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Gary Takiari

Gary Takiari - Shorthaul Driver

Gary became a valued member of the Cardinal team around 24 years ago in 1992 delivering products in a van when Cardinal was based out of Tony's home office. He says that he feels 'priviledged to be able to see and be a part of Cardinal's growth into such a successful business today'. Gary now covers the Hamilton route and forefront in his mind is creating a excellent experience for both the customers and his co-workers by delivering his goods on time, undamaged and with the correct paperwork. Gary is a well respected member of the team with a great sense of humor and is always up for the daily challenges of his role.

Charles Smith

Charles Smith - Quality and Compliance Manager

Charles is responsible for the development and maintenance of Cardinal Logistics’ effective compliance and risk management systems for food safety, health, safety, quality, environmental, bio-security and fleet management.Charles has extensive experience in operational and supply chain processes and management, in a broad range of industries.

Jessica Forrest

Jessica Forrest - Shipment Planning Leader

Jessica started at Cardinal Logistics in 2013 as an Administrator Junior. Through being involved in such diverse operational situations and numerous exciting projects, she has developed her skills and progressed into a Shipment Planning Leadership role. Cardinal has a bright and exciting future and she looks forward to being a part of future projects and developments.
Salesi Fusikata

Salesi Fusikata - Night Warehouse Manager

Salesi says that Cardinal has given him the opportunity to kick off and develop his career with Logistics. Salesi started as a Storeperson and currently holds the position of Operations Manager - Night Shift. He recognises the many challenges of the role and says "Without the help of key management staff past and present I wouldn’t become who I am today with Cardinal."