Which company do you represent?
Which region do you cover?
ACT, Central and Far West NSW, Riverina and North East Victoria.
How long have you been with the company?
What do you like most about your role?
I enjoy a certain degree of control and freedom in my role.
Do you have a trade or university qualification?
I have a degree from the School of Hard Knocks.
What was your career path to your current position?
I ran my own garden supply business called Barney’s Rubble.
How much work-related travel would you do in a typical month?
Around 5000 a month, which relates to around two weeks in the car.
What’s been the highlight of your time with Cement Australia so far? Being chosen for the Individual Contribution award in 2015 and holding it for the next five years.
What’s been the biggest change, good or bad, you’ve seen in your time in the industry, and why?
Bunnings Domination (good or bad – make your own assessment).
In what ways does Cement Australia excel servicing the trades and construction industries?
From time of order we can generally have cement delivered to the customer the following day.
What’s the standout product or tool on offer from Cement Australia?
What makes that product so good? A true Aussie made product – mined and manufactured right here in Australia since 1890.
Which service do you offer you wish clients would use more?
Our website with our list of products, how to use those products and related technical information.
What’s the most satisfying aspect of your work?
Working with customers and helping them solve problems.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on a work site?
Asking the foreman: “What do you know.”
His reply was: “Chocolate frogs don’t swim in hot water.”
What is the scariest thing you’ve seen on a work site?
Two yardmen sitting on the back of a forklift to keep it on the ground while loading a truck.
What’s your favourite leisure pastime?
Backing a winner at the races.
How do you hope to spend your retirement?
Backing more winners at the races.
What’s your favourite magazine?