Patchell Group appoint Glenn Heybourn as sales and marketing manager

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 10, 2019

New Zealand‘s number one trailer manufacturer, Patchell Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Heybourn as sales and marketing manager.

Heybourn is no stranger to the industry, having spent 14 years with Nelson-based log transport company Stuart Drummond Transport. Starting initially as a driver, he progressed to the role of transport manager and ultimately secured the general manager‘s role during the company‘s growth.

Managing the supply of logging equipment as a client was where his relationship with Patchell Group began in 2005. His association with Patchell Group continued during his five years as South Island sales manager for Heavy Trucks NZ, and through their transition to Penske NZ.

“Glenn‘s strong industry and logging sector experience, together with his passion for the industry, makes him the right choice for Patchell Group,” says Patchell GM, Brent Whibley.

“Working with the vast Patchell customer base, combined with the challenge of growing the product, is an exciting and fantastic opportunity. I am looking forward to continuing the success and excellent reputation of the Patchell brand in the industry,” says Heybourn.

Heybourn has been a member of the Log Transport Safety Council since 2005 and is currently a member of the executive team, while also representing the LTSC on the MITO industry council. He has also had a strong involvement with the RTA over the years and more recently with NZ Trucking Association, working with the Safety MAN programme.

While Heybourn‘s focus will be national, he will remain South Island based. Patchell Group recognises the strategic importance of continuing to provide greater customer support to continue with their goal of being New Zealand‘s preferred trailer manufacturer.