New General Manager for CRT

Intermodal transport and logistics company CRT Group has appointed Richard Spall as its new General Manager

New General Manager for CRT
New General Manager for CRT

March 22, 2010

Intermodal transport and logistics company CRT Group has appointed Richard Spall as its new General Manager.

Based in Melbourne, Spall tells SupplyChain Review that he is well qualified for the role, bringing strong commercial and project management skills, as well as demonstrated leadership capabilities related to managing large operational teams.

"In addition, I have held various roles within large transport and logistics businesses," he says.

With a career spanning senior operational and supply chain roles within QR Freight, BHP, Onesteel and Brambles, Spall says his vision for CRT Group is to continue providing service excellence and deliver value to customers.

"We will continue to follow through on our plans to diversify into key market sectors that will result in sustainable growth for the business," Spall says.

"I will also ensure the strong safety focus that has been developed at CRT in recent years continues for the benefit of staff, the company and ultimately our customers.

"Delivering value to our supply chain customers is largely based on listening to what the customer really needs and not adopting a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

"Once this has been established the next step is to leverage the expertise within our business to deliver solutions that will add genuine value to the customer’s supply chain".

Coming into the General Manager’s role, Spall’s primary areas of focus will be to build on CRT’s commercial capabilities to ensure that the group continues to be competitive and profitable.

Spall predicts that the resources and minerals sector will be a key growth area over the next five years for CRT Group as the organisation looks to capitalise on synergies across the QR National business.

As a subsidiary of QR, Spall believes CRT Group will benefit from the Queensland Government’s public float of QR National in the last quarter of 2010, including the freight operations of which CRT is a part.

"The float will create a significant Australian transport company," he says. "As part of the QR National business, we will be able to provide fully integrated supply chain services to customers."

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