Ron Ovenden

Ron Ovenden

Managing Director and Founder

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Ron Ovenden

Managing Director and Founder

Rotech Rural is directed by this highly entrepreneurial and creative founder who works hard on making Rotech stand out from the pack. Courageous, smart and an exceptional team motivator, Ron  leads his team on an exciting journey of continuous improvement and rapid growth. Continually challenging the industry norms, he proven its possible to successfully service the Australian rural fence industry from his rural hometown of Armidale, NSW.  He’s developed a highly effective enterprise and built a trusted high value brand that’s rapidly becoming the measuring stick for the industry. His innovative designs have already changed the way people fence in Australia.

Nathan Kentwell

Nathan Kentwell

Operations Manager

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Nathan Kentwell

Operations Manager

Nathan brings with him a cool head, a extraordinary ability to problem solve and a ruthless efficiency. His toolkit, gained from years at the frontline in the hardware retail sector, keeps the Rotech machine humming. Nathan joined us in 2011 assisting our sales team in our retail steel division before moving into the Warehouse management role. Nathan now heads up our Operations team, and under his capable leadership, everything just seems to happen! He has been a vital driving force in our LEAN implementation, and we have experienced unbelievable gains in efficiencies during his tenure.  He helps maintain the team’s energy and focuses on implementing company values and goals. 

Andrew Arnot

Andrew Arnot

VICTORIAN SALES

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Andrew Arnot

VICTORIAN SALES

Andrew has recently joined the Rotech Rural sales team to support our growing distributor base in Victoria and South Australia. Andrew brings with him many years of experience in the construction industry and has a great understanding of rural Victoria. His location in Ballarat means he is close to many of our stores and will prove invaluable in providing support both in-store and out in the field. He’s very enthusiastic about getting to know his customers and you will see him rapidly taking our service to the next level in Victoria. 

Breanna Heap

Breanna Heap

Sales Support Manager

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Breanna Heap

Sales Support Manager

Breanna comprehensive knowledge, her perceptive questions and her highly competent IT skills allow her to get you “sorted” and on your way at breathtaking speed.  Breanna’s skill set made her the perfect choice to lead the Sales Support department. She is the “organiser” for the sales team, ensuring your Rotech rep arrives when and where he is supposed to. She is an inspirational source of energy and solutions for both the staff and the customers. Breanna also handles our online chat, runs our dispatch program, maintains our performance dashboards, runs our in-house promotional printing department and still finds the time to keeps us all on our toes!  

Trevor Ovenden

Trevor Ovenden

National Sales Manager

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Trevor Ovenden

National Sales Manager

Trevor’s 4 years with the company have seen him rapidly developing his capabilities, recently graduating from a compressed 15-month “Advanced Business Management” Program.  This year sees him move into the challenging role of Rotech’s National Sales Manager.  You cannot speak to Trevor without feeling his energy and passion for the industry-leading products he sells. Trevor will use his extensive experience in the field to develop and inspire our growing sales team. His relentless energy drives him on, and he loves nothing better than helping his clients succeed. If you sell a lot of gate hardware it will not be too long before you hear from Trevor and his team.

Greg Eather

Greg Eather

Customer Care Team Leader

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Greg Eather

Customer Care Team Leader

Greg is another Armidale local, coming from a retail background. His been with Rotech for over 10 years.  Customer Care is in Greg’s DNA, and he is hard wired to look after his clients. Greg’s first priority is 100% satisfied customers, so if you’re not happy, he won’t stop till your sorted. Needless to say, many of our customers insist on talking to Greg.  Greg visits the stores in Northern NSW and the Hunter, but he more than happy to help you out, wherever you are calling from. Greg’s a passionate ambassador for our values, one of which is “Creating lifelong brand loyalty”.

Kerrie Allbut

Kerrie Allbut

Accounts Manager

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Kerrie Allbut

Accounts Manager

Kerrie is a tireless worker, and despite an endless workload, she never seems to get ruffled. Her calm, polite and happy personality ensures the office is a pleasant place to be.  Kerrie has mastered pretty much everything that happens in the office and now manages both our payables and receivables departments. She does the dreaded job of chasing up the slow payers. If you ever hear from her, she is possibly the politest, but also one of the most persistent debt collectors that ever was!

Stella Ovenden

Stella Ovenden

Admin Support

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Stella Ovenden

Admin Support

Stella joined the team at the end of 2018 and has quickly become indispensable. Stella seems to just be there when you need a hand. Whether it is updating a data base, cooking up a staff lunch or quickly barcoding some stock for a special order while the courier’s waiting.  She is always cheerful, and always busy.  We are not sure how we managed before we had Stella on the staff, and do not know how we will cope if she ever chooses moves on.

Rod Trewarn

Rod Trewarn

Dispatch Manager

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Rod Trewarn

Dispatch Manager

Rod heads up the warehouse dispatch team. He has been with Rotech for just over 12 months and has brought a vital boost to our dispatch capacity helping us meet our customers’ DIFOT expectations. Rod is passionate about the value created by executing rapid “in full on time” order dispatch. He pulls out all stops to ensure his team achieves Rotech’s “next day dispatch” promise, made more challenging by an ever-increasing volume of throughput. Rod’s contribution has been critical in building Rotech’s industry-wide reputation for reliable, accurate and timely deliveries across the entire continent. He’s also got a great head for numbers and a solid IT knowledge allowing him to get the best out of our newly implemented ‘Smart Freight” Logistics software.

Cameron Ovenden

Cameron Ovenden

R&D, QC and IT Manager

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Cameron Ovenden

R&D, QC and IT Manager

Cameron brings his experience in Solidworks, technology and engineering to drive our R&D department. He brings incredible energy to the team and is passionate about the value of Rotech’s mission to “achieve continuous year on year improvement in innovation, supply chain, and customer experience”.  Cameron works closely with our diverse manufacturing base, consisting of both local and offshore partners, sourcing product from the world’s best component manufacturers, currently based in at least 5 different countries. His efforts ensure we can offer our customer base consistent quality, a globally competitive level of value and continuity of supply.  He also heads up our IT team, tasked with driving efficiency and infrastructure improvements to our operations capability. 

Arne Ovenden

Arne Ovenden

Sales Support

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Arne Ovenden

Sales Support

Arne’s one of our recent recruits, a bright and energetic 2020 Year 12 graduate. He’s bringing a new level of customer support to our team and has made it his first priority to get your order processed and out to the warehouse team the moment it arrives. He quickly developing sound product knowledge and spends all his spare time on his family farm where he is gaining firsthand experience in the use of the product, currently upgrading the fences! Arne’s friendly and helpful approach means he fits perfectly with the “Rotech DNA” of striving to exceed the customer’s expectations. Arne’s other main focus is keeping the customer updated on the status of orders as they move through our warehouse, ensuring they receive freight tracking, dispatch confirmations and prompt invoicing.

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