Douglas Donaldson grew up in Eltham in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. After completing his diesel fitting apprenticeship, he eventually began working in his family business, which manufactures a variety of products, including truck curtains. During his many years there, he noticed recurring complaints about the unreliable components of the truck curtain systems available on the market. In 2014, Doug purchased a 1988 Hino 12-pallet curtain-sided truck with the view to develop what is now Ramp Tech: an automated system that revolutionises the loading and unloading of trucks.
Doug lives on a small farm in Iona with his wife, son and mother, alongside chooks, sheep, goats, steers, and a cat and a dog. After years of R&D, he’s looking forward to getting the Ramp Tech product into the market.