Epyx has appointed Russell Allen as the new chairman of its 1link hire network customer forum.
Currently co-owner of Fulcrum Automotive Solutions, he has held senior positions at National Car Rental, Europcar, Helphire and Paragon Automotive.
Julie Griffiths has been named as deputy chairman, having previously served as chairman. She is customer services manager at Lex Autolease, where she has worked since 1999.
The 1link Hire Network Customer Forum is the independent customer body that represents major fleets which use epyx’s rental e-commerce platform to manage all their hire needs.
Allen said: “The customer forum fulfils an important role in promoting best practice, discussing new ideas and guiding future development of the platform. I am delighted to be involved as chair.
“Recently, we have had several exciting product road map discussions which we are sure will lead to developments that will benefit all users.”
Marc Lees, business development manager at Epyx, added: “The direct involvement of the customer forum has helped to shape today's 1link hire network and has been key to its success.
"The future development of the platform is very important to Epyx and engagement with customers through the user group, led by these experienced new appointments, will ensure a bright future.”
Launched in 2006, 1link Hire Network is an e-commerce platform that brings together car and van rental suppliers and purchasers in real-time.