Meet The Team
MARTYN FISHER (Our Founder)
13/10/1954 - 19/10/2016
Martyn began his career with Red Comb Chemicals in South Australia before becoming the Equipment Manager. As national agents for Big Dutchman and Agrologic, Red Comb Chemicals was sold and became Agcare Pty Ltd. Shortly after, in 1991 Martyn started his own business Intensive Farming Supplies and by 1993 moved his home business to Cavan where it remains to this day. After 25 years of faithfully serving the Pig & Poultry Industries in Australia, IFS continues to pursue excellence in products and service. Martyn has passed his business to two of his three sons Ryan and Daniel who are keen to see the business continue the growth it has had over many years. With Agrologic continuing to be a major supplier and other more recent manufacturers coming on board the IFS team look forward to supporting existing and new clients for many years to come. Martyn's contribution to the team has been instrumental in its growth and each staff member is saddened to lose both a boss and a friend. He will be greatly missed by all at IFS
Our New Directors
While new to the IFS team, Martyn's sons bring a wealth of experience in allied industries to the business, taking over from Martyn to ensure a strong future for the company.
As a Chemical engineer, Ryan brings a different perspective and a new attention to detail to the business. He is keen to improve our corporate systems and technologies as well as explore new ways of improving all aspects of the business.
As an electrician Daniel runs his own domestic electrical business and has a long association with IFS, building electrical panels and other equipment and assisting customers with all things electrical. As a Director of the company he is keen to explore new products and technology to assist customers in their day to day farm processes. Taking over where Martyn left off Daniel is our primary source of information on Environment Control Equipment.
Kevin is our General Manager and is primary contact for Automated Environment Control Systems for Pig, Poultry and Horticulture as well as integrated alarm systems, Incubation & Rearing Equipment. He also handles issues relating to the supplementation, medication or vaccination of birds and animals. Kevin maintains a strong focus in the Automatic Drinking and Feeding areas of our business and would be happy to assist you if he’s not already on the phone helping someone else or searching the fridge for his daily Iced Coffee fix.
Is our designated Sales Manager for the Wholesale Animal Health section of our business and his primary focus is bringing new products into that arena on behalf of our manufacturers and suppliers. With a strong background in Poultry Equipment sales he also brings a sound knowledge to this area of the business. John also handles our new customer contact (especially over a Cappuccino) and new product enquiries.
brings a wealth of experience in customer service to the IFS team. Directly responsible for the Animal Health sales on a day to day basis Graeme is also responsible for purchasing and ensuring stock is available as and when it's needed. Graeme has a genuine sense of urgency about every order and does his very besy on every occasion to deliver the product on time wherever possible. Just don't mention weekend sports if Port Adelaide, Leeds United or Manly lose in their respective sports and if all 3 lose, speak to someone else when you call! (just kidding!)
The newest addition to the team having recently joined us from the electrical wholesale arena. Tony bridges the gap between Animal Health sales and Logistics making sure that customer service and supply happens in a timely manner. With his background in the electrical area Tony also assists Daniel with electrical products and Kevin on the equipment side of the business. Be careful not to collect anything from us with a dirty vehicle though, Tony is passionate about his cars and it might just get washed if you do!
The youngest member of the team Tobin is responsible for stock control, receiving, storaging, packing and shipping of orders as well as the occasional pick up or delivery to transport depots etc. Always happy to help customers Tobin greets everyone with a big smile. Tobin loves Golden North Giant Twins ice cream so don't get between him and the freezer on a hot day!
Is responsible for the receipt and payment of all things financial and can assist with administrative enquiries and invoice copies, account balances and maintenance etc. Barbara works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays most weeks (allowing for public holidays) and is directly responsible for the Teams mascot, Katie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who often visits the team at work.
She likes to visit whenever she can and spends most of the day asleep or begging the team to share their lunches!