News & Insights

July 2018 - Key Appointment for National Account Team
Shelley de Vries-690 Shelley De Vries internally promoted on 30th July 2018

Shelley was internally promoted after doing an exceptional job for KML in the role of PT Sales Rep for the Central / Eastern Auckland region.

 
July 2018 - Key Appointment for National Account Team
peter cleland-550-159 Peter commenced with the KML team on the 9th July

Peter has extensive experience in the FMCG industry, with a variety of roles from Account Manager (Nestle & Arnotts Biscuits), Area Sales Manager (DB Breweries), Sales Director (BDM Grange) and most recently National Business Manager at DKSH to name a few.

 
January 2018 - Key Appointment for KML Senior Management Team
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We are pleased to announce the commencement of our new General Manager, Mr John Timms, who commenced with the KML business on 8th January 2018.

Throughout his career, John has gained some strong disciplines through a variety of companies in FMCG and has had particularly relevant experience with Sales & Marketing Agencies and Agency related businesses.

With a high level of commercial skills, John demonstrates a strong grounded understanding of the challenges and opportunities we all face in the FMCG market and has a track record of developing strategic and practical sales strategies with his customers to achieve targeted outcomes through his team members.

Please join us in welcoming John to the KML team.

 
December 2017 - Key Departure for KML Senior Management Team
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In January 2018, our current Managing Director, Andrew Clyne will depart the KML business after almost 20 years, having made the decision that it is time for a change, where he can pursue his personal and professional interests outside of the KML “everyday world”.  As you can imagine over 20 years, Andrew has seen a lot of changes to the KML business and to the KML family and we all wish him the very best with his future endeavours.

After an extensive search of the market, we have made an appointment to General Manager, who will commence with the business on 8th January 2018.  This appointee has extensive and relevant experience to the KML business and we are delighted to have been able to secure him. 

A further introduction announcement will be advised in in mid-January 2018.

  
September 2017 - Key Appointment for National Account Team
for web (8 of 8)-806-793-496 Paulette commenced with the KML team on the 25th September
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has 23 years’ experience in the FMCG industry, with various roles from Sales Representative (Nestle NZ/Quality Bakers) through to Key Account Executive (Fonterra Brands) to Key Account Manager (L’Oréal) to most recent, National Key Account Manager at Edgewell Personal Care (formerly Energizer NZ).
August 2017 - KML Fleet Update
We are pleased to receive the first delivery of our KML Fleet Vehicles with the 2nd delivery planned for October/November.  We have decided to move to the Ford  Escape Ambiente and look forward to a new association with the Ford Team.

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March 2017 - Key Appointment for Lower North Island Team
Craig Bearda-318-352-191 Craig Bearda commences as Territory Manager LNI:
Craig has 12 years’ experience in the FMCG industry, with various roles from Customer Services to Sales Rep to most recently Territory Manager at Tegel Foods.  He is relocating from Auckland to Palmerston North to join his family who are already living there.
January 2017 - Key Appointment for Lower North Island
Jackie Edgcombe-211-848 31st January 2017 - Jackie Edgcombe commences as Part Time Sales Rep New Plymouth:
Jackie has extensive experience in the Taranaki area having spent the past 12+ years in Territory management roles with Griffins Foods, Mondelez and most recently Nestle.
December 2016 - Key Appointment for Head Office Team
Emma Bates FINAL-115-805-385-801-573-47 Emma Bates joins the Head Office team:
Emma has extensive Senior Administration experience, having worked for the past 6 years in London in various industries and roles.  We are very excited to bring Emma on board the Head Office team, in support of the National Field Sales Team.
 

August 2016 - Key Appointment for Upper North Island
KML FMCG LOGO 12th August - Alana Thompson commences as Territory Manager North Shore/Northland:
Alana has over 5 years Territory Management experience having previously worked for Tegel Foods in the Foodservice & Hospitality areas, as well as experience in Account Executive and Export, Sales & Administration roles.
 
April 2016 - Key Appointment for Upper North Island
KML FMCG LOGO 11th April - Louise Shields commences as Territory Manager South Auckland:
Louise has many years’ experience in the FMCG industry working for Schwarzkopf most recently as their BOP Regional Manager (for 6 years) and as their Territory Manager for 4 years.  Prior to this, Louise was with Progressive Enterprises as the Retail Planning Manager for 2 years, along with various Managerial roles within the Manukau & Waitakere Councils.
March 2016 - Key Appointment for National Account Team
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Scott Bovaird commenced 29th March as Account Manager:

Scott has over 10 years working in the FMCG industry, starting his career in Territory Management and moving into Category & Customer Insight Analyst & Sales Information Executive & Brand Manager roles.  Scott has held roles at Sealord, Kellogg NZ and Philip Morris NZ prior to joining the KML team.


May 2015 - Recognition of Support
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Thanks to the Special Childrens Christmas Party for their annual "Certificate of Appreciation" for KML's support to their cause.
February 2015 - KML Annual National Awards 
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Congratulations to Debbie Gutsell - Winner of South Island Territory Manager of the Year
This award was presented at the KML February National Sales Meeting by Faye Rawlings, South Island Field Sales Manager.
NI TM of the Year Holly Detman-310-211
Congratulations to Holly Detman - Winner of North Island Territory Manager of the Year
This award was presented at the KML February National Sales Meeting by Stanley Kumar, North Island Field Sales Manager.
February 2015 - Key Appointment for Field Management Team
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Steven Howley, National Field Sales Manager:
Steven has extensive FMCG experience with previous experience as Regional Sales Manager at Goodman Fielder, Key Account Manager for Griffins, Field Sales Manager for Pernod Ricard and Sales Manager Auckland for Bidvest Foodservice.  Steven brings a high level of people leadership and management skills to the KML team.
 

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Rosedale, North Shore City 0632

Phone: +64 9 475 0940