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Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA), the national market leader in forklift trucks, has announced two senior management promotions.

Mr Cameron Paxton, currently general manager Branch Operations Australia, will assume the position of general manager Sales Australia, reporting to TMHA executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mr Steve Takacs.

The new position, effective from 1 October, will have overall accountability for policy and procedure to achieve new equipment market share, volume and profit targets.

Mr Paxton has served in his current role since October 2012, where he has assisted in creating a true 'One Company' national platform and driven overall company branch performance in difficult market and economic conditions, including the establishment of five new branches.

Mr Roy Norris, currently branch manager Melbourne, will relocate to TMHA's Moorebank headquarters in Sydney to take over the role of general manager Branch Operations Australia, also effective as of 1 October.

Mr Norris joined TMHA in August 2012. His new position carries overall responsibility for national branch operational results, including Work Health Safety & Environment, Compliance, and all branch operational KPIs.

All TMHA branch managers will report directly to Mr Norris in this new position.


Notes to Editors:

Australian Operations
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is the Australian subsidiary of TICO. It distributes the TICO leading material handling brands of Toyota Industrial Equipment, BT Lift Trucks and Raymond Forklifts, along with the its range of Huski skid steer loaders. TMHA provides world-leading materials handling products and services to customers across Australia.

Within Australia, almost 50,000 Toyota Industrial Equipment forklifts have been sold, and the brand has been the Australian counter-balance forklift market leader since 1987. Toyota's selection of internal-combustion and battery electric counter-balance forklifts range from 0.9 tonnes right up to a massive 24.0 tonnes.

BT is the world's largest producer of Warehouse Trucks. It has been one of the world's leading warehouse forklift brands for over 50 years, with a range of products committed to increasing productivity and reducing materials handling costs.

The Raymond Corporation is the leading North American provider of Warehouse materials handling solutions that improve space utilisation and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater ease of use.

Cameron Paxton takes on the new position of TMHA general manager Sales Australia as of 1 October.