December 2023

Aidan
Seaton

Major Accounts Manager – South Australia


Tell us about your career path at Hitachi and the roles you have held.

I started with Hitachi back in 2000 as an Apprentice Mechanic and worked my way through different positions in the Service Department including ‘Reman’ (remanufactured components mechanic) and Field Service before becoming a Customer Support Representative in 2008. During this time, I gained great product knowledge and internal systems experience, which prepared me to take on my next role in 2010 as Construction Equipment Sales Representative. Here I developed skills in response, communication and support, which is critical in meeting the business needs of our customers. In October 2022, I was appointed to the role of Major Account Manager for South Australia. Maintaining long term relationships with customers and establishing new relationships with new clients has greatly helped in my career path.

What do you enjoy about being a Major Account Manager?

Manage National Accounts in Quarry & Construction sector. Also manage Key Local Accounts within South Australia that aren’t listed as National. Providing plant solutions to our national accounts in quarry and construction as well as key local accounts within South Australia. I enjoy chasing new business, engaging with new customers and providing solutions for their business. I appreciate supporting a premium product with the team in the Adelaide Branch and seeing how the customers also respect and love the Hitachi brand.

What has helped you achieve your success?

Since the start of my journey, I had a Service Manager who was a great mentor. He was supportive and rewarded hard work and discipline, which gave me the opportunity to grow my career within the business. I also had a good mentor in the early part of my Sales career which also drove me to strive for success. Working together as a team and establishing relationships internally was just as important as external relationships.
Personally, I like to set high goals whether it’s with sport, family life or work. Persistence, hard work and attention to detail is a passion and sometimes I can be a bit OCD on certain things in order to achieve great results. It is also pleasing to resolve issues for clients and to be part of a solution that keeps customers happy and overall, very satisfying being part of a positive team effort.



Does your career provide a good sense of balance and fulfillment?

In my various roles I have been fortunate to travel regionally and nationally. There is a good work-life balance and the management team in Adelaide provide flexibility which enables me to be involved with my kids’ school events. IT has its challenges but provides me with a great sense of fulfillment. Individual achievement awards are great, but receiving a branch award is better, as I believe the Service and Parts sell the next lot of machines. There’s great value in representing a great brand.

Do you feel assured you have a prosperous future at Hitachi?

There is plenty of support, training and refresher courses available to keep up my skills so that I can confidently serve our customers. I am able to keep up to date with new products and have all the resources to keep me successful in my role.

What advice would you give to others who may be considered a career with Hitachi?

Be a risk taker and you’ll be surprised of the results when you push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Be open to learning and providing others encouragement towards personal growth.

If you were to do it all again, would you follow a similar path?

100% YES! It is very rewarding working for a reputable premium brand within the market with so many opportunities.

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Get Ready, Queensland! Our Demo Days are just around the corner!
Join us in Sunshine Coast next week to witness the power and innovation of our latest machinery. We’re excited to showcase the ZX85USB-7, ZX75US-7, ZX55U-5, ZX17U-5, and BELL TC11.

📅 Date: Thu 18th & Fri 19th July 📍 Location: Ensby Yard, 141 Frizzo Road

Don't miss this chance to see these advanced machines in action, meet our expert team, and learn how they can revolutionize your operations.
If you can’t make it to the first one, we will have 3 more!

📍 Gympie 📅 Thu 25th & Fri 26th July 
Address: Corwoods, 42 Tandur road Kybong

📍 Maryborough 📅 Thu 1st & Fri 2nd August 
Address: Susan River, 1946 Maryborough Hervey Bay Road

📍 Bundaberg 📅 Thu 8th & Fri 9th August 
Address: Bundaberg Sugar, Gooburrum Road Bundaberg
🔥 Poll Time! 🔥 
Would you rather have a Hitachi Fire Pit or a Hitachi Esky? Cast your vote in the comments below! 👇

For your chance to win one or the other, visit us at QME 2024 Mackay Showgrounds, 23-25 July! 🎉 

Register your QME attendance for FREE at https://www.queenslandminingexpo.com.au/
Mark your calendars! 🗓️
We’re excited to announce that Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia will be at the AWRE Expo again this year on July 24-25 at ICC!

Come join us to get an up-close look at the impressive ZW220-7 and discover what else we’re showcasing this year.
Check out the video for a sneak peek of the ZW220-7 in action! 🌟
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