Waitomo was founded by Desmond Ormsby of Te Kuiti, New Zealand, in 1947.
Prior to the de-regulation of both the transport and oil industries Waitomo operated
exclusively in the Waitomo district. Today Waitomo has grown into one of the country's
largest independent suppliers of petroleum products, supplying
clients throughout New Zealand. Waitomo went through a period of joint
ownership between the Ormsby family and Mobil Oil New Zealand, reverting back to
family ownership in 2003.
The company that Desmond Ormsby founded more that 60 years ago has remained true
to his ideals conducting its business with honesty and integrity. Grey Ormsby, (Desmonds
son), worked tirelessly during his tenure at Waitomo to make sure clients were provided
with innovative supply solutions, excellent service, and great value. Grey is now
the Chairman of Waitomo Petroleum Ltd's Board of Directors, and his son Jimmy Ormsby
joined the company in 2003 and is now the Business Development Manager.
Waitomo is very fortunate to have many long serving and loyal staff
members. The combination of skills, experience and commitment that
they bring to Waitomo every day, is what gives Waitomo the ability to deliver on
its commitment to be a Regular & Reliable business partner.