Our People

Management

 

Edward Luisetti – Director

Edward has a B.Com in Agriculture and is the agent for the Ashburton/North Canterbury region. Edward’s main roles for the company include being in charge of feed grains, property and staff. Previously, he worked for Talleys as an agronomist and then production manager to Talleys Ashburton plant.

Phone: +64 3 313 7176
Mobile: 027 287 6393
Fax: +64 3 313 7555
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Vincent Luisetti – Director

Vincent is the agronomist for the Oxford/Sheffield area and a Director of Luisetti Seeds. He graduated with a BCom in Agriculture and has extensive work experience in the seed industry in New Zealand and overseas. Vincent’s main roles for the company include being in charge of seed cereals, seed peas and marketing.

Phone: +64 3 313 7176
Mobile: 0274 355 106
Fax: +64 3 313 7555
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Jon Bond – Commercial Manager

Jon is our Commercial Manager at Luisetti Seeds and shares his time between both the Rangiora and Ashburton Branches. Jon has been with Luisetti Seeds since the beginning of 2010.

Jon has been heavily involved throughout the industry since 1983 previously working for James Meehan and Mair Seeds before jointly founding Midlands Seed in 1990 where he remained until joining Luisetti Seeds.

During this time Jon has gained an extensive knowledge of the industry covering the New Zealand domestic market, international sales and production plus company management.

Mobile: 027 308 9103
Fax: 03 313 7555
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Our people

Peter Ayers – Agronomist

Peter started with Luisetti Seeds in September 2011 and covers the Mid-South Canterbury region. He has a BComAg from Lincoln University and grew up on a mixed arable and stock farm near Methven. Before working for Luisetti Seeds, Peter worked as a field representative for Ballance for 8 years.

Mobile: 027 522 5628
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Craig Direen – Agronomist

Craig looks after clients in the South Canterbury and North Otago areas. He has been employed at Luisetti Seeds since October 2015.  Craig has a Bachelor of Agriculture from Lincoln University, and has previously worked for DLF Seeds and CRT.  Craig enjoys providing proactive agronomy advice with a focus on addressing problems or risks before they arise.  Craig also has experience with veterinary pharmaceuticals and farm machinery.

Mobile: 027 404 0540
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Simon Fleetwood – Agronomist.

Simon looks after clients in the Mid Canterbury area. He has been with Luisetti Seeds since January 2019. Simon has been in the agronomy industry for fifteen years. He studied initially as an Ag ITO student and went on to complete several short courses in plant science at Lincoln University. For eight seasons, Simon has worked in the Methven-Rakaia area in small seed multiplication, specialising in Ryegrass, Cocksfoot, White Clover, Carrots and Asian Brassica.

Phone: +64 3 313 7176
Mobile: 0274660030
Fax: +64 3 313 7555
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Mark Frampton – Operations Manager

Mark is our Operations Manager at Luisetti Seeds, and shares his time between both the Rangiora and Ashburton Branches.

Mark grew up on a mixed arable and sheep farm near Rangiora and has been with Luisetti Seeds since 2003, starting as a casual during his university holidays and joining the team fulltime in 2005.  Mark has progressed through the company via roles of Junior Agronomist, Rangiora Branch Manager to Operations Manager.

During this time Mark has gained an extensive knowledge of the seed processing industry including systems, site and staff management.   Mark is also involved in the wider industry with the New Zealand Seed Processors Association as the Secretary/Treasurer and Seed Quality Management Authority representative.

Mobile: 027 637 3575
Fax: 03 313 7555
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Andrew Johnston – Agronomist

Andrew has worked for Luisetti Seeds since 1986, as long as he has been in the industry. He holds a Diploma in Rural Studies and covers the North Canterbury area specialising in Pastoral and Crop.

Phone: +64 3 313 7176
Mobile: 0274 334 876
Fax: +64 3 313 7555
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Shane King – Agronomist

Shane has been with Luisetti Seeds since July 2016 in the Ellesmere and Central Canterbury areas.  Shane previously worked for Farmlands for 11 years in, and around the Ellesmere area as an Arable Technical Field Officer.  Shane has managed all types of crops including cereal, ryegrass, red and white clover, red beet seed crops and all types of fodder crops including fodder beet.  Shane enjoys helping farmers achieve their production goals.  He has particular expertise in the agronomy of small seed and cereal crops.

Outside work Shane is a volunteer fire fighter with the Southbridge Fire Brigade.

Mobile: 027 441 1106
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John McCaw – Agronomist

John has a BCom Ag and covers the South-Mid Canterbury region. He has been with Luisetti Seeds since August 2007. Previous to this, John worked for Cropwatch, CRT and Cropmark and has been in the industry since 1996. John specialises in potatoes, grain and seed and agrichemicals.

Mobile: 027 280 4082
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Michael Stanley – Agronomist.

Michael has been with Luisetti Seeds since August 2017.  Previously Michael worked for Farmlands for 13 years in Marlborough and then Culverden.

Mobile: 027 569 6967
Fax: +64 3 313 7555
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Kerry Thomas – Agronomist

Kerry is the agronomist for the Central-Mid Canterbury area and his expertise in chemicals is extensive. has worked for Luisetti Seeds since 1999 and been in the industry since 1979. Prior to working for Luisetti Seeds, Kerry worked for Canterbury Seed and Malting Company, Elders Pastoral, Hodder Tolley and AB Annand & Co.

Mobile: 0274 396 104
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Chris TysonChris Tyson – Seed Manager

Chris is our Seed Manager at Luisetti Seeds. Chris has been with Luisetti Seeds since July 2017; having been in the agricultural sector for 14 years prior to joining the industry in 2014 working for Wesco Seeds. With Chris’s background in farming sheep, beef and deer, Chris has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pastures for stock.

Mobile: 027 809 2217
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