Dr Peter Hart (Chair)

Dr Peter Hart trained as an electrical engineer. He learned about heavy trucks during a nine-year career at Kenworth Trucks Australia, during which time he was responsible variously for electrical, HVAC, brake systems and test & certification. In 1990 Peter won the PACCAR Inventors award for the Kenworth Electronic Monitoring System. Subsequently, during his own 30-year business career he worked as a certification consultant, vehicle engineer, electrical-engineer and forensic investigator.

Peter Hart drafted the Performance Based Standards Directional Stability During Braking technical standard and has written several reports about heavy vehicle technical matters for National Transport Commission (NTC) and for AustRoads. He was a frequent contributor to reference groups that were convened by Federal vehicle-standards regulator and by the NHVR. Peter is the certification consultant for Thales and for Rheinmetall relating to military vehicles being supplied to the ADF.

During the period 2008 – 2019 Peter was the Chairman of the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) and has been Vice President of the Forensic Engineering Society of Australia (FESA), of which he a current Executive Member. In 2018 the Australian Logistics and Materials Handling industry group nominated Peter to receive the ‘Contribution to Industry Award’ that was sponsored by the Victorian Government. Peter has authored about 130 monthly technical articles on behalf of ARTSA that were published in Prime Mover magazine. The articles are available at www.artsa.com.au/articles.

Rachel Michaud (Deputy Chair)

Rachel is a Mechanical Engineer, currently working as Aftersales Manager for Knorr-Bremse (KB), overseeing the KB Truck Services Expert Network and Training in Australia and New Zealand. Rachel has been in the Trucking Industry for 14 years, the last 12 of which have been with Knorr-Bremse who specialise in Braking and Electronic Safety Systems for Heavy Vehicles and combinations.

Rachel is passionate about the industry and about improving vehicle and driver safety through the application of technology and innovative solutions. Rachel has been involved in ARTSA-I for many years as part of the Executive and is keen to facilitate training and the sharing of critical technical knowledge held by ARTSA-I Life members with the transport industry.

Rob Perkins (Deputy Chair)

Rob has over 30 years experience running industry groups including ARTSA and the NBTA as well as several decades assisting the VTA. Along with Peter Hart he set up ARTSA-i Data and continues to manage and develop that service.

He is a life member of the NBTA and ARTSA and on the honour roll of the HVTT as well as having received the 2020 HVIA Industry Recognition Award.

Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker is a consultant Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

Wayne has postgraduate Masters by Research qualifications in the field of aerospace structural health engineering, as well as qualifications in occupational safety, management and philosophy.

For more than twenty years, Wayne has contributed to the development, design, validation and certification of the heavy vehicle coupling and connection products manufactured by the Melbourne based Bartlett Equipment.

Wayne has led a number of safety and system advocacy efforts in recent years, engaging with regulatory authorities, Standards committees and industry groups.

Bob Edwards

In 1988 Bob started Transport Engineering and Management (TEAM), providing advice to heavy vehicle modifiers, submitting reports to the SA Transport Department seeking modification approvals as an Approved Vehicle Examiner.

The business has grown in staff and expanded into Approved Vehicle Examiners (AVE’s) under National Heavy Vehicle Law, Performance Based Standards (PBS) advice and Certification, Vehicle Access and National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (NHVAS) and Western Australian Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVAS) system development and auditing.

Bob has membership in several professional organisations involved in transport and engineering.

Simon Humpries

Simon Humpries is the Chief Engineer & Product Manager, Medium & Heavy Duty Trucks at Isuzu.

Simon Humphries is a professional engineer with over thirty years’ experience in the heavy vehicle industry. Simon’s current role is responsible for engineering oversight of the entire range of Isuzu trucks sold in Australia, as well as the Product Management function for Medium and Heavy Duty trucks in the range.

Simon has been a voluntary contributor to ARTSA and ARTSA-i as an Executive member for over 20 years.

Martin Toomey

Ex Officio Chair and an ARTSA Life Member, Martin has been a long time contributor to the transport industry.

As the owner of Transport Equipment Australia and a renowned consultant specialising in sustainable transport solutions, Martin brings his international experience and a strong strategic skill set to the executive team

Colin White

Colin White has 45 years of professional engineering experience in the transport industry, including product engineering and product planning experience with Melbourne based major truck manufacturers Kenworth, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd, Iveco and Isuzu Australia Limited.

Colin retired from Isuzu Australia as Manager, Planning and Engineering Support in December 2013 and now is a Commercial Vehicle Engineering consultant, and an ARTSA-i Life Member.

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