Adam Ritzinger joins Advantia

Since 2008 Advantia has built itself up on a foundation of technical excellence, understanding client needs and delivering high-quality outputs. This approach to business proved so successful that demand for Advantia’s services continually increased.

Company Director Rob Di Cristoforo wanted to keep building on the previous successes of the company and to continue to meet the strong demand for Advantia’s services. A turning point had been reached, and Advantia needed to expand.

“I wasn’t looking for just another pair of hands,” says Rob. “I needed an engineer who knows the heavy vehicle industry and has a well-established reputation that was in-line with Advantia’s own reputation. This person had to hit the ground running and seamlessly integrate with the existing business.”

It was in 2006, when Rob was a manager at ARRB Group in Melbourne, that he first met Adam Ritzinger. Adam was a graduate engineer who Rob hired into his heavy vehicle research team, where he completed projects in road safety, heavy vehicle dynamics and productivity, and impacts on road infrastructure.

“I was always impressed with Adam as an engineer, and with his ability to relate to clients on a personal level,” Rob says. “I knew that he would be a great fit for Advantia, and that our clients would enjoy having him work on their projects.”

Adam will double Advantia’s capacity, enabling the company to deliver larger, more complex projects. He will bring new capabilities in instrumented heavy vehicle field testing, and an in-depth knowledge of issues relevant to the mining and resources sector.

“I’m really excited to be working with Rob once again,” says Adam. “I admire the contribution that Advantia has made so far. I’m looking forward to the chance to make my own mark and to continue to improve the safety and productivity of the road transport industry.”

Adam’s work history and project exposure at the international level complements Rob’s own experience. Between 2010 and 2011, Adam was seconded to BAST, the federal highway research agency for Germany, where he worked as a research engineer and lent his experience in heavy vehicles to research projects at regional, national, and international levels.