News from Wettenhalls
New faces join the Wettenhalls team!
As demand for Wettenhalls' solutions continues to grow so does our team, with four new folks joining our ranks!
We have recently welcomed Mark Peterson (General Manager Fleet and Maintenance), Michelle Buhagiar (Administration Manager), Nick Perry (General Manager Operations), and Lon Fogarty (IT Manager)
Mark Peterson (General Manager Fleet and Maintenance): Mark joins us with an extensive history in heavy maintenance, having spent over 10 years with Qantas Airways. Mark occupied senior roles including leading the Tullamarine Heavy Maintenance facility, where he was responsible for 180 staff. Prior to that role, Mark oversaw Qantas’ Heavy Maintenance at Avalon where he was responsible for 280 staff.
Mark brings to Wettenhalls an impeccable focus on safety. In 2015, Mark was publicly acknowledged by the NSW Transport Minister for his work with McAleese Oil and Gas (Cootes Transport Group) after the fatal Mona Vale accident. Arriving in the company after the accident, Mark's objective was to bring the fleet into a compliant state and he devised strategies to meet the requirements of the relevant regulatory authorities after the fleet was grounded.
Mark holds a Master of Business Administration, a Diploma of Transport and Logistics, Six Sigma Black belt, and is a Qualified Aircraft Mechanic and an accredited LEAN Leader.
Michelle Buhagiar (Administration Manager): Michelle is leading the Wettenhalls Administration team, bringing over 30 years experience in the transport industry in various administration and managerial roles. Most recently, Michelle spent 10 years at Automotive Holdings Group (Rand and Harris Transport) following 10 years at Westgate Transport.
Nick Perry (General Manager Operations): Nick joins Wettenhalls following a decade-long stint at Linfox Logistics where he was a Senior Executive. Nick’s experience includes transport and warehousing roles as well as account management and commercial roles, including having spent 3 years in Malaysia as Operations Director.
Nick’s qualifications include a Master of Business Administration majoring in Supply Chain Management and a Diploma in Business Management.
Lon Fogarty (IT Manager): Lon joins the team following 6 years with McColls Transport, who have recently undergone significant transformation in the Information Technology space.
Lon is leading the Wettenhalls IT refresh effort through our new transport management system, Freight 2020, new versions of our GPS Telematics through MT Data and driving the Guardian Seeing Machine Technology installation.
The entire Wettenhalls' team extends a warm welcome to Mark, Michelle, Nick, and Lon, who will play pivotal roles as Wettenhalls continues its growth trajectory.