RON CATER (1928 – 2012) ex Volvo Trucks Driver Development and Demonstration Manager

Ron Cater, ex Volvo Trucks Driver Development and Demonstration Manager who has died aged 84

Ron Cater, who died on 18th March after a short illness, was one of the truck industry’s great characters whose perfectionism and hard work contributed so much towards making Volvo Trucks the success it is today in the UK and Ireland.  For over 20 years, until his retirement in 1996, Ron was Driver Development and […]

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European Success for Wessex DAF Technician

Tom (l) and Nick Stewart, Service Manager, Wessex DAF

Tom Yelland, a Master Technician and former apprentice of Wessex DAF Trucks, a dealership based at Heathfield, Newton Abbot, has recently represented the UK in DAF’s very first ‘European Technician of the Year’ competition. During the three year apprenticeship programme Tom, age 28, achieved runner up twice and winner once in the annual DAF ‘Apprentice […]

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Bram Shot - VW Commercial Vehicles Marketing Chief

Bram Schot (50) has been given responsibility for sales and marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Head Office in Germany from this month. Schot succeeds Harald Schomburg, who will leave the company by mutual consent once the transition to his successor has been completed. Bram Schot joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011, initially taking charge of […]

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The Vehicle Remarketing Association has launched a range of training course dates for 2012, including a new Introductory course for employees joining the industry. Six day-long courses – three Introductory and three Intermediate – are being run at locations in High Wycombe, Bruntingthorpe and Manchester during April, May and June. The new Introductory course is […]

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Hendy Expand with two New Trucks Sales Executives

Peter-Swinnerton (r) Bryn Clapp (l)

Hendy Van & Truck have started 2012 with a push on heavy truck sales in the South West. Peter Swinnerton started his new role at the beginning of this year as a Heavy Truck Sales Executive. Peter’s previous experience includes spending five5 years within the Mercedes-Benz and Renault Trucks Dealer Network in a similar role.  […]

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Two New Directors For Midlands Truck & Van

David Stewart & Simon Russell from Midlands Truck and Van

West Midlands Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van has boosted its management team by making two key appointments. David Stewart is the company’s first After Sales Director, while Truck Sales Manager Simon Russell returns to a ‘patch’ on which he previously spent 19 years selling Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. With dealerships in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, […]

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Euroway further expands sales team

Terrie Clifton

Terrie Clifton Following several key staff appointments in 2011 within the sales and marketing organisation at commercial vehicle company Euroway Group, the company has started 2012 with a further new sales team appointment. Terrie Clifton has joined the expanding sales team at Euroway in the position of Strategic Business Development Manager, reporting directly to Group […]

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Wessex DAF Technician European Technician of the Year Runner Up

Tom Yelland (left) with Nick Stewart the Service Manager of Wessex DAF

The DAF European Technician of the Year 2012 Award has been won by Rinze Louwsma of the Netherlands. The single runner-up, beaten into second place only narrowly, was Tom Yelland from UK dealer Wessex DAF, headquartered in Newton Abbott, Devon. The European final, which consisted of ten parts, took place at DAF Trucks in Eindhoven. […]

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New Truck Sales Director for Volvo T & B Centre East Anglia

Con Rooney and Nicky Gillsmall

Con Rooney and Nicky Gillsmall Nicky Gill and Con Rooney have joined wholly-owned dealer group Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia. Nicky Gill has been appointed to the position of New Truck Sales Director and Con Rooney has joined as Aftermarket Director. Reporting to the Regional Managing Director David Sullivan, both are working closely […]

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The Volvo Group’s new truck organisation has broken down the marketing and sales responsibility for the Group’s truck brands into three geographic areas, whilst brands and product strategies will still be managed at a global level. At the beginning of 2012, Claes Nilsson, formerly President Europe Division, took over responsibility for the Group’s largest truck […]

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