Steve Harvey Joins Power Products Team
Power Equipment has announced the appointment of industry veteran Steve Harvey to the position of Power Products Area Manager – Vic/Tas/SA. This position was previously filled by Mark Butterfield, who was recently promoted to the position of National Marine Sales Manager at Power Equipment.
Steve Harvey joins Power Equipment following a lifetime of technical and management experience in the engine industry. He commenced his career at a large engine reconditioning business where he rose through the ranks to ultimately enter management.
Steve Harvey went on to work in the diesel parts sector, supplying parts for European and Japanese trucks and busses. Prior to joining Power Equipment, Steve Harvey was in a sales manager’s role for a company supplying small diesel engines to trade customers.
“Steve Harvey knows the diesel engine market better than most,” said Noel Heritage, Business Manager at Power Equipment.
“Steve has an enviable and impressive track record of achievement and success within the diesel industry. Not only does he know the Dealer network exceptionally well, but his knowledge of applications is first rate.”
“Bringing Steve Harvey into the Power Equipment family to represent the Yanmar and JCB brands represents a massive benefit for our Dealers. Mark Butterfield enjoys a wonderful relationship with our Dealers and the transition to Steve Harvey has proceeded without a hitch. ”
Throughout his professional life in the diesel engine industry, Steve Harvey respected the Yanmar brand as a formidable competitor. Yanmar is Australia’s market leading brand, and now that Steve Harvey has joined Power Equipment, his regard for the brand has grown further.
“Yanmar is definitely the number one brand for quality and performance. We always found it tough going when we faced Yanmar in a competitive pitch,” Steve Harvey said.
“Now that I am in my new management position at Power Equipment I can see that the Yanmar range is much bigger than I ever thought. The Yanmar product range is extensive and the management support from Power Equipment is phenomenally strong.”
“Power Equipment maintains a large inventory of stock ready for immediate delivery. This is of significant benefit to our Dealers. Wherever a Dealer has a special application, customising a stock Yanmar engine through Power Equipment’s own workshop is the most efficient way of supporting the needs of end users.”
“This is a very polished and structured operation which provides great back-up to both staff and the Dealers. Power Equipment is a leader on so many levels.”
With the JCB range of engines also available through the Power Equipment network, the extended power range gives Dealers the opportunity to satisfy all of their diesel power needs from the one supplier, Power Equipment.
“There are new opportunities and market sectors which I want to tap into with Yanmar and JCB,” Steve Harvey said. “There are exciting times ahead and I’m very privileged to be on the Power Equipment team.”