Courtesy car provider Circle Leasing has appointed Anthony Cannon as a new account manager. Cannon brings five years' experience in the vehicle retail industry to his new role. The appointment brings the staff head-count to 13 and follows the delivery of Circle's 5,000th courtesy car.
Alan Hodgkinson, one of the original founders of ABS Accident Solutions, has become the company's new chief executive. Since leaving his own accident repair business to join in 1996, he has held a number of key positions within the business, which has grown from six to 70 employees. Lisa Fantom has been promoted to the board of ABS in the dual role of director and company secretary. She joined ABS three years ago as company accountant, having previously worked for the company's auditors. Colin Thompson has also been promoted to the board as development director. He was previously commercial manager for Mapfre Assitencia.
Arthur Scott has joined Alba Diagnostics from the AA. He will head technical sales and establish a new technical support desk for the Scottish company, supplying the technical knowledge required in support of a new range of diagnostic tools under the OTC brand, which is now starting up.
Sean Farrell has joined the Leasedrive Group in the newly-created position of director of business development. He joins the group from Travelex Global and Financial Services, where he was partnership development manager. He spent eight years at Arval PHH Vehicle Solutions, first as an area sales manager and then as group account manager. Previously, he held a number of sales positions with Pallas Rentals, Mercantile Credit Company and Joint Credit Card Company, having served as a senior commercial apprentice at British Aerospace.
Khalid Wazir has been appointed director of Iveco's used vehicle business unit. He replace Giancarlo Fulchieri, who is taking up the new role of general manager of Iveco in Belgium. Wazir has worked within the Iveco Group since 1998, most recently as operations director of Transolver services. Before joining the company, he was a senior contract manager at Lex Transfleet.