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Introducing key personnel within our national organization:-

Jim Gerbes – Chief Executive

Jim is our Managing Director and Chief Executive for Hitchins New Zealand Limited, Snowdonia Restoration Limited and associated companies.  He is based in our Head Office in Upper Hutt.

Jim’s experience in this industry is extensive (45 years plus) , covering all aspects from apprenticeship, management contracting companies, retailing, manufacturing and marketing of Hitchins’ extensive range of products for last 15 years.

Service to the industry includes 14 years on National Apprenticeship Committee, 5 years on National Painting Body with one year as National President and the last 4 years as Chairman of Membrane Group New Zealand Incorporated.

Personal hobbies, interests, sports etc are keen darts, pool and snooker player, but real passion is rugby supporter!

Ph:     + 64-4-527 7248    jim@hitchins.co.nz
Cell:    + 64-21-490 590

Jason Gerbes – Auckland Regional Manager

Jason is our Manager responsible for leading the Auckland Team covering Far North, Auckland and Central North Island down to Hastings.

Jason has 20 plus years within the construction industry in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Island nations in a broad range of professions, including 9 years with Hitchins New Zealand Limited.

Personal hobbies, interests, sports etc are softball, rugby, league, family and helping others in the community.
Ph:     + 64-9-360 3246    jason@hitchins.co.nz
Cell: + 64-21-527 667

Maria Gerbes – Accounts Department and Office Administrator

Maria is our Office Administrator responsible for Accounts Department, ensuring correct procedures are adhered to and service provided.

Maria’s experience in the accounting and administration field is extensive, including the last 13 years with Hitchins New Zealand Limited.

Personal hobbies, interests, sports etc are reading, live shows, netball, rugby, travel, music and singing.

Ph:     + 64-4-527 7248    maria@hitchins.co.nz
Cell: + 64-21 433 784

Alistair Goldsack - Chemist

Alistair is our production and Product Development Chemist.

In-house research and development of products is very important in maintaining Hitchins’ product market as a supplier of high quality, advanced technology products and systems.

Alistair has 32 plus years within the construction industry involving coatings, sealants and adhesives including 30 years with Hitchins New Zealand Limited.

Personal hobbies, interests, etc are geology, gemstones, rocks and minerals.   Fermentation and distillation, surfing the web.

Ph:     + 64-4-527 7248    alistair@hitchins.co.nz

Greg Goldsack – Production and Dispatch Administrator

Greg too forms a critical role in providing proficient product supply to all our customers.   Therefore Greg covers in-house production of our range of products, de-vanning imported products, warehousing and dispatch.

Greg has been with Hitchins since leaving school and has gained experience in all aspects of our product supply over an 8 year period.

Personal hobbies, interests, sports etc are most sports, especially golf, rugby and league.  Also enjoys playing poker.

Ph:   + 64-4-527 7248    office@hitchins.co.nz
Raymond Rowe – Production Assistant

Raymond’s specialty is computer programming and trouble shooting; or the “Mr Fix-it”.  

Assistant to Greg, Maria and Jim, Ray’s role is varied and important, ensuring freight dispatch, product supply notification, invoicing and product costing.  Producing computerized spreadsheets and programs for Jim

Ray has been with Hitchins for 6 years.   

Personal hobbies, interests, sports etc snowboarding & rugby in the Winter, surfing and swimming in the summer. All things geeky like Startrek Voyager and Battlefield 2 (online gaming) are what hold my interest. I love all things musical, especially guitar, and can be found taking long walks on the beach and singing at his local karaoke bar.

Ph + 64-4-527 7248    office@hitchins.co.nz

  TBA– Technical Representative

One of our Technical Representatives covering Far North and Auckland Region.   Providing recommendations on optimum waterproofing and coatings solutions, through technical support, product specifications, project management and quality control.

Experience within the construction industry in New Zealand in various professions, This is the latest addition to Hitchins New Zealand Limited.

Personal, hobbies, interests, sports etc travel.

Ph:     + 64-9-360 3246   
Cell: + 64-021

  TBA - Technical Representative

A Technical Representative covering Central Island. Providing recommendations on Hitchins’ extensive product and system to waterproof and protect buildings, to architects, property owners and applicator firms.


 Personal interests and Hobbies,



TBA – Technical Representative

A Technical Representative covering Lower North Island (Waikanae down) Wellington region and Upper South Island, promoting Hitchins’ extensive product range.

Provides recommendations on optimum waterproofing system for every facet of building, recommendations on protective or decorative coatings, plaster systems, floors finishes etc.

Provides onsite technical support, project quality control, project specifications, building reports etc and even product delivery.  

Personal hobbies and interests.

Ph:     + 64-4-527-7248   



Janice Ferguson – Accounts Assistant

Janice has been 18 months with Hitchins in the Accounts Department with previous 30 yeas of knowledge and experience in logistics, operations and import/export, customer service for documentation

Personal hobbies, interests, sports etc are dancing, singing, theatre, tennis and being involved in community.

Ph:     + 64-4-527 7248    office@hitchins.co.nz

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