Gavin brings a wealth of knowledge from experience in the rural and mining industry to his role as Territory Manager on the West Coast. Gavin spent 2017 working in a dual role as Tanker Driver and Territory Manager on the West Coast and in 2018 moved into the role of Territory Manager for the West Coast full-time.
Gavin thinks it’s an exciting time to be working for RD Petroleum, as the company, and his role as Territory Manager, are expanding. The fuel industry on the West Coast is developing, with aviation fuel pumps introduced into the area to service helicopters and other small aircraft.
Gavin enjoys being Territory Manager because he likes working with people, particularly the day-to-day contact he gets out in the field with farmers. He likes problem-solving with his clients and being able to provide a constant fuel supply. For him, being Territory Manager is about providing good quality customer service and he enjoys being that first point of contact. He thinks it’s fantastic that his customers get one person to deal with face-to-face. After all, he says, 'it’s about people.'
Gavin enjoys the support he receives from the good team at RD Petroleum, from the staff in administration to the other Territory Managers, and especially the Managing Director, Don Harvey. He says, 'we are successful, as it’s a team effort and it’s the staff that have made the company what it is today.'
Outside of work, Gavin is an aviation and motorsports enthusiast. He’s a keen watcher of formula one and enjoys V8 supercars and rugby. Gavin is also working at obtaining his private pilot’s license.