Meet the Wellington team

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We have a global team of the foremost innovators in hardware, software and digital product and solution technology, specialising in IoT devices, cloud fleet management, and more.

Here at Wellington, we all have one thing in common—we are driven by our passion for technology and shared learning, and the desire to achieve the greatest outcomes for our customers, staff, and partners.

Our dedicated team is based all around the world, from Auckland, New Zealand to countries like Australia, Turkey, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, USA, Canada, Guatemala, Argentina, and Singapore.

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Meet our management team

Greg Balla


Greg Balla was appointed CEO of Wellington in May 2021. He comes with over 18 years’ of strong leadership experience in large complex organizations including technology and manufacturing across a range of sectors including industrial, healthcare technology, mining, pharmaceuticals and electrical products. Greg’s extensive commercial skills span government contracts, large supplier agreements, distribution management, pricing and contract negotiation. He also possesses extensive change management experience in multiple sectors as well as in-depth experience in implementing management operating systems to drive strategic deployment and organization visibility. Greg’s most recent role was as Chief Operating Officer for Orion Health, a global health technology company.

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Howard Milliner

Chief Financial Officer

Howard Milliner was appointed as CFO in November 2012. He oversees all financial and administrative operations and helps to shape the overall strategy and direction for the company. He holds a BCom from the University of Auckland and is a chartered accountant, with accounting experience gained working for Ernst & Young London. For 14 years he held both CFO and CEO roles for NZ-listed engineering business, Mercer Group (now MHM Automation). Howard has extensive experience in managing financial operations and business acquisitions and divestments.

Angela Lewis

Chief People Officer

Angela Lewis joined Wellington in January 2022 where she leads our people-focused initiatives as we continue to develop a vibrant culture with modern thinking and ways of working whilst supporting the retention of our existing talent and helping to attract the best future talent. Angela was previously the Head of HR consulting at Coca Cola Amatil New Zealand and has significant people leadership experience from her career, including organizations such as Amazon, Orion Health and Walt Disney.

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David Burden

Chief Customer Officer

David Burden joined Wellington in 2018 as part of the iProximity acquisition, initially in the role of Vice President Group Marketing and IoT products and in December 2021 he was promoted to Chief Customer Officer. He is an Australian entrepreneur with 30 years of experience leading start-ups and successful technology businesses. He founded and led what became Australia’s largest and best-recognized interactive and mobile services company, Legion Interactive. In 2008, he joined the ASX-listed digital media company Webfirm Group (now Adslot) as group CEO. Within three years he took it from a valuation of A$2m to a peak of A$120m. In December 2013, David and Rohan Lean established an exciting new IoT company, iProximity, with a focus on proximity marketing and digital information services. iProximity was acquired by Wellington in July 2018.
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Marc Tinsel

Vice President, Supply Chain, Operations and GM Engineering

Marc is responsible for Wellington’s day-to-day leadership, supply chain and operations, as well as delivery of all hardware, software and development programs. He joined Wellington in 2013 as Programme Manager for sustaining engineering, was promoted to Head of Manufacturing in 2015 then Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations in January 2019 and in November 2020 his job responsibilities were also extended to engineering. Prior to Wellington, he worked as a Project Manager for Electrix, managing multiple projects, budgets and multidisciplinary teams. Marc was also employed by electrical safety compliance testing laboratories based in Auckland and London for 13 years.
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Peter Barnes

Global Quality Manager

Peter Barnes is currently Global Quality Manager, responsible for product quality, quality improvement and all Company processes and procedures. Peter joined Wellington in 2003 as a senior electronic design engineer. He held many positions within the engineering team before changing his career direction and moving into quality management. Prior to starting at Wellington, Peter worked at a start-up company as a design engineer, developing various water temperature control valves for domestic and industrial applications.

Laura Bocock

Transformation Lead

Laura Bocock joined Wellington in November 2021 as Transformation Lead, where she leads a portfolio of activities that re-invent the way we do things at Wellington. These support our customer-centric focus, expanding lean/agile tools and using data-led insights to develop a continuous improvement and innovation mindset. Laura enjoys a challenge and strives for great outcomes for people and organizations. She has over 12 years’ experience across a breadth of skills including lean six sigma and agile, software development delivery, emergency management, change leadership, program management, analysis, training, and collaborative engagement.

Prior to starting at Wellington, Laura was Planning and Intelligence Manager, COVID Response Unit at Auckland Regional Public Health Service. .

Meet our sales and marketing team


Cheryl Camargo

Sales and Customer Manager, South LATAM

Cheryl Camargo joined Wellington in September 2018 as Commercial Manager for Brazil, and in May 2021 promoted to the role of Sales and Customer Manager, South LATAM. Based in Brazil, Cheryl is responsible for developing the South LATAM market. She has over 15 years’ experience across engineering, sales, business development and innovation gained across 30 countries. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
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Gerardo Gonzalez

Vice President, Global Business Development

Gerardo Gonzalez was hired in 2013 as VP/GM of Intelligent Control Solutions, with primary responsibility to create and deliver an IoT product and business solution that the beverage market would purchase in volume, and cement Wellington as a leader in this new space. He is a business-minded, strategic executive and has extensive process and global sales experience. With an MBA, BS in economics and decision analysis, he has broad market experience, particularly in the IoT, CPG and cold commercial equipment industries. He is delivering multimillion-dollar enterprise business account capture and growth in diverse regions around the globe. Prior to Wellington, Gerardo held multiple international sales (EMEA, NA) and global account strategy roles for global companies like Grupo Bimbo, Coca Cola ARCA and Elstat Electronics UK.

