Name: Carl Hinds
Company: HARSH Limited
Job: Managing Director
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?
Classic – The Secret of My Success. Current – All James Bond
I like all pop & r&b
First car and cost?
1974 Mini Cooper 1275 £450, restored over 18 months prior to driving
Current Car is a Dream Mercedes CLS Brabus, but Ferrari 458 is the ultimate dream car.