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Power Equipment appoints their first ever female sales person

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article image Mikisha Herzog is Power Equipment's first ever female salesperson

Power Equipment Pty Ltd has recently appointed Mikisha Herzog to the position of salesperson for industrial engines and products in Western Australia. Herzog's is the first female sales person the company has ever appointed.

The notion of a female selling diesel engines is not one which ever challenged the management at Power Equipment. All it took was the right person to come along at the right time.

Born and bred in the physically demanding mining town of Karratha, WA, Herzog took up an apprenticeship as a fitter when she finished school.

“I always liked the idea of working on heavy equipment. Through my four years as an apprentice, I never saw another female doing the same as me,” she says.

Herzog moved to Perth once she was a qualified fitter, where she then took up work on locomotives. After a few years Herzog decided that it was time for a change, but she still harboured an affinity with engines.

“I commenced at Power Equipment about three years ago working in the spare parts area and handling internal sales. When the sales position became available at Power Equipment I approached management and applied,” says Herzog.

According to Power Equipment Business Manager, Noel Heritage, Herzog's appointment was an easy one to make considering her background with the company and it's systems, as well as her product knowledge and technical skills.

“We have always admired Mikisha as a person and remain impressed by her achievements at Power Equipment,” says Heritage.

In her new position at Power Equipment, Herzog is responsible for representing Yanmar and JCB engines to the commercial and industrial OEM markets. This covers applications such as lighting towers, pumping, power generation, and high pressure cleaners.

“We’ve got great products in the Yanmar and JCB range. There are some wonderful opportunities to grow with existing customers and at the same time expand into new markets in the mining industry," says Herzog.

Power Equipment is the exclusive and authorized Australian, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and South Pacific Distributor of Yanmar Marine and Industrial diesel engines importing product from Yanmar plants in Japan, Asia, USA and Europe. The company also distributes Yanmar powered MASE diesel marine generators and Gori high quality folding sailboat propellers.

Power Equipment is also the exclusive authorised distributor of JCB DieselMax engines for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific.

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