Guy Meuli - President
With the backing of long-term Masport staff and recent additions, Guy leads the Masport team with a hunger to succeed. His goal is clear – to work closely with customers and entrench Masport as the industry leader.
“We are focussed on growing the business and aim to become the supplier of choice for vacuum pump systems. In order to do that we are working alongside our customers to ensure we provide effective and efficient solutions to their problems.”
Guy also oversees operations of the R&D facility in Auckland and distribution bases in Australia and the USA for Masport’s holding company Skellerup.
Born and bred in Taranaki, New Zealand, Guy holds a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in mechatronics, and has worked in design and engineering roles in New Zealand and the UK. Guy joined Skellerup in 2012 and in 2014 became the Vacuum Systems Group General Manager. He has lead the Masport team since 2015.
John Gilbert - Sales Manager
John has been an integral part of the Masport team for the past twenty-six years, and with that brings a level of expertise and understanding of the Vacuum Truck Industry our customers have come to depend on.
Through John’s extensive experience serving the Vacuum Truck OEM Market throughout North America in all our key markets (portable toilet, grease, septic, oil and gas, dewatering, stationary systems, and commercial) he offers customers a wealth of knowledge when choosing the right products for their business.
After serving in the US Army as a diesel mechanic, John’s early years with Masport were in the shop, where for seven years he honed his hands-on skills before joining the Sales team in 1995. His niche lies in vane pumps, sizing and trouble-shooting vacuum systems, truck components, field training and rebuilding machines.
John is excited about Masport’s future and he knows trust, familiarity and the longevity of the business are what matters to our customers. He’s looking forward to penetrating the market with new products and working with customers to develop new offerings to help meet their needs and grow their business.
“Being in the industry as long as I have, I know all of our competitors history and product range which I can use to both ours and the customer’s advantage.”
J.R Kidman - Sales Manager
J.R. joins Masport with over eleven years of experience as a sales professional in the Vacuum Truck and Liquid Waste Industry. He brings a vast array of knowledge and skills through his time spent in technical sales, installations, rebuilding, customer support and training. With long-standing experience selling both Masport and competitor products, J.R. knows the quality and reliability of the wares he sells and stands by it 100%.
A Utah local and business graduate, J.R. is taking care of our existing customers and building new relationships in the West, and we are thrilled to have someone so knowledgeable on the ground dedicated to this region.
“This industry is a niche industry, you have relatively long learning curves, and it’s not easy to get into or learn and understand. We’re trying to make the end user’s life a little easier and more straightforward with the equipment we’re supplying. You’re actually building friendships and relationships with people and helping them to build and grow their business.”
Matt Gropp - Customer Service
Matt has literally grown up with Masport. His father served seventeen years with the company when Matt was a boy, then when he turned eighteen, full of “overwhelming confidence”, he began his own seventeen year journey with the company.
His hands-on learning began in the shop where he was involved with all aspects of the product, from testing and repairing equipment, to tacking, seam loading, system assembly and painting. He was Production Supervisor for over five years and honed his skills within all areas of production, operations and development through the various positions that he has held.
Matt’s technical aptitude offers customers sound and reliable support. He is always up for a challenge, whether out in the field, over the phone or learning a new computer system. He hasn’t lost that hunger to learn and grow.
“I’ve had my hands dirty, I’ve dusted my knuckles, I’ve built, I’ve touched, I’ve felt pretty much everything we do. Moving from the hands-on side of things, to being able to help our customers by visualising what they’re talking about, and providing solutions based on that practical experience, is now another tool that I can use to assist them.”