1 July, 2019
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Robertson as General Manager of our Distribution Transformer Business Unit, effective 1st July 2019. Brett has taken over from Jon Retford, who will be supporting the transition period until the end of the year before he retires after more than 20 years of distinguished service.
Brett has vast experience across various industries, including manufacturing, electricity utilities, FMCG and transport, with a background in accounting. Brett first joined WTC in 1995 as Finance and Logistics Manager, a position that he occupied until 2006 when he left the company to broaden his professional experience. Brett re-joined WTC in 2016 as Finance Manager, and then in 2018 became Finance and Deputy General Manager. Now, in his new role, he is well-positioned to lead the Distribution Transformer Business Unit into its next growth phase. Brett is passionate about Australian manufacturing and providing security for the dedicated workforce and their families.
We congratulate Brett on his appointment and wish him all the best in his new role with the full support of the WTC team.
We would also like to extend our gratitude to Jon for his remarkable leadership and commitment to the business, its employees and the local community. Under Jon’s leadership, the distribution transformer factory has become a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, receiving numerous awards across different years, including Best Business in Regional Victoria, Albury Wodonga Business Enterprise Awards (Excellence in Diversity in the Workplace, Most Outstanding Business, Excellence in Business & Community Partnerships, Excellence in Manufacturing), Victoria Training Awards – Employer of the Year Finalist, Wurreka Awards – Organisational Award (Private Sector) Finalist.
Jon also has a strong focus on the local community, supporting a wide range of activities, including education programs, sports events and fundraising campaigns. His support and dedication to the community development and economic growth of the Albury Wodonga region have been widely recognised.
About Wilson Transformer Company’s Distribution Transformer Business Unit:
WTC’s Distribution Transformer Business Unit, located in Wodonga, Victoria, produces standard and specialised transformers, as well as a range of innovative solutions, including low voltage regulators and power skids for large-scale solar projects. These products form a critical part of electrical distribution networks and ensure a reliable supply of electricity to homes and industry.