Arval PHH has appointed Martin Caseley product development manager in its fleet division. Caseley will take responsibility for the company's range of asset-based fleet products, including contract hire, finance leasing, purchase leasebacks, PCPs and car allowance schemes. His new role covers the long and short-term strategy for these products, plus market analysis and the research and testing of new concepts. Caseley has over 20 years' experience in the vehicle funding industry and joins from Lloyds TSB Asset Finance, where he was involved in a number of product development and car finance projects.
Telematics supplier WS2 has appointed Tony Arnold as its first chief executive officer. He brings with him 23 years' experience in computer hardware, software and communications, 10 of those as a main board director.
Vehicle information provider HPI has appointed Joe Doyle as its new commercial director. Doyle brings 10 years' experience of the leasing industry to his new role, including four years as a director of Hertz Lease. Immediately before joining HPI, he was sales director of ALD Automotive and his career has also included periods at Lloyds TSB and HSBC.
CHARLES Asprey has joined fleet funding and management company Velo as marketing executive. Asprey joins a four-man team headed by sales and marketing director Tony Johnston. His role will be to implement the Velo 2004 marketing plan and to handle day-to-day agency and client liaison. He has marketing experience in sectors as diverse as the greeting card and marine industries.
Practical Car & Van Rental has appointed David Johnson as area manager for the north of England. He joins Practical after 14 years in the retail motor trade, most recently as brand manager for Rybridge Audi in Staffordshsire.
Johnson will be looking after 40 rental outlets and will also be responsible for introducing new franchisees to the network.
The Garage Equipment Association has appointed Gus Gregory, managing director of Maha UK, to the GEA board of directors. Maha garage equipment has been sold in the UK since 1973. It was established as an independent company in 1997 and joined the GEA. Gregory was voted on to the council in 1999.