Joe Rizzo retires from PACCAR Australia after 35 years.

After 35 years of outstanding service, Managing Director Joe Rizzo has announced his retirement from PACCAR Australia. He will be departing the company at the end of March this year, leaving a significant legacy through his work in a variety of roles, including as Managing Director since 2007.

Helene Mawyer, PACCAR Vice President said; “Joe has made an excellent contribution to the growth of PACCAR Australia and his leadership has enhanced Kenworth’s reputation as a world-class company. Kenworth is the market share leader in Australia, with the highest reputation for quality. Joe has been an industry spokesman and is a champion of Australian manufacturing. Under Joe’s leadership, PACCAR Australia has introduced many new truck models including the highly acclaimed Kenworth K200 and the DAF XF105, winner of the 2012 Australian International Design Award. PACCAR Australia was recognised as the Victorian Employer of the Year in 2012. We will miss Joe’s friendship, his keen business intellect and extensive industry knowledge.”

Mike Dozier, currently Assistant General Manager Peterbilt Trucks, will replace Joe, effective March 1st. Mike has been with PACCAR for 24 years in senior management positions, including Peterbilt Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Kenworth Chief Engineer.

Kenworth trucks are designed and manufactured in Australia to meet the world’s toughest applications. Kenworth, a division of PACCAR Australia, is market leader in heavy duty trucks in Australia. Its trucks are also exported to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. PACCAR Inc, a Six Sigma company, is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

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