Keith Andrews Hamilton appoints new dealer principal

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 6, 2019

Keith Andrews Trucks (KAT) Hamilton has appointed Erwin Stolze as dealer principal.

Stolze brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked in the industry since 2004. He holds a BCom in marketing management and has been the general manager of a truck dealership in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He relocated to New Zealand in April 2018 with his wife and three children, joining KAT as a sales representative in August 2018.

“I can‘t wait to get going, and have already met with the team,” says Stolze. “My main goal will be to ensure we are working proactively and flexibly to integrate with our customers‘ needs, adding greater value to their businesses and strengthening our relationship for the long term.”

Having only opened its doors last year, KAT Hamilton is already running at near capacity in its five-bay workshop. Purpose-built from the ground up, the Te Rapa dealership is fully equipped for heavy commercial sales, parts supply and service. The next stage of development will see construction of more bays to accommodate growing demand.

Stolze and Keith Andrews‘ managing director Kurtis Andrews both acknowledged Shaun Crosswell for leading the dealership so capably to this point.

“In Erwin, we have a very well-qualified and enthusiastic successor. We are lucky to have such strength and depth across our network that we have been able to promote from within.

“We have high standards and bringing people through who are already clear about those expectations and can lead on that basis makes all the difference.”