TRT Announces Departure of Managing Director, Kevin Chubb
Kevin Chubb, Tidd Ross Todd Ltd.’s (TRT) Managing Director has had 20 years at the helm and is handing over the reins on the 22nd of December, 2017. Since 1997, Kevin has lead from the front with a team of loyal and enthusiastic people, overseeing the development of TRT’s business through many challenges and significant growth.
Starting as a consultant to the Board, it became evident that TRT would benefit from Kevin’s expertise to move the business forward and in November 1997, Kevin came on board as Managing Director.
Bruce Carden, manufacturing director confirms, “It became apparent that Kevin had a lot to offer and fit well with the TRT culture. That decision was a game changer for TRT”.
With Kevin’s focus on business development during this period, TRT’s growth has been significant.
Kevin takes pride in a number of key business achievements, championing many developments that have put the company into the position of a leading transport engineering and aftermarket supplier it has today. These achievements include:
- Building up a great team of skilled and loyal staff, from around 75 in 1997 to over 200 employees in 2017, whilst maintaining a terrific culture of hard work, professionalism and fun!
- Leading the development of the heavy transport parts business over 20 years, to now include nationwide coverage, 2 warehouses, 8 customer service staff and 6 account managers on the road, and focusing on only genuine parts.
- Significant growth in TRT’s facilities over the last 20 years and creation of fully integrated manufacturing facilities at the Hamilton site to ensure that almost all of TRT’s production is completed in house.
- Addition of key franchise partners between 2000 and 2010, with Scania, Mercedes, Freightliner, ISUZU and FUSO.
- Purchase of B&N Cranes PTY Limited (Brisbane) and the establishment of the Manitowoc Agency for Queensland to provide the base for future expansion of TRT’s business in Australia.
- Establishment and maintenance of key business relationships that recently include Nifty-Lift, Australia that enabled TRT to manufacture an insulated elevations work platform for use in utility maintenance.
Bruce adds, “Kevin has steered the ship with professionalism and has developed a loyalty culture in our team that is second to none”.
Robert Carden, engineering director confirms, “Kevin has been a key part of the Carden family business culture for the past 20 years, he has brought great leadership and I wish him well for the future.” A sentiment shared by Bruce.
Bruce and Robert Carden, with the support of a new chief operating officer, Lawrence Baker, will lead TRT into its next 50 years.