Who We Are

Dedicated & Experienced

AgVita Analytical has a core team of dedicated staff providing a high quality fast turn around analytical service nationally to the agricultural industry, natural resource management bodies and research organisations.

We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with.

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Key Contacts

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Michael Ruffels

General Manager
With close to three decades of experience in management, Michael offers the professional edge needed to make sure you enjoy an efficient and reliable service every time you do business with AgVita. He takes pride in working with a team of friendly and experienced professionals to help you achieve exceptional yields and quality growing systems. Michael will take the time to understand your needs and make the whole process simple. So don’t expect the usual service. Expect more.
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Melanie Nugent

Administration Officer
When it comes to keeping all the divisions of AgVita running smoothly, Mel has got it covered with over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Good customer service doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by design. And with her outstanding communication skills and positive attitude, you’ll always get friendly and personalised service from Mel. No matter what you need, she’s ready to take your call or answer your email. There’s no query too big or too small.
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Darren Hicks

Technical Manager
After working in specialist scientific roles with large and small companies, Darren brings experience and innovative thinking to his role at AgVita. His focus on continuous improvement of analytical services means better outcomes for you. And driven by his commitment to personalised service, Darren offers unrivalled support for any of your specific technical or research issues. If you’ve got questions about your results, reports, or sampling protocols, Darren's ready to help.
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Angela Anderson

Data Technician
Ange is AgVita’s experienced Data Technician and Administrative Officer, who manages all the essential background tasks that keep you connected with our lab activities. Backed by 25 years in the agricultural industry, she’s well-known for her advanced knowledge and superior service. Ange knows timing is everything for your business success, so not only does she make sure your samples are processed right away, but you can count on accurate and rapidly delivered results.
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Kraig Sutherland

Laboratory Manager
As our highly skilled Laboratory Manager, Kraig takes pride in ensuring your samples are processed on time, every time. With his extensive Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry background, Kraig’s a proficient and experienced lab analyst. He’s also leading the charge with AgVita's continuing research and development activities. Want first-rate lab analysis you can count on? Kraig’s strong focus on quality control and efficiency improvements are why our clients return again and again.
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Dr Diane Gilmour

Quality Assurance Coordinator
Di is AgVita’s trusted Quality Assurance Coordinator. Or, in other words, our friendly perfectionist. When it comes to agricultural testing, you need to rely on fast and accurate results. With her extensive experience and specialist training, Di makes sure the entire AgVita team upholds our strict policies and procedures in line with the ISO9001 standard. You can be confident that our lab staff will meticulously process every sample you send in, and every result will be exact.

Key Contacts

michael-ruffels-general-manager

Michael Ruffels

General Manager
With close to three decades of experience in management, Michael offers the professional edge needed to make sure you enjoy an efficient and reliable service every time you do business with AgVita. He takes pride in working with a team of friendly and experienced professionals to help you achieve exceptional yields and quality growing systems. Michael will take the time to understand your needs and make the whole process simple. So don’t expect the usual service. Expect more.
melanie-nugent-administration-officer

Melanie Nugent

Administration Officer
When it comes to keeping all the divisions of AgVita running smoothly, Mel has got it covered with over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Good customer service doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by design. And with her outstanding communication skills and positive attitude, you’ll always get friendly and personalised service from Mel. No matter what you need, she’s ready to take your call or answer your email. There’s no query too big or too small.
darren-hicks-technical-manager

Darren Hicks

Technical Manager
After working in specialist scientific roles with large and small companies, Darren brings experience and innovative thinking to his role at AgVita. His focus on continuous improvement of analytical services means better outcomes for you. And driven by his commitment to personalised service, Darren offers unrivalled support for any of your specific technical or research issues. If you’ve got questions about your results, reports, or sampling protocols, Darren's ready to help.
angela-anderson-data-technician

Angela Anderson

Data Technician
Ange is AgVita’s experienced Data Technician and Administrative Officer, who manages all the essential background tasks that keep you connected with our lab activities. Backed by 25 years in the agricultural industry, she’s well-known for her advanced knowledge and superior service. Ange knows timing is everything for your business success, so not only does she make sure your samples are processed right away, but you can count on accurate and rapidly delivered results.
kraig-sutherland-laboratory-manager

Kraig Sutherland

Laboratory Manager
As our highly skilled Laboratory Manager, Kraig takes pride in ensuring your samples are processed on time, every time. With his extensive Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry background, Kraig’s a proficient and experienced lab analyst. He’s also leading the charge with AgVita's continuing research and development activities. Want first-rate lab analysis you can count on? Kraig’s strong focus on quality control and efficiency improvements are why our clients return again and again.
dr-diane-gilmour-quality-assurance-coordinator

Dr Diane Gilmour

Quality Assurance Coordinator
Di is AgVita’s trusted Quality Assurance Coordinator. Or, in other words, our friendly perfectionist. When it comes to agricultural testing, you need to rely on fast and accurate results. With her extensive experience and specialist training, Di makes sure the entire AgVita team upholds our strict policies and procedures in line with the ISO9001 standard. You can be confident that our lab staff will meticulously process every sample you send in, and every result will be exact.
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