Navistar Auspac bass announced its new managing director with Tim Quinlan being named  as  the replacement for Kevin Dennis who left the company recently to return to Detroit Diesel Australia.

For Quinlan it is also a return to company fold  having been with Navistar for 15 years  between 1995 and 2010 most recently  as Regional Vice President for Navistar South Africa

His experience with the company  has seen him travel the globe in various roles  across almost four decades  with postings that have included Baghdad, Brussels, Paris, South Africa and also here in Australia

Navistar Global Vice-President of Operations Dave Allen announced the appointment and said that Quinlan’s veteran status within the Navistar organisation and his distinguished career within the company perfectly positions him for the new role in heading up Navistar in this region.

“During his many years in South Africa, Tim led distribution operations for most of the Eastern Hemisphere and between 2000 and 2010, he and his team were responsible for the distribution of International Trucks in Australia,” said Allen.

“Tim’s broad experience within the Australian and New Zealand truck markets, combined with his deep understanding of our company culture, will assist the local team greatly as Navistar continues to grow in this region,”Allen added.

Quinlan who’s appointment is immediate  says  he  is looking forward to  the new role  given his  past experience here.

“I am fortunate to have had considerable experience in this part of the world and am extremely happy to accept this important role as Navistar continues to lay the foundations for a strong future in the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific markets,” said Quinlan.

Cat Trucks, the brand used by Navistar in this country is currently languishing near the bottom of the heavy duty market  with only Dennis Eagle and  the defunct International brand  listed with less sales in 2014. The brand captured just 7 sales  in November for a year to date total of 173  or just 1.8 per cent of the heavy duty truck market to the end of November.