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Trading places: the latest industry appointments

AARON Bridges has been appointed key account manager with Inchcape's northern sales team. Bridges was most recently senior sales executive with Fleetlease. His career in sales has included companies such as Highway Vehicle Finance, North West Securities (now Capital Bank) and Lloyds TSB.

  • ELITE Incident Management has appointed two new regional engineers. David Wilson and Gavin Park are to manage the company's claims' services for insurers and fleet operators. Both Wilson and Park have extensive experience in the repair industry. Wilson will cover the east of England and east Scotland, Park takes responsibility for the west of England, Wales and west Scotland.

  • RICHARD Egan has been appointed managing director of Fleetlease Commercial Vehicle Services. Egan has worked in the industry for 11 years, most recently as managing director of Trident Vehicle Hire, part of the Northgate group. While retaining its specialist niche, Egan's role wiill help the company to increase volumes in more mainstream markets.

  • AA Tyre Fitting has appointed two field sales and operations managers for Tyreserve. Paul Finnegan has had 22 years with Kwik-Fit, most recently as divisional director. Claudio Zanobini was with the same company for 21 years having joined straight from school.

  • KEITH Shoebridge has been appointed market area manager in a new role to with Daimler- Chrysler UK Retail. The company has acquired Normand Commercial Vehicle at Heathrow and combined this with Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van Edgware Road. Shoebridge has extensive commercial experience and takes responsibility for the combined CV retailing operation.

  • GLASS'S Information Services sees the return of Martin Norbury to the role of strategic business manager for the bodyshop and insurance division. His experience in the industry and knowledge of the company enables him to develop relationships and support the product line.

  • RICHARD Johnson has been appointed as trainee van sales specialist with Richard Cort, the Oldham-based LDV dealer. His responsibilities include updating the customer database and generating new business. Johnson is new to the van sales industry and reports to Alan Thane, franchise manager.

  • AUTOGLASS has appointed Paul Garvey as its new regional manager for East Anglia, south Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. Garvey has been with the company for 12 years as branch supervisor and network manager, most recently branch manager at Bedford.
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