Iconic equipment hire brand, Kennards Hire, has announced a number of senior leadership changes as it ramps up its operations across Australia and New Zealand.
Taking up the role of General Manager, Western Australia is David Schurman, who accepted the promotion having spent the last two years as an Area Manager in the business’ Victorian operations. Prior to that, David was based in Queensland as the Branch Manager for Bowen Hills. In his new role, David will be responsible for the strategic development and management of Kennards Hire’s largest geographical state.
“It’s a fantastic time to be moving into Western Australia. Our network here has enjoyed significant growth over the past few years. Our new Kalgoorlie Branch in the Goldfields-Esperance region opens later this month and we’ve just completed the acquisition of Choice Rentals, a lighting tower company, which will complement the larger projects we are partnering with here.”
David moves into this role following Tony Symons appointment to General Manager, Product. With almost 30 years industry experience, 15 of those as Kennard Hire’s General Manager, Western Australia and Northern Territory he was instrumental in the company’s growth into North West WA and the Northern Territory growing the region from three to 25 branches.
With his commercial background and acumen for turning challenges into opportunities, Tony sees sustainable products and innovation as the major trends in hire equipment.
“Certainly the next big things to really appeal to our customers are sustainable equipment solutions such as rechargeable battery products, alternative energy sources like solar lighting towers and products that reduce environmental impacts.
“Smart assets will also be huge. With our EasyTRAK platform we can keep track of almost anything now and report back to our customers on where it is and how it’s being used. It’s a game-changer for us,” said Tony.
The key appointments of David and Tony to these roles saw Matt Hardy move back to Queensland to take up his second spell as General Manager of the sunshine state and Gareth Vines, General Manager, South Australia and 40-year Kennards Hire veteran, add Northern Territory to his portfolio.
The combined experience these appointments will bring to their roles will be instrumental in continuing to deliver exceptional customer experience and quality product range, across the equipment company’s branch and product network.