Equipment company hires new general manager


David Lee has been appointed general manager of Nationwide Equipment Ltd, the New Zealand distributors for Takeuchi excavators. Mr Lee, 43, has had more than 20 years’ industry experience with Ray Vincent Ltd and the Gough Group. His most recent position was as northern regional manager for Cable Price Ltd. 

David sees his new role as strengthening the Takeuchi brand in the construction sector and continuing to build Nationwide Equipment Ltd. “There is a culture about the business that drives my enthusiasm and energy for the job,” he says. 

He aims to provide a work hard, play hard atmosphere, and believes that “having the right people on board, who are prepared to create a team culture, is essential to produce business growth”. 

According to Tenby Powell, managing director of Rakino Group, owner of Nationwide Equipment Ltd, Mr Lee will play a significant role in the continued growth of the business. “We’re delighted to have someone with his experience filling this role,” he says.