New GrainCorp manager heartened by welcome
THE new head of GrainCorp’s Portland operations has had plenty to get his head around since moving to the city, but he’s quickly been made to feel at home.
Andrew Trotman is the new site manager at GrainCorp’s operation based at the Port of Portland, and he’s taken a long road to get here.
Mr Trotman and wife Amy have moved to Portland from Wollongong, south of Sydney, where he was manager of GrainCorp’s fertiliser distribution centre for eight years.
Prior to that he worked for the company for a couple of years in Parkes, in Central West NSW, from where the couple hail.
When the opportunity to transfer to Portland came up recently, there was little hesitation.
“We’d heard great things about Portland and it was the opportunity to get the best of both worlds, the country plus the sea,” Mr Trotman said.