Staff profile : Brian Faulknor
National Product Specialist
Brian was born in Masterton. After leaving school and working at a couple of jobs he joined the New Zealand Army and was posted to Singapore, spending nearly three years there until the Army was withdrawn.
Brian started with the company in 1994 assembling and painting Gehl round balers.
He stayed in the workshop for 11 years, working on assembly and servicing as well as instructing on Tulloch imported machinery at customer and dealer service schools and attending field days around the country. In his time in the workshop he has witnessed strong growth and development in the Krone machinery business.
In 2002 Brian attended service training at Krone in Spelle, Germany, and at the Elho factory in Bennas, Finland.
Brian made the change into retail sales in 2005, Wholesale sales in 2008 and into his current position as National product specialist in 2012.
His interests outside work seem to keep changing too — from jet-skiing to mountain biking, trail bikes, back to the mountain biking and now combining that with road cycling. He completed his first Taupo Lake Challenge ride (160 km) in 5:24hrs, breaking 4:45 hrs the following year.