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LATEST appointments in the fleet industry.

  • THE Institute of the Motor Industry is aiming to build on a record financial performance in 2004/05 with the appointment of two new business development managers. Jamie Redmond, formerly human resources manager at William Jacks, and Martin Whetnall, who joins the IMI from automotive training provider ReMIT, will be responsible for generating new opportunities for the automotive industry’s professional association.

  • FORMER Europcar and Kenning sales and marketing director Tim Eaves has joined credit hire and accident management firm Accident Exchange.

    After a six-year stint at Europcar in the late ’80s, Eaves moved on to help launch the United Rental Group in 1991. United then became part of the United Kenning Rental Group, where, as sales director of Kenning, he first met Accident Exchange chief executive Steve Evans. Over recent years, Eaves has undertaken various consultancy and interim management roles both within and outside the automotive sector. He will be looking to consolidate and further the business.

  • AUTOMOTIVE logistics specialist Walon UK has appointed two Kings as managers. Kevin King joins as divisional support manager for technical services, having previously been training and technical manager at Inchcape Automotive for six years. King will be working alongside Walon’s technical services managing director, Steve Berry, to support contracts throughout the UK and to help further develop Walon’s vehicle refurbishment market.

    Simon King (no relation), joins Walon as the new depot manager in Chipping Warden after several years’ experience as dealer principal at a Mercedes-Benz dealership and with Audi.

  • TRAINING company BTC is gearing up for international expansion and further UK growth with the appointments of Paul Edmondston as director of international operations and David Di Girolamo as head of sales. Edmondston was international director at MITAC for 15 years. Working with manufacturers at head office level, and also importers/distributors, on dealer development issues, Paul will be aiming to boost BTC’s position in Europe. Di Girolamo is responsible for growing the UK side of the business. He started at MITAC in 1998, having previously worked for the Northfield Group.
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