Our Team

The Yakima Team

Yakima is dedicated to creating intuitive outdoor products that harness the spirit of adventure. Yakima is a world leader in designing and manufacturing automotive gear management and storage solutions.
Having our business based in Australasia we have a unique advantage in being connected with the true spirit of our products. Our living environment is all about beauty, outdoor enjoyment, and adventure which is reflected in our products and is our design backyard.
At Yakima, all employees share a strong sense of pride in the brand and a passion for creating products that get people and gear outdoors to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle.  With a strong heritage in the outdoor and automotive industries, employees appreciate the outdoor lifestyle whether they hike, bike, walk, kayak, ski, camp or garden on the weekends.  This appreciation and understanding of the end-consumer facilitates a spirit of innovation that incorporates useful consumer insights.
Yakima is a results-oriented organisation.  Expectations for success are high and employees are empowered to take ownership of their positions. Open communication is imperative to the success of the team, and employees are challenged to prove their ability to succeed within a supportive environment.  The highly adaptive and entrepreneurial culture requires employees to constantly tap into their drive, initiative and creativity.

Stefan Krueger


Karen Tong

Corporate Services Director

Dave Gower

Australiasian Sales Director

Andrew Hay

Director of Operations

Brad Minnis

Senior Engineering Manager

Emily Zhu

Project Director