Leadership Team

The leadership team at HCA have wide ranging industry knowledge and business skills that allow them to challenge our company to fullfill our vision of Total Customer Satisfaction.

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Ray Kitic

Managing Director, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA)

With more than 30 years industry experience in the construction and mining industry, Ray has held various senior executive roles whilst working throughout Australia, 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 company defining safety, efficiency and growth strategies and helped shape the robust business model that HCA is today.

Ray has been a member of the HCA board and various National advisory committees since 2014. 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.


Gilberto Pauleta

Director of Operations, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA)

Gilberto has held various Senior Management roles at HCA in sales, operations and business improvement implementations, bringing with him over 30 years industry experience. 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 in meeting customer’s expectations and provide optimal client solutions through the use technology and a highly motivated team.


Rick Moledo

Director of Product Support, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA)

Rick joined HCA in 2007 in a business improvement capacity and over the years held several senior roles. With over 30 years’ 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.


Tony Pilbrow

Director & Western Region General Manager, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA)

With 30 years’ 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 leadership of a dynamic team 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 passionate in supporting foundations which provide collaborative social investment in Health, Education and the Arts for communities in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. He is committed to safety and wellbeing, innovation and technology and challenging the business to drive continuous improvement to deliver better outcomes for all.