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Management of Häfele New Zealand

Diversity and innovative thinking are the characteristics that identified the leadership personalities at Häfele New Zealand. Allow us to introduce our company management.

Michael Farrugia

Managing Director

Michael Farrugia joined Häfele in 1990 in customer service. He worked in various roles, then established Häfele Christchurch branch in 1996. In 2009 Michael took on the role of MD for Häfele NZ Ltd.

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Product range management
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics (Jointly with the Finance Director)

David Wheeler

General Manager - Operations

David joined Hafele New Zealand in 1995 as warehouse manager. Over the last 20 years David has taken on more responsibility and now oversees all three warehouse operations within New Zealand.

Areas of responsibility
  • Personnel
  • Human Resources Development
  • Legal Affairs
  • Logistics (Jointly with Managing Director)
  • I.T

Terry Green

Financial Controller

Terry Green joined 1998 and is approaching his 20th year with Hafele. Terry has been responsible for the accounting department for Hafele for this period.

Areas of responsibility
  • Accounts payable
  • Auditing
  • Creditors

Simon Lount

Head of Category Management and Marketing

Simon Lount joined Hafele in 2005 in Customer Services. In 2008, Simon moved in to the Architectural Department based from our Wellington office. In 2014 Simon moved back to head office in Auckland to take up his current position.

Areas of responsibility


  • Category Management
  • Marketing
  • Internet Services
  • Social Media
  • Event Management
  • Showrooms



Geoff King

National Retail Manager

Geoff joined Hafele in 2009. He has worked in various roles within the company before taking the position of National Retail Manager in 2010

Areas of responsibility


  • Strategic Customer Management
  • Strategic Product Focus
  • Management of the Retail Department
  • Retail Partner Marketing and Showrooms



Richard Bradley

Branch Manager - Christchurch

Richard joined Hafele in 2000 in the Christchurch warehouse. He progressed from there to work in Customer Services, following that Account Management and since 2009 into his current role as Christchurch Branch Manager.

Areas of responsibility

  • Christchurch Branch Management
  • South Island Sales Management
  • Key Account Management

Mark Bartlem

North Island Sales Manager - Furniture Fittings

Mark joined Hafele NZ in May of 2008 as a Furniture Fittings Account Manager servicing the East, West and a portion of the Central Auckland territory. Mark has successfully continued in this role until recently when he was appointed to the role of North

Areas of responsibility


  • Sales Management of North Island Furniture Fittings Team

    Co-ordination and implementation of Sales Activities & Reporting Procedures

    Strategic Product Focus

    Sales Training and Development



George Iugan

I.T Manager

George started with Häfele in 2006 and currently oversees all I.T. operations within New Zealand and he is an in-house SAP EWM consultant for the Hafele group of companies.

Areas of responsibility


  • SAP implementation and Consulting
  • Information technology and Computer Services
  • Technical Support and Development
  • Communication Systems


Ashton Wee

Purchasing Manager

Ashton Wee joined Häfele in 2004 as an office admin in Auckland. He has worked in various roles including admin, warehouse and purchasing before becoming Purchasing Manager in 2013, based out of Häfele New Zealand’s headquarters in Auckland.

Areas of responsibility


  • Stock levels
  • Indent
  • Logistics


Adele Daniel

National Customer Service Manager

Adele joined Hafele as an Account Manager in 2004 departing in 2008. She re-joined the team in 2014 and based in Auckland, now heads up the Customer Services team nationally.

Areas of responsibility


  • Contract Order Management
  • Maintain Customer Relations
  • HR
  • Manages the Customer Services Team Nationally