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Iveco Daily appointment

STEVE Paterson has been appointed director of Iveco’s light commercial vehicle business unit, responsible for the sales and marketing of the Daily range.

Paterson takes on the new role after being promoted from director of the customer service business unit, where he was responsible for Iveco’s UK aftersales.

He originally joined Iveco in 1988 as UK general manager of Iveco Motors and prior to this held several senior sales and marketing positions in the engineering and automation industries.

Iveco has also promoted Chris Thorneycroft-Smith to director UK market, responsible for all sales, marketing, network and customer service activities.

Stuart Beeton also takes on the role of director of key accounts for Iveco UK, responsible for key fleet sales.

  • PAUL Harrop has joined DaimlerChrysler Services Fleet Management (DCSFM) as sales and marketing director. He brings several years’ experience most recently as a member of the local board of Lombard Vehicle Management. He has had several senior sales management positions in the contract hire industry and will be responsible for a 35-strong team in his new role.

    Harrop takes over from Rael Winetroube, who will head up the management of business process systems and remarketing in the group’s Berlin office.

  • COTSWOLD Motor Group, which deals in BMW and MINI, has appointed Andrew Kirk as group corporate specialist. In his new role he will be responsible for maximising growth in the business sector as it prepares for the opening of its third site in Gloucester in February. Kirk joins the Cotswold Motor Group from Cooper Reading BMW where he was corporate account manager.

  • NIGEL Johnson has taken on a new role at Inchcape Fleet Solutions as head of supplier networks. In his new role Johnson will be responsible for developing a new service proposition for customers by renegotiating vehicle rental supply contracts, tyre manufacturer deals and roadside recovery agreements. Johnson previously worked as head of supplier management at Churchill Insurance and headed up the pan-European relationships for Dial Contracts.

  • MARTIN Currie and Ruth Hulme have joined Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions as national sales managers. They will be responsible for looking for business opportunities across Hitachi Capital’s retail and commercial portfolio. Currie brings 20 years industry experienced including seven years at the Reg Vardy group, where he was responsible for sales development across its network. Hulme joins from HP where she worked on equipment rentals and leasing across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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