Say hello to our new General Manager Steve Furlong!
Steve has served as Eco Superfoods and Eco Manufacturing’s Operations Manager for over a year now, and we are thrilled to announce he is now the Group’s General Manager.
Steve brings with him a wealth of experience in Quality Assurance, Change Management, Health & Safety and Company Cultural Development. He holds an MBA with Southern Cross University and oversaw the implementation of ISO22000 at Qantas’ Food Production Facility with a team of over 600 people. Qantas is renowned for its commitment to safety and excellence in customer experience, and Eco has benefited greatly from his leadership and contribution to date.
We sat down with Steve for a little Q&A to find out more about his future ambitions for Eco Superfoods, what he loves most about the business and what makes him tick!
Tell us about your past professional experience.
I have always been involved with food and worked in hospitality for many years. Everything from small fine dining to five star hotels, and most recently, as an executive at Qantas.
What is something you love most about Eco Superfoods?
The people – I love that everyone has the same values, that they all have a passion for health and wellbeing. The team are positive, energised, focused, strong-willed and driven.
What is one of your main goals for the business?
Ensuring our valued local customers continue to benefit from our fantastic brands and products, and growing our international network of customers.
What is one of your key strengths at work?
I love creating structure by implementing systems and processes and ensuring that quality and safety are our number one priority.
What are your favourite PranaOn and Nava Wholefoods products?
Definitely PranaOn Phyto Fire Protein in Iced Mocha. I just love the flavour and caffeine kick! I love super-charging my protein smoothies with superfoods and aminos from the Nava Wholefoods range such as turmeric, l-carnitine, creatine and l-glutamine. I always add a touch of black pepper too to activate the turmeric.
Any life lessons?
One thing I have learnt in life is that it is often smarter to listen to your body more than your mind. These days, I am conscious of not over exercising. We are constantly reminded about “mind over matter”, however, I have learnt that when my mind says “yes, go hard!”, it is often more important to listen to my body by remaining present and being conscious of my physical capabilities at the time. I find that works best for me.
When not at work, where can we find you?
Racing my bike in the Gold Coast hinterland, out sailing and with my beautiful family.
“Living the dream.” – It’s a state of mind, life is too short to stress about everything.