Sharechat Logo

Powell assumes Hirepool reins

By Graeme Kennedy

Friday 1st August 2003

Text too small?
Tenby Powell took over as managing director of equipment hire company Hirepool this week , two months after he and wife Sharon Hunter bought 24.5% of the former Owens Group business.

Chief executive of competitor Projex for seven years, Mr Powell (43) said his first priority in his new job was to expand Hirepool into a nationwide operation.

"We are the market leader in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton," he said.

"But we need to strengthen Christchurch and get coverage in the provinces ­ and we will do that very quickly.

"Hirepool is a tremendously successful company and I take my hat off to Michael Buchowski for what he has achieved."

Hunter-Powell Investments bought into Hirepool as part of a consortium led by a JB Were private equity fund while Owens Group retains 24.5%.

"It was not my original intention to become managing director," Mr Powell said.

Mr Buchowski had held the top job for the past eight years.

  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

Heartland Market Update
Steel & Tube Fy20 Trading Update
Further Contract Win Strengthens Scott Technology’s Position In Mining Sector
China’s Assertiveness Is Becoming a Problem for Its Friends, Too
New Talisman - Chairman’s Address to AGM 2020 August 6, 2020
T&G reports its 2020 Interim Results
Gold price hits $2,000 for first time on Covid
TruScreen strengthens its market presence in central and eastern Europe
Refining NZ announces non-cash impairment
Ryman Healthcare COVID-19 update Victoria

IRG See IRG research reports