Terra Cat

Leadership Team

Dean Brown

General Manager, Sales

Dean has worked for the Cat business for the past 18 years. He lives in sunny Nelson and commutes to his office in Auckland.

In his role as General Manager of Sales, he oversees the overall sales operation, including the sales administration team, customer support representatives and Cat Rental.

Dean has a wealth of experience gained through working in many facets of the business. He began as a mechanic in our Dunedin branch before moving into a field service role looking after the North Otago region, and then onto Workshop supervisor.

From there, he moved his family to Nelson to take on roles as a Territory Sale Manager and Branch Manager of our Nelson branch. He continued his progression into Regional Manager for Central North Island and Upper South Island and then the Southern Region Sale Manager.

Currently Dean is working reduced hours, assisting on retail and services growth initiatives with Caterpillar, due to a serious leg injury while mountain biking over the Christmas break.

In his spare time, Dean is a volunteer fire fighter at the busy Stoke Fire Station where they average four to five calls a week. He also enjoys scuba diving, fishing, mountain biking and playing cricket, football and golf.