Staff Profiles

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Steve Jacks - Manager

Steve trained as a mechanic during the Massey Ferguson 100 series era. His interest in things mechanical has meant a lifelong involvement in agricultural machinery, bikes, boats and aero planes. Steve has gained: an advanced trade certificate in heavy engineering, a marine trawlers engineering certificate, a heavy truck and trailer licence, private pilot’s licence, and a marine commercial skipper's licence. With his wife Vicky they have grown sweetcorn and farmed Deer, Goats, Cattle, and horses, and now reside on a small block on the Ohiwa harbour.
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Bruce Donald - National Sales Manager

Bruce began his working life in the New Zealand Police, then some time in building and transport. He has been involved in sales and customer service for 26 years including 18 years in agriculture and machinery. Married to Sue and enjoying the grand kids.
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Dan Benjamin - Salesman, Whakatane

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Steve Donoghue   R.I.P.

Taken very suddenly on 4 April 2022.

Dearly loved husband, father and son.

Steve loved life in NZ, fishing, shooting, off roading in his Polaris  and going to work at Jacks Machinery’s Katikati branch.

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Peter Rust - Workshop Manager

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Wade Bolger - Parts Manager

Wade is a qualified motorcycle mechanic by trade and worked for dealers in Rotorua and Whakatane for 6 years which included running a field service truck. Wade joined Jacks Machinery in 2008 starting as parts assistant and doing a parts/retail apprenticeship, and working his way up more senior roles, and then in 2019 being appointed Parts Manager.
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Bruce Pittams - Administration

Bruce has had a varied working background mostly in the service industry during which time he has held supervisor/management positions. This was followed by 12 years self-employment in the transport game while working part-time in the fitness industry for 10 years. Bruce started with Jacks Machinery in 2004 and handles various admin and customer service tasks.
Enjoys living by the beach, keeping fit, and an occasional home brew or two.