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Compac: leading the world in accurate, high speed packhouse technology for the produce industry.

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It all began over 30 years ago with a prototype built in the garage of a student flat.

A visionary young man, completing a Masters degree in electrical engineering foresaw a gap in the rapidly expanding kiwifruit market in New Zealand.

He identified that the industry lacked a fruit sorting machine that combined mechanical, electrical and optical technologies, that would be faster and more accurate than conventional fruit grading machines available at the time. So he decided to build one.

That young man was Hamish Kennedy, the founder of Compac.

Hamish was the son of a kiwifruit orchardist and what he was about to build in the basement of his friend's house would revolutionize accurate, high speed sorting machines for the fresh produce market -  turning a part-time project into a global business.

Leading the way in the future of packhouse technology.

Compac quickly grew from the leading provider of kiwifruit sorting equipment to a world class, global business that sets the benchmark for advancements in technology across the produce industry. Compac’s team exceeds more than 700 people globally and provide packhouse solutions for customers in more than 40 countries.

Compac's technical superiority and market success lies in matching superior engineering and design concepts with the differing needs of our customers around the world. Our packhouse solutions set the industry standard for others to follow and our drive for continued technical innovation and successful customer partnerships is what will continue to set us apart from the rest.

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Meet our global leaders

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Ken Moynihan
CEO of Compac

Ken has 15 years’ experience in technology executive functions including leadership roles in general management, product development and strategy. This includes roles in Compac as Chief Technology Officer and VP Engineering based in New Zealand and later as Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America at Compac/TOMRA based in California. Based in Auckland, New Zealand Ken’s focus is on the expansion of our global footprint dedicated to bringing world-class expertise and technology solutions to our customers in local markets around the globe.

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Stian Andersen
VP, Head of Finance and Administration

Over my career I have developed a broad experience in finance leadership, specialising in insight, change management, controlling and risk management. I have been fortunate to have held senior and lead positions in numerous business and finance change projects including M&A, structural reorganisations and ERP implementations, and I aim to foster the same passion for change within the finance team here at Compac. I am also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales.

Sebastian Stoof

Sebastian Stoof
VP, Head of Product 

Sebastian comes with an mechanical engineering background and has held various positions in project management and product management within the automotive industry and the industry automation segment before joining Compac. His last position was Head of Global Product Management at SICK, a leading global sensor technology company from Germany, where he was responsible for a global product portfolio, the implementation of regional growth strategies and international business development. At Compac, Sebastian is responsible for product management and marketing and will bring in his expertise to further enhance Compac's global solution portfolio of cutting-edge sorting technology - always with a highly customer-centric approach focussed on adding value to our customers operations with innovative high-performance solutions and digital services.

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Even Rekdal
Chief Operations Officer 

Even joins Compac from TOMRA Collection Solutions where he was formally Vice President, Supply Chain in Germany. Graduating with a Masters degree in Engineering Design, Even started his career in product development, service and operations. Even has more than 14 years’ service with TOMRA, and prior to his most recent role, Even was based in China for five years where he was the China Country Manager for TOMRA. He established and built their business organization and operations there including the establishment of the China procurement function for TOMRA.  As Chief Operations Officer, Even will be accountable for the optimisation of our Global Operations, our Supply Chain and our quality and new product introduction systems and processes. 

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Maria Limbrick
VP, Head of People & Organisation | HR

Maria joined Compac in February 2017 as the Manager – People & Capability with a background of over five years in the civil construction industry, at both Fulton Hogan and CPB Contractors, and within the public sector at Department of Corrections and Counties Manukau Health. Maria is based in Auckland and now has responsibility for the People & Organisation globally at Compac, helping to set the direction and culture at Compac and, along with her team based in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, China, and the USA, supporting managers to embed this vision. Maria’s passion lies in employee engagement, defining her own unique model over her career do help both employees and the business to get the most out of every work day.

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Nigel Beach
Research and Development Manager

Nigel started with Compac in 1996 coming from a background in software engineering. He developed the original Compac InVison software, revolutionizing the way we sort produce today and continues at the forefront of Compac innovations as Research and Development Manager.

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Paul Slupecki
VP, Head of Global Sales

Joining Compac in 2019 Paul brings with him proven leadership skills and business acumen, combined with a strong track record of developing new markets, sales channels and distribution networks. Prior to joining Compac Paul held several critical management positions at FOSS, including Vice President of Sales & Marketing for South East Asia & Pacific. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Paul is responsible for developing and driving Compac’s international sales strategy, with a focus on building and maintaining strong customer relationships and strategic partnerships.

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An award-winning business 

  • 2006 - 2010
    Winner

    Business success from science and technology Foundation for Research Science and Technology


    Winner

    Research & Development Bayer Innovators Awards


    Supreme winner

    New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards with both Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year and Hi-Tech Company of the Year

  • 2012
    Supreme winner

    New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards with both Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year and Hi-Tech Company of the Year


    Winner

    New Zealand Export Awards Deal of the Year


    Winner

    Compac founder, Hamish Kennedy named as Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year

  • 2014 - 2015
    Winner

    ISHS Horticulture Innovation Award


    Winner

    Compac Founder, Hamish Kennedy named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year - Technology category winner

  • 2017
    Winner

    New Zealand Hi-Tech Award for Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Agritech Sector


    Winner

    PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Year Award for the 'Spectrim launch' Campaign 

  • 2019 - 2020
    Winner

    KiwiNet Awards; PwC Commercial Impact Award at the 2019


    Winner

    New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards; NZTE Most Innovative Hi-Tech Solution for the Agritech Sector Award