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Everything that we do, we do well.

43South is a fully New Zealand owned and operated business. We’re an active part of our local community, and support charities and organisations close to home. 

We care about the work that we do, and we live our values. Honesty, integrity, mateship and remembering to celebrate the ‘High Five’ moments are at the heart of our business. Our purpose is to develop strong and genuine customer relationships by providing consistently excellent service in a responsive and reliable way.

Our team is diverse and comes from a range of different backgrounds - we have a lot of different experiences and areas of expertise to bring to the table! One thing we all have in common: we’re excited to be part of a small, keen company that’s up for the challenge of taking on the big boys.

marty bloy

Marty Bloy

Director / General Manager


Marty has been in the pumping industry since 2007, after a stint in water treatment, and is based out of our Christchurch Head Office.

With three kids under seven, there is always something to do. Sometimes he finds time to ride around Banks Peninsula on his motorbike or go for a hunt or dive.

Agriculture and most primary industries are of interest along with supporting our team and living our values. Go 43South!

trent spinks

Trent Spinks

Operations / Technical Manager


Trent has been in the water industry since 2013 where he made his start at Water Dynamics. He has worked right through the business (formerly Pentair Flow Technologies and now known as 43South), from Warehousing, Production, Customer Services and External Sales.

He now looks after the day to day running of the business with our internal team, as Operations Manager, he has been based out of the Auckland branch for a couple of years and is moving back to Christchurch in 2021.

You won’t miss his 43South vehicle with its roof top tent when he is driving around with his mates, or partner Sarah and trusty dog Glenn!

doug Waugh

Doug Waugh

Marketing / Territory / Training Manager


Doug has over 10 years industrial and agriculture pumping experience and is based out of the Christchurch office. His passions are his family, hunting, spearfishing, rugby and his two black Labs, Bella and Beau.

Marc Drummond

Marc Drummond

Sales Engineer Nelson / CS / Training


Marc has been in the pumping industry since 2006 and is based in sunny Nelson. He supports our dealer network in the top of the South Island, handles general customer enquiries from all over New Zealand, and assists with marketing and customer training sessions.

On weekends you will likely find him sailing in Tasman Bay, cranking up one of his many BBQ’s or roasting coffee beans.

Ben Garden

Ben Garden

CS / Warehouse Manager


Ex- Pentair Valves and Controls and has been working at 43South since Lex left in 2018. He is a qualified tradesman with extensive engineering and sales experience.

Ben runs around the Port Hills to keep fit, plays the occasional round of golf, and follows most sports.

Ben Lamont

Ben Lamont

Sales Engineer Christchurch


Ben has been in the water industry since 2018. Ben supports our dealer network from Kaikoura to Bluff. Prior to this Ben has 6 years’ experience manufacturing/servicing, hydraulic cylinders where he did his time to become a qualified fitter/machinist.

His interests are many outdoor activities such as hunting, diving, and skiing along with listening to a wide range of music.

Mirza Qiadath

Mirza Qiadath

Sales Manager Auckland


Mirza is a senior member of our team who looks after our Auckland and Northland market dealer base, plus engineered project works for municipal, dairy and other industries nationwide.

Mirza has been part of the pump industry for over two decades and worked for a wide range of global pump companies. Mechanical Engineer by trade and accidentally dragged into business development, he is meticulous, technical and tenacious, which helps ensure best customer service and right product for the job. He brings an immense amount of industry experience through working his years in the Middle East.

Originally from India, he has moved to New Zealand about four years ago with his wife Sana and two lovely kids Zaara and Zayed who are a real handful. An ardent fan of the LOTR and Hobbit series, he loves spending time with his family and travelling across Aotearoa.

Maurice Bretherton

Maurice Bretherton

Sales Engineer Hamilton


Maurice has been in the pump industry since 2018 having previously worked in the bearing and power transmission field for 20+ years.

He is based out of Hamilton with a focus on supporting our dealer network throughout Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki. Maurice and his lovely wife have three young children (including twins) which keep most weekends very busy, but when time allows, you will find him on the generous fairways of the Ngaruawahia golf course (or anywhere else he can escape).

Ryan Edmonds

Ryan Edmonds

Merchant & Aquatics Sales


Ryan is 43south’s Aquatics & Merchant product champion based out of the Auckland Branch.

He is a bit of a music fanatic with his music taste covering any genre from the 50s to today. Ryan also enjoys a good BBQ session, sports debates and a good time with his whanau.

