Delivering the Goods

The addition of a new van to the Luisetti Seeds’ fleet of vehicles will mean increased capability for the delivery of agrichemicals to our clients.

These vans have been modified slightly for the transport of chemicals and we are lucky to have two very capable drivers operating them.

Cameron Lepper joined the Rangiora-based Luisetti Seeds’ team at the end of November and while he jokes that he was promised a couple of quieter days over the Christmas period, they never quite eventuated.

But he has enjoyed throwing himself into the job at one of the busiest times of the year, spending the mornings working in the chemical store and the afternoons delivering agrichemicals to farms throughout the Central and Mid Canterbury region and up into Oxford.

He says he is driving around 300kms every day, listening to music and visiting farmer clients.

The extroverted Cameron says the best part of the job is the people he is meeting every day and he is getting to know the customers as well the agrichemicals.

Outside work, Cameron is proud to be a die-hard Crusaders fan and is kept busy with his family (wife and two daughters aged 10 and 14) and other sporting interests.

Cameron Lepper stands in front of the new Luisetti Seeds delivery van, parked in front of the Rangiora office.
Rangiora-based Cameron Lepper delivers agrichemicals to Luisetti Seeds’ clients in the Central and Mid Canterbury region

In Ashburton, Adam Chapman splits his time between delivering chemicals and operating the seed-cleaning machines.

He stepped up to the delivery role late last year and is now driving the van that was previously based at Rangiora. He covers the area between the Rakaia and Rangitata rivers and says he loves driving and getting the opportunity to get out and about and visit Luisetti Seeds’ clients.

For Adam, delivering agrichemicals also allows him to see the grain and seed supply-chain in action and gain insight into how other parts of the Luisetti Seeds business function.

“I get to see how we work out in the field and experience what the agronomists do.”

He also enjoys chatting with farmers, finding out what they are growing and how the chemicals he is delivering will be used.

Adam comes from a seed industry family, with both parents having been involved in the business, so he understands the importance of seed production to the Canterbury region.

Outside work, Adam is a keen pool player and competes in tournaments, so you need to watch your peas and cues!