New appointments in Luisetti Seeds’ Ashburton Store

Ashburton Team:  from Left Ngaire Coote, Scott Ammerman and Simon Goodeve

Ashburton Team: from Left Ngaire Coote, Scott Ammerman and Simon Goodeve

Two members of Luisetti Seeds’ Ashburton team have been promoted to leadership roles and a new staff member has been welcomed to the Store.

Simon Goodeve has accepted the role of Ashburton Branch Manager stepping up from his previous position as Processing Supervisor. Simon brings a wealth of experience in the grain and seed industry to his new role, having worked for PGG Wrightson and RD1 before joining Luisetti Seeds.

Simon says he is looking forward to taking the business forward with significant expansion and development planned in the near future.

“We want to be the leaders in the seed processing business.”

Outside of work, golf has replaced rugby and cricket as his sport of choice, although he remains an enthusiastic follower of both.

Before moving to Ashburton, Simon was a member of the Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade for 14 years. He credits this role for equipping him with a range of life skills and giving him perspective about what is really important.

“I would recommend it to any young person as it helps you deal with any situation a lot better.”

Scott Ammerman will be replacing Simon as Processing Supervisor. Scott has an eye for detail and accuracy, which are so critical in this role.

We are delighted that Ngaire Coote has joined the Ashburton team as Dispatch and Logistics Coordinator. Her credentials for the job are excellent, having spent the past 13 years working for Tom Grundy Freight in an administration, accounts, dispatch role.

She is also from an agricultural background, originating from a large family farm in Middlemarch, Ngaire is married to Michael Coote, a beef buyer for ANZCO Foods’ Five Star Beef.

The couple, who have three adult children, have been living in Ashburton for 15 years. Outside of work, Ngaire enjoys gardening, reading, keeping fit and an annual get-together with her former Strath Taieri team-mates for a Golden Oldies hockey tournament. Held at various locations around the South Island or southern North Island, the tournament is a much anticipated catch-up with other experienced hockey players.