Phil Edmonds

Phil Edmonds

Production / Service Manager


Phil joined the 43South team mid 2020 as Production and Service Manager. Phil has been in the pumping industry since 1985, including the irrigation sector since 2008, and is based in the Christchurch branch.

Phil is also a qualified tradesman. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and supporting local sport.

Josh Blackwell

Josh Blackwell

Storeman / Logistics


Josh joined the 43South team in January 2021 and is based in our Auckland Branch. Josh has experience from previous roles in logistics, pick packing and order management as well as customer service.

You would find him on the weekend spending time with his dog, a Samoyed named Summer, or listening to various genres of music including classic and heavy rock and enjoying podcasts.

He was originally born in the UK but moved over to NZ in 2008 and has since lived in East Auckland. Josh has been with the team since January 2021 and you will find him working in the Auckland Branch Warehouse.

Jarrod Hines

Jarrod Hines

Continuous Improvement


Jarrod has been at 43South since 2018, before that he operated machinery in the construction industry. He now handles the warehousing and logistics part of the company in Christchurch.

On the weekends you will find him spending most of his free time in front of his computer playing video games or trying out some new recipes.

Jordan Kamana

Jordan Kamana

Production & Services


JK has most likely been involved in anything engineered or assembled by us prior to it leaving our Christchurch workshop.  JK has been with us since the Pentair days and has recently started an Apprenticeship in Dairy and Pumping Systems with 43South, through Competenz.

Originally from the Chatham Islands; in his spare time you’ll find JK tinkering away in his workshop and cheering on his favourite rugby team.

Pete Appleby

Pete Appleby

Assembly / Warehouse


Pete has been in the irrigation industry since 2018, having previously worked extensively in the joinery and transport trades. He is based in the Christchurch head office where he is involved in most facets of the production process.

In his spare time Pete is very active with his band, which plays around the greater Christchurch area and has a great passion for motorcycling as well.

Keirran Hooper

Keirran Hooper

Storeman / Warehouse


Keirran joined the 43South team in May 2021 as Storeman in our Christchurch Warehouse. Keirran has spent the past eight years working locally in the Cool Stores Industry. In his spare time he enjoys playing competitive Paintball and is looking forward to heading across the ditch for the next Paintball Tournament.

Keirran also enjoys hanging out with friends and watching a bit of UFC.

Fin Bloy

Finn Bloy

Production / Warehouse Assistant


Fin has been helping the warehouse team for the last couple of years during the school holidays.

Currently Year 11 at Cashmere High, Fin loves his Rugby and plays for the Cashmere U18’s.

Alana Stanton

Alana Stanton

Finance & Accounts Manager


Alana has more than 15 years financial and accounting experience and looks forward to the new challenge of Finance Manager at 43South. She is particularly enjoying working with her new four-legged workmate Glenn.

Alana has a hobby farm in North Canterbury with numerous animals. When she is not busy on her hobby farm, she loves walking her dogs and spending time with family. She has an amazing daughter who has just graduated as a Nurse.

Verity Bloy

Verity Bloy

Marketing Coordinator


Verity has a background in administration and event management within the manufacturing and real estate industries. Verity joins the 43South team as the Marketing Coordinator.

Verity keeps herself busy with her three young children Max, Poppy and Fred. She Loves spending time with friends and family, working on the house and is a keen ice hockey player, having played since she was 12 and representing the Canterbury women’s team numerous times over the years.

Tash Van Der Zee

Tash Van Der Zee

Office Manager – Maternity Leave


Tash has come on board with over 10 years’ experience as an Office Manager. Tash enjoys challenges and thrives off problem solving, her bright bubbly personality and can-do attitude fits right in with the team.

In her spare time, she is usually in the garden or kitchen and loves spending time with her partner and dog Flynn.

Julia Bloy

Julia Bloy

Administration / Accounts Assistant


Julia is Administration/Accounts Assistant and has enjoyed being a team member since day one. She values integrity, honesty, clear communication and working with people.

Julia cherishes time spent with family, loves a road trip, and relaxes with gardening, reading a good book, or challenging herself with a cryptic crossword or sudoku.

Glenn

Glenn

Office Dog


Glenn loves to see all of the staff from 43South every day and take turns sitting under everyone’s desks; even though he has his own bed!

He also enjoys long walks, chewing on pieces of wood and a good game of fetch.

On the weekends when Doug invites him, he likes to get out in the bush and track down the odd deer. All in all, Glenn loves his life at 43South and getting to meet all the different people we deal with.

Bella

Bella

Office Dog


Bella is the top dog at 43South. She is the boss.

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