Kennards Hire announces new leadership team appointments

Kennards Hire announces a number of senior leadership changes as it ramps up operations across Australia and NZ.

Kennards Hire has announced a number of senior leadership changes as it ramps up its operations across Australia and New Zealand.

Taking up the role of general manager, Western Australia is David Schurman, who accepted the promotion having spent the last two years as an area manager in the business’ Victorian operations.

Prior to that, Schurman was based in Queensland as the branch manager for Bowen Hills.

In his new role, Schurman will be responsible for the strategic development and management of Kennards Hire’s largest geographical state.

“It’s a fantastic time to be moving into Western Australia. Our network here has enjoyed significant growth over the past few years.

“Our new Kalgoorlie Branch in the Goldfields-Esperance region opens later this month and we’ve just completed the acquisition of Choice Rentals, a lighting tower company, which will complement the larger projects we are partnering with here.”

Schurman moves into this role following Tony Symons’ appointment to general manager, product.

With almost 30 years of industry experience, 15 of those as Kennard Hire’s general manager, Western Australia and Northern Territory – he was instrumental in the company’s growth into North West WA and the Northern Territory, growing the region from three to 25 branches.

Symons said he sees sustainable products and innovation as the major trends in hire equipment.

“Certainly the next big things to really appeal to our customers are sustainable equipment solutions such as rechargeable battery products, alternative energy sources like solar lighting towers and products that reduce environmental impacts.”

The key appointments of Schurman and Symons to these roles saw Matt Hardy move back to Queensland to take up his second spell as general manager of the Sunshine State and Gareth Vines, general manager, South Australia and 40-year Kennards Hire veteran, add Northern Territory to his portfolio.

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