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PACCAR Australia to announce new Chief Engineer

PACCAR Australia is set to announce a new Chief Engineer.

Brad May, according to the commercial vehicle maker, will take up the role currently occupied by Noelle Parlier.

May has been with PACCAR for almost 30 years, having joined the company as a graduate engineer, and has held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing since taking over that role from current Managing Director, Andrew Hadjikakou in 2016.

PACCAR Australia confirmed this week that May will be take over from the current Chief Engineer Parlier who, following a transition period, will be returning to her native United States to take up a senior engineering role at Kenworth Head Office in Seattle.

The changes come at an exciting and crucial time for PACCAR with the imminent release of the latest Kenworth cabover truck, a project Parlier has been closely involved with since its inception.

Kenworth continues to lead the Australian Heavy Duty truck market with unit sales already up more than 23 per cent on last year.

During his time as Director of Sales and Marketing, May oversaw the introduction of the wider cab Kenworth T610 and T410 models and last year’s release of the Kenworth Legend SAR Anniversary Edition.

Despite the order window only being open for 24 hours, it succeeded in attracting more than 750 confirmed orders for what is expected to be an iconic Australian truck.

Brad May.
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