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Food Action is a food technology consultancy based in the Central North Island of New Zealand. We mainly service Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, but have completed site work from Dunedin to Kaitaia, and have several international clients. The company is led by Phill Dromgool, and we utilise several freelance staff as required. We also work closely with other food technology service providers and sometimes subcontract for others.

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I studied Food Technology at Massey University and spent the initial years of my career based in the UK on an extended OE working for various large food manufacturers.

Upon returning to New Zealand in 2011 I started a drinks business based in Tauranga. We started by using contract manufacturers, but have now taken over manufacture ourselves. Due to the seasonal nature of this business, I started taking on some food technology contracts that were offered to me, and this work has grown and grown to the point where it is now a key focus of the business.

My creativity and love of food has led to some great new product innovations which have been sucessfully commercialised, here is a recent one which was particularly technical.

I have a strong background in engineering. I majored in food engineering and have held engineering roles in both project engineering and maintenance engineering, including managing up to 8 maintenance/electrical staff and managing $1M+ installations.

I have implemented food safety programmes, environmental management systems (ISO14001), and been heavily involved with implementation of health and safety systems. I also have HR experience through my project management roles which have cut labour requirements substantially.

My work has included many process improvement projects which have led to improved product quality, reduced downtime, reduced wastage, reduced labour requirements and increased throughput.

My background in business and a food company startup has developed a strong interest in food law, and I already have valuable experience with the new Food Act, Food Control Plans and National Programmes.

Lastly, I am an extremely hard and fast worker. I was Dux and Science Dux of Tauranga Boys’ College and I completed Massey’s 4-year food technology degree in just 3 years; this didn’t come easily. I am now running both a consultancy and manufacturing company. This year in my spare time I started an innovative social sports club (managing netball, basketball, turbo touch and football teams in past 6 months) in Tauranga with several hundred members and counting. I have spent my career as a project manager and have the capabilities to take on most projects with a reasonable level of experience.

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[fusion_title size=”1″]Katherine Keddell[/fusion_title]

I have recently graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Food Science and Minoring in Marketing Management. I was born and raised in Tauranga, and moved back home at the end of 2018 to start my career and employment in the food industry.

Although I have limited experience in the food industry, my time at Food Action has helped me discover strong interests in new product development, as well as compliance work and labelling. I have learnt lots in the short amount of time I’ve been here and am constantly adapting and becoming more familiar with the industry.  I am taking on a number of responsibilities which have helped me grow quickly into this new role.

I am passionate about learning and growing, and I am looking forward to developing my skills within the industry and as an employee for Food Action.

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[fusion_title size=”1″]Carl Sutton[/fusion_title]

We are lucky enough to work next door to one of NZ’s elite registered Master Chefs. Carl won the Chef of the Nation competition when he was just 17, and went on to take out the Aussie competition just 2 years later. He trained in Switzerland and has worked Maxine’s of Paris, the Savoy of London and Huka Lodge in New Zealand. When we combine our food technology smarts with Carl’s culinary genius, good things happen.

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Running this business required a steep learning curve, it was a lot harder than first anticipated. The business has now reached a point of stability and is growing steadily.

I have a great understanding of food business because I have spent years living with the ups and downs of running a business and have a lot of experience and knowledge to share.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_imageframe image_id=”4852|medium” max_width=”” style_type=”” blur=”” stylecolor=”” hover_type=”none” bordersize=”” bordercolor=”” borderradius=”” align=”none” lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” lightbox_image_id=”” alt=”” link=”” linktarget=”_self” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]http://www.foodaction.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/R-Line-Logo-JPG-300-high-300×210.jpg[/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]