MaxiTRANS appoints new managing director

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 14, 2017

MaxiTRANS, Australia and New Zealand‘s largest supplier of road transport trailing equipment solutions, has appointed transport and manufacturing executive, Dean Jenkins, as the company‘s managing director and chief executive officer, effective 1 March.

MaxiTRANS chairman Robert Wylie said the board was delighted to appoint a senior international executive of Jenkins‘ calibre and experience to the role.

“Dean has more than 20 years‘ executive experience in managing transport and manufacturing businesses. He has a strong track record of successfully leading large, complex and truly global companies, driving change and improvement throughout his career.”

Group general manager sales and distribution, Andrew McKenzie, said he was thrilled with the appointment and was looking forward to the global perspective and leadership Jenkins will bring to the group.

“For more than 70 years through its iconic brands MaxiTRANS has been committed to providing industry leading products and services. While today‘s announcement marks a change in leadership, the service and support our customers have come to know and expect will continue to be a focus in driving our business forward.”

Jenkins was most recently CEO and executive director of the Weir Group PLC, one of the world‘s leading engineering businesses. He also held divisional managing director roles for the company‘s Minerals and Power and Industrial divisions.

In previous roles he was CEO of UGL Rail, Australia‘s largest supplier and maintainer of rolling stock with operations also in Hong Kong and New Zealand and supply chain in China, and he had senior leadership roles with QANTAS, culminating in the role of group general manager/head of engineering, material and logistics.

“I am excited about the prospect of leading MaxiTRANS and working with the board and the leadership team to build the company‘s competitive position,” said Jenkins. “The company has strong brands and enduring customer relationships which provide a strong platform to generate growth opportunities right across the business.”

Jenkins replaces former managing director Michael Brockhoff, who is retiring.
Photo: MaxiTRANS has announced the appointment of Dean Jenkins as the company‘s new managing director and chief executive officer.