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Changes at top for Daihatsu

DAIHATSU has unveiled a new management structure designed to break down barriers between departments, increase efficiency and improve service to customers and dealers and particularly focus on user-chooser and business sales. The changes follow a lengthy internal review and reflect the company's long-term view of how the brand should be managed and developed.

Paul Williams has dropped the title of managing director and is now chief executive officer with an emphasis on future growth and development. Former dealer development director Bob Batty has become head of channels of trade while continuing to be responsible for dealer development and the appointment of up to 15 new dealers this year.

There is now no traditional sales department with former sales manager Tim Pugh becoming head of distribution thereby controlling business systems and procedures in the supply chain. Both Batty and Pugh will report to Williams as will Peter Jessop, formerly sales planning and distribution manager and now product marketing manager.

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