Our Team

Daniel Adams

Warehouse Team Leader

Daniel is the key man managing our daily dispatches and logistics. In 2021 he took on the role as the Warehouse Team Leader, and brings his passion and organisational skills to the team, ensuring our customers receive our goods on time and in full.

Out of work he enjoys spending time with his large whanau, and diving for seafood.

Joel McLean

Sales Director

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

As Sales Director he is responsible for the company’s market direction and decisions made on the product ranges we provide to the industries we support. He is also involved with looking after our key accounts, with a focus on the Civil and HVAC markets.

Joel took the role of Sales Director 2024 after being involved with project management and sales at UPG for 14+ years and has been involved with the piping world since he left college.

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James Bolland

Purchasing Manager

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.

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David Minnis

Internal Sales

David joined our sales team in mid-2019, coming with years of experience in the industry. He is often the friendly voice you’ll get when you call UPG’s office.

When not in the office, David is out there looking after his garden, or enjoying the beaches of the Kapiti Coast.

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Josh McLean

Business Development Manager

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”.

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Jordan Smith

Auckland Business Development

Jordan started at UPG in 2014, spending a few years with the team before dipping his toes in a couple of other industries. He managed to follow the stars back to where he belongs and is now our Auckland Region BDM.

Based in our Wiri branch, he is out with our customers providing support and technical assistance to our customers on their projects.

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Jason Wyatt

Fabrication Team Leader

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 high pressure trunk watermains 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.

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Grant Wallis

Tool Repairs and Technical Support – Team Leader

After having worked in the UPG fabrication team for a few years now, Grant has moved across to run our Tool Repairs and Servicing department, along with offering customers technical support on any welding machines. He has a vast knowledge of machinery and having worked on a variety of welding equipment himself, relates to the everyday challenges presented to contractors in the marketplace.

You can contact him directly for any tool repairs or servicing requirements on 021 406 575 or servicing@upg.net.nz to log a repair job.

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Christine Power

Accounts

Christine joined UPG in 2018 and assists with UPG’s accounts team. Being well-organised, she looks after accounts payable and accounts receivable, ensuring our suppliers and partners are paid on time.

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Daniel Turley

Operations Director

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Matt Turley

Finance Director

After studying some numbers and working in the Stainless steel industry, Matt spent a few years in Los Angeles. He then came back to NZ and has put his accounting training in to running our finance department as well as looking after our admin team.

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