Andy Eccles has been appointed to the Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd team as Head of Fleet, with Ricky McFarland also joining as Head of Rental and Leasing under leadership of Simon Neill, UK Sales Director.
Andy Eccles previously held the role of Head of Business Development at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd since May 2014. Prior to his time with the brand, Andy was Client Services Director for Translinc and General Manager at NVR Fleet, as well as 14 years spent with Lex Transfleet Ltd, rising to Customer Development Director.
In response to the changing demand and needs of van owners and operators, with the introduction of new products and services, Mercedes-Benz Vans are providing more solution-focused packages and partnering with customers to keep their businesses moving.
To support this vision, regional ‘squads’ made up of Sales (across New, Used and Specialist Vehicles), After Sales and Finance have been established to ensure the brand is easy to do business with.
Simon Neill, Sales Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “As we are all aware, our industry continues to evolve and change at a pace never seen before; the megatrends of digitalisation, urbanisation and individualisation are changing how we do business internally, with our Dealer partners and with our customers.
“For us to navigate through these megatrends over the coming years, further align to our global adVANce strategy and ensure our future success, it is important that we continue to operate as flexibly and dedicated as we can be in the best interests of our customers.”
“We have therefore further focused the Sales and After Sales teams, which also includes Used Sales and Specialist Vehicles. As our customer-facing side of the business, these alignments have been designed to ensure that we all work together to best serve the needs of our customers.”