Our Team

The Cas-Pak Team

Harry Zwalue

Harry Zwalue

Harry Zwalue founded Cas-Pak in 1990 to meet the specialist needs of the food production industries in New Zealand and Australia, although his importing career began many years before. Successfully tendering for an import licence, Harry's first foray into the food production packaging world came when he began to import hog casings from North America. Geographical supply and range of products have greatly changed over the intervening years, but many of his early relationships remain successfully in place – a testament to his ongoing focus on quality and value.

Growing a successful business that is the preferred supplier for customers like Hellers and Enza Foods is no mean feat. Harry's commitment to staying on top of changes in technology, importing rules and restrictions and food packaging standards has seen his company become a market leader. As Harry will tell you. "It's not just the technology, marketing and branding opportunities we offer customers today – it's the project management skills to provide security of supply and bring all the pieces of the puzzle together."

Steven Forbes-Dawson

Steven Forbes-Dawson

Steven Forbes-Dawson is a Sales & Business Development representative for Cas-Pak covering Auckland, the Lower North Island & South Island. He began his career in plastics manufacturing as a machine technician over 20 years ago and has since developed expertise in operational, management and sales roles. Steven has a detailed understanding of packaging technology from extrusion, blown film, cast film and sheet (PET) through to bags, pouches and reel-stock.

Steven sees his role as being an advisor and sounding board for his clients. "It's not enough just to know the products we sell," he said. "It's important to fully understand our clients' needs and intentions. The technology is constantly evolving and part of my job is to proactively share the best current solution for processing, shelf life and point-of-sale impact."

Brian Hogan

Brian Hogan

As Sales & Business Development representative Brian Hogan covers the entire South Island for Cas-Pak. He began his career in plastics manufacturing in 2008 and since then has worked across various industries including FMCG, Dairy, Beverages & FRM. He has developed a strong customer focus Account Management style providing support to all levels of management. This diverse range has allowed Brian to develop an understanding of packaging technology from bags and pouches that includes the challenge of making the very best choices and uses of roll-stock.

"The most important thing is to learn our customer’s needs first and foremost. From this foundation we can find a solution that best fits their business by providing the most current product to add value to extending shelf life, growing their brand, continuity of supply and improvement in production processes", says Brian.

He adds; "My mission statement is to be our customer’s flexible barrier supplier long term and be known as a strategic partner through innovation as a team".

 

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