Renault business team is expanding
RENAULT’S fleet business sales team has grown with the arrival of Matthew Weight and Richard Murphy.
The new business sales managers will focus on small and medium-sized fleets. Their appointment brings the sales team numbers up to 17.
Weight brings experience from Vauxhall and MG Rover and has also worked in event management at Fleet NewsNet’ parent company, Emap Automotive. Murphy has worked as Fiat sales executive for Reg Vardy and at Alfa Romeo sales specialists AutoItalia.
Ramsay joins from the DaimlerChrysler retail group, where he was a managing director. He has also been managing director of Volvo Ireland and Volkswagen Australia. Hughes, who will manage relationships with fleets running more than 100 vehicles, joins from within Honda where he was manager – sales operations. Both will report to Ken Keir, the firm’s managing director.
Richmond joins from Croda International, a global speciality chemicals business, where she has been group finance director since 1997.
Previously, she worked for Whessoe in strategy development and acquisitions and disposals. Richmond began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co, later joining GEC Alsthom.
Also new to the board, as non-executive director, is Karen Guerra, currently president and chief executive of Colgate Palmolive France. She has a background in the same firm, as well as at the More Group and PepsiCo.
Alex Smith, who joined Kia in December 2003 as general manager of sales channel strategy, has been appointed commercial director to take on responsibility for the new structure at a strategic level.
In his new role, he will bring together responsibility for sales programmes, logistics, co-ordination of production and distribution, implementation of systems and facilities, and development of fleet programmes and used car programmes. He will also look after regional business managers and area managers.