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| THE BOSS’S CV | CV Dealer 133 March 2013 | Carl Hinds | M.D. HARSH Limited |

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Name:             Carl Hinds

Company:      HARSH Limited

Job:                 Managing Director

Age:                38

Carl Hinds

Carl Hinds

What was your first ever job:?

Waiter age 11 (the good old days)

How did you get into the commercial vehicle business?

Chairman of HARSH gave a presentation at college prior to 3 days of interviews for a management intern position

What does your job entail?

MD of Harsh Limited and Harsh Tucks Sales LLP

How will your job/business change over the next 2 years?

Launch of our NEW Heavy Duty Front End Cylinder HFC & Compliance with WVTA

What other jobs have you done?

1993 I Started as a management trainee for Harsh Ltd, 1996 I setup and managed Cover-All Europe Importing and Manufacturing automated Sheeting Systems for Commercial Vehicles. In 2004 became Operations Director of Harsh Limited and Since 2006 I’ve held the position of Managing Director

What advice would you give to young people joining the industry?

It’s both fun and challenging to work in the commercial vehicle industry, there’s always something to learn and given hard work and long hours the rewards are out there.

How do you relax?

General fitness, Motor sport & Spending time with my family

Favourite holiday destination?

Las Vegas

Favourite book/film?

Classic – The Secret of My Success. Current – All James Bond

Favourite music?

I like all pop & r&b

First car and cost?

1974 Mini Cooper 1275 £450, restored over 18 months prior to driving

Dream car?

Current Car is a Dream Mercedes CLS Brabus, but Ferrari 458 is the ultimate dream car.

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