Mr Apple employs over 1,800 people who are passionate about apple quality.
This includes 220 full-time staff and up to 1,600 seasonal workers who all share one thing in common – a commitment to exporting quality apples.
Mr Apple's Sales Team is experienced, knowledgeable and committed to delivering the right apple to meet each customer's needs.
Andrew van Workum
As CEO I maintain very strong links to predominantly European and UK sales base and oversee all sales and marketing strategies for the business.
I say to my guys: I don’t just want to know we’ve had a good result this year. I want them to tell me why and how we got it, so that we can do better and repeat it year after year.
I’ve been in the apple business in New Zealand a long time and I’ve realised that success is really simple. It just takes two things:
First, you’ve got to grow high quality apples.
And second, you’ve got to have customers who get that investing in high quality apples grows their sales.
Things you should know about Andrew:
Known as Curly
Nelson born and bred and grew up on the family orchard
Learning to love the Cloud
Fond of a flat white
Married with three teenagers
Sales Manager - Wholesale
Growing up on a vegetable farm in Pukekohe, produce is in my blood, so the fact that I have spent 31 years exporting New Zealand fruit and vegetables to over 40 countries will come as no surprise. I joined Mr Apple as a Sales Manager 8 years ago and I have loved every minute of it. Things you should know about Andy:
31 years of selling produce
Loves Lake Tarawera, late summer, lake like glass
Proud husband and dad of two gorgeous daughters
Sales Manager - Retail
I focus primarily on retail sales & distribution throughout the ROW Markets, as well as growing and maintaining relationships in North America and Europe.
I have been responsible for creating and building relationships in these markets successfully for Mr Apple for the past 3 years.
Things you should know about Ben:
Involved in the export / import Produce Industry since 2001
Hails from sheep & beef farms in Gisborne – the first city to see the sunrise in the world each morning
Big sports fan, and can be quite often found on a tennis court or up the mountain snowboarding
At home kept in line by Penny and their son Carter
Export Sales Executive
I am very keen to learn more about your market, and the challenges you face, and together with my experience, I’d like to help you develop your business.
It is exciting to be part of the new focus at Mr Apple NZ Ltd in supporting our customers to be able to sell more Mr Apple fruit.
On a personal level, my interests include sailing, motor sports, history, travel and cooking. I am married with 2 children.