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.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
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
- 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.
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.
Group Finance & Business Manager
Lindsay brings over 20 years experience in senior Financial, Commercial and Operational roles, including Group Financial Controller, Commercial and Operations Manager in a range of private, entrepreneurial, national and internationally owned businesses.
This includes over 14 years in the Hire and Rentals Industry – 6 years servicing the Hospitality, Commercial and Healthcare sectors and 8 years servicing the Construction, Infrastructure and Special Event sectors. His other industry experience includes, B2B Industrial Services, Materials Handling, Logistics, Distribution, B2C Communications, HVAC, Manufacturing, Retail and Financial services.
A Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, he has a track record of driving growth and improvement in complex business environments and highly competitive markets through proactive financial stewardship, control and compliance of multi-site industrial organisations.
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.
- 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
Group Business Support Manager
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).