Leigh HendersonGeneral Manager, Western Operations
Wayne WallaceGeneral Manager, Retail Truck Sales
Hamish Christie-Johnston was appointed as Managing Director of Penske Power Systems on 1st January 2017. Hamish joined the company in August 2014 as Chief Sales Officer and Executive Team member responsible for leading our off-highway segments, including the engineering and marketing functions.
With broad experience working with global OEMs for most of his career – across the fields of industrial sales and marketing, as well as equipment and asset management within the mining, construction, defence, and power systems industries – Hamish has a strong understanding of the markets that we operate in.
Hamish maintains a far reaching and customer-focused vision for the business and believes that successful outcomes result when we understand and respond quickly to the needs of our customers. He has a successful track record developing teams and implementing improved processes based on this philosophy.
Likening his role to that of a coach – ensuring that his team has the understanding, skills, and execution required to drive successful outcomes – Hamish has deep business planning experience within our markets, as well as strong leadership, communication and relationship-building skills.
Hamish holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Melbourne University, an MBA from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sean McLean has more than 20 years of management experience, working with global OEMs and customers, dedicated to the development and application of diesel engines. A qualified mechanical engineer, Sean has enjoyed career success across various technical and managerial roles.
He joined Penske Power Systems in September 2016 as General Manager, On-Highway with a brief to grow our Detroit and Allison Transmission brand portfolios and market share.
Directing the on-highway team, Sean oversees some 22 technical and sales experts dedicated to deliver genuine results to the customer through a renewed focus on product development and tailored solutions unique to local market.
He employs a collaborative management style, working with his team to deliver engineering innovation that’s driven by a passion for customer service.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, and is a member of the Truck Industry Council.
Immediately prior to joining Penske Power Systems, he was General Manager, Marketing and On-Highway Products for Cummins South Pacific, with responsibility for on-highway business operations and promotion.
Matthew Smith joined Penske Power Systems in March 2017 as General Manager, Off-Highway responsible for overseeing sales, aftersales and engineering services.
Matthew has an extensive background in senior commercial and leadership roles in mining and related fields. With law and commerce qualifications, his career has spanned various legal and managerial positions.
Overseeing more than 60 staff, he is passionate about developing high performing teams which provide innovative, profitable solutions. He also has a proven track record in executing strategies and building mutually beneficial relationships with customers.
Matthew has an honest and inclusive leadership style. He displays strong personal leadership to ensure that customers’ business drivers are understood and that we deliver on our promises. He is also passionate about helping our people develop and grow for the future.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University in Queensland.
Matthew comes to Penske Power Systems having most recently worked in senior management roles at Orica and Westrac.
John Delany joined Penske Power Systems in February 2008 as Branch Manager, Hunter Valley. In late 2010, John was promoted to managing the regional branch network including Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Hunter Valley.
Appointed as General Manager, Regional Operations in June 2017, John leads Penske Power Systems’ regional branch network, off-highway product technical support team and maintenance contract management team.
Across his career, he has had extensive experience in operational management, original equipment manufacturer business sales, engineering and maintenance contract development.
Active in the development of new business opportunities whilst building on relationships, John is passionate about customers being heard and consistent delivery of high value solutions.
A great believer in employee engagement as a key driver of great service, he promotes team development and an overall team approach.
John has previously held various senior operations and marketing roles in his career.
Since joining Penske Power Systems in mid-2015, Craig has held the positions of Diversified Products Manager and Off-Highway Aftersales Manager.
Appointed as General Manager, Eastern Operations in September 2017, Craig has been tasked with continuing to improve overall customer satisfaction and business outcomes for the region.
Managing the Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston branches, in addition to the national business improvement team, he oversees a team of approximately 200 staff.
Craig has performed a range of senior leadership roles during his career in the oil and manufacturing sectors.
He has an inclusive, hands-on management style, positively influencing and developing staff to form a cohesive and high functioning team.
Focussed on driving customer service success by engaging with end users, he motivates his staff to deliver sustained, outstanding achievements.
Prior to joining Penske Power Systems, Craig most recently held domestic and international Sales and General Manager roles at VIP Packaging and BP.
Craig is a qualified mechanic and holds an MBA through QUT.
Leigh Henderson was appointed General Manager of Western Operations in January 2018. Having initially joined the organisation in 2009, Leigh has held various roles including Commercial Manager, Perth Branch Manager, and State Manager – Western Australia.
With a background in finance and 15 years of management experience, Leigh has held various senior commercial and operational positions in Perth and London.
Overseeing 180 staff in Penske Power Systems’ Western operations and diverse market operations, he is passionate about managing thriving teams that provide customers with value-driven and timely solutions.
With a transparent approach to leadership, he leads by example demonstrating a strong and cooperative work ethic. Leigh takes pride in developing talent within his team, strengthening business acumen and is a strong communicator across all aspects of the operational network
Leigh holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majors in Accounting and Finance) and is also a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).
Wayne Wallace has more than 20 years of leadership experience working in the on-highway industry on both the OEM and dealer side.
Having started his career in a private business, he joined an OEM as a diesel technician in the late eighties where he was steadily promoted through management roles including service manager, branch manager, regional operations manager, and national business operations manager with responsibility for both Australian and overseas operations.
More recently as the general manager of multiple retail truck centre locations, Wayne directly managed multiple branches along with being responsible for independent dealerships where he crafted skills in bringing different brands and cultures into a single business identity.
Wayne joined Penske Power Systems in September 2018 as general manager of retail truck sales, also responsible for Penske’s expanding used truck business. He leads sales activities across select branches throughout Australia with a focus on growing market share whilst also assisting the business to understand how to improve the customer experience.
Overseeing an expanding team of technical and sales professionals, Wayne is committed to ensuring that customers remain the focus, and empowering the staff to make good decisions. Passionate about building a winning culture, he encourages and mentors staff while ensuring obstacles are removed.
In addition to having hands-on experience as a diesel technician, Wayne undertook further education including diplomas in business and frontline management as well as executive management courses.