Here’s some inside knowledge on the team that brings you New Zealand’s best blind fabrics and components.

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Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson

Managing Director

P: +64 9 271 1131 extn 801

Geoff started the business in 1992, after a long career at Weathermaster Products in various roles including: Manufacturing Manager, Purchasing Manager and R&D Manager.

“As owner of GAT Agencies I really enjoy the challenges and seeing it grow to become more profitable each year.”

Geoff gets a kick out of being regularly confused with the famous Australian cricketer, Geoff Thompson.

“When I hear people refer to us as ‘GAT’ it takes me back to my Weathermaster days when I was fondly or otherwise known as GAT, not Geoff. GAT is my initials!”

Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson

Sales & Marketing Director

P: +64 9 271 1131 extn 802

M: +64 21 711 170

The astute reader will notice that Jeremy has his dad’s name. Jeremy joined the business 14-years ago with a strong background in sales (electronics, Bell South, Vodafone) and telemarketing.

Jeremy left Vodafone for his OE in Europe, where he lived in London for a year,  then moved to Crete, Greece, for 9-months. He also made frequent trips to the U.S,Canada and parts of Europe along the way.

“Nothing beats working for the family business. I get a huge amount of satisfaction experiencing the business growth over the years. I treasure the relationships I’ve formed with our customers, some of who have become friends.”

One of Jeremy’s best experiences here was taking three key customers and their partners to Melbourne to visit the Acmeda and TWC/Texstyle factories.

“It was great to show our appreciation and thank our customers for their support over the years. We had a wonderful and enlightening time together.”

Jeremy is looking forward to enjoying the next 22-years of the business. 

Nafeez Ali

Nafeez Ali

Purchasing Officer

P: +64 9 271 1131 extn 804

Nafeez has been with GAT  since 2013 and has recently taken on the role in purchasing, his wealth of product knowledge will ensure your inquiries are answered accurately.

“I really like working here. Our team and our customers help create an awesome environment.” 

Michelle Eastwood

Michelle Eastwood

Administration Co-ordinator

P: +64 9 271 1131 extn 800

Our ‘This and That’ person. Michelle joined us in October 2002. Before GAT she looked after her two daughters and worked part-time. Busy, busy! 

Michelle likes that we’re a good bunch of people who make working here fun.

“The icing on the cake here is we can have a good laugh with most of our customers.”