The latest appointments in the fleet industry
SIXT rent-a-car has made Stuart Johnston its head of UK sales, responsible for both developing and managing the sales teams, plus improving the central reservation system and recruiting new graduates.
Johnston brings more than 16 years’ experience gained in the automotive industry, including roles at Lex and GE Capital. He has held several senior management and board level positions in sales and operations alongside several years of experience in project management.
Johnston said: ‘We want our clients to receive the best possible service and have already embarked on a programme of improvements. One such example is the way in which we are able to enlarge our branch network to meet customers’ specific requirements.’
DAVID Turnock has also been promoted to the newly created role of London City manager of Sixt.
He will be responsible for developing and expanding the business within the capital. Turnock will also be managing Sixt’s hotel concierge service.
GUY Shrecker has been appointed as the first major accounts manager for Epyx’s 1link service network. He brings several years’ experience to the group including four years at Belron, Autoglass’s parent company.
STS Tyres & Exhausts has appointed a new management team. Francis Johnson has joined as manager and Paul Piggot joins as deputy manager.
In his new role, Johnson will be responsible for increasing the group’s customer base and will head a 10-strong team.
GILL Boyle has joined Autoglass as territory manager responsible for managing fleet customers in Scotland as well as developing relationships with new customers.
RICHARD Salter has joined Audatex UK as commercial director. He will report to managing director Paul Tucker and will be responsible for the development of the group’s body repair estimating and claims business.
Salter brings more than 15 years’ experience gained in managing sales teams and developing businesses in the automotive and motor claims industries.
GILDER Volkswagen has recruited Daniel Lea as its new luxury car manager. Lea had to complete a series of assessments to take on the role, gaining 90% which exceeded the 70% pass mark.
Since joined the motor industry 14 years ago, Lea has worked with several prestigious manufacturers.
In his new role he will be responsible for selling the Phaeton limousine and the Touareg 4X4.