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RFT celebrates more work in boost for new MD

Ron Finemore Transport gains extended Woolworths deal as Parry settles into to top job


Ron Finemore Transport (RFT) reports it has gained extra work for its liquids business from major retailer Woolworths.

The win is a fillip for new MD Mark Parry, who is just months into his tenure.

Parry thanked the RFT team for continuing to safely deliver to Woolworths during this tender process.

The decision “is a validation of our performance and Woolworths trust in our ability to provide safe and reliable service”, the company says.

Parry succeeded the outgoing Laurie Brothers who has served in the position in the 11 years since the company was established.

“Laurie has successfully guided our growth and development, which has been particularly evident through turbulent times in our early years” chairman Ron Finemore said at the time.

“This appointment of our new managing director is a key decision in our succession planning strategy and will help underpin the long term future of our company.

“It follows current MD Laurie Brothers decision to take on a new role in the company as chief fleet and maintenance officer as part of our succession planning strategy”. 

An “extremely excited” Parry came to the position with the board having recognised his “record of leading and developing businesses and their people through engagement, communication, coaching and mentoring initiatives”.

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