Our People • Ecrotek

    Ecrotek has offices and warehouse premises in Christchurch and Auckland in New Zealand and Blayney in Australia. We distribute beekeeping supplies throughout New Zealand, Australia and Internationally.

    • Ecrotek Christchurch has an inhouse machinist sewing hoods to bee suits, and a small team of wonderful workers.

    • Ecrotek Auckland was set up in the merger in 2015, and is where the majority of Ecrotek staff is based. Ecrotek Auckland specialises in wax spraying plastic frames, paraffin dipping, and assembling hiveware.

    • Ecrotek Australia was established in 2017 and is based out of Blayney. Customers throughout New South Wales are able to view product in our display area and collect orders from our warehouse in Blayney. Customers throughout Australia can also browse and buy product online.

Our People

Dave Wrathall


Dave is a true-blue Kiwi, whose ancestor was a signatory on the Treaty of Waitangi (Ngati Korokoro). He made a beeline into the beekeeping business when he acquired Beetek, the ‘tek’ in Ecrotek. Dave loves travelling and sports – in particular ones that start with an S: Surfing, Squash, Skiing and Soccer.

Greg Smith


It’s often said that Greg is a part time director and a full-time beekeeper, so if you want to talk beekeeping, this is your man! Heading the product and operations team, Greg is always busy finding out new ways we can help beekeepers.

Kirsten Hyde

Marketing Manager

Kirsten has a background in customer marketing. Originally from the UK, Kirsten moved to New Zealand 17 years ago and loves the outdoor lifestyle. On a sunny day she can usually be found on the water enjoying sailing with her 3 children. She loves being active and she is an eager new beekeeper.

Pollyanna Haylett

Customer Experience Coordinator

Pollyanna was born in the UK then moved to New Zealand in 2018 with her family. Qualified in level 3 NZQA in Apiculture she enjoys tending her hive. She loves walking the dog along the beaches during the winter months and spends the summer downhill mountain biking with friends and family and volunteers at the local mountain bike club academy.

Taylor Houston

Procurement Supervisor

Taylor is a born and bred Aucklander who looks after product procurement and operations at Ecrotek. He liaises with suppliers to make sure our warehouse is well stocked with quality products. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys working his beehives, riding his mountain bike and hiking with his dogs.

Desmond Rodrigues

Procurement Manager

Desmond has been with Ecrotek for 6 years. He has made his way to now be our procurement manager. He liaises with our suppliers and makes sure stock is ordered and gets to our warehouses. He works closely with all our various teams within the business and makes things happen. He is a key member to our Ecrotek Team.

Desmond is a keen beekeeper and is very knowledgeable with all our products and often helps our customers with advice and questions.

Simon Ellis

Business Development Manager - South Island

Simon is the eldest of four brothers born and bred in Dunedin. He spent 10 years in Ski retail, before a 2 year OE stint, and then moving to Auckland to become involved in the textile industry. When not touring the South Island in his Ecrotek ute, his hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, golf, and curling.

Tom Pedofsky

Business Development Manager - North Island

Tom Is a proud Central Otago chap who has made Auckland home. He is becoming familiar with the big smoke and regional areas. Tom is looking forward to meeting Ecrotek's Customers and learning about their Beekeeping operations. After a short time with the business, he is inspired to get started with his own hives.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys being with Family and Friends, reading, listening to music and being in the great outdoors.

Di Cullen

Customer Service - Australia

Di grew up on rural properties and loves camping and all outdoor adventures with her family. She has a background in accounts, office admin and the hospitality industry. She loves gardening and cooking and can’t wait to get her own hive to help her veggie garden. Di is Australia's Ecrotek customer service guru.

Jacob Heard

Business Development Manager - Australia

Having grown up in Southern Victoria on a Sheep and Wool farm agriculture is in the blood. Although beekeeping is new to Jacob, it has become a major interest and he can’t wait to have a hive of his own. With a background in Merchandise and Business management Jacob looks forward to developing relationships with clients and working for them to get the best result possible. Jacob is always up for a chat and here to help!




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