Ebbon-Dacs has appointed Justine Hawkins as its new chief commercial officer in response to an expansion of its business activities both in the UK and internationally.
Reporting to directors Rob Pilkington and Craig Gibbin, Hawkins, who was formerly head of commercial, will have an over-arching responsibility for continuing the development of relationships in several key customer areas: leasing companies, vehicle manufacturers and dealers.
She will be responsible for Ebbon-Dacs’ continued expansion into Europe, which has seen the setting up of operations in the Netherlands and Germany in recent years and the award of a significant pan-European supply contract by a major international leasing company, initially in France but to be followed by a roll-out in a number of other European countries.
Hawkins (pictured), who had previously worked for international leasing company LeasePlan for 10 years, said: “I am looking forward to this new role enormously as it is important for the business to develop an all-embracing position at a strategic level as we continue to grow and develop the business, both at home and internationally.”
Ebbon-Dacs director Craig Gibbin said: “The chief commercial officer role is essential to our business as we are experiencing significant growth and see further opportunities to expand our core products into more countries.”
Ebbon-Dacs is well established as a provider of hosted, web based technology solutions to the automotive contract hire and leasing community.
For around 19 years, the company has focused on connecting and automating the fleet community with an increasing range of platforms.
The company, which is owned by a private equity group, has an international presence in the Netherlands and Germany, and through partners in Italy. In the UK it recently acquired the Licence Check vehicle licence checking business.