Baird brings with him more than 15 years’ experience in the automotive industry including time with MG Rover and Honda.
He will be responsible for further developing VELO’s activities in the corporate business sector.
He holds a Master’s Degree in business law and has taken up the new position of sales executive.
Lines was responsible for setting targets and monitoring manufacturing efficiency and performances in CNH’s 35 factories worldwide.
As part of his remit at LDV, Lines will become a member of the board of directors with responsibility for all aspects of LDV manufacturing of the Maxus, Pilot and Convoy range.
John Gayton joins from Lewis Reed Wheel Chair Accessibles, where he was national fleet sales manager. Gayton has held senior fleet positions with several large motor retail groups. His title is regional sales partner Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.
Bernard Rooney was previously with MG Rover Group, where he was national broker manager. He has been in the industry for more than 25 years. His position is now regional sales partner Central and West Midlands.
Andy Thomas comes from Smith Knight Fay Group and takes up the position of regional sales partner Greater Manchester and the M62 corridor.
Sam Gibson, who joins from the IT industry, is now regional sales partner London and South-east. Sharon Wray joins as accounts administrator from IT consultant Colbenson, where she spent 12 years as financial controller.
Bowden joins from Bank of Scotland Vehicle Finance where he was director of supplier management. Previously he worked for Godfrey Davis in director level positions within fleet operations and customer relations.
Bowden will head up the operational departments, with particular emphasis on fleet service, remarketing, pricing and fleet administration.
With spells at TRW Automotive, Partco and B&Q Autocentres, Calver has amassed more than 20 years of automotive aftermarket experience, including sales, marketing, operations, contract management and negotiation.
Justin Edgington is national sales manager, while Paul Jones has become sales manager for North Wales and the North West Midlands.
Edgington joined Kwik-Fit Fleet earlier this year after seven years with Michelin. He manages an 11-strong team of sales managers and more than 3,000 accounts nationwide. Jones has worked in the motor trade for more than 16 years, most recently as area manager with Drive Assist. To attract more SME business, Kwik-Fit Fleet is increasing the profile of its fast-fit and business drive card services.
Schubert has worked for National since 1998 and was previously manager of international accounts in Germany. Her new role sees her responsible for directing National customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.