Interstate linehaul specialist, Hi-Trans Express, has announced the appointment of a new Victorian State Manager.
Nick Risstrom, who begins this week, will be based at the company’s Chelsea Heights branch.
His duties include the management and further growth of Hi-Trans Express’s local, regional and interstate operations across Victoria.
Risstrom was welcomed to the role by Hi-Trans Express CEO Tony Mellick, who was looking forward to utilising his experience and insight from a “customer and competitor perspective to further improve our operational capabilities,” and service offering.
“I am confident that Nick’s leadership and experience is well aligned with our group strategic journey and the continuous improvement initiatives planned for our Victorian business, particularly in the Western region,” he said in a statement.
With over 15 years in management roles, Risstrom was most recently the National Manager Logistics & Distribution at DAI Post, a Hi-Trans Express customer that utilises its services as a key enabler for their B2C parcel operations.
During the past year Risstrom helped set up new Northwest and Southeast facilities including the implementation of a new Transport Management System to improve the efficiency of DAI Post’s metro Melbourne distribution services.
Prior to DAI Post, Risstrom successfully managed Allied Overnight Express’ Victorian business operations including linehaul, PUD and handling as their State Depot Manager.
“This proven track record in managing their people, processes, fleet and financials will place Nick in good stead for his new role,” said Mellick.