To ensure we deliver quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively on a multitude of projects for customers across Australia, we have an exceptionally skilled team throughout our company who are equipped to meet and address every challenge in the highly professional manner clients have come to count on from Preston Hire.

From our office administrators to our delivery team, our people will support you and give you the Preston Hire ‘Can Do’ attitude from day one because we understand the pressures you face and the need to get on with every project without any delay.

Whether in off-site planning or on-site performance, the Preston Hire team are here as your project partners and are dedicated to providing a quality equipment hire resource and customer service you can always count on.

HEAD OFFICE

MARKUS PRESTON
Group Managing Director

Group Managing Director, Markus Preston originally started with the company in 1991 and spent nine years working in every facet of operations. The positions held entailed:

  • Supplier and logistics management
  • Managing client relationships and tendering
  • Management of steel fabrication processes
  • Labour management
  • Accounting and finance
  • Securing, maintaining and managing the rights over SuperDeck™ intellectual property.

Markus took over responsibility for day-to-day operations in 2000, becoming Owner and Managing Director of the Preston Group in 2003 and subsequently acquiring Preston Hire from his father in 2004.

DAVID SERG
Group General Manager

David has over 20 years of management experience across a variety of industries including self-storage, removals, car parking, accommodation, construction hire equipment and property and is a former President of the Self Storage Association of Australasia.

In 2004 David established his own consulting and management company and has consulted to, or managed, over 60 businesses throughout Australia and Asia including the co-founding of businesses in self-storage, removals and car parking.

In 2008, David Serg commenced work with the company as a consultant and over an 18 month period was instrumental in:

  • The re-engineering of its operations, sales  and marketing
  • Repositioning of the brand and its products
  • Geographic expansion to facilitate Australia-wide coverage

 In 2012, David joined Preston Hire on a permanent basis and continues to be a driving force in our growth and success.

JENNY GROSVENOR
Group Operations Manage
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Jenny Grosvenor’s role encompasses overall management of our HR/WHS systems. She is responsible for the property, people, policies and the processes for the group,  ensuring we are consistently managing the key elements and satisfying all legal obligations to assure our customers that we will always have the most efficient, reliable and competitive equipment on the market. Jenny has a Diploma of Business (Human Resources) and a Bachelor of Science (Wool and Pastoral Science).

JOHN ALLAN
Group Finance Manage
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John's professional background in finance & accounting spans almost 20 years, the most recent 15 years have been in senior management roles, of medium to large enterprises in the Construction and Hire industries.

Being the Group Finance Manager at Preston Hire John is in charge of the financial wellbeing of the group and in collaboration with members of the Senior Management team develops, implements and manages the annual strategic plan.

By developing his team he is able to maintain service levels of the finance team, meeting the operational needs of the business as it grows, while exploring opportunities for growth within individual team members themselves.

Paul Mandeno
Group Sales & Operations Manager

Transformational leader with a passion for sales and winning.

Paul Mandeno has been involved in Sales, Business Development and Management for over twenty years, predominately in capital equipment, working with market leading companies and brands such as Hitachi, John Deere. Bell Equipment, Caterpillar, Compair, Crown Equipment, Manitou, Drilltech, Tamrock, TCM, JLG, SMV, Mitsubishi, United Equipment and Hitachi Construction Machinery (Aust).

Paul Mandeno started his career as a Mechanical Fitter and progressed through numerous capacities in operations, customer service and support before embarking on a sales career, this coupled with exposure to key industries such as Mining, Construction, Civil, Defence, and the Auto Industry brought with it vast experience, diverse skill set and unique knowledge and competencies.

Throughout Paul Mandeno’s career he has been passionate about exceeding customer expectations, achieving this through a consultative approach and deep understanding of their business and requirements.

Specialties:

  • Transformational Leadership and emerging competencies
  • Driving high performance (individual and team)
  • Going above and Beyond
  • Capital Equipment Sales
  • Business Development
  • Sales Development
  • Sales Coaching and Mentoring
  • Hire Industry
  • Asset Management