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Chris Clement
Chris Clement

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Chris Clement

Site Manager

Mobile: 027 217 7195
Phone: 07 549 1011 Ext: 223

I joined the kiwifruit industry in 2008 after completing studies towards a BSc majoring in Horticultural Science at Massey University. My first role in kiwifruit was at a postharvest supplier in a technical support role looking after maturity testing and the selection and monitoring of crops for controlled atmosphere storage, as well as carrying out a range of on-orchard technical activities.

In 2012 I joined Kiwifruit Vine Health as an Operations Advisor, providing advice to growers on the management of Psa on their orchards and helping to develop a range of best practice documents. Following this, I returned to post-harvest in 2015 as an Operations Technical Manager, with a primary focus on optical and predictive sorting of fruit, as well as working with production teams to help maximise packhouse throughput and working on a range of automation projects. During this time I also spent two years overseeing blueberry packing operations.

I am proud to have been a previous winner of both the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower and New Zealand Young Fruit Grower of the Year competitions.


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