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Meet the Gropak Team

The faces behind Gropak
As part of our new business model Gropak has implemented in 2020, we have developed a ‘Frontline Team’. This team is responsible for the day-to-day running of Gropak across all facets of the business.
Owner Operators

Alan and Andrea Buchanan

Alan and Andrea together are the backbone of Gropak. In business for over 20 years they know the ins and outs of the produce game. They are passionate about fresh produce and are determined to keep vegetables on New Zealanders plates. Alan and Andrea are proud of the relationships they have built through Gropak over the years and look forward to the new pathways and opportunities for Gropak in the future.
Business Development

Campbell Buchanan

Campbell has a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Information Systems. Campbells role within Gropak is Business Development manager. He brings new ideas and product innovation to Gropak and focusses on all things strategy, while maintaining the goal of future proofing the Family business. 


Georgia Buchanan

Georgia has a Bachelor of Agricommerce majoring in Farm Management. She began at Gropak as Washed Potato line operator before moving on to implement Gropaks Cut Vegetable Range in the North Island. She then moved to the South Island where she introduced the Cut Vege Range as well as our Sunlite Low Carb Potatoes. Now, Georgia is running the growing operation in Kiwitea growing Brussels Sprouts.


Heather Sheil

Heather is in charge of our sales for both prepack and Cut Veg Range. Heather ensures all day-to-day duties are completed so we are able to meet our logistics deadlines. Heathers our go to girl in the office, she keeps everyone in check.

Process Room Supervisor

KV Singh

KV oversees the daily operations of the Process Room Facility. He ensures the Cut Veg Product meets product specification and that the Food Safety Control Plan is always adhered to. KV also has a logistics deadline he must meet, therefore he has the process going like clockwork.

Contact Us

21 Dampneys Road RD7
Tiakitahuna, Palmerston North
Ph: +64 6 329 6716
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