meet the team
Anthony & Fiona Katavich
Born and bred Kiwi’s, Anthony & Fiona are passionate about their business being the best in the industry. Anthony has a degree in engineering and extensive background in project management within the financial sector whilst Fiona has a degree in marketing which has been applied in both large tourism and consumer goods companies. As they both hail from corporate backgrounds they know how to run an efficient business with flair and customer focus. They are constantly striving to improve and invest in all aspects of
When not thinking about work they indulge in family time with the kids and playing on motorbikes and horses.
Chief Operating OfficerOur Chief Operating Officer, Charlie, has many years of experience in diverse industries across most business disciplines. From direct sales, into sales management then into a range of marketing functions culminating in National Marketing Manager for a large international oil company. Emigrating to New Zealand saw a change in industry and breadth of responsibility as the New Zealand Manager for the New Zealand operation of a large Australasian organisation. Opting out of big business and corporate life he spent a few years consulting, but missing the cut and thrust of business he was soon back in business eschewing the large corporates to go with a smaller nimble business with family values. A recent graduate with Masters in Business Administration, Charlie now has his weekends back and can be found harassing, unsuccessfully most of the time, the fish in the Hauraki Gulf on his jetski.
Production ManagerVikash runs our factory and makes sure all of your blinds are made on time and to the highest quality. He hails from Fiji where he spent 9 years teaching accounting and economics. After arriving in New Zealand Vikash started working at Fisher and Paykel – his first time out of school. He progressed in F&P learning lean manufacturing techniques and became a team leader and trainer as befitting his earlier teaching background. He then moved into supply chain sourcing local components. While working at F&P he studied for his Bachelor of Applied Management (Production and Operations Management).
All these skills are put to good use in running a lean and efficient team making the quality blinds and ensuring they arrive in good shape and on time to our customers.
A keen football player in his younger days, sadly the joints no longer support the rigours of the game and he is an enthusiastic supporter. When not on the side lines supporting his local team he enjoys travelling around as a bit of a car enthusiast.
Every company, branch or office needs a mother. The person who will share our joys, commiserates with us when we are disappointed, is the fountain of company knowledge and helps out in so many ways. At mr blinds we are lucky – we have mother Teresa!
Teresa has been with the mr blinds family since the beginning when the company was just a few people. She has been part of the development of the company and watched it grow to its current form. Over that time she has obtained an extensive hands on knowledge of the company from manufacture, despatch, sales and management.
She prides herself on the smooth running of the office-sales and install teams plus the quality and high standard of customer service the team provides to all our customers.
In her leisure time, Teresa loves spending time cruising the gulf, seeking out a sheltered bay to relax and catch up with family and friends.