New chief for ATS customer service unit
For the UK Kevin Brown joins as corporate sales director. He rejoins the company after working for consultants KPMG and as head of strategy for the RAC. He had previously worked for Rover Group in the fleet organisation.
Robert Hazelwood joins as managing director UK sales and marketing and brings 22 years of motor industry experience to this key role. His previous roles included: managing director Maranello Concessionaires, head of Inchcape Retail, managing director Mazda France, and southern regional manager Nissan Motor GB.
Completing the UK team is Guy Jones, who has taken on the role of UK marketing manager for the MG and Rover brands. He joins from Kia where he was marketing director, following a successful career with Land Rover and Bentley.
MG Rover has announced it is to expand its European dealer network with Paul Stroud taking on the new position of European sales and marketing director, moving from the role of commercial director UK. Stroud was previously head of brand strategy and communications and regional director Europe south for MG Rover. Rod Ramsay said: ‘I am delighted we have recruited talented and proven executives into our front line team which only increases my confidence that we can raise sales worldwide in 2005.’
As part of a company streamlining programme, sales and marketing has been established as a stand-alone organisation. In addition to the existing sales and marketing functions, the division will now have responsibility for aftersales and Phoenix dealerships.