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Industry jobs: Roles filled at LEVC, VisonTrack, Conept Vehicle Leasing and Palletways

LEVC appoints Richard Hudson as commercial director

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has appointed Richard Hudson as its new commercial director.

Hudson joins LEVC with more than 17 years’ experience with BMW Group, where he was sales and marketing director for eight years and a member of the BMW UK board.

More recently, Hudson worked for Inchcape UK where he was responsible for all retail, corporate and used sales and aftersales within the BMW/MINI franchises across the UK.

In his new role, Hudson will manage LEVC’s sales and aftersales operations.

Joerg Hoffman, LEVC CEO, said: “Our clear strategic focus is to grow our brand both in the UK and in new markets, offering green mobility solutions that accelerate cleaner cities around the world.

“Richard brings a wealth of automotive experience and energy to our business and will play a vital role in helping us deliver our ambitious growth plans.”

Dean Leonard joins VisionTrack as technical services manager

VisionTrack said it has extended its engineering and technical services capabilities with the appointment of Dean Leonard as the company’s technical services manager.

Leonard will work closely with customers, partners and internal teams to help enhance its technical support and vehicle installation operations.

Dean will be responsible for VisionTrack’s technical training programmes for both staff and partners, including the development of product and installation collateral across the entire product range.

He will also be tasked with reviewing technical support processes and performance to identify areas of improvement and drive automation.

VisionTrack said Leonard brings a wealth of engineering experience to the role, with specific expertise in remote vehicle diagnostics and integrated IoT solutions for both end-users and OEMs.

Simon March, managing director of VisionTrack, said: “We would like to welcome Dean to the VisionTrack team and look forward to him using his extensive industry knowledge and engineering expertise to make a significant contribution to the business.”

Previously, Leonard has worked within the fleet and video telematics sector including 10 years as technical engineering director at Traffilog.

Concept Vehicle Leasing appoints new senior fleet and leasing consultant

Concept Vehicle Leasing has appointed Neil Barnes as its senior fleet and leasing consultant.

It’s the latest in a series of new appointments for the fleet and leasing broker, the most recent of which was Gary Dawes as head of strategic partnerships in February 2021.

Barnes joins the business having spent more than 15 years in the BMW Corporate network, most recently with Berry BMW.

Paul Bulloch, Concept CEO, said: “He’s (Barnes) a true professional and really knows his stuff when it comes to all things fleet, leasing and electric.

“Neil has a solid track record with BMW and is positively embracing the opportunity to adopt a multi-marque approach, backed with fabulous funding and an extensive range of services to support businesses with fleets.”

Concept said the new appointments are part of a wider growth plan for the Surrey-based team which includes the recruitment of experienced industry professionals, along with junior positions including apprenticeships. 

Concept said it has been approved to recruit using the Government’s ‘Kickstart’ scheme – which aims to find work for jobseekers under the age of 24 to support the UK economy with recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Palletways appoints new sales manager

Palletways Milton Keynes has appointed a new sales manager, Debbie McKinley, to help grow business in Buckinghamshire.

Previously, McKinley has worked for parcel and pallet network businesses including 14 years with TNT and more recently joining from Tuffnells. McKinley will support the logistics firm in growing the business.

Since joining in 2020, McKinley has made a significant impact on the business and her contribution has already been recognised, celebrating a strong sales performance in her first months in the job, the company said.

Rob Gittins, managing director of Palletways UK, said: “Debbie brings with her considerable knowledge of the logistics market; her appointment demonstrates the value we place on recruiting the best in the industry.

“Her early track record for providing a logistics solution for new clients show her experience in the industry and is contributing towards the business’ goals. Debbie’s performance in her first few months with Palletways Milton Keynes is a brilliant achievement.”

Terry Fouracre, general manager of Palletways, Milton Keynes, said “Debbie is a great addition to the team, who will support our business to become stronger.

“Her experience in the logistics sector has already proven to be a huge asset to the company and bringing on new partners is a testament to Debbie’s ability to further develop our customer base.”

Embrace Leasing appoints new leasing specialist

Embrace Leasing has appointed Lawrence Haywood as leasing specialist.

The personal vehicle firm said Haywood has a wealth of experience in the industry and a clear focus on customer journey.

Joe Francis, account director at Embrace Leasing, said: “Embrace Leasing has seen growth over the last 12 months, with targets being achieved month in month out, and now it’s time to step up a gear and expand the team.

“Lawrence has a wealth of experience within the motor industry, and with his skillset, he has been carefully chosen. We have continued plans to grow the business going forward, and Lawrence joining the team enforces this.”

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