Fuso NZ names new general manager

In News, Fuso2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 20, 2022

Kevin Smith has been named the new general manager at Fuso New Zealand.

Smith comes to the role with a wealth of knowledge and experience from the heavy transport industry. He will work closely with managing director Kurtis Andrews and, among other tasks, will be responsible for developing and implementing company strategy, driving growth and mentoring managers.

After training as a chartered accountant, early in his career Smith lectured accounting and financial systems at Massey University before working for various building supplies, manufacturing and heavy transport businesses, including trucks, trailer manufacturing and after sales focus.

“We’re excited to have Kevin join the Fuso family,” said Andrews.

“Fuso New Zealand has recently seen significant growth both across our truck sales, which lead us to #1 in the market in 2021, and in our parts distribution operation.

“We are now well positioned to consolidate and build on that growth through robust process and strategic development. Kevin brings some very relevant knowledge and disciplines that will enhance those areas and guide the next phase of our evolution,” he said.

Smith said: “I have watched Fuso New Zealand develop since its creation in 2016 and have been impressed with its growth, particularly now I’ve had a chance to look a bit deeper.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to help support and guide its progress for the foreseeable future and I look forward to helping the team reach its potential.”