Pioneer People

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PIONEER FAMILY- DEALER CRAIG SELLEN

Craig, his wife Mandy and a couple of casual employees make up Eyre Tanks, Sheds & Patios; a small business making a big impact on the Eyre Peninsula, SA. Originally a heavy vehicle mechanic, Craig’s current venture...

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Jennifer Wollard – STAFF MEMBER

MEET Jennifer Wollard – a valued member of the Pioneer Team.  After her family came out from England in 1971, Jennifer got settled into school in Perth before embarking on a career at Coles. She took time off to raise 3...

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Talking Water with Justin and Sally Dryer

Since the start of January the Dyers have received over 23 inches, that’s nearly half their annual rainfall! They’re excited about the future. With big smiles and open hearts, there’s a lot of good stuff to talk about...

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FARMING FAMILY PROUD – DRYER FAMILY, NT

MEET Justin and Sally Dyer from Hayfield Station, in the Northern Territory. Sally is an NT station girl, born and raised on her parent’s cattle station, Kurundi. She joins her husband ‘Juddy’ in running the Dyer...

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PIONEER FAMILY- DEALER TIM HARPER

When we say our dealers are part of the Pioneer Family, we mean that they’re dedicated to providing you with top-quality Pioneer products for the long-haul. This is especially true for Tim Harper, who has been the Managing...

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PIONEER STAFF MEMBER, DAVE KAY

MEET Dave Kay – a valued member of the Pioneer Team. As our Senior Storeperson, you’ll find Dave hard at work in our Stores Department, making sure that every tank kit is 100% accurate and ready to go on-time. Having...

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ONE HAPPY CUSTOMER – MEET JOHN

John Geary from Caboolture, QLD Residing in the warm Moreton Bay Region of Queensland, John and his wife have harvested rainwater their entire lives. They see buying a tank as a responsible step towards making the most of a...

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TALKING WATER WITH ADAM

While Cyclone Debbie caused devastation in other parts of QLD, the weather system meant that Boreelum Station, near Miriam Vale, was fortunate enough to receive some good rain in a pretty dry year.   “We rotate our...

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FARMING FAMILY PROUD – COFFEY FAMILY QLD

MEET the Coffey family from Boreelum Station, near Miriam Vale, Central Coast QLD.  Since moving down from the NT just over a year ago, Adam and Jac, and their two young boys, Sam and Will, have run cattle in a trading and...

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PIONEER FAMILY- DEALER WES AND FELICITY

Wes purchased Mount Barker Water Tanks just last year, but he’s no newcomer to the Pioneer Family. He’s been installing our tanks in WA since 2007! In fact, growing up on his family’s farm, water harvesting has been of...

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ONE HAPPY CUSTOMER – MEET BRENDON

BRENDON’S STORY Brendon from Bridgetown, WA Brendon and his family raise cattle on a farm 15 kilometres east of Bridgetown, WA. While people may associate Bridgetown with “heaps of rain”, Brendon says that out on his...

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PIONEER STAFF MEMBER, PETER CLARKSON

MEET Peter Clarkson – a valued member of the Pioneer Team. In his role as the Commercial Completing, Stores and Dispatch Supervisor, Peter loves the daily challenge of bringing everyone’s efforts together. He puts it...

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FARMING FAMILY PROUD – TURNER FAMILY, NSW

MEET the Turner Family from Goodwood Station, located near White Cliffs, NSW. Zane and Louise represent the 4th generation of Turners to work with livestock in the region, and say that owning a pastoral business is a “life...

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ONE HAPPY CUSTOMER – MEET STEVE

STEVE’S STORY Steve from Kilmore, VIC 20 years ago, Steve purchased a bare block in Kilmore, Victoria. On it, he envisioned a family home for his 3 young children. The block had no connection to mains water, so Steve had...

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PIONEER STAFF MEMBER, ITHNIN KASSIM

MEET Ithnin Kassim – a valued member of the Pioneer Team. Ithnin’s job as Pioneer’s Commercial Completing Officer is to ensure quality and productivity in the workplace. It’s a big task, but as the recipient of the...

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Talking Water With Sam

The majority of the water used at Ruby Downs and Providence stations comes from bores—this can present some challenges, such as the breakdown of pumps. “We have begun installing solar pumps in some paddocks which have...

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Farming Family Proud – McBean Family, NT

MEET the McBean Family from Ruby Downs Cattle Station, located in the Douglas Daly, NT. Sam McBean has been involved in the cattle industry since his childhood on Bradshaw Station, where—despite living 600km apart—he...

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PIONEER FAMILY- DEALER, Karl Atkin, NSW

Karl Atkin and his team of sales staff—Ross, Wayne and Tracey— are Authorised Dealers of Pioneer Water Tanks in Newcastle, NSW. As the General Manager of Civcon Water Services, Karl has been offering reliable water...

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PIONEER STAFF MEMBER, David Smith

MEET David Smith – a valued member of the Pioneer Team! David overseas the general storeman duties which includes organising and implementing kitting jobs to ensure that they are completed on time and are of high quality....

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TALKING WATER WITH GUS

Angus (known as Gus) was born and raised on Umbearra Station. He carries a family legacy as the third generation to manage cattle on the 3,600 square kilometre property located 300km South of Alice Springs in the Northern...

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PIONEER STAFF MEMBER, Paul Turner

MEET Paul Turner – a valued member of the Pioneer Team Paul overseas the fabrication and sheetmetal departments in his role as Manufacturing Supervisor with Pioneer Water Tanks. His role is non-stop, managing twelve...

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PIONEER FAMILY – DEALER, Jack Russell, Katherine, NT

Jack Russell of ‘Rural Trading’ is a country boy at heart and a tank builder by trade. At 17 he moved from his family farm in Cootamundra, NSW to the Territory in search of bigger paddocks, more cattle and more...

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Farming Family Proud – The McKay Family, NT

MEET the McKay Family from Umbearra Station 300km South of Alice Springs! For 54 years the McKay family have been farming cattle. Now Angus and Kimberley are raising their own cattle baron in 3-year-old Ollie! How did Angus...

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PIONEER FAMILY – DEALER, Rick and Leonie Hand, NSW

Rick and his family run Pioneer Tanks NSW. They build hundreds of tanks each year from Birdsville to the Murrumbidgee. Water is the lifeblood of “outback” communities. Rick understands this having grown up in Burke and...

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PIONEER STAFF MEMBER, Lee Sharman

MEET Lee Sharman – a valued member of the Pioneer Team (for over 12 years!) Lee has the essential role of scheduling the manufacturing of your premium tank, including parts and features. As Scheduler and Customer...

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PIONEER FAMILY – DEALER, Mark & Trish Leach, QLD

PIONEER FAMILY – Distributors, Mark & Trish Leach Mark and Trish Leach run The Tank Specialists based in Agnes Water Queensland. This growing Queensland family business stands proud in delivering Pioneer Water...

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TALKING WATER WITH ROXIE

Talking Water with Roxie Pioneer Water Tanks caught up Roxie over a beer at the ‘Pioneer Pub’! Learn about how Roxie Holzwart from Avago Station, along with her husband, Keith, are managing water for a sustainable and...

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Farming Family Proud – The Holzwart Family, NT

Farming Family Proud – Holzwart Family NT MEET The Holzwart Family from Avago Station, west of Daly Waters in the Northern Territory. Having a go and putting ‘all in’ is what makes this family so inspiring! From a...

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