Like our customers, we're manufacturers too

The Facteon Advantage

Founded in 1981 as the internal engineering division of Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Facteon has grown to become a global specialist in factory solutions and intelligent manufacturing. As a member of the Intelligent Equipment Platform (IEP) Group, we’re able to leverage our global connections to scale up and meet your needs, as well as sourcing the best technology from around the globe to meet your specific requirements. We’re trusted by some of the world’s largest manufacturers to design, implement and maintain their production plants. We are responsible for ensuring their products perform in the market while also playing a pivotal role in adding value to their brand and maintaining their reputation among their customers. 

Our history as part of a consumer-facing products business is a core part of our identity and DNA. It means that we’re more than just an equipment provider. We’ve been close to the challenges of manufacturing organisations for our entire existence. This makes us experts at developing and implementing the right solution from design for manufacture of your products, through to the creation and support of your new factory. We aim to eliminate the pain points from your manufacturing process through applying intelligent manufacturing technologies. This allows you to focus on delivering a superior product to your customers in an efficient and consistent manner.

Our Global Leadership Team

Dave Body

Dave Body

General Manager

Dave joined Facteon in 2018 as General Manager. With a background in engineering, Dave has led one of New Zealand's largest automation exporters, a number of medical device companies and worked in various private equity roles. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Canterbury and a MBA from Cornell University.

Brett  Butterworth

Brett Butterworth

Executive Vice President

Brett has extensive international experience in manufacturing, international sales and commercial management. Having held responsibility for the overall management of the business since 2000, Brett was appointed to his current role in 2011. Brett is also Chairman of Facteon's Board of Directors while working in a strategic role within the wider IEP Group. 

Pieta Niccol

Pieta Niccol

Chief Financial Officer

Joining in 2015, Pieta has overall responsibility for the financial management of Facteon's global operations while also serving as Company Secretary. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Law from University of Auckland. She is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia-New Zealand.

John Cochrane

John Cochrane

Group Sales Manager

John began his career as a Chemical Engineer. He has since worked across the globe, holding over 20 years’ experience in senior management. Having lived and worked in China for several years, John speaks conversational Mandarin and he has a keen interest in Chinese culture. Part of John's time in China was spent working with NZTE in a Government role as Trade Commissioner. Currently, John leads Facteon's sales team as we seek to expand our operations across markets and industries.

Aaron Geor

Aaron Geor

China Operations Manager

Based in Facteon's Qingdao facility, Aaron leads the China business with overall responsibility for service, production and corporate functions. He has a background in design engineering, project management and development team leadership across the United Kingdom, New Zealand and China.

Eric  Zhao

Eric Zhao

Strategy Director

Joining the team in December 2017 as Strategy Director, Eric has supported Haier group operations since 2001, in both national and global markets. Eric holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Renmin University of China, as well as a Bachelor of Economics from Sichuan University. 

 

Sheryl Jamieson

Sheryl Jamieson

Human Resources Manager

As Human Resources Manager, Sheryl is responsible for overseeing Facteon's New Zealand and China operations. She has held Human Resources roles in a range of industries at a senior level. Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. 

Ken Jakeman

Ken Jakeman

Engineering Manager

Ken has a long history with Facteon having held a variety of roles prior to moving into the position of Engineering Manager. Ken holds a NZCE and a Bachelor of Engineering First Class from University of Canterbury, both with a focus on mechanical engineering. Ken is IntPE and CPEng registered as well as having worked internationally. 

Trent Cornwall

Trent Cornwall

Design Manager

Joining Facteon in 2018, Trent is responsible for managing our team of skilled design engineers. With over twenty years' experience in mechanical design, Trent has a broad skill set with experience in highly specialised areas such as sail and yacht design, as well as the design of production machinery for a range of industries.

Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham

Operations Manager

Brad is a mechanical engineer with a background in the aerospace industry. He joined Fisher & Paykel in 1994 and has held a variety of roles in areas such as Machine and Product Design, and Business Development. His current role as Facteon's Operations Manager is focused on ensuring our customers’ projects are delivered on-time and to specification.

 

 

Nathan Soich

Nathan Soich

Marketing & New Ventures Manager

Nathan has a background in technology and export marketing for a range of global B2B organisations. He holds responsibility for Facteon's marketing operations and strategy. Nathan also works closely with our sales, operations and design teams to identify opportunities for entry into new markets and industries. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management from University of Otago.

Reinaldo  Silva

Reinaldo Silva

Software Products Manager

Reinaldo leads the product development and commercialisation of our Industrial IoT product, COSMOline. He has extensive experience in building and commercialising B2B and B2C software products globally for various industries. Reinaldo believes in leveraging team work to solve real-world business problems with innovative technologies.

Ray Russell

Ray Russell

Control Systems Manager

Joining Facteon in 1994 with a background in avionics and automated test cell integration, Ray manages Facteon’s Automation and Control Systems department. Ray and his team of highly skilled engineers are responsible for the automation of machinery, keeping abreast of the latest technology and developing the machine level Industrial IoT layer.

Andrew Stackpole

Andrew Stackpole

Assembly Shop Manager

As Assembly Shop Manager, Andrew has responsibility for a team of highly skilled machine builders. He manages the entire build process from initial assembly through to installation and commissioning, both in Facteon's facilities and on customer sites. Andrew has held a range of positions across the business including Machine Builder and Project Coordinator. 

 

 

 

Phil Webb

Phil Webb

Manufacturing Manager

Phil has experience in engineering and machining work across both the racing and specialised machining disciplines. Joining in 1994, he has worked in a variety of functions from manual machining to CNC operations and production management. Currently, Phil manages our machining business unit for internal and external customers.

Andrew Pass

Andrew Pass

Purchasing & Logistics Manager

Andrew manages Facteon's purchasing and logistics operations across New Zealand and China. Having worked internationally, Andrew has experience managing procurement operations in a variety of industries. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science from Staffordshire University and a Graduate Diploma in Business from University of Auckland.

Our team is growing to support our global ambitions

We're on a search for talent to support our expanding business across our locations. Our business requires a depth of skill and experience from a wide variety of disciplines to deliver for our customers.

 

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