Murray Reid, Company Director
Shortly after finishing his apprenticeship, Murray began his career as a Fitter and Turner with NZ Railways. From there, it wasn’t long before being shoulder tapped for the position of Tool Setter Programmer.
Murray left NZ Railways in 1985 to run one of the family service stations. For three years, Murray served as the Manager of the Karori branch. While there, his claim to fame was winning “Best Merchandiser” in only his first year. His secret was, selling more easter eggs than any other BP Service Station.
Then the magic happened and he started Pennzcorp in 1988 with his father and brother. His brother moved to Australia in 2004 and Murray purchased his share of the business.
Today, you’ll see Murray all over the show, doing everything from payroll to unloading your containers. Married to Andrea, Murray has now done the equivalent of two life sentences – no children but has gorgeous fur babies. Murray loves anything with a V8 engine, but his blood races for everything, Audi.
Andrea Reid, Office Manager
As a bright eyed young lass, Andrea, began her career in public service, falling into Office Management. But in 1997 she received her call, signed up to Pennzcorp and never left.
Andrea loves the huge variety of tasks her job affords her. No two days are ever the same and there’s always something new to learn. In her own words, “as a small company, we are all good at rolling up our sleeves to get the job done.” On that note, she does refuse to obtain her truck license as she would be expected to do ‘pump overs,’ although she relishes working away in the warehouse.
Known by friends and family as, ‘The Dessert Queen,’ Andrea has a creative flare and passion for fine cuisine. She is married to Murray and shares his love of cats. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies and going out for race track days in the Audi.
Robert Manning, National Sales Manager
We still remember the day Robert started his journey with Pennzcorp as a Sales Representative 24 years ago. In 2004 Robert took on the role of National Sales Manager and oversees the design and installation of equipment for our customers. But not only that, he’s also our technical guru and our research whiz. If you have any product or technical queries – he’s your man.
What Rob loves to do most, when he’s not working, is gardening, mowing lawns and chopping firewood…jokes! But seriously that man he spends a lot of time work away on his lifestyle property. Deep down there must be some love for it. One home project he’s especially proud of is his pizza oven which he made himself. Rob makes some awesome pizza with homemade bases and scrumptious Italian style toppings.
Rob also enjoys traveling the world and all things mechanical.
Geoff Edginton, Bulk Delivery Driver
After finishing a barber apprenticeship, Geoff went on to drive and sell for Tip Top for 10 years. Geoff spent another 10 years in sales, driving for other small companies within the food industry, prior to joining us at Pennzcorp.
Geoff is our bulk delivery driver/customer services liaison for the lower North Island and is based at our head office in Paraparamu. His area includes Taranaki across to Napier, and down to Wellington City.
Married for over 40 years, with two grown sons and two family cats, Geoff’s other love is Chevrolet cars. He is the proud owner of two American muscle cars and enjoys tripping to the States at least once a year.
John Johnson, Area Manager, Upper North Island
A true believer in the company and the products we make, John joined us in 2012 as Area Manager of the Upper North Island.
John is an avid musician and has held a pilot’s licence for 40 years. He is also a fan of custom vehicles, motorsports and indulging in good music and movies when time allows.
David Donnellan, Area Manager, Lower North Island
David has been with Pennz-Corp since 2002 as Area Manager for the Central North Island. He enjoys working with Pennzcorp’s new customers as well as our regular customers, many of whom David has built strong relationships with over the years.
Outside of work, spending time with his family, church and grandchildren, is important to David (that is when he is not working on the final stages of his PhD). He also loves music, he actively plays and has also written and recorded music in New Zealand and India.
Murray Lynn, Area Manager, Upper South Island
Murray has 14 years of automotive industry experience behind him. He enjoys the challenges and excitement of the industry and working alongside others inside and outside Pennzcorp who are also passionate about the oil and automotive industries.
A classic Kiwi bloke and proud father and grandad, you’ll never hear Murray turn down watching a game of rugby; “Go the All Blacks!” He also enjoys the odd game of golf.
Paul Sadler, Area Manager, Lower North Island
Paul is a whiz when it comes to the application of oils and viscosities for vehicles and machinery, aided by 10+ years with Pennzcorp.
He covers sales from the Rakaia River south and enjoys working with our customers, helping them set up their business with the right products and equipment.
Keeping busy outside of work, Paul loves to spend time with his three kids. He’s also extremely happy if he can factor in some hunting, fishing, motorsports, gardening, cooking, golf or pool, which are just some of his interests.