Renault Trucks UK and Ireland has announced the appointment of Carlos Rodrigues to the role of Managing Director with effect from 1st October 2018.
Previously Chief Financial Officer at Volvo Group Trucks UK, the company says that, “Carlos will leverage his extensive knowledge of the business to focus on the strategic and commercial areas that are fundamental to delivering the long-term success of Renault Trucks in the UK and Ireland.”
His appointment follows the decision to separate the Volvo Group Trucks Market Company organisation between Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks in the UK & Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Italy and France. The new structure, which will come into place on 1st October 2018, allows for greater brand dedication in the selected markets. In the UK and Ireland, both the Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks brands will continue to be headquartered at Warwick.
Head of Renault Trucks Europe, Jean-Claude Bailly says, “Renault Trucks has great ambitions across Europe and as such the UK and Ireland are important markets for Renault Trucks’ growth in the coming years. Carlos brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important role and has an exceptional track record. His appointment reflects the ambition of Renault Trucks in the UK and Ireland, to ensure that the business has the optimal leadership structure in place to serve our customer base most effectively.”
Commenting on his new appointment, Carlos says: “I am delighted to be given this opportunity having been in the fortunate position of working with so many highly-experienced and committed colleagues across the Volvo Group. Our new organisation will support Renault Trucks’ growth plans in the UK and Ireland markets. The strength of the Renault Trucks brand and its dealer network is increasingly recognised by the industry. These successes and the dynamism of our Renault Trucks team give me great confidence for the future.”