About Us

Composite Developments (NZ) Ltd was founded by husband and wife team, Marty and Sue Johanson, alongside U.S.A. based partner Richard Kantner in 1981. Fuelled by a love for fishing and the outdoors, they began as a fishing rod and blank manufacturer. Today, Composite Developments (NZ) Ltd not only produces some of the finest fishing rods to a global customer base, but is also the proud New Zealand distributor of select international fishing and hunting brands including; Okuma, Savage Gear, Pakula, Perfect Image and many more.

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Meet the Team

Marty Johanson
Managing Director
P: +64 9 448 0991
M: +64 275 990 940
E: marty@cdrods.co.nz
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Sue Johanson
Administration Manager (Director)
E: sue@cdrods.co.nz
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Tom Johanson
Operations Manager
E: tom@cdrods.co.nz
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Dianne Marshall
Customer Services
E: dianne@cdrods.co.nz
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Maurice Baldwin
Warehouse Supervisor
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Cameron Thorpe
Warehouse Manager
E: warehouse@cdrods.co.nz
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Murray Veale
Lower North Island
E: sales@cdrods.co.nz
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Tony Allan
West Coast Sth Is
M: +64 274 337 516
E: sales@cdrods.co.nz
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Bryce Helms
Marlborough, Christchurch & Southland, South Canterbury & Otago
M: +64 27 900 9306
E: sales@cdrods.co.nz
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Sales & Marketing Manager – Fishing Division
E: sales@cdrods.co.nz
Reel Repair
E: sales@cdrods.co.nz
Waikato, Gisborne, Coromandel, Whitianga
E: sales@cdrods.co.nz