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Management Team

Liz Stephens

Business Manager
 Liz has a background in nursing, 20 years sheep & beef farming on irrigated land in Central Otago, and suburban and rural real estate, whist also bringing up four children. Liz’s main hobby is painting, and she has been a successful exhibitor in Mid Canterbury.

She joined Plains Irrigators in 1998 as office management / PA support to Graeme, and has since been involved in the development of all areas of the company.

Liz has achieved a double degree; Bachelor of applied Management 9 Strategic Management, sales and marketing, and recognition for entrepunurial leadership.

She has built successful relationships with many other entities, helping to ensure that Plains Irrigators is a successful business, recognised for it’s position of strength in the rural sector.

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Graeme Cooper

Director
Graeme Cooper is a recognised industry leader in the design, research and development of irrigation systems. Graeme’s background is in farming, technical and mechanical engineering, he is an entrepreneurial innovator with a passion for irrigation application methods. He promotes the latest technology and offers it as an affordable option and a key solution in reducing on farm costs and increasing productivity.

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Andrew Watson

Sales Manager
Andrew has a B.A. (Hons) from Canterbury University and has spent the past 20 years working in sales and general management for a variety of global pump manufacturers. In that time he has worked on a number of specialised projects in the nuclear and marine industries, and he is well versed in the management requirements of complex projects to ensure that the expectations of all stakeholders are met.

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Dave Shore

Operations Manager
The Engineering and Operations management is led by Dave, who has 14 years’ experience with Plains Irrigators Ltd. Dave is a qualified plumber who worked in the mechanical engineering field on major projects before joining Plains Irrigators in 2002. Dave runs a team of three engineers, the irrigator install crews. and the mainline and pump installation team is the third part of this multidiscipline team. Dave also has the management overview of the Service Technicians that are responsible for the commissioning and ongoing servicing of the irrigation systems and have the broad knowledge base to service the Zimmatic brand which they specialise in, as well as other brands of irrigation systems.

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