Meet the team


Martin Beskid

Martin Beskid

The Boss - Founder and Superbrain of Fribesco

Any questions about roofing, materials, tools or machines? Ask him!

Martin brings over 25 years of experiences in European style roofing and sheet metal work! A lot of knowledge up in that brain! Time to share it - Martin is our Master teacher on our training courses.

If he is not on Facebook feeding our page with brainiac roofing stuff he probably enjoys a chilled beer on his arty new deck or is on the water kite boarding.


Alexandra Beskid

Alexandra Beskid

Co-Founder of Fribesco and runs the show behind the scene

Alex grew up in Zurich, Switzerland where she felt a bit trapped in between the high mountains. In 2009 she came to Nelson with Martin were they spent a couple of years before moving to Auckland were they established Fribesco. 5 years later time was right to relocate back to Nelson. She loves living close to the sea, hiking, being outdoors in general and traveling. 

She is in charge for all the imports & exports and takes care of any other customer service related matters and coordinates the Elf-Team

Stef Hardtner

Stef Hardtner

Our master organizer of training courses

Stef, originally from beautiful Ravensburg in Germany, has spent last 20 years in NZ and calls Nelson her home now. She loves the outdoors in and around Nelson and has a black belt in karate - do not muck around with her!

She has been taking care of our new online shop over the last few months and is one of our little helpful elf at the warehouse dispatching your orders and meanwhile became master organizer of our training courses.

Kathrin Schoebel

Kathrin Schoebel

Our Master of Purchase and VLOOKUP  Specialist

Kathi originally from Berlin in Germany, joined the team in September 2018 to support our little helpful elf-team in the office. She is taking care of the purchasing & accounts department and is our master of Excel VLOOKUP. Order processing is another part of her responsibilities which she shares with Stef.

Penny Royal

Penny Royal

Our Master of Design

Do you like our new look? It might has to do with our talented arty Penny that joined our elf-team early 2019. Since than she has slowly over time revamped most our brochure, layouts, facebook page and other online platforms. Great to have her on board!



John Baudier



John likes big toys and therefore is the perfect person to quote big machines. 
He enjoys a good cup of coffee and loves to take his Ocean Jewel out on the water whenever the wind goes the right direction.  

Martina Straubli



Martina is the new kid on the block. She is originally from Switzerland and joined the team in April 2021 to support our admin team in the office. She is taking care of the Australian branch & accounts department. 

Franck Espagnet

Franck Espagnet

Instructor Number 2

Franck is originally from Bordeaux in France where he studied roofing for 8 years. He has lived in Auckland since 2002, where he worked with Martin on various projects before, Fribesco offered Franck the chance to teach roofing to keen students. He jumped at the opportunity, eager to share his expertise and skills.
«I have always been told to either be part of the problem or the solution, with Fribesco I know that I am part of the solution»


Jackson our guard


The Guardian

Jackson joined our team 5 years ago. He is our door bell and gives all our clients and couriers a hearty woofing welcome. He loves to entertain us during the day but never forgets to double-check that we do all our jobs right!