New Country Manager for Australia

October 2020
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For Immediate Release

29 October 2020, Hamilton, New Zealand

TRT has appointed Marc Baumback to the role of country manager for TRT Australia. Marc started his role on 12 October 2020 and will be leading the team in Australia. Based at TRT’s Brisbane operation, he will continue to lead business growth and product development plans throughout Australia and PNG. 

Marc’s appointment supports TRT’s continued focus on growth within Australian through further expansion into key industry sectors, including construction, transport, resource and defence.  This expansion includes the advancement and innovation of the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane, manufactured product including TRT Trailers, exceptional crane service and parts support, the launch of new products and the management of key Australian distribution arrangements, including Manitowoc and, most recently, Kobelco Crawler Cranes.

The role supports Lawrence Baker, COO and both directors, Bruce and Robert Carden.

“This is a critical leadership role for TRT. Marc’s depth of experience in leading businesses through growth and change, in challenging environments with a global perspective, is aligned to accelerate the delivery of our strategic objectives and to enhance the growing reputation TRT has as a quality OEM manufacturer and leader of industry innovation. The management team and Board of Directors look forward to working with Marc”, says Bruce Carden, TRT’s director of innovation and sales.

Originally from Queensland, Marc’s experience spans a long career, in a variety of roles and in several international locations, all contributing to his depth of knowledge and capability.

Starting his career as an Australian Army Officer, Marc moved into logistics and operational roles within a number of blue-chip companies that include, BlueScope Steel, Chevron in South Korea and most recently, Toll Logistics, where he led business activity, projects and programs across Australia, Asia and the USA.

Marc explains, “This is an exciting challenge and a change for me. TRT Australia is embarking on the next phase of growth with a range of manufactured and imported product, with the TIDD Crane and TRT Trailers at its foundation. TRT’s strategic partnerships with Manitowoc, Grove, Kobelco and Hiab are evidence of the trust TRT has gained from within the industry to deliver integrated solutions to customers.”

He continues, “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to lead TRT Australia and to be backed by a dedicated, experienced and professional team both here in Australia and in New Zealand, a team who are completely aligned to contributing to a safer, more innovative future in the industries we serve.”