Heat and Control has announced the promotion of Scott Burrows to sales and operations manager for New Zealand, adding his 25 years' food and beverage processing industry know-how to the leadership position.
In his previous roles in project engineering, sales, and sales management, Burrows clocked up extensive experience in managing projects from quote to installation.
Burrows says he has a real focus on continuous improvement in his new role and "enjoys the customer-centric approach that the New Zealand-based team have and how they tackle daily challenges with a positive mindset".
In his 18 years with Heat and Control, Burrows says he has witnessed the growing importance of workplace Health and Safety for NZ manufacturers. He says Heat and Control ensures it keeps up with the demands of today’s safety-conscious market.
“We promote quality high performance machines which we ensure will comply with all local legislation,” Burrows says.
“We provide solutions to the food industry for Processing, Packaging, Sorting and Inspection with best in class equipment from around the world and, of course, Heat and Control's our own designed and manufactured products.”
Burrows is based in Auckland, with a dedicated team of sales and service support professionals and a field service technician based in the South Island.
As Burrows’ career has advanced with Heat and Control, the same is true for long-term colleague, Martin de Jager. Following former operations manager Neville Shepherd’s retirement recently, De Jager has stepped up as New Zealand’s new service manager.
This year, Heat and Control has expanded its service team with two new service engineers -- which Burrows says is indicative of the company’s ongoing commitment to service and technical support in New Zealand. Offering 24-hour support, and spare parts availability, local operations are well-resourced to service the industry.
“Heat and Control has the unique capability within our industry to supply a single piece of machinery for a line, or integrate several components into a complete system and assume single-source responsibility,” he says.
Burrows says Heat and Control partners with New Zealand food brands to refine their production processes, ensuring safety, consistency and reliability. Advances in optical sorters, automated inspection, weighing and packaging lines translate to savings and reliability for manufacturers around the country.
Heat and Control has manufactured food processing and packaging equipment for over sixty-five years. Supplying systems for snackfood, French fries, vegetables, meat, poultry, industrial and commercial products, product handling and packaging systems, Heat and Control’s ‘total systems approach’ offers customised solutions to reach each customer's distinctive goals.