Australian transport company, Border Express, has appointed Kurt Friedel as its new Chief Commercial Officer.
In his new role, Friedel will be leading the Account Management, New Business Sales and Customer Service functions nationally, with responsibility for more than 70 personnel and almost $400 million in turnover.
Friedel has a significant background in the industry dating back 20 years to his first role at Mayne Logistics Express, which later became Toll Priority.
In 2003, he joined StarTrack and spent the next 12 years through its significant growth and evolution – five of those being a Director of Sales and a National General Manager Commercial.
Friedel said it was a pleasure to come onboard with the Border Express team.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Border Express team at such an exciting time,” he told Prime Mover.
“We have an absolute commitment to be recognised by our customers as the industry leader in service, delivery and value, and we are investing in a broad range of initiatives to fulfil that commitment and create the platform to enable significant growth over the years ahead.”
Following his time at StarTrack, Friedel spent five years on the executive team of Ixom, the largest chemical distribution business in Australia and New Zealand.
Just prior to joining Border Express, Friedel spent two and a half years with Maersk as Director of Sales of Oceania.