Penske Power Systems has announced the appointment of Wayne Wallace to the position of General Manager – Retail Truck Sales.
This role has been newly created following last year’s appointment by Penske Commercial Vehicles of its sister company, Penske Power Systems, as a retail dealer of Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, and Dennis Eagle across select locations nationally.
In his new role, Wayne will lead truck sales for Penske Power Systems’ selling dealerships located in Brisbane, Darwin, Mackay, Perth, Sydney, and Townsville, as well as Penske’s used trucks operations.
“As a distributor of the MTU, Detroit, and Allison Transmission brands, Penske Power Systems has built a hard-earned reputation as a provider of excellent customer service and superior products,” said Hamish Christie-Johnston, Managing Director of Penske Power Systems.
“And since first being appointed as a dealer by Penske Commercial Vehicles last year, we have worked hard to provide this same level of outstanding service and products to our truck customers. Wayne’s appointment emphasises the vital importance that this is to our business.
“As a ‘voice of the customer’, Wayne will also work closely with our General Managers of Operations to ensure we exceed our customers’ service expectations.”
Wayne comes to Penske Power Systems with an extensive history of leading sales and service teams, having spent more than 20 years with Volvo Group Australia, and most recently at the Queensland Truck Centre where he was General Manager for several years.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Penske team,” said Wayne.
“As I look across our truck brands, the opportunities are tremendous. So exciting. It’s time for the Australian truck market to discover what makes MAN one of the leading truck brands in the world, with the new 640 horsepower, XXL cab added to the D38 flagship range to prove it.
“On the North American side, I’m in awe of Western Star. It’s a powerful lineup, an Australian icon that is a perfect fit for so many customers with heavy duty requirements.
“And while I’ve only recently gotten to know the Dennis Eagle, from what I’ve seen, there is no better refuse truck solution in the market.
“It has all the safety features that councils and private waste companies demand.”
Wayne is based at Penske Power Systems in Wacol, Queensland.