“We take on challenges without fear of failure.”

Leadership Team

The local team

At HCA, the leadership team acquires industry knowledge and business skills that challenge our company to fulfil its vision of Total Customer Satisfaction. Our leaders actively promote effective internal and external communication to stay abreast of the ever-changing business environment.

As a result of the impacts of Covid-19 globally, as a nation, as communities and as individuals we have faced challenges and changes to our way of life that we could not have envisaged just a few years prior.

Our industries have remained relatively stable, but HCA recognises the varying pressures that Covid-19 has placed on many of our customers.

As a business, HCA implemented contingencies immediately and as a result of our strategies, our level of support and product supply have remained consistent throughout the period. HCA has also introduced a range of bespoke solutions to assist our loyal customers in their time of need. We are fully aware that with every product we sell and support, there is an associated business, family or individual who has an absolute reliance on HCA meeting our commitments.

Our continued success is testament to the capabilities and resilience of our people, the quality of our product and the support of our valued customers.

Despite the strains that Covid-19 has placed on all of us, I strongly believe the adversity we have endured has provided an opportunity to not only reflect on what is truly important to us, but it has also forged an additional layer of capability and resilience to us as individuals and our respective businesses.

Whilst we remain vigilant in playing our part in controlling the containment of Covid-19, we have at all times remained focused on the safety of our people as we continue to further improve our safety performance.

We continue our ongoing commitment to support CSR activities via our charities of choice including the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Clontarf Foundation, the Roy Hill Foundation, and being cognisant of the impacts the current life style changes can have on mental health, our ongoing support of Beyond Blue could not be more important.

As a company we continue to operate to meet our Carbon Neutral charter, and as a global corporation we are further developing alternative energy options to reduce our carbon footprint.

And of course, we remain clear in the goal to achieve our vision of Total Customer Satisfaction with continued focus on the three “C’s” of our Kenkijin spirit – Customer, Challenge and Communication.


– Ray Kitic

A message from the Managing Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Pty Ltd, Ray Kitic

Reliable Solutions

Our capability of providing reliable solutions extends to a range of services available to our customers Australia wide. Supplying new and used Hitachi and Bell mining and construction equipment through our national network of company-owned branches broadens our reach to help support you and your business 24/7.

Our machines can be customised to suit our customer’s needs. Competitive in-house equipment finance options are available on our full range of machinery.

Meet the Team

Ray Kitic

HCA Managing Director
Ray Kitic

With more than 30 years of industry experience in the construction and mining industry, Ray has held various senior executive roles whilst working throughout Australia, the USA, South America and Europe. Since joining HCA in 2009, Ray has driven significant change and success through our operations. In the role of Director of Operations, Ray led the company defining safety, efficiency and growth strategies and helped shape the robust business model that HCA is today.

In 2019 he commenced the Deputy Managing Director position before transitioning to the role of Managing Director. Ray attributes his success and the success of HCA to strength, capability, leadership and commitment of all those within the company.

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Gilberto Pauleta

HCA Branch Operations Director
Gilberto Pauleta

Gilberto has held various Senior Management roles at HCA in sales, operations, and business improvement implementations, bringing over 30 years of industry experience with him. As a Director, Gilberto is responsible for overseeing HCA’s Regional operations, construction sales, Wenco Fleet Management System and HR. He continuously promotes Hitachi’s commitment to meeting customer expectations and providing optimal client solutions through the use of technology and a highly motivated team.

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Rick Moledo

HCA Product Support Director
Rick Moledo

Rick joined HCA in 2007 in a business improvement capacity and held several senior roles over the years. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial equipment sectors, Rick has a passion for developing product support synergies with the aim of delivering a high-level ownership experience for the customer. Rick’s tenure at HCA has led to the development and growth of various shared support functions, including Learning & Development, branding, customer support, WHS, HR and the spare parts group.

Appointed as Director – Product Support, Rick leads the spare parts, technical service and engineering groups to support HCA’s national business operations.

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Tony Pilbrow

HCA Director / HCA Western Region General Manager
Tony Pilbrow

With 30 years of experience in construction and mining equipment manufacturing, Tony joined HCA in 2003, holding various senior management roles in sales and operations. As General Manager of the Western Region, his dynamic team leadership has grown and developed new business opportunities. His responsibilities as Director includes overseeing HCA branch operation strategies and structures, Remanufacturing, WHS and Quality Assurance.

Tony is committed to safety and wellbeing, innovation and technology and challenging the business to drive continuous improvement to deliver better outcomes for all.

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David Harvey

HCM Executive Officer / Global Mining Vice President / Oceania Regional General Manager
David Harvey

In 1987, David began in the industry at CablePrice, the wholly-owned Hitachi dealer in New Zealand. Joining HCA in 1995, he held various senior management positions. As the Managing Director of HCMO, David is also a member of the HCM Executive team, the Regional General Manager for Oceania, Vice President of HCM Global Mining, and holds a number of board positions with affiliated group companies. David has been instrumental in driving the Hitachi brand and is at the forefront of expanding the business and developing new innovative facilities. David champions the company’s charitable activities of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development Goals and advocates safety and wellbeing strategies beyond the business.

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Toshiya Hasemi

HCMO General Manager / Director of HCA, CPL, HCMO
Toshiya Hasemi

Joining HCM in 1989, Hasemi-San has been fully engaged with overseas market development and supply chain management. In a career spanning 32 years, Hasemi-San has held positions in the Asia and Oceania regions with affiliated dealers in Singapore and Thailand. Since 2014, he held the position of General Manager for Global Mining Sales based in Tokyo. Hasemi-San joined the Australian team in 2020 as General Manager of HCMO and was appointed as Director for HCMO, HCA and CPL.

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