We are not a faceless corporation.

It is not enough to be environmentally responsible, you also need to create great products that meet customers needs and provide superior value. For this you need to have a great team of people. We are a group of professional, dedicated to solving a problem in our waters and to turn an invasive seaweed species into something that is positive for health of plants, humans and animals. We would appreciate if you would join us on our journey to improve our environment on land and in our oceans.

Alex Pressman


Alex graduated from University of Minnesota and started his career in Industrial and Pharmaceutical chemical sales at Mitsubishi Int’l Corp.  After completion of an MBA at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA, he managed computer software R&D, testing and product management teams at Borland and Oracle. He started his own high-tech company which he grew to 160 people before selling it and migrating to New Zealand. He founded Waikaitu in 2012 to turn NZ marine invasive species problems into economic opportunities.

Bret Wiegand


Bret’s career has spanned working with a number of organisations in various sectors from transport to chemicals throughout Europe, including leading the UK IT division of a global investment bank. Since moving to New Zealand he has consulted with a variety of agricultural businesses, from start-up irrigation companies to a leading agricultural machine service company in the South Island.

Chris Pratley


Chris is a 40-year veteran in the NZ agricultural chemical industry. After graduating from Lincoln University, Chris worked for the United Nations in agricultural aid projects. He returned to New Zealand to work in international agribusiness sales and marketing. Chris has owned and expanded a South Island horticultural supply company and maintains close relationships with a wide range of colleagues in both the manufacturing and distribution sectors of the NZ plant protection industry.

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