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Meet some of New Zealand’s motorhome and caravan experts

The people on this page are some of the most knowledgeable motorhome and caravan experts in New Zealand. They’re a friendly, helpful bunch too.

Adam Newman

Joint Managing Director

Adam's background is in sports management including managing the mighty Counties-Manukau Steelers. When at TrailLite he's responsible for much of our day to day activities.

Shaun Newman

Shaun Newman

Joint Managing Director

Shaun joined TrailLite in 2004 and worked his way through various departments before becoming General Manager. He's a passionate GM who is always looking for ways to improve our products, quality and service.

Deb Mercer

Deb Mercer

Handover Specialist

Deb is our very own knowledgeable handover specialist. She knows how to look after and support our customers exceptionally well and spends the day with new owners teaching them all there is to know about their new motorhome or caravan purchase.

Bryan Hoare

Bryan Hoare

South Island Team Leader and Sales

Bryan is a jack of all trades. From selling to leading the South Island team and handing over new motorhomes and caravans to their new owner. He is always up for an opportunity to share his knowledge about the perfect product for you or how to fix up your existing one

Michelle Bevin

Michelle Bevin

Interior Designer

Michelle weaves her magic into the interior of every new TrailLite. With our Landmark range she works one on one with our customers to design unique, stunning décors.

Peter Newman

Director

Pete is a cabinetmaker who started work at TrailLite in the 70's. He has owned this business since 1980. His passion for quality craftsmanship and his eagle eye shows in every TrailLite.

Atish Singh

Motorhome Builder

Atish is part of our furniture construction team building and putting together all the furniture that goes into every motorhome, think kitchen draws, cupboard, bedside draws, wardrobes. With 30 plans no two days are the same!

Ryan Pope

Ryan Pope

Quality and Improvement Manager

Ryan like many of our other talented staff has been with the company since leaving high-school. His superior attention to detail and reputation for building amazing motorhomes on the factory floor has seen him land a job assisting the factory in continual improvement and quality control.

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson

Groomer

It's a tough job keeping all of our motorhomes clean especially when the yard is always fully stocked. Eric lived in his motorhome for a while travelling and experiencing the best of New Zealand so if you're keen to share stories he is always up for a chat.

Peter Van Breugel

Service Centre Manager

Peter has a large amount of experience in many different industries & brings a wealth of after-sales/service centre expertise to TrailLite. He leads a team of 17 all who help our customers live the on-road lifestyle to the fullest.

Kevin Vand Westerlo

Kevin Van de Westerlo

Production Line Manager

Kevin has been a key part of the production team since he left school and over that time has developed a wealth of knowledge on how to build only the best motorhome. Naturally, he knows motorhomes inside-out and shares his great skills with his team of craftspeople.

Phyllis Douglas

Phyllis Douglas

Service Centre Administrator

Phyllis is your first point of contact for all servicing inquiries and bookings. She is a diligent, customer-focused team member and offers outstanding service to anyone looking for motorhome or caravan servicing.

Craftspeople

Master Motorhome Builders

Wall Crew

Our craftspeople spend their days building the very best motorhomes in the industry. This crew construct and press the walls that make up a TrailLite motorhome.

Shaun Bull

Shaun Bull

TrailLite Product Manager

Shaun started his career with TrailLite on the factory floor and now overseas new product design, manufacturing process and planning. He has a creative flair and is a key reason our TrailLites are the best-looking motorhomes on the road.

Kimani Conner

Kimani Conner

Craftswoman

Kimani is part of our assembly team. Doing the internal fit out of the motorhomes including fitting the furniture and lining the lockers. She is part of the third manufacturing bay in our factory.

Vanessa Hoare

Vanessa Hoare

South Island Sales Consultant

Vanessa brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and fun to the Christchurch team. Vanessa has worked in the industry for the past 8 years and knows motorhomes and caravans like the back of her hand. She loves fishing and if you don't catch her at the branch in Christchurch you'll no doubt find her on the canal of Twizel hunting for a big Salmon.

Doug Penman

Doug Penman

Motorhome and Caravan Consultant

Doug has been exposed to customer service for his entire 48 year working career. That’s why he loves meeting people. Much of that working career has been developed whilst in the airline industry. Six years ago Doug joined the TrailLite team. Doug is a 4WD enthusiast and instructor and assessor. All which explains his spirit.

Glenn Humphreys

Glenn Humphreys

Product Specialist

Glenn's background is in corporate finance and sales, and for many years lived overseas with roles based in London, Sydney, and California. He joined TrailLite in 2021 as a Product Specialist and enjoys providing friendly, professional, timely, and relevant information to our wonderful customers! When he's not on the yard, Glenn enjoys travelling and playing golf with his wife.

Kerstin Watson

Kerstin Watson

Customer Success Specialist

Kerstin loves her works helping people on their journey to becoming TrailLite owners. She listens to their ideas and requirements, and gives them advice and guidance along the way. Nothing gives her more pleasure than helping to realise peoples dreams as they drive out the gate with a smile on their faces, in a motorhome that’s perfect for them.

Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Product Specialist

With a background in Tourism and Travel, Adam enjoys sharing his love of adventure with our customers – helping them to find the right motorhome or caravan to suit their journey. When not on the yard, Adam enjoys hiking, boating and travelling with his kids.