Tyre chief appointed
PAUL Collins has been put in charge of a new fleet service from tyre supplier Black Circles.com.
As fleet sales manager, he is responsible for managing UK accounts and finding new customers.
Collins has more than 12 years experience as a product development and business manager in the tourism and hospitality sector.
He has amassed considerable knowledge in delivering customer-friendly e-commerce platforms and prior to joining Black Circles was director of Southern Upland Way, promoting walking tourism in Scotland.
Black Circles Fleet claims to be able to supply tyres to fleets anywhere in the UK within two hours and is available to fleets of any size.
LEASEWAY Vehicle Rental has welcomed two new arrivals to its nationwide sales team.
Lee Hall joins as regional sales manager for the North East. He arrives from an equivalent position at rival firm GE TLS and brings more than 17 years’ rental industry experience. Paul Neal has been appointed sales manager for the London depot. Hall joins Leaseway from Northgate Vehicle Rental, where he had worked for four years.
Harrison has held a number of senior financial positions, starting out at TNT Retail Express. He too then moved to Hays Logistics.
Kitson joined Kia in February 2004 from the Hyundai World Rally Team, where he had been in charge of marketing and press relations for two years.
Before that, he was director of international public relations at Hyundai Motor Company’s head office in Seoul, Korea. A former motoring journalist, Kitson has been involved in the automotive industry in press and public relations activities since 1986.
Dauncey arrives from the Atomic Weapons Establishment, and prior to that nuclear power firm Magnox Electric. Williamson joins from the British Waterways Board, where he was financial controller.
Dane Kaufman has spent 15 years in the fleet industry, both in sales and management positions. His experience includes spells at AT&T Automotive Services, First National Vehicle Contracts and Pendragon Contracts.
David Raponi has been in the motor industry for 14 years, starting as a project manager for Rover Group and later spending seven years in the daily rental sector. He has recently worked for VELO and Pendragon Contracts.
Paul Stephenson has worked in fleet industry sales since 1997 for LeasePlan, Custom Fleet and Lombard Vehicle Management. Aron Yadav joins from Welcome Financial Services, where he won first place in the UK Sales Manager Award for two years in succession. He has also worked as a business manager for a main dealer group.