Meet the Team


Meet the

John Glenn - Director / Sales Manager  
John is one of the directors of Cool Awnings and is the Sales Manager. He and his wife, Kylie, purchased Cool Awnings on 17th August 2007. John loves meeting people and thrives in the sales role.

John was born in Auckland and has lived and worked in California, London and Sydney. He has a long history of driving trucks and buses, but in more recent times has been the Dispatch Manager for a freight forwarding company before moving into the Import Sea-freight Manager role. John then decided he wanted to be a business owner, so purchased a bread run in 2006.

After learning a bit about contracting and business, he built the business up by 25% and decided to try something more challenging, so they purchased Cool Awnings. John and Kylie have a teenage son and two daughters, a cat and a dog, and John enjoys reading and soccer and dreams of seeing the Football World Cup live.
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Kylie Glenn - CEO/Production Manager  
Cool 016 Kylie, along with her husband John, is a director of Cool Awnings and she is responsible for the factory and installation side of the business.  She is also responsible for financials and marketing.

Kylie was born in Auckland and has a Degree in Environmental Science. She spent three years working for a large tree removal company arranging planting and landscaping projects, and then spent 6 years as a horticultural field officer and auditor before going on maternity leave.

Kylie feels she has learnt a lot about business in the time they have owned Cool Awnings and feel that she and John make a great team as they have different skills that complement each other and they communicate well.

Kylie and John have a teenage son and two daughters.  She enjoys gardening, renovating houses and travelling.

John Daniel - Sales Manager  
John is our Sales Manager and is responsible for the Sales and Customer Services teams.
He brings a wealth of experience from a career in sales and sales training, with national responsibilities.  He prides himself on providing top quality service before, during and after all sales, and is always available to listen to customers, to ensure their wants and needs are met.
John just celebrated his 36th year wedding anniversary and has two adult sons.  He has a lifelong love of the sea and all the activities associated with boating,  In his spare time, he enjoys time at their bach and overseas travel.
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Matti John - Canvas Fabricator  
Matti is the Awning Fabricator and is responsible for the production of awning skins, drop curtains and covering fixed frame awnings. He has been with Cool Awnings since 2011.

Matti was born in Rarotonga and is trained in upholstery.  After 15 years working on aeroplane upholstery he decided it was time for a change. Matti is married with 5 kids and enjoys rugby league, cycling and other sports.
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Terry Conyngham -  Sales/Assembly/Dispatch/Installer
Cool 001 Terry is training as our assembler and dispatcher and will be responsible for assembling the awnings and completing dispatch orders to our trade customers around the country.  Terry also carries out sales calls and installations of the Magicseal products. Terry has a great attitude, is very friendly and keen to assist and has been with Cool Awnings since October 2010.
Glenn French - MagicSeal/Installer  
Glenn is our is our MagicSeal manufacturer and assists with installs where required. He has done awning assembly, dispatch, cleaning and is learning to weld. 
Glenn is married with two sons.

Glenn has been with Cool Awnings since 2009.
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