LATEST appointments in the fleet industry.
Bromsgrove-based contract hire and fleet management company Agility UK has strengthened its team with the promotion of Andrew Cutler to the position of fleet operations manager.
Cutler (38) takes on responsibility for the strategic implementation and management of operational issues. With 15 years’ experience in the fleet hire sector, he previously worked at Arval, formerly Ryland, and prior to that at Land Rover.
A second appointment welcomes Rachel Kane who takes up the post of account manager for customers. Kane (39) will also play a key role in fostering relationships with dealership groups and vehicle manufacturers.
DOLLAR Thrifty Car Rental UK has appointed Natasha Frosdick to the reservation office at Fourways Vehicle Rental, one of Dollar Thrifty’s key national accounts. Frosdick will be responsible for contributing towards an increase in business and helping streamline the full customer service process.
SUZUKI GB has a new managing director of automobiles and corporate operations. Takanori Suzuki, who is no relation to the founding Suzuki family, joins from the company’s Hamamatsu headquarters where he was in charge of the General Motors Liaison Group.
The 47-year-old replaces Hideki Awano, who retires in the autumn after four years with Suzuki GB.
MONDIAL UK has appointed Trevor Key as manager of manufacturer relations, bringing with him almost 40 years of industry experience.
Key will manage liaison between Mondial’s automotive team and manufacturers to develop the business. Reporting to automotive director Sam Burton, his contacts and experience will be used to exploit new opportunities.
Key recently took early retirement from Jaguar and Land Rover, where his last role was director of retailer operations. Before that, he held senior sales and aftersales positions at Ford for 19 years, and also worked at Rover and BMW Group.
ROSS Porter has joined Wilsons Auctions as business development manager, responsible for developing key areas in sales and marketing.
Prior to joining Wilsons Auctions, Porter was fleet sales manager at Custom Fleet’s regional office in Northern Ireland and before that was fleet sales manager for Fleet Solutions Ireland for three years.
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