Kate has a background as research scientist on commercial projects including innovation at Zespri, and holds a PhD from Massey University in Postharvest Physiology.
Kate joined the Jenkins team in 2006 as Chief Scientist for RipeSense© before moving to Continuous Improvement, Compliance and New Product Development for the Jenkins Group in 2009.
2013 saw Kate move to Tauranga to take the key role of Label Production and Process Manager with Jenkins Freshpac Systems. Her strong focus on processes and lean manufacturing were key mandates for the new plant in Tauriko.
In 2016, as the business looked at its next growth curve, Kate moved into a re-scoped role of Operations Manager, as we continue with the wins in production but add focus on supply chain support for the business and recognised increased compliance requirements.
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