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In the HEADLIGHTS | CV Dealer – Paul Smith – Truck-Lite | Issue 137 | July 2013

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This month’s hound dawg, barking up the wrong tree in our dog pound is Paul Smith, Business Development Manager at Trucklite Europe, is he the Top Dawg or just a lowly old Deputy…..?


Paul Smith (the other one)

Paul Smith (the other one)

What is your current job position?

Business Development Manager: Trailers and Fleets.

UK/ROI, Scandinavia, Benelux & Turkey


Are you a quadruplet! What is the strangest or most challenging job you’ve ever done?

I was a Milkman when I was younger getting up at 3 am, It was a constant battle to stay awake. My girlfriend at the time, now my wife, said I was so miserable she nearly left me.  I hated every second of it.


Not sure any of our readers are old enough to know what a Milkman is! What would be your dream job?

Head of Shell and ensure that it is the top Eco Company in the world to protect my daughter’s generation for the future but until then, the one I have now.


Bravo! If you had your time again, would you have followed the same career path?

Probably, I am a petrol head at heart.  Odd really considering the last question.


Very Strange! Booooooh! If you had been reincarnated, who or what do you think you were in a past life?

I don’t believe in the past only the future.


Back to the future and beyond! And what do you think you deserve to be in the next?

Any pet animal being looked after by my wife.  I swear she thinks more of the dog than me (only joking).


You’re just a “Deputy Dawg” know your place man! If you could invite any four people to a dinner party, living or dead, who would they be – and why?

Mother Teresa – to teach me patience and humility.

Stephen Fry – for his wit and intelligence.  

My 11year old daughter – so she can share the experience.

My Dad – who died in 2005 to say how much I miss him and thank him for all the valuable advice he gave that I didn’t take notice of at the time.


A fitting tribute – What is your most irritating habit?

I laugh too loudly


Ssssssshhhhhhhh! Best corporate jolly or incentive?



Forget that question then! What are your passions outside the workplace?

Anything with 4 wheels and an engine….and if its a classic American, even better.


A Mustang Sally! If they made a movie about your life, who would play you?

Harry Hill, to make people laugh.


What not (Ernie) Benny Hill, what a waste of a milkman! Who would be your dream date?

My Wife.


She won’t date Deputy Dawg! Describe yourself in five words.

Funny, fat, bald, blind and honest


Sounds like a lonely hearts ad! Write your own eulogy/tribute.

I tried to make you laugh some more but time ran out.  Perhaps I can try harder on the other side!


Times up, thank you and good night….!



Dog or Cat? Dog

Beer or Wine? Wine

Football or Rugby? Rugby

Pans people or Hot Gossip? Pans people

Benny Hill or Morecambe & Wise? Morecambe and wise

Magnificent 7 or Pulp Fiction? Magnificent 7

Night club or restaurant? Restaurant