great product knowledge and looks forward to being able to provide outstanding service to our customers.
Kerry has always been heavily involved in the decorating world. Working for many years with her father, Kerry's hands on knowledge and experience is second to none. Working extensively for one of the major house providers, housing NZ and the private sectors. Kerry is also knowledgeable across all interior and exterior disciplines. Add to this her knowledge of the wallpaper and other wall finishes she will help you turn a house into a home. Kerry will always give you service with a smile, and the occasional F Bomb.
Chris joined the team in 2020 having relocated from Sydney to be close to his partners family back in NZ. From a distribution background Chris has taken over responsibility for the goods receiving area of our business. Chris will also be looking after dispatch when Leon is otherwise occupied. A sports lover, particularly league and fishing. A family man Chris will add yet another diverse set of skills that will help the business and our customers. Chris has proven himself already to be a great listener and a very fast learner.
Moving to the north from Auckland with his family two years ago, and we are lucky to have him. Leon came to us from NZ post where he was responsible for a very high volume of deliveries with a high level of accuracy. His attention to detail and vast experience has made him a valuable contributor to our team If you have any inquiries about your deliveries or couriers, then give Leon a call. Aside from that we are all looking forward to when Leon initiates us in the art of Kava.
MAGGIE JOINED THE TEAM IN 2017 AND WHILE SHE PRETENDS TO BE THE SHOP MASCOT HER MAIN ROLE IS TO LEAD OUR DEBT COLLECTION OPERATIONS. SOME MAY SAY THAT HER BARK IS WORSE THAN HER BITE BUT I AM PRETTY SURE THOSE ARE OUR GOOD CUSTOMERS WHO PAY THEIR BILLS ON TIME. ALWAYS UNDERCOVER ITS NOT ALWAYS EASY TO SPOT HER AS SHE ALWAYS APPEARS LAID BACK AND RELAXED.
A LADY DOESNT AFTEN GIVE AWAY HER AGE BUT IN DOGGIE YEARS SHE IS AROUND 49 YEARS OLD. DON'T LET THAT FOOL YOU THOUGH SHE CAN STILL GET FROM THE OFFICE TO THE FRONT DOORS QUICKER THAN ANY OF THE OTHER STAFF, INCLUDING ME.......UNLESS I'M HOLDING HER LEAD AND THEN OFTEN IT WILL BE A TIE.
MAGGIE LOVES WHEN KIDS COME TO VISIT AND ESPECIALLY IF THEY GIVE HER A SCRATCH BEHIND HER EARS. HER NEPHEW ARRIVES SOON AND WILL BE TAKING OVER THE ROLL OF HEAD OF SECURITY........HIS NAME IS WYNN AND HE IS A VERY BIG BOY INDEED.......JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL WYNN FRASER.
Paul joined Wynn Fraser in 2017, he tells me that he was a customer for many decades prior to that. before joining the team he started working in automotive paint shops from the tender age of 10. Since then Paul has become a real expert in automotive coatings and furniture finishing. Having owned his own business for many years his other passions are his family, classic cars and people in general. Paul is our customer service superstar and often has a queue of customer waiting for his attention. Paul would love to assist you where he can so pop in and sat G'day.
Sam recently relocated from Warkworth to the sunny north, Sam joined Wynn Fraser as our Technical Sales advisor. Sam brings many years of experience in the automotive industry specialising in both panel and paint.
From tractors, to Speedway cars, boats, signage and specialty cars Sam has painted it all. So we look forward to utilising Sam’s diverse skills and experience to assist our customers.
When Sam is not at work or with his family, you will find this eager fisherman on the water or rocks chasing fish.