Alan Figgins - Managing Director
Alan graduated from the University of Warwick (UK) before being employed by what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), spending three years in an audit division focusing on the provision of auditing and business consulting services to a broad range of businesses, followed by a few years as an IT Consultant in PwC’s Risk Management Consulting Division.
In January 1998 Alan and his wife Colleen, moved to New Zealand and took up a role within the Middle Market group at PwC with emphasis on the provision of general management and commercial consulting services.
After two successful years, he took up a commercial management role within a division of the Fletcher Challenge Group, which was undergoing substantial change.
In 2002 Alan moved back into consulting and has continued to work with clients as a business consultant, coach, and mentor, focusing on the provision of business improvement, and commercial advice with special emphasis on improving profitability and business growth.
In May 2013, Alan purchased TradeTech and now manages the business, in conjunction with a team of committed and skilled staff whose focus is firmly on customer service.
Alan is heavily involved in his local community, having coached club cricket and hockey teams, and been a member of a number of boards at the schools that his two children have attended.
Marita Bezzina - Finance & Payroll Manager
Marita joined TradeTech in 2000 and is responsible for the general accounting functions in the company. She has responsibility for overseas suppliers, freight, payroll and keeping an eye on foreign currency transactions. Marita has a wealth of general experience in the company.
Margaux Whittaker - Prolink Account Manager
Margaux came to TradeTech from a chemical and plastics company where her role was to look after winery customers. The samples were great!
She gained her early experience at TradeTech in a customer service role and has now moved on to be an essential part of the Prolink team. She is a wonderful account manager and her sunny personality and excellent product knowledge makes her a hit with customers throughout the North Island.
Margaux is very family orientated and her weekends are spent with family and friends.
She loves to travel and experience other cultures and her favourite destination is Stradbroke Island, Brisbane.
Summer, as per most of TradeTech staff, is spent on the beach but come winter she loves to head south for some snowboarding.
Margaux's biggest project for this year is planning her wedding in Rarotonga this winter.
John Cardwell - Prolink Account Manager
John is our most recent addition to the Tradetech family. Hailing originally from Christchurch the home of the Canterbury Crusaders!
He now calls Auckland home after relocating his family after enduring the series of earthquakes in Canterbury since Sept 4th 2010. He has come to us with a diverse background, having worked in both the North and South Island and Overseas, from Customer Service through to Management.
The combination of a friendly and approachable attitude, teamed with enormous work ethic... Is what John brings to his role of Prolink AV Account Manager.
John has a passion with being involved in a team, be it in the workforce or on the sporting field, in particular Rugby Union and Rugby League. As a youngster he had played at an elite level with Rugby League having represented at State level for Queensland and National Australian squads and higher honours there after. He now has a careful eye on his son whom is showing promise on the field.
John and his partner Helen along with their children are looking forward to a positive and exciting future living in an earthquake shake free Auckland.
Dean Curtayne - Technical Manager
Dean came to TradeTech in 1992. From a very young age electronics has been a passion for Dean. After leaving school this passion lead to him becoming a qualified service technician, working for New Zealand's top 2 service companies. During this time Dean gained huge exposure to many of the home and business appliances and equipment commonly used in New Zealand. Dean has over 14 years experience in this role. Dean joined TradeTech in 1992 in the role of technical support to customers and staff. Working alongside Julie Reilly in purchasing Dean also plays a key role in quality and specification issues with regard to procurement of parts. All of this experience coupled with a natural flair for desktop publishing has seen Dean broaden his knowledge in both technical expertise and product knowledge to cover the areas of Catalogue production, CD production, Website production, Newsletter preparation, REES Software, regular weekly training of staff and the ability to pitch in with all aspects of running the business.
Dean is married with two children. Dean has lived on the North Shore for most of his life. He enjoys travelling with his family and makes a point of having a holiday in the sun (usually Bali) once a year during our winter. Dean's passion is the sport of rock climbing and he enjoys the personal challenges of "man against nature".
Faye Wong - Customer Services Supervisor
Faye is TradeTech's most recent appointment and we are excited to welcome her to Customer Services at TradeTech.
Faye comes to us from Agoge Recruitment where she was part of a small team and involved in all aspects of the company from business development to account management and customer service. Prior to that she worked at Syntec - a high end audio video company. This experience plus her great skills and sunny personality make her the ideal person to lead the TradeTech Customer Service Team.
And of course like many capable Kiwi woman her paid employment is only part of her busy life. Her three young children keep her busy especially in the winter when she manages her son's rugby team. On the odd occasion she does get some relaxation time ... she goes fishing.
John Mackie - Customer Service Representative
John has recently joined the TradeTech customer services team bringing with him many years of valuable experience in the electronic sector. During his time with Philips, Fisher and Paykel, Panasonic and Next, John worked in a variety of roles from technician through to management and customer services. He is now the “go to person” in TradeTech for those curly technical questions we like to be able to answer for our customers.
John lives on a lifestyle block in the delightful village of Clevedon and can often be found on the golf course working hard to reduce his handicap.
Holly Auld - Customer Service Representative
Jarrod Wong - Warehouse Manager
Jarrod joined TradeTech in 2010 just after we relocated, with our sister company Wire Solutions, to Mt Wellington. The larger scale operation required a Warehouse Manager with skills in logistics, distribution and inventory management. Jarrod has 15 years’ experience working with a variety of companies including The Ware house Ltd, manufacturers and a 3PL company where he won awards for his management of Telecom’s inventory.
In his short time with TradeTech, Jarrod has developed and implemented new systems which have improved the flow of goods through our warehouse ensuring customers receive the right goods in the right place at the right time. He is managing a team of six staff all dedicated to efficient and effective systems.
Although a staunch supporter of the Warriors (through good and bad) he is not one-eyed. As long as there is an oval ball involved he will be found hanging out with his two boys playing and coaching rugby, touch and league. He can also be found on the golf course, fishing and camping with family or composing music and playing gigs. A man of many talents.
Kevin Short - Inwards Goods
Kevin has spent most of his career in telecommunications as a technician and in planning and design. He also has experience in purchasing, quality assurance,
and recently in stores, specialising in electronic components. He has been with TradeTech for 4 years and enjoys working here. He manages the warehouse and keeps the stock systems well controlled - an extremely important task with so many different agencies choosing to have their parts distributed by TradeTech. He has a keen interest in electronics and in keeping up with the latest developments in technology.
Kevin is married, has a son, daughter-in-law and grandsons in Brisbane and a daughter in Auckland. Kevin and his wife really look forward to their annual holiday in sunny Brizzy. "I love the weather that lets you live an outdoor life although it’s too hot in summer. Not ready to shift there yet but maybe one day". His pride and joy spends its days in the carpark - a bright yellow Toyota Altezza.
Trent Masters - Storeman
Trent is a recent valuable addition to our warehouse team. He is learning the intricacies of stock management and movement and is part of the team that constantly reviews our processes to ensure customers receive their goods in full and on time.
Trent is a passionate sportsman, plays rugby league and touch and closely follows the St George Illawarra Dragons.