Schmitz Cargobull (UK) has demonstrated its commitment to growing sales of temperature controlled bodies for rigid trucks, following the appointment of the company’s first National Sales Manager – Truck Bodies.
Simon Lake brings 25 years of industry experience to the new position, on the back of senior roles within Allfleet Bodyshop Services and Truck Engineering, plus seven years as a Business Development Manager at Bevan Group – Schmitz Cargobull’s partner in the domestic rigid body sector. He has also spent five years at Lawrence David Trailers and six years with JC Payne.
Commenting on his appointment, Lake said: “I’ve worked in the truck body market nearly all my career; the opportunity to join Schmitz Cargobull and lead this new sector with my sales and technical expertise held massive appeal.
“Schmitz Cargobull’s rigid bodies are every bit as good as the company’s reefer trailers, so there’s naturally a huge opportunity to develop real growth. This is coupled with a genuine desire from senior management to become a market leader in the truck body sector.”