Murray Fenton, of Auckland, ONZM for services to design and business
Murray Fenton is the founder, sole owner and managing director of Adept, New Zealand’s leading plastic injection-moulding company. He developed Adept by constructing an injection-moulding machine in his back yard and grew the company to employ more than 100 people with an annual revenue of $25 million. Adept began by manufacturing products for the meat industry and has been a long-time contract manufacturer for other New Zealand companies, such as Fisher and Paykel Healthcare. Adept’s beef clip remains the meat industry standard, having sold more than two billon units worldwide. Mr Fenton also developed and manufactured a lens case for the Fred Hollows Foundation. Products made by Adept, including STARBoard, a carbon fibre adjustable arm support product for radial artery access medical procedures, have received multiple industry awards.