Glenn Walton | Global Business Development
Glenn has been with the company since 1996, starting out in the engineering & fabrication side of things is where he gained his extensive knowledge of farm machinery & equipment. A passion for sales & marketing has seen him lead this part of the business as well as the North Island Sales role.
P: 021 220 9045
Charlie Walton | NZ South Island Sales
Charlie's days in the agriculture sector started when he was growing up on the family farm - eventually going onto have his own in South Canterbury where he farmed Sheep and Deer. Today he does the kilometres travelling the South Island helping our Dealers supply Farmers with gear that lasts and gets the job done!
P: 021 228 2880
Louis Searle | NZ North Island Sales
Louis began his working career with foray into all things concrete after he left school, Louis came to Rata & cut his teeth in warehousing and dispatch. There he learned how the products go together and gained the experience to match his healthy enthusiasm. Today Louis sits comfortably in the North Island Sales role, netting him an office desk, comfy chair & tidy ute.
P: 027 615 7542
Sam Searle | Australian Business Development
Sam has been with Rata for all his working years. Starting out on the factory floor is where he got his knowledge of the Rata product range and farm machinery. After heading up the marketing department for a number of years Sam is now responsible for the Rata expansion into Australia.
P: 021 220 1327 (+64 21 220 1327)
Troy Walton | Operations Manager
Troy started with Rata when he left school, he began in the factory where he fabricated everything from Silage Grabs to Mole Ploughs! Today Troy heads up the administration & office at Rata, with an eye for figures & analyzing data, he makes sure everything is running as smoothly as it should be.
P: 021 310 556
Cooper Walton | NZ Marketing Lead
Cooper's role in Marketing sees him look after everything from social media to advertising in magazines and much more. With a background on the factory floor & in operations, now heads up the NZ marketing department.
P: 021 192 5964
Bert Walton | Manufacturing Manager
Bert started with Rata when he left school, he began in the factory where he fabricated everything from Cultivators to Seed Drills! Today Bert heads up the factory at Rata, where he makes sure your order gets built.
P: 021 245 6167
Peter Walton | Founder
Peter began building all kinds of machinery right after he left school back in the late 70s. His passion for fusing metal into usable implements saw him start Rata Industries back on the family farm, Rata Park. After handing over management roles in the mid 2010s, Peter is now a valued member of the factory, with expertise and knowledge to burn.
P: 021 220 2148
Corinne Wilkinson | Accounts Administrator
Corrine started with Rata early in 2021 to help take some of the admin workload off Troy. She now handles processing of invoices and making sure the cash flows, performing a much needed service to ensure Troy has maximum time to ensure operations run smoothly!
P: 0800 802 478
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