New Engineering Boss for Detroit

Penske Power Systems has a new engineer heading up its technical team in Australia. The owner of the Detroit Diesel brand in Australia announced the appointment of Ross Deves to the position of National Engineering Manager, this week.

He replaces a man who has been ‘Mr Detroit’ for the past 27 years, Guy Macklan. He has been involved with the engine brand through n era where the product grew from two stroke technology, via the innovative, electronic Series 60 to the current DD 13 and DD 15 engines available today.

Deves has over 30 years experience working across Australia’s road transport industry. He has held a number of positions, including Principal Engineer, Vehicle Standards National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, Chief Engineer Volvo Mack Trucks, Engineering Manager DaimlerChrysler Australia and Engineering Manager Powertrans.

Deves commenced his tenure on November 23, and will be based at Penske Power Systems’ Melbourne facility. His role sees him lead a team of engineers and technicians based in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.

“I look forward to working closely with Ross to promote and further enhance Penske Power Systems’ first-class engineering services and capabilities across our diverse market sectors, growing our market share and delivering tailored solutions to our customers,” said Hamish Christie-Johnston, Director of Off-Highway at Penske Power Systems.

“At the same time I would like to thank Guy Macklan for his tremendous contribution to Penske Power Systems’ on- and off-highway engineering business. His legacy, knowledge and contribution is unparalleled in the industry, and we are very fortunate that he will continue to consult to the company.”