Jorge Civeira

Sales and Customer Manager, North LATAM

Jorge Civeira has been Sales and Customer Manager for Latin America since January 2020. Starting at Wellington in April 2017, he has 12 years of experience in commercial refrigeration, working with leading carbonated drinks, beer, dairy, ice-cream, and meat brands throughout Latin America. After working for several years in Central America and the Caribbean as Regional Commercial Manager for a refrigeration OEM, Jorge took over the leadership of the commercial area with teams in Mexico and Colombia in 2013. He also had revenue and forecast responsibility for one of the biggest industrial conglomerates in south Mexico.
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Ali Karahasanoglu

Sales Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Based in the Istanbul office, Ali Karahasanoglu leads the sales activities of the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. His key responsibilities include customer relationship management, business development, commercial, logistics and financial activities within the region. In recent years he has helped spearhead the successful entry into the European market with display cases for commercial refrigeration and supermarkets, with the help of our new series of fan motor solutions. The aim is to continue progressing in this area, with a focus on the IoT segment and proximity marketing solutions. He is one of the longest serving members of the team and has witnessed the journey from the early technology concept days to now leading our industry with commercial products and servicing the world’s biggest brands and manufacturers.
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Roberto Doval

Sales and Customer Manager, Europe

Roberto Doval started at Wellington in November 2019 and is located in Spain. His responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of a growth plan for customers, revenue and margin objectives in Europe, and promoting Wellington´s brand reputation in Europe by developing relationships and marketing strategies with targeted food and retail brands. He is also helping develop Wellington’s IoT and motor businesses and manage key account relationships. Roberto has worked in the automotive and commercial refrigeration sector, leading international business development and marketing strategies in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is an experienced manager having previously worked for several important automotive and OEM´s in Switzerland, Spain and Turkey.

Meet our Board of Directors

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Gottfried Pausch

Executive Appointment and Remuneration, Audit and Risk 


Independent Director

Gottfried Pausch is an independent director of McKay Ltd (Whangarei) and Blackhawk Tracking Systems Ltd (Auckland). Gottfried holds an electrical engineering degree from Austria and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University in the USA. He is a director for one of the National Science Challenges, an initiative of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Gottfried was the former CEO at Actronic Technologies and an executive in residence at The Icehouse. This followed a 22-year career with German engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens, one of the world’s leading suppliers of products, solutions and services in the field of technology. During this period, he held the positions of CEO Siemens Energy Services Ltd and managing director of Siemens New Zealand.
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Greg Allen

Independent Director

Based in Vancouver Canada, Greg Allen is the former CEO of Wellington and has worked around the world leading business development, supply chain and tech manufacturing for over 30 years. Greg provides Wellington with the benefit of his international customer and corporate development expertise as the Company continues to focus on providing the best solutions for the global food and beverage market. Greg is currently a Venture Partner for Chrysalix Venture Capital, a global venture capital fund focused on industry 4.0, climate technology and resource productivity. In addition, he serves as Board Chair of HaiLa, a Canadian-based low-power Wi-Fi solutions start-up; is a board observer for Feasible, a US-based EV battery intelligence company; and is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the City of Richmond, British Columbia. Greg gained his education in radio and electronics in the New Zealand Army, holds an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University and holds the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D professional designation.
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John McMahon

Audit and Risk (Chair)

Independent Director

John McMahon has over 25 years’ experience in the Australasian equity markets, predominantly as an equity analyst covering the telecommunications, media, gaming, transport and industrials sectors. Previous roles include Head of Research and Head of Equities for ABN AMRO NZ and Managing Director of ASB Securities. John is based in Sydney and manages his own investment portfolio. He is a director of two other NZX-listed companies: Solution Dynamics Ltd (SDL), and NZX Ltd (NZX), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), an MBA and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder.
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John Scott

Independent Director

John Scott is CEO for Invenco, a world leader in payments and forecourt solutions (fintech and IoT) in the petroleum space. He has previously had a range of c-suite roles across sales, marketing, operations and product management with Navico, Brunswick and Navman. John also had business development, engineering and project engineering roles with Ericsson/Volex (communications). He graduated from the University of Auckland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE Mech). John has 20 years of global experience in managing large multilocation go-to-market, operations and design teams – with deep pricing experience across all channels and markets. He has been actively involved in multiple acquisition events and fundraising activities. John has an in-depth knowledge of the rapidly developing dynamics of global electronics supply, big data and IoT growth opportunities, and has operating experience in the Asian, European and North American markets.
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Keith Oliver

Executive Appointment and Remuneration (Chair), Audit and Risk

Independent Director

Keith Oliver was appointed Director at Wellington in March 2019. He is also an Independent Director at Rakon Limited, Chairman of Blackhawk Tracking Limited and since 22 July 2021 a director of VWork Limited. He has over 20 years’ experience in CEO, director and chairman roles, and has extensive experience expanding technology businesses in USA, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Keith was Chairman of Actronic Technologies for 10 years, and Chairman of Compac Sorting Equipment Limited, where he also held leadership and board director roles. He has Crown company governance experience in science and health, having worked as a Director of New Zealand’s Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR). Prior to his governance roles, Keith had a 20-year career in telecommunications, broadcasting, strategic planning and private equity investment in New Zealand, Australia and Europe.