13 April 2016

Ron Finemore Transport gains extended Woolworths deal as Parry settles into top job

Ron Finemore Transport (RFT) has announced Mark Parry as its new managing director.

Parry succeeds the outgoing Laurie Brothers who has served in the position in the 11 years since the company was established.

“Laurie has successfully guided our growth and development, which has been particularly evident through turbulent times in our early years” chairman Ron Finemore said at the time.

“This appointment of our new managing director is a key decision in our succession planning strategy and will help underpin the long term future of our company.

“It follows current MD Laurie Brothers decision to take on a new role in the company as chief fleet and maintenance officer as part of our succession planning strategy”.

An “extremely excited” Parry comes to the position with the board having recognised his “record of leading and developing businesses and their people through engagement, communication, coaching and mentoring initiatives”.

The transport company reports it has also gained extra work for its liquids business from major retailer Woolworths.

Parry thanked the RFT team for continuing to safely deliver to Woolworths during this tender process.

The decision “is a validation of our performance and Woolworths trust in our ability to provide safe and reliable service,” the company says.

Extracted in full from Owner Driver.