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Wednesday 3 June 2020

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has announced the appointment of two new Directors to its Board.

Roy Lombardi, Chief Executive Officer of Howard Porter and Steelbro Trailers in Western Australia and Daniel Whitehead, CEO and President of Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific have been appointed to fill casual vacancies. 

HVIA President John Drake said it was a privilege to have industry leaders of such a calibre adding depth to HVIA’s strategic management and governance. 

“Roy and Daniel are two extraordinary people, each very different backgrounds, but equally impressive in the capability and experience that they bring to the table,” Mr Drake said. 

“Roy is also HVIA’s first Director to hail from Western Australia which can only benefit us, with his insight into issues and opportunities that are unique to that part of the country. 

“We have admired his business achievements for a very long time based on the quality innovation, design and manufacture of his trailers and the level of service that has created a lasting legacy amongst the broader industry. 

“Daniel has led an amazing renaissance of Daimler’s three heavy vehicle brands in Australia. His leadership during that period has been impressive to witness. 

“He and his team have been active supporters and participants of industry associations and have been particularly prominent in the area of diversity and the development of our next generation of emerging leaders.” 

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Photos: (top) Daniel Whitehead at the Daimler Truck and Bus display in Brisbane’s Queen St Mall during Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week in 2019. 

(bottom) Roy Lombardi with Goldstar Transport workshop manager David Pedrotti in front of Steelbro’s new Next Gen side-lifter.


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