Baumback becomes TRT Australia country manager

Former Toll heavy hitter returns to Brisbane to lead local growth focus

Baumback becomes TRT Australia country manager
Marc Baumback


Transport and construction equipment firm TRT has appointed Marc Baumback as its Australia country manager.

Based at the NZ-Australia business’s Brisbane operation, he will continue to lead business growth and product development plans throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea. 

Baumback’s appointment supports TRT’s continued focus on growth within Australian through further expansion into key industry sectors, including construction, transport, resource and defence.  

This expansion includes the advancement and innovation of the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane, manufactured product including TRT Trailers, exceptional crane service and parts support, the launch of new products and the management of key Australian distribution arrangements, including Manitowoc and, most recently, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, the company explains.

The role supports COO Lawrence Baker and directors Bruce and Robert Carden.

"This is a critical leadership role for TRT. Marc’s depth of experience in leading businesses through growth and change, in challenging environments with a global perspective, is aligned to accelerate the delivery of our strategic objectives and to enhance the growing reputation TRT has as a quality OEM manufacturer and leader of industry innovation," TRT director of innovation and sales Bruce Carden says.

"The management team and Board of Directors look forward to working with Marc."

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Originally from Queensland, Baumback’s experience spans a long career in a variety of roles and in several international locations

Starting his career as an Australian Army officer, Baumback moved into logistics and operational roles with BlueScope Steel, Chevron in South Korea and, most recently, Toll Logistics, where he led business activity, projects and programs across Australia, Asia and the US.

In a stint spanning more than eight years, his roles at Toll included head of operations - Toll Chemical Logistics, program director (USA and SE Asia), acting executive general manager - Toll Energy, and senior vice president projects.

"This is an exciting challenge and a change for me," Baumback says.

"TRT Australia is embarking on the next phase of growth with a range of manufactured and imported product, with the TIDD Crane and TRT Trailers at its foundation.

"TRT’s strategic partnerships with Manitowoc, Grove, Kobelco and Hiab are evidence of the trust TRT has gained from within the industry to deliver integrated solutions to customers.

"I’m delighted to have this opportunity to lead TRT Australia and to be backed by a dedicated, experienced and professional team both here in Australia and in New Zealand, a team who are completely aligned to contributing to a safer, more innovative future in the industries we serve." 

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