Director of Cummins On-Highway Engine Business, Mike Fowler, is closer to the industry than most realise. Mike is what he calls a ‘truck enthusiast’ who was virtually born with a steering wheel and a spanner in his hands.
Cat Trucks has a new Managing Director for Australia but he is no newcomer to the truck market here. Popular Bill Fulton, who served three years at the head of Cat’s engine business, is the man taking charge.
Erik J. Andersson is taking the wheel at UD Trucks in Australia as President of Region Oceania. The company is launching a completely new range of vehicles and a new assault on the local market – and Erik is looking forward to the challenges.
Dr Albert Kirchmann is head of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation in Japan. He visited Australia to detail some exciting new developments for Australia in 2011 and told of an amazing comeback to full production following the Japan earthquake crisis earlier this year.
New Mercedes-Benz Managing Director of Commercial Vehicles, Dr Kolja Rebstock, brings a wealth of experience to the Australian automotive industry and has already taken a long look at the local truck market.
Jeff Tyzack, General Manager of Sales and Marketing for NC2, was the man at the helm of the global Cat truck launch in Australia and he is working solidly to ensure it becomes a major player in the sales market.
The commercial road transport industry wasn’t always high on the agenda for Meritor’s President Aftermarket & Trailers, Joseph L. Mejaly. But over the past 27 years, he has watched the aftermarket industry transform and is now braced for further expansion of the Meritor brand.
Safety on the road is the highest priority according to Traffic and Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks at Gothenburg in Sweden, Carl Johan Almqvist, and the drive to develop systems will continue.
Paul Glavac has seen Western Star and MAN trucks grow market share substantially and he is confident that the commitment shown by the team behind the brands will ensure increased sales continue.
Managing Director and General Manager of Cummins South Pacific, Dennis Quinn, recognises the importance of a strong set of values in a rapidly changing world.
The General Manager of Mack Trucks Australia may have only been in the position for some months but he has plenty to bark about when it comes to quality and versatility across the Bulldog range.
General Manager of Continental Australia, Steve Brown, is meeting the challenges of a very competitive tyre market in this country and putting the building blocks in place to increase market penetration and brand awareness.