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Mitsubishi grows field management team

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has reorganised and expanded its field management team.

Jim Hutchinson is to join the Area Manager team, while Lucy Allberry and Mark Grant are joining the Corporate Sales team.

Hutchinson, who lives in Glasgow, has been associated with the motor trade for a number of years and brings to Mitsubishi a wealth of experience.  Since 2007, Hutchinson has worked for Subaru in several roles, and previous roles include business management with The Funding Corporation and Honda, as well as with Blackhorse Personal Finance.

Hutchinson said: “This is an exciting time for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and I’m really looking forward to getting started. I know that it’s vital to the role of Area Manager that you can bring something to the dealership and that you’re able to make a difference to their business and I am confident I can do that. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could. I’m really looking forward to working with the dealerships.”

Allberry joins Mitsubishi Motors in the UK having enjoyed significant success in a similar role for other key manufacturers such as Vauxhall, Lexus, Jaguar and Nissan over the past 14 years. Grant has spent the past 10 years as a fleet sales manager for Vauxhall and, prior to that, enjoyed five years in a similar role for the Ford Motor Company.

Allberry, from Cirencester, and will cover national accounts within the west of England and Wales said:  “I’ve been in the fleet industry for 14 years now. I started off with Nissan and I was there for just under seven years, where my role was very similar with corporate sales and dealer involvement. Then I had a number of years with different manufacturers, and primarily the areas that I’ve covered are the south-west, Wales and Midlands in different roles. Mainly, my experience has been corporate fleet end users, so anything from 25-plus up into the thousands.”

Grant, from Hertford, who will focus on national accounts across the east of England, said: “I’ve worked in the motor industry since I left school. I started in crash repair, I was an apprentice body technician. I then moved into sales in my early 20s. Fifteen years ago I moved to Ford and worked on their local business development strategy. Then 10 years ago I moved to Vauxhall as a Fleet Sales Manager and worked in various areas in the country.”

Toby Marshall, sales and marketing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “The addition of Jim, Lucy and Mark to the field management team will allow us to spend more time with existing dealers to help drive their business forward, share best practices and ensure we maximise the new retail and fleet opportunities. We welcome them to the Mitsubishi family.”

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