Nissan has announced the appointment of Jon Pollock to corporate sales director.
Pollock (pictured) takes on responsibility for the team of 30 in the corporate sales operation and will be tasked with growing the brand’s UK fleet profile and market share. He joins from Toyota where he has held a number of sales, marketing, fleet and dealer network roles, most recently as general manager, sales operations.
Pollock previously worked at Nissan between 1992 and 2002 in a variety of positions, including product marketing manager and fleet sales manager.
Commenting on his appointment, Pollock said: “Nissan has a comprehensive product range ideally suited to the corporate buyer and I am looking forward to leading the team to create and take full advantage of all opportunities.”
Until the end of October Nissan had sold a total of 49,354 vehicles into the UK corporate market in 2012, 43,918 cars (5.0% market share) and 5,043 light commercials (3.8% market share).
Alongside Pollock’s appointment, Guillaume Masurel joins the UK team as marketing director, replacing Steve McLennan who has moved to Nissan Europe. Masurel joins from Japan where he was most recently global chief marketing manager for performance cars. Prior to joining Nissan Motor Company, he held a number of roles at Nissan Europe including chief marketing manager for medium cars and strategy & business planning manager.
Masurel will be responsible for all marketing functions at Nissan Motor (GB) Limited including advertising, CRM and events.
Commenting on the new appointments, James Wright, Nissan’s managing director said: “I am pleased to welcome Jon and Guillaume to the UK operation. They both bring a wealth of experience with them and are sure to keep pushing Nissan’s success story forward.”