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Branch Manager, Skipper Transport Parts - Albany
Russell Dunham is the Branch Manager for the Skipper Transport Parts’ Albany branch. Russell started his career with AMCAP back in 2008 as a product picker and quickly moved through a variety of roles in the business achieving branch manager status for Covs, now known as Skipper Transport Parts.
AMCAP understands the importance for growth and success of our regional businesses and as such is heavily invested in its people, including Russell, who is currently undertaking a nationally recognised frontline management course in Albany. Once completed, the training will help to further develop Russell’s leadership approach and overall effectiveness as a highly valued member of the Skipper Transport Parts Team.
Born in Pinjarra where his father managed a farm south of Pingrup, Russell moved to Albany at the age of 12. After finishing school, Russell worked in the shearing sheds and the local stock yards with his six sheep dogs until he started his career in the automotive industry. With eight years of industry experience under his belt, Russell is looking to further extend his knowledge base through the ever expanding product range of Skipper Transport Parts.
Spending the majority of his life in Albany, Russell brags about the luxury of his local beaches with their powdery white sand and refreshingly chilly water that’s as clean as it is crystal clear. It’s no wonder Russell spends his spare time exploring the coastline in his 4WD fishing for bream with his wife of 13 years and his two young boys Noah (7) and Jett (3).
Located 418 km south-east of Perth, the port city of Albany is a thriving regional centre and popular tourist destination, boasting many well preserved buildings from the first settlement back in 1826. Albany is the oldest permanently settled town in Western Australia and was once well known for its whaling industry in the 1950s-1970s. Today, Albany’s main industries are tourism, fishing, timber and agriculture with a population of around 37,000.
“Working closely with the Executive General Manager, Geoff Bailey and experiencing his energy and drive continues to inspire and motivate me every day.In my role as Executive Assistant I am well supported by Geoff and encouraged to develop new skills including a Diploma of Leadership and Management which will position me to grow further in my career. I also enjoy the variety of supporting Geoff’s direct reports and assisting the administration and office functions. I can honestly say I love to coming to work because the pace is hectic and no two days are the same.
I was originally hired by Mick Turner from the Holden division three years ago on a casual basis at the V8 Supercars and when a sales and marketing role arose in his division; I was offered the job. A year later and my current role became available through a maternity leave assignment; within three months Geoff was on board and I’ve now been in this role for two years. I have certainly landed on my feet at AMCAP and not only enjoy the diversity but importantly the cultural programs in place which enable me to be an active participant in community and social events for the company”.
Administration Assistant, Coatings
“AMCAP is a company that actually supports and believes in their staff. I have personally developed during my six years here and continuously grow because of the opportunities that come my way. In particular I have completed a Cert II and III in business management that is helping me to progress in my role. I enjoy lots of responsibility including managing staff and developing campaigns and promotions for many brands marketed in the Coatings division.
What I find most impressive about AMCAP is the people and the management. When I approached management about raising funds for a local charity, they were on board without fuss and happy to support my initiative. I am proud to be a part of AMCAP and happy to see that we keep on growing and delivering great results to our clients. Coming from a background in food retail and originally studying to be a chef, I’m really pleased with my change in profession as AMCAP not only supports my career path but they provide an environment that is happy and friendly and where I feel part of a team”.
Order Consolidation Team Leader
“Longevity at AMCAP certainly seems to be prevalent. AMCAP is the first job I ever had after school and I’ve been here for more than seven years. I started as a picker in the warehouse and within two months learned about checking and despatching for metro deliveries. During the past years I’ve had a number of roles in the warehouse culminating in my current role as a team leader. I am grateful to be surrounded by a diverse friendly team which include two other team leaders and my staff of up to 26 people who process customer orders.
It is because of AMCAP that I have developed my skills and learnt a lot about myself. AMCAP has enabled me to boost my career and supported me through formal leadership and management programs. At AMCAP there are no limitations for growth and I’ve always been encouraged to stretch myself, improve my knowledge and develop new skills. No day is ever the same and, for me, it is this variety and the trust and flexibility by management that makes working at AMCAP really enjoyable”.