Sales or Specification - choose who to contact

Below are details of our Ultraglaze Sales Manager, Simon Gaunt who works directly with merchants and joiners.  Our six Specification Managers from NZ Panels Group are spread throughout New Zealand and able to provide guidance on Ultraglaze to designers and architects.


Simon Gaunt, National Sales Manager

Simon is the key contact for merchants, joiners and kitchen manufacturers wanting to buy Ultraglaze. He has extensive knowledge of Ultraglaze acrylic and can advise on pricing for various projects and the various backing options available. Based in the mighty Waikato, he is known to venture to parts north and south as required.

Hilary Preston - Auckland Commercial

Hilary Preston is our Auckland Specification Manager with a focus on architectural practices. She has an extensive background in managing relationships with industry professionals and has in-depth technical building and planning knowledge, from previous roles where she worked alongside architects and designers on bespoke projects.

Andrea Allan - Auckland Residential

Andrea Allan is our Specification Manager covering the greater Auckland area with a focus on residential projects. With more than 10 years with the company she has built up excellent product knowledge and great customer contacts. Her experience is supplemented with a passion for interior design and she has studied both interior design and kitchen design.

Anne Knight - Waikato/Bay of Plenty

With roles ranging from kitchen design, construction sales and architectural specification, Anne has amassed a vast amount of product knowledge in her 20 plus years in the industry. She is passionate and very knowledgeable about our product ranges and can help take some of the pressure out of specifying. Her friendly manner and straightforward approach are valued by her clients.

Kirsty Fellows - Lower North Island

Kirsty is the most recent addition to our Specification team, looking after architects and designers from Wellington up to Napier and New Plymouth. Kirsty has a background in sales and merchandising, and started with us as a samples merchandiser in 2023 which gave her a great understanding of our product ranges. With a passion for interiors and more than a passing interest in joinery matters, she's well placed to support specifiers with their project requirements.

Donna-Marie Breen - Christchurch

Donna-Marie has a genuine passion and appreciation for great design developed over 20+ years in the interiors industry. But it's backed with an incredible depth of technical knowledge. Focused on her Christchurch-based architects and designer clients, her deep knowledge and experience makes her supremely effective Her warm honest approach and high level of client focus means her clients are well supported at every stage through their projects.

Viv Burton - South Island

With 10 years at NZ Panels Group, firstly as an account manager for Dezignatek and then as a specification manager, Viv balances her great eye for interiors with a wealth of product knowledge and experience. Viv prides herself on being a proactive account manager with a warm and friendly manner who provides a high level of customer service. Viv's territory ranges beyond Canterbury to encompass Central Otago specifiers.

Melanie Haywood - South Island

Melanie is a hugely experienced specification manager who joined the Christchurch-based team in late 2023 and is now working with architectural practices right across the South Island. With previous roles at Vidaspace, Timberline, Forbo and Inzide, Melanie has amassed an impressive amount of technical knowledge and built up a loyal following among specifiers. Her unbridled enthusiasm for interiors and high energy means she'll go the extra mile on every project.

Need help or looking to buy?

Whether you're a joiner, designer, specifier or just looking to upgrade things at home, we can point you in the right direction

You are now selecting products

Click on a swatch to select or deselect it

Selecting products

Tap swatches to select/deselect
0Products selected
Cancel No swatches selected Added to collection To add samples to the collection, you must first select them by clicking on the swatches below. No swatches selected Added to sample cart To add samples to the sample cart, you must first select them by clicking on the swatches below.