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Trading places: the latest appointments in the fleet industry

  • ARVAL PHH has appointed Mark Graham as product development manager, vehicle rental sector, within the fleet division. He was previously business development manager with the company's fuel and business mobility division. Graham joined Arval PHH in September 2000 and his responsibilities included the management of third-party business accounts for Argos and Travelodge.

  • LEON Fisher and Peter Gallier are Volkswagen's latest additions to its team of area fleet managers. Fisher, formerly of LeasePlan, where he was account manager, has joined as north London area manager. Gallier covers the north west region and brings experience including a four-year stint as fleet development consultant with the company.

  • LESLEY Crighton has been appointed rental manager with Fraikin Truck Hire in Glasgow. Crighton has more than 15 years' experience in the rental sector, most recently with BRS's Scottish fleet. In her new role she takes responsibility for managing a fleet of nearly 100 vehicles and is assisted by rental controller Claire Henderson.

  • MITSUBISHI has made two recent appointments. Gabi Whitfield takes on the role of general manager in the press and public affairs office. This is her second time with the manufacturer. Her career started at Skoda and she then moved to Mitsubishi before joining Nissan. Whitfield takes over from David Miles, who held the post for 18 years and retired at the end of 2002.

  • IN Tokyo, Mitsubishi has announced the appointment of Aleksey Beylin as chief information officer and corporate general manager of the global IT office. Beylin takes over from Bernd Staudinger from April 1. Staudinger is moving to the DaimlerChrysler University in Stuttgart.

  • STEPHEN Ramsay has been appointed managing director of ReMIT, the training body for the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI). He joined the organisation four years ago having spent most of the last 30 years of his career as finance director for a number of companies in the motor industry. He replaces Mike Allmond, who becomes chairman of ReMIT.

  • GMAC Financial Services, the wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors, has appointed Carlos Ribeiro as vice-president of Asia Pacific operations, where he takes responsibility for the finance business. Since 2001 Ribeiro has been regional manager for the company's European operations. Before that he was managing director and finance director of Banco General Motors, the Brazilian GMAC entity.
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