TRT Appoints New General Manager of Capital Whole Goods

10 March 2023
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TRT (Tidd Ross Todd Limited) is pleased to announce the internal promotion of Glen Harnett, in his 13th year with the company to the position of General Manager (GM) of Capital Whole Goods, effective from the 1st of January 2023. 

Glen began his journey at TRT in 2010 as Trailer Sales Engineer to increase trailer sales and provide support for TRT’s growing customer base. In his new role as (GM) of Capital Whole Goods, Glen will be leading responsibility for the front-line focus on capital whole goods sales in New Zealand and Australia. This includes TRT’s full range of cranes and other OEM-manufactured products including Heavy Haulage Trailers, ESS Platform Trailers, Crane Trailers, and the TIDD Pick and Carry Crane

TRT’s Director of Innovation and Sales, Bruce Carden says, “I am pleased that Glen has accepted the role of GM of Capital Whole Goods. This is a critical role for TRT, and we need the right person to lead this. We needed someone that shared our vision for the future while acknowledging the rich history and legacy of TRT that was created by the innovative thinking and intuition of its founders. Glen is that person”.

Bruce continues, “Glen has demonstrated commitment and notable success in executing new strategies that have delivered significant results for TRT. His considerable experience in business management, heavy steel fabrication, and engineering, positions the company to provide better support for our growing customer base and a greater level of focus to out-serve our customers.”

Glen’s experience and knowledge of the industry derive from when he started his own transport engineering company building car transporters. Later joining BPW Transport Efficiency NZ Ltd as a Sales Manager for eight years. This is when the relationship with TRT started, as TRT was one of BPW’s largest parts and service customers.

Glen says, “Product knowledge is very important when providing customers with transport solutions. Knowing what the customer wants to achieve and being able to provide this is very rewarding. We have many customers that continue to buy TRT products because they trust the product, the people, and the complete ongoing company support.”

“We thrive to provide high-quality products that provide the ultimate solution for our customers. Being an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer, TRT must meet stringent auditing standards. All processes are managed in-house at our head office and manufacturing facility in Hamilton, New Zealand, from engineering design right through to customer delivery so we can be confident we are providing the end product the customer expects.”

“TRT was created by the innovative ingenuity and relentless hard work of its founders, the Carden family, and has grown into what it is today. I love what I do, and I am looking forward to trying new things both internally and externally and influencing decisions that benefit the future development of TRT.”

If you have any capital goods enquiries, you can phone Glen on 0272828090 or email him at