Glenn Walton | Business Development
Glenn has been with the company since 1996, starting out in the engineering & fabrication side of things 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
Cooper Walton | NZ North Island Sales
Cooper's career with Rata has given him great opportunities and experience with a background in factory floor, operations and New Zealand Marketing. Cooper's passion and enthusiasm has lead him to this new role as your North Island Sales contact. Netting him an office desk, comfy chair & tidy ute.
P: 021 192 5964
Sam Searle | Australian Business Development
Sam has been with Rata for all his working years. Starting out in dispatch and assembly 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
Casey-lee Cranston | Marketing Coordinator
Casey-lee's prior experience in Marketing and most recently in the Agriculture Industry has lead her to continue grow her career in Marketing. This role see's her working closely with the Sales team and looking after everything from social media to advertising in magazines and much more.
P: 021 229 6042
Peter Walton | Founder
Peter began building all kinds of machinery 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 2010, 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 in early 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, ensuring Troy is able to fully focus on operations management.
P: 0800 802 478
York Walton | Sales Administration
Joining the family business, York will likely be the first person to greet you when you call in. Passionate about customer service she aspires to make sure you are provided with the right advice, forwarding calls and making sure customers' orders flow through to the factory correctly to satisfy customer needs.
P: 0800 802 478
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