People news for August 201604 August 2016

Isuzu Truck’s longstanding marketing director Keith Child – the brains behind the Grafter – is to leave the company after 16 years. Child spent 18 years with DAF before joining the board of Isuzu Truck in September 2000, initially as PR and marketing director. In 2004, he was part of the team that led the management buyout of the company from RAC and became marketing director. Then three years ago, he was part of the team that negotiated the sale of the business to Isuzu Motors.

Lisa Fuller has been promoted to brand marketing and communications manager at Iveco, following the retirement of Nigel Emms as director of brand and communication after 27 years. Fuller has been with Iveco for 30 years, firstly at Iveco’s Watford site in HR. She has been in the marketing department since 2000, as communications co-ordinator and, since 2012, as press relations and events manager. Her new role is based at the truck manufacturer’s new UK HQ in Basildon, Essex.

Electric bus manufacturer BYD has appointed Mike Kerslake technical manager. He joins BYD after almost 30 years’ with Alexander Dennis and its predecessor companies, where he rose to ADL technology manager.

Kerslake began his career at Leyland Vehicles before joining the then London Buses organisation for four years. He started his relationship with the ADL family in 1988 at Dennis Specialist Vehicles where he became design team manager.

He has been involved with the UITP Vehicle Manufacturers’ Group and SMMT Environmental Policy Committee, Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technical Committee, Electric Vehicle Technical Working Group, Electric Vehicle Group, Innovation Engineering Group and Bus & Coach Section. He has also been a member of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Bus Working Group, and representative of the Bus Working Group at the LowCVP Members’ Council. He represented SMMT at ACEA on the subject of EV charging system standardisation.

Schmitz Cargobull has appointed Alan Hunt as managing director for its UK and Ireland operations. Hunt was formerly with Finning CAT where he held a variety of poisitions, including defence and government manager, business unit manager and more recently head of sales for Commercial Marine and Oil & Gas.

In his new role, Hunt will focus on maintaining and growing Schmitz Cargobull’s presence in the UK and Irish markets.

Cartwright has appointed Jon Wilcock as key accounts manager and Andrew Holliday national account manager. Wilcock was formerly area sales manager in the UK for Schmitz Cargobull. Holliday joins the company from an unnamed competitive trailer manufacturer specialising in dry freight and refrigerated sales.

Andrew Jamieson has been appointed UK truck sales director for Scania (Great Britain) follows the news that Martin Hay, the current incumbent, is moving to Scania CV AB in Sweden to take up the post of head of sales for trucks.

Andrew Jamieson has been with the Scania UK organisation for more than 20 years during which time he has covered a number roles including marketing, contracts, used truck sales and rental.

Prior to returning to Scania last year as operations and risk director, he spent seven years as managing director of West Bromwich-based Scania dealer Keltruck.

Ryder has appointed Ian Dennis UK business development director. Dennis brings more than 20 years of experience in asset finance and leasing, having worked for a range of funders including Lombard, Barclays and GE Capital. Most recently, he was responsible for UK and European business development for Rothschild’s Five Arrows asset finance outsourcing division.

Michael Payton is the new marketing director at Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD). He was previously head of marketing at Smart Fleet Solutions and joins a growing senior management team at MWSD, which recently saw Matthew Mardle announced as operations director and Clive Maudsley as finance director.

Hans-Georg Härter, former chairman of the executive board of ZF Friedrichshafen, has replaced Dr Bernd Bohr as chairman of Knorr-Bremse, following the latter’s departure from the organisation.

Barrie Sands has joined Pro-Align as aftersales manager, succeeding Colin Avis who now moves to develop the company’s new IT department. Additionally, Michelle Baker takes up the role of sales and marketing administrator while Dan Woods has been appointed sales executive.

Rob Hamilton has been appointed as a field-based service engineer and Jamie Gilmartin has joined the service engineering team for Ireland.

Brian Tinham

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