March 2018 marked an auspicious milestone for local Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast truck salesman and racing fanatic Gunther Kettniss. Not only did he receive another Fuso salesman of the year award, but he celebrated his 30 years’ service for Fuso, making him Australia’s longest serving Fuso salesman.

Gunther is a popular, well-known face on the Sunshine Coast, achieving an amazing track record of both sales and awards. Gunther says, “I have taken home a Fuso award every year since 1989 and this success has allowed me to travel the world. Can you believe I’ve been lucky enough to visit Japan, the home of Fuso, 14 times and my latest prize involves a 5-night secret Darwin and Litchfield adventure. I’m hoping there will be chance to do some fishing whilst I’m in the Northern Territory.”

Gunther has witnessed many changes during his 30-year stint both on the Sunshine Coast and in the trucking world. Gunther says; “In 1978, when I came to the Sunnie Coast, there were no traffic lights and just dirt roads down to Caloundra. The population growth has been mind blowing. Trucks too have changed the introduction of electronics and automated transmissions have been revolutionary for the industry.”

Gunther is thankful to Fuso and claims working with a reliable product whilst being supported by exceptional colleagues has helped him along his sales journey. Gunther says; “I calculated that I have sold approximately 4,000 trucks since working for Fuso and the best thing about the role is all the interesting, different and local people I’ve met along the way.”

Marketing Manager Jane Chapman says; “Gunther is old school, salt of the earth type of guy. What he doesn’t know about trucks isn’t worth knowing. Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast and the Cricks Group have been lucky to benefit from his experience, knowledge and sales expertise for such a long.

When asked about his future Gunther says; “Trucking will always be a huge part of my life and I hope to continue meeting local trucking people for years to come.”

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