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Gavin and Rodger Briggs


Gavin, Rodger and the Briggs family have owned the company since its inception. Gavin and Rodger are both general managers with Gavin being heavily involved in the design and sales side of the company also. The Briggs' prior and current successes in owning and operating their own farms has provided the necessary tools to supply their clients with proven products and services.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0274 356 335

Email. gavin@briggs.co.nz

Email. rodger@briggs.co.nz

Luke Rainer

Lucas Cawte

Assistant Manager

Lucas started with Rainer Irrigation as the Service Manager over 2 years ago. In February 2012 he was appointed Assistant Manager to assist the day to day operation of the company and manage client queries.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0274 307 904                                                                

Email. lucas@briggs.co.nz


Graham McDougall

Design / Sales

Graham is one of the veterans of Rainer irrigation. He has been with the company for approximately 17 years, prior to that he owned and operated his own farm. He started building RotoRainers then moved into design and sales in 2000. Grahams experience and his extensive farming background has helped in the implementation and install of over 300 successful irrigation systems.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0272 856 050

email. graham@briggs.co.nz


Mike Bowler

Design / Sales

Mike is the newest addition to the design and sales team, but comes as one of the most experienced. He formally owned and operated an irrigation company in his home country and has over 24 years in irrigation design, a BSc Agriculture and a post grad Diploma in GIS. Mike has the skills necessary to accurately design a system to suit any application from drip irrigation to piped schemes. 

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0274 356 336

Email. mike@briggs.co.nz


John Campbell

Design / Sales

John started with the company 2006 as part of the design and sales team. He has since proven himself as a designer with his focus being on efficiency. John has an agricultural background and a keen attention to detail.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0272 014 011

Email. john@briggs.co.nz


Doug Carrodus

Design / Sales

Doug has been with Rainer Irrigation for over 12 years. He moved into design/sales 6 years ago after being the pump installation and service manager for the 6 years prior. This pump experience and knowledge was carried through and applied into design and has since proved to be his specialty area.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0272 652 790

Email. doug@briggs.co.nz


Matthew Hancox

Design / Sales

Matthew has been with the company for 8 years, previously as a pump technician and most recently as the pump department manager. Matt has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the irrigation fields so it was a natural progression to move into this side of the company. 

Contact details:

Ph. (03) 307 9049

Mob. 0276 860 015

Email: matthew@briggs.co.nz


Scott Ashdowne

Electrical department Manager

Scott helped establish the Rainer Irrigation electrical department approximately 5 years ago and has aided its exponential growth since. Scott has 21 years’ experience within the industry, 10 of which were spent building panels as the factory manager. Scott and his team of 7 provide full electrical services, including repairs, maintenance, and installation. Click here to see electrical page.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0274 369 500

Email. scott@briggs.co.nz

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Alan Foster

Pivot Service Manager

Alan is a fully qualified Electrician and has been with the company for over 2 years previously in the electrical department. Alan has a great deal of experience and is an ideal addition to this department. Having a qualified electrician within the department provides more scope for problem solving and delivers more efficient rectification of pivot electrical faults.

Contact details:

Ph. (03) 307 9049

Mob. 0274 598 513

Email: alanf@briggs.co.nz



Glen Ledingham

Pump Installation Manager

Glen has great experience within the industry backed up with his expert engineering know how. He has been with the company for 4 years approximately, during that time he has been exposed to and worked on many facets of irrigation. Glen is pump installation manager responsible for repair and installation of submersible and surface pumps for irrigation, stock and house water. 

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 027 686 8806

Email. glenn@briggs.co.nz


Mark Symonds

Service Manager - RotoRainers & Effluent

Mark worked as a serviceman for the company 3.5 years prior to becoming the service manager. He has expert knowledge on all facets of the service department and runs a well-resourced team of 8.

Contact details:

Ph. 03 307 9049

Mob. 0272 014 180

Email. mark@briggs.co.nz


Alan Robin

Pivot & Lateral Installation Manager

Alan started with the company 4 years ago in the workshop. Alan then moved into pivot assembly where he acquired great product knowledge and now runs the Pivot install teams. 

Conatct details:

Ph. 0275 077 010

Email. alanr@briggs.co.nz

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