Meet The Team – Mackenzie Blake


July 12, 2022

Meet The Team – Mackenzie Blake

Continuing our series of articles connecting you to the faces behind the people of Genesis Equipment, today we would like to introduce to you our Logistics and Warehouse Manager, Mackenzie Blake.  

Mackenzie has been with Genesis for just over a year now, and has been instrumental in integrating a new WMS system.  She has also initiated huge changes that drive the efficiency of our new, bigger and better warehouse. 

We asked Mackenzie a few questions to learn more about her. 

Introducing Mackenzie Blake, Warehouse and Logistics Manager for Genesis Equipment.  

What is your favourite thing about being part of the Genesis Equipment team?   

The atmosphere and passion of our entire team. We all get excited when it comes to new challenges or ideas, and we all have each other’s backs when push comes to shove. The amount of trust management has in their employees is phenomenal, and the support to help each other grow really makes this business stand above the rest.  

How does a typical day in the office begin for you? 

Hitting the warehouse early, catching up on my emails, chasing up freight, then proceeding to smash out orders.  

When it comes to your role, what is your biggest pet peeve?  

Freight providers….. especially since covid, the confidence I have in them getting our stock from A to B has significantly dropped. This causes a headache for pretty well everyone involved in each sale, as it takes so much time to chase up any issues once it leaves our warehouse.  

Do you have a favourite quote and if so, what is it? 

“Are we living? Or merely killing time?” – I am Giant (Kiwi band), this lyric has always stuck with me, and I try to live by it as much as possible by camping, travel (pre Covid) and doing the things I love. It’s all about a work – life balance.  

What book are you reading now? 

Our new 5 Tonne forklift manual…. Riveting.  

What makes you smile?  

Outside of work –Spending time with friends and family, board games, adventures, food, dad jokes, my cats, camping, fishing, music, the list goes on and on.  

Within work – seeing any new process I’ve implement in action, and the impact it’s had on the efficiency of our warehouse. Especially when it benefits everyone and not just the warehouse.   

What was the first concert you ever went to?  

 The Killers, closely followed by the Foo Fighters, Paramore, music festivals and many more. I used to be a bit of a concert junky.  

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

An Entomologist, yes, my weird mini me wanted to study bugs.  

What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? 

 Chicken feet, love them! Yum Cha anyone? 

What is your most used emoji?  

– Laughter is one of my main languages. 

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