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
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.
Regional Director - North America
Mark believes in helping others achieve their goals by offering valuable insights and support whenever possible. Early in his career, Mark worked at the USCS International Trade Administration supporting US companies export their goods to Eastern Europe. Following this, Mark spent over 15 years in China working in consulting and supporting a variety of companies – in industries such as advanced materials, manufacturing, and industrial machinery, amongst others – with their international expansion into one of the world’s most opaque markets. Now based in North America, Mark is utilizing his international consulting experience to support Facteon’s global strategic initiatives while also supporting Facteon’s North American clients achieve their intelligent manufacturing goals. Mark holds a Master’s in Business Administration from American University (Washington, D.C.) where he focused on international business and international economic policy.
ANZ Key Account Manager
As Facteon’s ANZ Key Accounts Manager, Rob utilises a customer relationship-driven approach to sales management and delivery to work consultatively with manufacturers to understand their pain points. With a depth of experience in IT sales management, Rob is passionate about providing New Zealand and Australian manufacturers with powerful Industrial IoT offerings that enhance their ability to compete globally.
Head of Technology (Advanced Engineering)
As Facteon’s Head of Tecnology (Advanced Engineering), Ken brings an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and commercial acumen. Championing the culture of innovation within Facteon, Ken leads our R&D function while collaborating with our engineering, machinery assembly and digital manufacturing teams. Having held a variety of leadership and mechanical engineering roles internationally, Ken’s wealth of knowledge informs Facteon’s product roadmap and strategic direction. He holds a NZCE and Bachelor of Engineering, First Class, from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Ken is also IntPE and CPEng registered.
Head of Operational Excellence
Reinaldo is the Head of Operational Excellence responsible for Business Intelligence, Digital and Project Delivery. Since 2018 he has been helping Facteon and its customers to transform their business operations through the implementation of Industry 4.0 and digital transformational technologies.
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.
Head of Manufacturing
As Head of Manufacturing, Andrew is a strategic leader continuously working to ensure all project-contributing teams are
in tune and in step with each other, working in an ever-increasing versatile manner across disciplines and trades,
and pressure points within the project life-cycle. He manages the entire build process from initial assembly through to installation and commissioning, both in Facteon's facilities and on customer sites.
Human Resources Manager
As HR Manager, Kate oversees Facteon’s HR function at an operational and strategic level. With a background as an employment lawyer, Kate has 10+ years’ experience in HR working in both the public and private sector. Kate is committed to partnering with the business to build a modern high-performing culture where everyone feels valued and engaged.
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.