Isuzu Australia has announced  it has promoted Nathan Ton to the position of head of network development.

The company says Nathan Ton brings a solid track record of more than  20 years in the automotive sector, with prior management experience at GM Holden and more than nine years as Isuzu’s national network development manager.

With 2023 marked to be the 35th consecutive year of truck sales leadership for Isuzu Trucks and a new product line-up expected in Australia arriving from 2024, Ton’s appointment comes at the cusp of significant growth and change for the brand.

Isuzu Australia’s chief of sales and aftersales, Ben Lasry, said Ton’s relationship with the Isuzu dealer network—comprising more than 70 sites nationally—and his deep knowledge of dealer requirements were critical to this important position at Isuzu.

“Nathan’s extensive experience at Isuzu and his existing ties with our dealers make him an optimal choice for leading the Network Development Team into the future,” said Ben Lasry.

“With the heavy vehicle industry in a time of flux with zero-emission technology incoming and customer requirements rapidly evolving, Nathan will play a critical role in ensuring our Dealerships are resourced to meet these challenges.

“Nathan is currently working with dealers to ensure that we have the right footprint across the country to meet customer requirements.”

Nathan Ton expressed his desire to further bolster the supply chain and support for Isuzu Trucks and Isuzu Power Solutions Dealers.

“Isuzu Australia takes great pride in the national network of dealers and duly recognises the value of those resilient business relationships within each zone that have been built over years and decades,” said Ton.

“It is my goal is to continue this close method of collaboration and where required looking at expanding to the right places for our customers.”

Nathan Ton says an immediate priority will be to build on the successes of the business and work closely with Isuzu Trucks Dealers for the benefits of all stakeholders.

“I see further opportunities to work together to enhance what is already a very strong business—we have an unrivalled product range and over the coming years, that will only improve with the new model line-up and technology offering coming from Isuzu Japan.”