Local trailer maker Barker Trailers has appointed Rod Cunningham as general manager of sales and marketing.

According to company CEO Simon Meadows, Cunnngham has the experience and knowledge to help Barker overcome the challenges of the changing industry.

“Rod’s experience includes a variety of senior management roles across the industry, from components, through to truck and Trailer OEMs.  Such broad experience across the Australian transport market is a perfect complement to the strong Barker offering going forward,” Meadows said.

“We’ve given the market a peek into the future of Barker Trailers with both our Curtain-Sided and Refuse Trailer models undergoing improvements with new features which will further help capitalise on the increased demand for our transport solutions in the Australian market,” he continued.

“The last couple of years have been particularly challenging for the industry, however Barker Trailers has focussed on ensuring it has the right balance of resources in place to maintain its commitment to quality and strong market position.

“We have focussed heavily on ensuring we have the best people, processes, and systems and with the appointment of key experienced personnel such as Rod Cunningham and a significant increase to our workforce labour, we are well positioned to meet renewed demand across all our market segments,” Meadows added.