Star Track loses COO after 17 years' service

<font color=red><b>EXCLUSIVE:</b></font> Industry veteran Bryan Fitt quits Star Track Express after 17 years of company service

By Samantha Freestone | October 14, 2009

Industry veteran Bryan Fitt has resigned from his post as chief operating officer at Star Track Express after 17 years of service with the company.

The shock news comes after Fitt contemplated the move "for 12 months", citing spending time with his children as the main motivation.

Fitt finished up with the company on September 30, ending 32 years in the express freight industry.

"I love the customer contact, the pace and most of all the people within it," he tells ATN.

"[But] the industry has a habit of burning people out and I have always been very conscious of that.

"At some stage you have to say ‘I’ve had a great career and I need to put some time in for my boys. In their maturing years and then on to university or work, I think it is really important to be there for them during this important stage of their lives."

Fitt joined what was then Discount Freight Express in 1992 as general manager after starting his career with Ansett as a 17-year-old.

Star Track, a Qantas/Australia Post joint-venture, has praised his service and contribution to its success.

Fitt says he is now "looking forward to spending quality time over the next 12 months with my family" before deciding on the next phase of his career.

"There is no doubt I will miss the fast pace of the industry and the many friends I have made over the years," he says.

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