Meet the Team

Martin ThompsonMartin Thompson – Managing Director / Owner
Martin established LMA Timber back in 2018. Having worked in the building industry for the last 6 years, (following 12 years in the UK working with people suffering from personal injuries) Martin experienced first-hand substantial waste being incurred on building sites. It was this desire to find a more sustainable/reclaimed solution to help reduce the impact on landfills that LMA Timber was born. 
Martin is a loyal family man, supporting the community where possible and is proud to be involved with local projects such as the Save The Jetty over in Governors Bay amongst many other council projects/initiatives.

Don Reed – Director
Don is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history in the Building and Fuel industry.  As the Caldwell Group CEO and a Director of LMA Timber LTD, Don is a proven Business Management Leader, specialising in retail/trade multi-channel business. He has a strong understanding of key business drivers and strong people management skills as well as a passion for utilising sustainable products in the building industry where possible.

Keith Caldwell – Owner
Keith has been associated with the building industry for over 40 years. Starting as an apprentice builder Keith has successfully moved into the supply of building materials and frame & truss manufacturing since 1985. During this time Keith and his son Daniel have established the Dyers Road ITM, VIP Frames & Truss and other related building industry businesses.  
Always looking ahead Keith saw potential in becoming a partner in LMA Timbers, distributing sustainable and recycled Australian Hardwoods throughout New Zealand.

Shannon Read – South Island Business Development Manager
Shannon comes from a sales / retail background and has worked in the hardware industry for over 12 years. With sales being her passion she also prides herself on building great relationships with customers and is genuinely interested in your project whether it be big or small. Shannon loves the outdoors and is planning on completing a great walk every year. Originally from Dunedin, Shannon is new to Christchurch and is enjoying exploring a new city. Shannon is based at our showroom at 66 Wickham St Bromley and is looking forward to meeting you all.

Glenn Minnell – North Island Business Development Manager
Glenn has worked in the building industry (building material supply merchants) for 23 years, 19 in account management and as a senior account manager/commercial sales manager for the last 10 years. He has worked on projects ranging from small residential builds to large major commercial projects. Glenn is well respected by suppliers, competitors, colleagues and clients. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, mountain biking and keeping fit. Based in sunny Tauranga (BOP) and covering the North Island, get in touch to discuss your next project.

Fliss Rhodes – Head of Operations and Logistics
Fliss has an extensive background in administration and office support having always worked in a customer-facing industry. Previously compared to a swiss army knife, Fliss has many strings to her bow and is a well-respected member of our team. Fliss prides herself in the way she communicates with all our customers and no doubt you will get to meet her when you pop into our showroom.

Karlayne Eggleton – Office Admin Support
Karlayne comes to us with many years of experience in customer service and administration under her belt. An administration superstar added to the team to keep the wheels spinning, ensuring our team is able to deliver exceptional service for customers. Outside of the office, she likes to keep active – walking her dog and playing tennis and indoor netball. Karlayne is looking forward to seeing you all at our showroom on Dyers road.

LMA TIMBER / KENNEDYS TIMBER PARTNERSHIP

With an impressive history of signature projects, Kennedy’s timbers are in high demand across the commercial and residential building industry. In fact, they are the leading supplier of premier Australian recycled and eco-sustainable timbers.

You’ll see from the sheer scale and calibre of construction projects they have been involved in, why Kennedy’s are regarded as one of Australia’s key specifiers and leading suppliers of reclaimed and sustainable timbers.

Kennedy’s expertise, capability and quality is why LMA Timber can deliver outstanding hardwood timber products in partnership with Kennedys Timbers to our customers throughout New Zealand.

www.kennedystimbers.com.au