We offer shorter lead times, leading edge technology and world class local support to ensure the best turnkey solution for every customer”

- Hamish Kennedy, Managing Director

About Us

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

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Developing and Delivering the World's Foremost Integrated Solutions 

TOMRA Fresh Food, a division of TOMRA which combines the knowledge and expertise of BBC Technologies & Compac, is the global leader in integrated post-harvest solutions for the fresh produce industry. This innovation-led, customer focused team is driven by helping customers achieve the best results in every aspect of their produce journey. TOMRA Fresh Food designs, develops, manufactures, installs and maintains end-to-end packhouse solutions that reduce labour, increase throughput, improve accuracy and consistency, and provide market compliance and traceability.

TOMRA Fresh Food exists for producers with the ambition to make the most of their post-harvest operations, regardless of where they are in their evolution today. TOMRA Fresh Food delivers innovative, successful products through a focus on customer needs, collaboration, and innovation. Research and development is performed internally with team members travelling globally to gain first-hand experience with the issues and opportunities customers encounter.

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Meet our Global Leaders

 

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Geoff Furniss
CEO │ Head of TOMRA Fresh Food

Geoff began as CEO of BBC Technologies in 2005 during which time he extended the product portfolio and company’s global reach to more than 36 countries.  Appointed CEO | Head of TOMRA Fresh Food in January 2020, Geoff's determination to continue pushing the limits of horticulture technology and innovation to further extend the TOMRA Fresh Food product offering is evident with the unification of two great teams, Compac and BBC Technologies. Geoff continues to co-chair is family's blueberry farm in New Zealand. 

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Katherine Turner
VP, Head of Finance 

Katherine is a commercial finance executive with over 25 years experience in a variety of finance roles in multinational manufacturing companies in FMCG and primary industry (Dairy, Seafood), including DANONE, FONTERRA and Sanford. Katherine is a people leader who is inspired by seeing the teams she works with develop and grow. At TOMRA Fresh Food, Katherine is responsible for Financial reporting and controlling of TOMRA Food Fresh Business Stream global activities.

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Charnz Samountry-Weir
VP, Head of People & Organisation 

With more than 15 years’ experience in telecommunications, technology and SAAS, Charnz boasts a high level of integrity, energy and motivation to successfully build relationships, influence, collaborate and lead. Having worked in global matrix companies, Charnz understands commercial drivers, thinks strategically and applies pragmatic solutions to enable business success through its people. At TOMRA Fresh Food Charnz is responsible for leading the global people and culture strategy. 

James French GL

James French
VP, Head of Innovation 

With a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics (Hons) and more than a decade with the company, James heads up the Innovation team at TOMRA Fresh Food. James is responsible for the extensive science and research efforts of the company as well as early stage product development - ensuring we have the expertise, data and technology to meet the challenges of the present and the future.

Scott Seddon GL

Scott Seddon
VP, Head of Development 

An expert in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Scott has been instrumental in developing key projects for the company over the past two decades, including KATO260, CURO12 & CURO16 and Soft Sorter 2.0, to name a few. At TOMRA Fresh Food Scott is responsible for the development of new products from an engineering perspective, the support of existing products lifecycles and engineering change management. 

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Amirta Balaraman
VP, Head of Operations

Amrita is a qualified engineer with a MBA and proven track record of leading operations in the manufacturing sector with core expertise in operations management, strategy development, people leadership, continuous improvement, financial and change management. At TOMRA Fresh Food Amrita is responsible for driving sale and efficient production to ensure our customers worldwide receive high quality service. 

Sebastian Stoof GL

Sebastian Stoof
VP, Head of Product

With a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Sebastian has held various positions within the automotive and automation industries, including Head of Global Product Management at SICK, a leading global sensor technology company based in Germany. At TOMRA Fresh Food Sebastian leads the product management team with a customer-centric approach to further enhance our integrated solutions portfolio with innovative solutions and digital services.

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Paul Slupecki
VP, Head of Global Sales

Paul boasts proven leadership skills and business acumen, combined with a strong track record of developing new markets, sales channels and distribution networks. Paul has held several critical management positions, including Vice President of Sales & Marketing for South East Asia & Pacific. At TOMRA Fresh Food Paul is responsible for developing and driving the global sales strategy, with a focus on building and maintaining strong customer relationships and strategic partnerships.

 

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Andrew O'Brien
VP, Head of Global Services

With a Honours degree in Mechatronics and Robotics, a MBA and 20 years organisational experience across a variety of industries, Andrew possesses a rare blend of business management, commercial and technical prowess that allows him to successfully navigate through all facets of business operations. At TOMRA Fresh Food Andrew is responsible for our global service teams, and optimizing our delivery models to drive sustainable and profitable growth and create happy customers. 

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Wayne Puckey
VP, Head of Digital Business Processes

Wayne's strong team leadership skills that he uses in conjunction with principles based around technology and process driven outcomes in the information & technology sector led to industry awarded recognition over the past 20 years. Wayne's experience in project delivery spans some of New Zealand’s leading industries and higher education providers. At TOMRA Fresh Food Wayne is responsible for the standardization and optimization of all digital business processes within the company.

 

An Award-Winning Company 

  • 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

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