Palfinger UK has appointed Zoe Ellis as an ALLMI loader crane instructor.
Ellis was the first female to qualify as an ALLMI trainer in 2014, and was previously a training instructor at Saint-Gobain, the parent company of builder’s merchant Jewson, and at David Watson Transport. She began her career in 2006 as an aircraft dispatcher at Stansted Airport, before obtaining her HGV Class 2 truck driver’s licence in 2007, and then her Class 1 licence in 2008. From there Ellis embarked on a truck driving career initially with a local builder’s merchant, then with transport company Seven Lincs.
Ellis said: “I loved driving trucks but also wanted a more settled life away from weekly truck stop stays and sleeping in a cab. So, I decided to take the plunge in 2014 and qualify as a trainer, enabling me to pass on my experience and knowledge to other operators in the industry. Over the past 11 years I have been lucky enough to drive a really wide range of vehicles and used loader cranes from every manufacturer. Without a doubt, in my experience Palfinger are the ‘crème de la crème’ of cranes, excellent quality, simple to use and designed with the operator in mind. As a result, when I was offered the role of ALLMI trainer at Palfinger UK I was genuinely over the moon. It’s not often that you hear of people being offered their dream job, but that is exactly what has happened to me.”