This October, we’re delighted to have appointed a new Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Based out of Canberra, Kirk Marks comes to us with a competition pedigree and a sound understanding of the need for excellent, efficient and innovative lighting solutions for both road and competition use.
He has been extensively involved in Australian Rallying since 1988, competing in over 100 rallies at State and National levels, including winning the A2 Class in the Australian Rally Championships in 1992, the A2 Class Winner in the 18,500km Round Australia Rally in 1995, Winning the Toyota Corolla Cup in 1997 and taking out various Group N titles driving a Subaru WRX in NSW and Victoria, before heading to the Middle East in 2009.
Kirk was the Director of the Premier State Rally in NSW in 2003 and 2004 as well as the Manager of CRS Engineering and the Castlemaine Rod Shop in Victoria between 2005 and 2009 before establishing Pedders Suspension and Brakes in the Middle East and North Africa in 2015. His extensive experience in many automotive sectors and a sound competition history, makes him well placed to understand and cater for the requirements of our growing dealer network in the region. In recent times he has been working with Lazer Lamps in establishing our business in the Middle East, so he hits the ground running with a comprehensive understanding of our products, the brand, and what makes our products special.
Long recognised as an energised market for auxiliary driving lights, we’re excited Kirk will now be better supporting our existing partners in Australasia, while looking for new opportunities. Already having met with many of our existing partners, Kirk also attended the Monaro Stages Rally recently, and in partnership with Kosciuszko Automotive, presented the winners with a prize of $800 towards a Lazer installation of their choice.
We recognise the market in Australia and New Zealand is extremely competitive, but with clear USPs and products tried and tested from the very highest levels of professional motorsport, to our Tier1 relationships with vehicle manufacturers in Europe, we know we’ve got innovative products and solutions that can perform better, and for longer, even in the most challenging and harsh environments down under.
Kirk’s contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org; (+61) 413 733327