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 an international specialist in factory solutions, smart manufacturing and Industrial IoT (IIoT) technologies. As a member of Haier's Industrial Intelligence & Automation Division, 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. We also play 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. 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 smart factory. We aim to eliminate the pain points from your manufacturing process through applying smart manufacturing principles in conjunction with Industry 4.0 and IIoT technologies. This allows you to focus on delivering a superior product to your customers in an efficient and consistent manner.

Our Global Leadership Team

John Cochrane

John Cochrane

General Manager - Facteon Group

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. John also has a depth of experience in the area of predictive maintenance having helped manufacturers to optimise their operations through improving overall equipment effectiveness. John leads the Facteon Group in delivering the latest automation, Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions to factories across the globe.

Eric  Zhao

Eric Zhao

Vice General Manager & Strategy Director - Facteon China

Joining the team in December 2017 as Vice General Manager & Strategy Director - Facteon China, 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. 

 

Ken Jakeman

Ken Jakeman

Head of Engineering

Ken has a long history with Facteon having held a variety of roles prior to moving into the position of Head of Engineering. 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. 

Reinaldo  Silva

Reinaldo Silva

Head of Industrial IoT

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.

Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham

Head of Operations

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 Head of Operations is focused on ensuring our customers’ projects are delivered on-time and to specification.

 

 

Nathan Soich

Nathan Soich

Head of Marketing & New Ventures

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.

Sheryl Jamieson

Sheryl Jamieson

Head of Group Human Resources

As Head of Group Human Resources, 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. 

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.

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.

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 variety of disciplines to deliver for our customers.

 

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