Simon Elliott has renewed his association with Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler by taking up the position of Managing Director at one of the manufacturer’s franchised commercial vehicle Dealerships, Intercounty Truck & Van.
Simon’s first ‘top job’ was with Chrysler Jeep, then a business unit of the former Daimler Chrysler conglomerate – he served as its Managing Director from 1999 until 2006, during which time he was based at the Milton-Keynes complex which is still the UK headquarters of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Vans.
He spent the next couple of years as President & Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Group CHINA – winning that country’s CEO of the Year award in 2008 – before returning to the UK as Managing Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
“I was looking for a fresh challenge and the prospect of joining Intercounty Truck & Van, a Dealer that represents the industry’s benchmark truck and van products, has excited me from the outset,” enthused Simon.
“This is a business with huge capacity for growth. We have some great people, fantastic facilities, and are backed by a well-funded owner which, through its various different interests, knows the road transport industry inside out. On a personal note, meanwhile, this is ‘home ground’, as I live near Northampton and grew up in Lincolnshire.”
He continued: “The foundations for success are already in place. My job is to provide leadership, and to ensure that customer service remains at the very top of the agenda as we address those issues which have been holding us back. I have proved repeatedly that I have the energy and expertise to ensure that the businesses for which I am responsible perform to their full potential, and I’m determined that the same will be true of Intercounty Truck & Van.”