Meet The Team

Katie Roese-Mclean

Director

Katie moved from her successful career in financial management and into the family business in 2002, offering new skills and fresh ideas to the growing family business. After her parents – KHR founders Karl and Jeanne – retired in 2006, Katie and her brother Peter took the reigns as Directors and continued to drive the company forward in the floor sanding supplies industry, building upon the existing partnership with Lagler and their market-leading products. Outside of work Katie enjoys dining out, cooking, baking, listening to music and spending her time with her family and dogs.

“We’re a true family business that offer something unique in our field. Our colleagues, customers and partners have all worked hard to build this company into what it is today and that’s a type of ownership we can all really appreciate.”

Peter Roese

Director

Peter joined the business straight after leaving school in 1997, learning the ropes of all things Lagler from his father Karl and many visits to the factory in Germany. Years on, Peter now oversees the technical side of the business, happily spending hours taking apart machines until he really does know them inside out, providing the team and KHR’s customers with endless product knowledge. Heading up our PST® training, Peter also works with businesses to develop their skills and ensure that customers have spot-on training for using the Lagler products. When he’s not taking apart Hummel floor sanders he’s probably taking apart his Kawasaki Z750 at home or spending time with his family.

“A genuine passion for our products is what makes KHR great. It’s easy to enjoy your job when you work with quality brands like Lagler.”

Rachel Bennett

Accounts Administrator

Rachel’s career began in engineering after studying the subject in college. Looking for new challenges she joined KHR in 2010 to look after the financial administration of the company. Her dog, Star can occasionally be found bounding around the offices too. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys last minute holidays and redecorating her family home.

“We work hard to keep things friendly, fun and organised here. The support and knowledge we offer to our customers and each other is second to none.”

Sarah Parkinson

Customer Service

Sarah is well known among customers as being the first port of call for inquiries, orders and purchasing for KHR. When she’s not helping customers, Sarah spends her days off trying exotic foods, making crafts and planning holidays to see her family in Canada. Go Blue Jays!

 “The relationships I’ve built with our customers are what I value the most here. Seeing these businesses grow over the years and being able to provide the tools they need has been wonderful.”

Adam Rose

Lead Repair Technician

Adam worked in and around the car industry for a number of years and has now turned his attention to servicing Lagler’s Sanding Machine Range. A highly skilled mechanic, Adam is getting to know our customers and products quickly, working with clients to get their machines running like new.

 “It’s been a real learning curve working on such specialised equipment, but it’s great getting to know the different machines. Getting a 20 year old Hummel in and making it run like new in a few hours is incredibly satisfying.”

Genevieve Wight

Marketing Coordinator

Genevieve joined KHR to take on the ever-increasing marketing activities of the business as it continues to grow. With a history in advertising and graphic design, Genevieve is a great fit and manages the company’s profile across web and social media, making sure customers know what’s going on and building new relationships in the industry.

““It’s rare to find such an established business remain so close to their family values, but that’s what KHR does. It’s been 35 years and our products and partnerships are still running smoothly as ever.”

Wai-Ling

Customer Service

Wai-ling has joined KHR to help with the customer service part where she will be on hand to assist with any customer queries and ensures smooth running in the office. Wai-Ling also comes from a Financial background where her and Katie worked together years ago.

“Coming from a Financial Background im looking forward to learning new ways and am very excited to join this team.”

Joshua Sheath

Warehouse Oprative

Josh joined KHR in December 2017 to help with the Warehouse and deliveries. Josh has become part of the Family and helps where he can. Josh comes from a logistics background and brings a lot of ideas to the team.

“KHR is a great company to work for as there is always room for growth. I have learnt so much in my time here so far and look forward to many years here.”