Meet the Team
Meet the Faces Behind Katek
Katek Fertilizers is a business based on family. Owners David & Lexe Ernst took over Katek in 2008 and have watched the business grow as fast as the crops and fields spread with their iconic fertilizer. Together with their son Nathanael and wife Kristin, who manage the day to day operations of the business, they keep their focus on producing products that keep soil and plants healthy, reducing the need for chemicals. Sustainable farming is the key mission behind Katek Fertilizers, a desire to reduce the impact on the environment by producing products that enhance the soil, stimulate biology and build soil health and fertility.
Katek supplies a wide range of industries, from home gardeners and landscapers to hobby farmers, commercial growers and the hydro-mulching industry. Manufacturing over 7000 tonnes of composted poultry manure based fertilizers a year, Katek Fertilizers are distributed all over Australia.
David is the head honcho at Katek Fertilizers and keeps the rest of the team in line. With an extensive farming background and boundless experience and knowledge he is passionate about Sustainable Farming and producing products that enhance soil health and structure and stimulate soil biology.
Production & Factory Manager
Master of composting and manufacturing, Nathanael looks after every stage of the production process ensuring the perfect product goes out to our customers every time.
Andrew is the face you will see out-and-about attending field days and expos and visiting customers with advice and product knowledge! Andrew has many years of experience and can help with choosing the right product for your fertilizer program. If there isn’t a product already in our range that suits your needs, he can organise to have one custom made for you, how’s that for service!
Our Fabulous Office Team
Administration & Marketing
Kristin Ernst, Jordan Simpkins & Lynda Hansen
Lynda & Jordan are the friendly voices you will hear if you phone Katek’s head office. There is nothing they can’t help you with!