A special selection of people who know how to work hard, have fun and make big things happen.
The Greentech Robotics team is made up of some of the smartest and tech savvy people on the planet. We understand the issues facing the agricultural industry and are focused on developing smart, common-sense solutions that will increase efficiencies on farm and help preserve the world’s most precious resources.
A serial inventor, Don’s a driven entrepreneur who’s passionate about elegant engineering and simple solutions to complex problems.
With inventions spanning the parking, real estate, aeronautical and AI industries, he’s nurtured over 30 patents, 6 grandchildren, and an exuberant helicopter hobby.
Currently the CEO for Greentech Robotics, working on a robotics solution for agriculture, he also leads the technology development at Frogparking where he’s the technical director.
Don’s gift to the world is a series of life changing machines that work smarter than their predecessors, and the legacy of a masterful team of engineers and developers practicing an elegant approach to problem solving.
Malcolm holds a Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Agricultural Economics) from Massey University and is a former National President of Federated Farmers, Westpac Director, and was a Fonterra Director for 12 years. He has also been a Special Agriculture Trade Envoy for the New Zealand Government, a business owner, and company director.
Away from the boardroom, Malcolm enjoys tennis, being out on the water in a boat with friends on a sunny day, skiing, or reading. He is also a fan of carpentry and building stuff with his hands.
Rob is an experienced commercial manager who never runs out of creative ideas. He holds directorships in a diverse range of companies in the primary, waste processing, software development and property sector. Rob has also owned Ag related businesses in Australia and the USA.
He has a passion for international sales and business development with a focus on building distribution networks. Originally from the Netherlands he calls Palmerston North home and is a past board member of New Zealand Agritech Inc.
Rob makes the most delicious meat patties in the world, loves mountain biking and red-lining his wife's Porsche.
Recently bought an $8 hose that is now broken. Counts out the chips in a bag to work out the average cost per chip, with the purpose of spreading that finance and instant gratification out over the week. With large ambitions to one day become a property mogul, Brendan has recently bought his first property, and has started to optimise his finances by cutting out 3 chips per day.
With 8 years working in telecommunication and smart parking software development industry, Chris gains wide experience of software engineering, including architecture designing, software coding, testing and maintaining.
Chris has been living in his second homeland New Zealand for many years and he enjoys eating 'fish and chups' with his 'bros' on the 'beech' very much. After work, he likes doing home DIY projects, practicing Chinese cooking and spending some time hiking and playing Taiji.
He is a self confessed ‘math junkie’, enjoys mathematics in all forms, and tutors in his spare time.
Makes good lunches.
Plays banjo and has rugged good looks.
Quotes: “Yoo Hoo, big summer blowout”
A jack-of- all-trades and master of many, Jay is responsible for preparing parts for shipment to happy customers, fabricating and assembling components, being the boss of the workshop, and being a helpful hand in general./p>
In his spare time, Jay the silverback is either playing PC Games, hanging out with his Red nose Pitbull, or working on hotrods or motorbikes. His ultimate holiday is cruising along Route 66 on a sunny day in the US in a rsweet hotrod ?sounds good to us!
Since the start of his employment as a Robotics Engineer at Greentech Robotics, Jim has been working on the Weed Spider autonomous weeding robot. Jim is developing software that controls the weeding arms of the Weed Spider and generates trajectories between weeding targets.. Outside of work, Jim enjoys running, playing video games, and watching anime.
Jono specialises in epic tree houses and found fame on George Clark's amazing spaces. Jono is a great fit for the fast-paced environment at Greentech Robotics, he has the ability to take any challenge thrown at him and create a masterpiece.
Away from work, Josh can be found spending his spare time: dancing, gaming, or covered in oil working on car projects. His ultimate goal is to have one Japanese car for each hair on his head. He’s worried he might have to start selling them soon.
Josh is a devout Vegan whose favorite vegetable is Eggplant.
Quotes: “Vegan BTW“, “I’ll have that done in 3 weeks”
When not in the office Lauren can be found in one of her two favourite places: Taking a dip in Lake Wanaka, or several thousand feet off the ground behind the controls of a Cessna.
Quotes: “A hundred percent! “, “Byeeeeeeeeeeeeee”, “Literally”, “the watch-ya-call-it”, “thingie with the thingie and the thingie”
Tobin is a dynamic individual, and team player. As the longest serving member of the development team, he has been with us since the inception of the autonomous weeding project.
Quotes: “That’s not horrific”, “That’s gross”, “Why would you do that???!?”, “Comparatively”, “I think that’s not unreasonable”
Will takes pride in his backyard pool, inviting his coworkers over for a swim any chance he gets. He is still waiting hopefully for the day someone finally accepts.
Ape Index: 0.995
Notable quote: “Holy Damn”, “Where is my Python Guru”