Scania dealer TruckEast has made Alex Vickery (pictured right) Finance Director, with overall responsibility for the financial operations of the business.
Vickery, who leads a team of eleven people at the firm’s head office in Stowmarket, Suffolk, has more than 20 years experience in finance and held positions at FTSE 250 listed businesses. He first joined TruckEast in 2010 and since then, as financial controller, has supported its growth and seen it acquire businesses – including ST Fleet Services earlier this year – to the point where it is currently listed as the thirteenth biggest company in Suffolk.
He takes over the role from former joint owner Simon Hobson, who remains a board member after selling his shares and stepping back from day-to-day operations. Other board members include Managing Director, and sole owner, John Biggin (pictured left), Regional Aftersales Directors Martyn Clipston and Graham Broughton as well as Sales Director Harley Coulson.
According to TruckEast, Vickery has built up a great insight into the business and industry which has strongly positioned him to be a success in the new role. Biggin said: “Alex has extensive working knowledge of the business and has demonstrated he has the capability to be an excellent financial director.”