Mr Chugg joined Sargent in April 2008 as the National Operations Manager before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) late last year.

He has more than nine years’ experience in the automotive rental and maintenance sector, with five of those as the East Coast Regional Manager for Corefleet.

Having worked predominantly in the retail sector for more than 18 years, Mr Chugg’s first experience in the automotive industry was when he worked his way through the ranks at Kmart Auto Services to be appointed as Queensland’s State Manager.

Mr Chugg said Sargent was in the process of changing its position within the industry to focus largely on the infrastructure and resources industries, as well as enhancing its presence in mining hotspots such as the Pilbara and Bowen Basin regions.

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Mr Chugg said “Over the last twelve months, Sargent has worked to streamline its locations nationally, but at the same time [the company has] grown its fleet to more than 3,800 vehicles. I’m excited to expand on this momentum and establish Sargent as the leader in these expanding industries.”

Sargent provides rental and maintenance of commercial vehicles to a wide range of customers throughout Australia. The company’s fleet of 3,800 vehicles comprises 4WDs, 2WDs, trucks, buses and specialised vehicles that are provided over a national network of company-owned branches and agencies.