Meet The Team

Katie Roese-Mclean


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


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.”

David Thomas

Service Technician

David previously worked here at KHR for 2 and a half years, he then left to work on roofing and cladding of steel frame buildings.
When the opportunity recently came up for returning to KHR he said:

“I was so happy to return and it doesn’t feel I’ve been away at all”

David enjoys working on the machines and getting them back to a good condition and sanding how they should.

“I’m a 1st-degree black belt in kickboxing in which I train and teach and enjoy working out or playing PS4 when not kickboxing.”

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.”


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.”