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Streat Control Auckland Team, from left: Zahra, Mahmood, Barbara, Ahad & Anne

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    We're thankful to have this wonderful team, let us introduce you:  

Barbara Birdling, Accounts (Auckland);
Joined August 2016
A rare bird (excuse the pun, Barb!) being born in Auckland and living here all her life (most recent years south, out Waiuku way) Barb's working career has been most always in accounting. Barb's first job was with a Construction Company, where she transferred from accounts to Assistant in the Company Library. Barb did the Accounts for family businesses along the way but her favourite accounts role was working for the NZ Agent for Royal Doulton.

A self-confessed home body (who nevertheless seems to be out a lot!) Barb enjoys pottering around in the garden. Barb's a great reader, she's belonged to a Line Dancing group for 20 years - says it's good exercise and good for the brain - no surprise when she was a ballet dancer in her early years. An animal lover and for most of her life a dog owner, Barb's family have adopted Old English Sheepdogs, a Briard, and now Barb has precious little 'Angel', a Chihuahua cross, so walking is a happy daily routine.


Anne Capon, Owner/Director (Auckland); RN; BA
Joined August 2002
M: +64 21 575 111 Anne is a ChCh hospital trained nurse with a BA from Canterbury University (literature) and a broad working background in various sectors, primarily in health and property.

While born in Fiji, Anne's early years were primarily in the South Island (a Mainlander at heart, hankering after the quiet and beautiful south ... maybe not quite so much in the winter!). Crickey, of our whole team, only one was born in NZ (about par for the course in this young country we reckon). A sporty sort way back - netball, volleyball, sky diving - walking with the dogs is perfect these days.

Anne's areas of responsibility include Operations, HR, Marketing, FX and Credit Control.


Mahmood Ghadiri, Owner/Sales Engineer (Auckland);
BSc (Mechanical Engineering) & ME (design)
Joined April 2016
M: + 64 21 475 600 Mahmood is new to Streat Control but not to NZ, nor to engineering. Completing a Bachelor Degree in Iran, his home country, Mahmood first worked as a design engineer for a car manufacturing company. After coming to NZ in 1999 he undertook a Masters Degree at Auckland University then had a stint running the family business in Auckland. Mahmood then moved with his family to Sydney, working for several years as a manufacturing and design engineer (specialising in the use of Pro/Engineer Software, programming Multicam CNC router, cost saving and design).

Mahmood's wife, three young children and family are top priority. He loves beautiful New Zealand and is passionate about the environment - and the All Blacks. A professional mountain climber in his youth Mahmood's more recent and 'leisurely' interests include a Yale University astronomy course. Current interests are playing chess, watching football (he used to play), travel and activities with family and, last but not least and in the broadest possible sense, everything to do with engineering!


Dayele Hobson, Consulting/Support to the Streat team; NZCE (Electrical Engineering)
Joined April 1990
After 26 years with Streat Control Dayele has left us to enjoy a long overdue and much deserved retirement. We have been truly blessed and are grateful to have had Dayele with us, he will be sorely missed. We wish Dayele many wonderful years ahead with family, lots of fun sailing, camping and travelling, and success in his church and community work where Dayele's involvement is surely much valued.

Beginning his career as an Electrician, Dayele moved into instrumentation in 1969, completed an NZCE (electronics) in 1970, and worked in the industry from then. Throughout his early career and with Streat Control from 1990 to Dec 2016, Dayele approached everything he undertook with passion, commitment and integrity. Among the best of engineers, and conversant at some level with most all areas of industrial instrumentation, Dayele rates by any standard as a flow and level measurement expert and exceptional all-rounder.

2015 marked an impressive milestone when Dayele reached his 25th Streat Control Anniversary; a great achievement from an exceptional Sales Engineer. Our sincerest thanks to Dayele.

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