While Kirsten Davidson admits she’s not as long in the tooth as some of her industry colleagues, she’s certainly up for the challenge of Crane Association Council.
Having only moved from South Africa to New Zealand three years ago, mush of Kirsten’s 27 years’ experience in sales and marketing has been in the international setting.
In 1992, she was a Mitsubishi Liaison Officer in Zimbabwe in charge of dealer management for the corporation’s vehicle business, and took the lead on contract negotiations for the export and import of products, among other things.
More than a decade later, and she was asked to set up an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by crane manufacturer The Manitowoc Company.
That more than 10-year stint gave Kirsten a varied role; independently managing the territories of Qatar, Kuwait & Egypt to East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and Angola; generating and driving new sales’ leads; managing and building customer / dealer relationships at a senior level.
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