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Four boost Renault corporate accounts
Renault UK’s fleet corporate account team has been bolstered by four new recruits.
Paul Charlton, Claire Atkinson, Sophie Moreaux and Steve Wilson are the new corporate account managers. Charlton joins the northern team, while the other recruits head to the southern team. Charlton has previously worked in fleet roles for Audi, Volkswagen and Vauxhall, while Atkinson has more than 12 years’ experience in the motor industry, including 10 years elsewhere at Renault UK.
Wilson has more than 15 years of sales experience, seven at Michelin. Moreaux, originally from France, joined Renault UK in 2001. She worked in the marketing department before becoming a product manager.
Richard Hill formerly of RAC Risk Management, has joined risk management and driver training firm Peak Performance as strategic partnership manager.
Hill, who spent seven years with the RAC, will be responsible for managing and developing key partnerships in the leasing, motor manufacturer and insurance sectors.
He has 18 years’ experience in the fleet industry, having also worked at AT&T Automotive Services and the Ford dealer network.
Fleet software firm Jaama has made two new appointments to its team.
Inderjit Gill, a business information systems graduate, brings eight years experience from an IT management and web development background. Prior to his arrival at Jaama, Gill spent three years as IT manager for the National Youth Advocacy Service.
Jennefer Ahearn joins the team as a software developer. She graduated from the University of Aston with a computer science degree and has spent the past three years working as an analyst programmer for National Express.
John Richards, formerly a training manager for Porsche, has moved to research and training consultancy Trend Tracker.
Richards, has spent 23 years in the motor industry, including senior positions with Volvo and BMW, as well as Porsche.
These included regional operational roles and head office-based national responsibilities. More recently his duties covered dealer training.
Eddie Parker is the new light commercial vehicle specialist for fleet funding and management company Masterlease.
Parker will manage and expand the firm’s fleet of 15,000 light commercial vehicles, as the company predicts a massive growth in the van leasing market.
He brings 22 years of experience including senior sales roles at other major contract hire and leasing companies and with
Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles and Renault Truck Industries.
Parker’s role will be to promote the benefits of Masterlease’s LCV contract hire offering to both existing and prospective customers.
The Motor Vehicle Repairers’ Association (MVRA) has appointed a new regional manager for Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East. Len Worthington joined MVRA at the end of October and will be responsible for auditing and inspecting every MVRA member on his patch.
Worthington has more than 30 years’ motor industry experience, starting his bodyshop career as an apprentice-trained panel beater. Before joining MVRA, he was group operations manager for Priory Motor Group.
Leasing firm Tuskerdirect has appointed David Hosking as group managing director.
Hosking will be responsible for both the Tuskerdirect contract hire and Inspire Fleet Solutions fleet management businesses. He was appointed as sales and marketing director at Tuskerdirect in July 2003 and now replaces Simon English, who will continue to have a non-executive role.