Penske Commercial Vehicles Parts Supplier of the Year Awards

Penske Commercial Vehicles (PCV) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Parts Supplier of the Year Awards.

This year, filtration solution experts Donaldson Australasia took out PCV’s Parts Supplier of the Year, while Red Roo Sales & Service, a manufacturer and distributor of commercial shock absorber equipment, won the 2016 Innovative Parts Supplier of the Year award.

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the PCV Parts and Service Conference at RACV’s Royal Pines Resort, Queensland, where the winners were announced and awarded trophies by Penske General Manager of Parts, Mike Hickey.

Gary Holdsworth, General Manager – Engines, Donaldson said: “Donaldson’s operational relationship with Penske is strategically important to our business and we are proud to receive PCV’s Parts Supplier of the Year award.”

“Penske Commercial Vehicles’ extensive network of parts dealers ensures that aftermarket parts are available locally and conveniently for our fleet and owner driver operators,” Mr Holdsworth added.

Working with Penske for just over 12-months, Luke Clarke, National Sales Manager at Red Roo stated: “We really have gone from strength to strength in such a short amount of time with Penske, and the team at Red Roo is delighted to be awarded PCV Innovative Parts Supplier of the Year. Red Roo looks forward to building upon the great basis that we have established with both PCV and their dealer network into the future.”

PCV’s annual parts supplier awards recognise excellence in overall parts support to both PCV and the dealer network, and are voted on by both PCV and dealer parts staff in the categories including: supply performance, customer service, field representation and overall support.

Penske Commercial Vehicles Awards Ceremony

New General Manager for Penske Commercial Vehicles New Zealand

Penske Commercial Vehicles has appointed John Keenan to oversee its New Zealand operation, encompassing leading commercial brands Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus and Dennis Eagle.

With the business recording significant growth across its major brands since 2005, Mr Keenan will be instrumental in driving new initiatives in line with Penske’s New Zealand business strategy.

Mr Keenan has had 20 years’ experience in senior management within the commercial vehicle and bus sector, running multi-brand operations and dealer networks, and he also has a background in retail and distribution.

His broad experience is an ideal fit for the business, according to Randall Seymore, President of Penske Transportation Group International.

“The appointment is extremely positive for the business. Our New Zealand team, dealers and customers will all benefit from John’s industry clout, management proficiency and great professionalism,” Mr Seymore said.

Mr Keenan will be based at Penske New Zealand’s new state-of-the-art Auckland facility, at 4 Langley Road, Wiri.