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Alphabet head of technical services Martyn Gallop retires

Martyn Gallop, Alphabet

Alphabet head of technical services Martyn Gallop has retired after more than 30 years in the fleet leasing and business mobility industry.

Gallop started working in the sector in 1983 and has been with Alphabet since 2011.

During his time with the leasing company, he was instrumental in establishing technical services at Alphabet’s UK headquarters in Hook, Hampshire, as well as creating a range of new services and products to the meet the technical needs of fleets and their drivers.

Gallop said: “It’s been a pleasure and a privilege working for Alphabet and being part of a vibrant and dynamic part of the vehicle service industry.

"Even after such a long time in the industry there are still new developments almost every single day and the pace of change in the market – as well as customers’ expectations for the speed of our response to them - is faster than ever.

"Thankfully with new developments in technology, it means we now have the ability to not only react to technical issues but also anticipate them and deal with them proactively.”

Kit Wisdom, who had been head of corporate mobility, has assumed Gallop’s responsibilities.

He said: “I’m excited to take the reins of all in-life vehicle operations for our 145,000-plus vehicle portfolio in the UK.

"Alphabet’s fleet is larger and more complex than ever in terms of the vehicle mix of hybrids, pure electrics, alternative fuels and highly bespoke commercial vehicles.

"So it’s an exciting time to be involved in this area, particularly with new technical opportunities opening up from developments in powertrain technology and ‘the more connected vehicle’.”

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  • David Kershaw - 01/02/2016 13:47

    Martyn is one of the Industries elder statesmen, his knowledge and experience will be missed. He does deserve a well earned retirement but he will probably have some further involvement with the Automotive sector it is in his DNA

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