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Meet the team

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Phil Duthoit – Managing Director
Phil’s interest in irrigation started back in the early 1970’s after an extensive rural background from sheep stations to dry land farming.He pioneered irrigation in the area south of Loxton by using under ground water obtained from the Artesian Basin for Lucerne growing and cash crops.In 1978 Phil established Loxton Irrigation Centre Pty Ltd which is now a thriving business employing up to 20 personnel who service over 250 horticultural, viticultural and agricultural clients throughout the Riverland. Most of the water source now is obtained from the River Murray.
Mick Zerna – Manager of Operations
Mick is Store Manager and Purchasing Officer. Mick was born in Loxton and over the years has gained valuable experience in store management and customer service. These qualities as well as his involvement with sports and social activities make Mick a valued employee.
Tim Kassulke – Loxton Store Manager

Mick Taylor – Barmera Store Manager

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Richard James – Irrigation Consultant
Richard has been with Loxton Irrigation Centre for over 30 years in which time he has gained knowledge of the local conditions, infrastructure and product performance. Richard has an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering and is a Certified Irrigation Designer in Drip/Micro and Sprinkler Irrigation systems.
Tom Drakopoulos – Irrigation Consultant
Tom is an experienced irrigation design consultant with over 25 years in the industry. Tom assists with preparing plans and designs for private or commercial irrigation purposes and manages our domestic irrigation section. Tom holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Natural Resources Management.
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Shelley Bartels – Administration

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Bernadette Matson – Accounts Administration

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Col Kupke – Draftsman
Col joined the team in 2009, primarily as a draftsman. He has years of experience in Agriculture, machinery design and maintenance. Besides drafting for the design team, Col assists with most aspects of the business.
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Robert Pfeiler – Counter Sales