By John Simpson 20 October 2011
Mycompanyfleet call in Tandy’s experience
Mycompanyfleet say their appointment of Jon Tandy as Business Development Manager was driven by his proven industry executive experience.
With seven years of working with fleet software solutions to his name, Tandy, 33, was relishing the challenge of strengthening relations with the company’s existing client base and forging new customers.
“Today’s highly pressured fleet managers are looking for information at their fingertips without the need to run endless reports or scroll through reams of information to find it,” said Jon, previously of CFC Solutions and telematics supplier Cybit.
“That’s exactly what Mycompanyfleet’s dynamic and pro-active dashboard environment provides for fleet managers; all the relevant information they need to instantly make time critical decisions displayed in a highly graphic and easily understood methodology.”
Tandy admitted that he has been impressed with the flexibility of the system and skill of the Mycompanyfleet developers: “[They] provide fleet customers with a solution which exactly meets their needs, both quickly and efficiently, something that is far from usual in my experience of the fleet software market.”
Peter Lawson, Mycompanyfleet Director, welcomed Jon to the team: “With his relevant experience, knowledge and enthusiasm, we are sure he will prove to be a valuable addition in helping us to further develop the business.”
Honda name new General Manager
He joined as Regional Manager before being made Head of Sales (Cars) 18 months later. He was Head of Network Development for Honda Cars from October 2006 until a restructure in April 2010 saw him head up dealer development for cars, motorcycles, lawn and garden, energy, marine and ATV networks.
“Honda and our dealers have a great future,” said Crossman.
“The key is having a close working relationship, understanding the challenges of our dealer groups and individual businesses.
“With our Swindon plant back at full production and new Civic poised to hit the showrooms, the opportunity to grow our business and that of our dealers is right now."
Philip’s appointment is due to commence from the end of October, at which point Janice Kennedy, Honda’s Head of Cars Sales, will begin her retirement after six years in the post.
Fiat’s Fedrigo flocks back to Blighty
Fiat Professional has brought Sebastiano Fedrigo back to the UK to oversee all business activities of Fiat Group Automobiles UK's commercial vehicle division as Director.
Despite spending the last two years in Turin as Fiat’s Area Sales Manager, Sebastiano has plenty of experience of the UK market. He was previously based in Watford as Iveco’s Regional Sales Manager and also had a stint in Slough as Fiat Professional’s Network Sales Manager.
“I am delighted to be returning to the UK to start work on this exciting new role for me,” commented Sebastiano.
“Fiat Professional is a serious proposition within the commercial vehicle sector and my plan is to build upon that. With the range of vehicles we have at our disposal I am sure we can continue to grow and develop our success.”
Wale to develop Suzuki Contract Hire
Suzuki is aiming to build on its corporate sales with the appointment of new manager Andrew Wale.
During his 22 year career in the motor industry, Wale has worked for Volvo and Nissan and was a founder member of Honda UK’s corporate sales team, managing their national leasing and rental contracts for five years.
Andrew will be able to draw heavily from his time with Honda with his first responsibility looking after Suzuki’s Contract Hire.
He commented: “I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to join Suzuki GB and help implement its corporate sales strategy, through developing our relationship with business customers, leasing companies and the industry guides, and also by providing the dealer network with the tools, skills and support they need to develop corporate and business sales performance.
“The Suzuki range of vehicles has excellent potential for gaining business, particularly with the Swift with its low emissions and strong cost of ownership profile, and with the small 4x4s for which the company has such an enviable reputation.
“We will be looking in particular at the public sector, where our vehicles can be of real value, not least the 4x4s with their ability to keep people on the move during winter weather. Salary sacrifice schemes, driving schools and Motability sales will also yield important prospects for us.”
Andrew’s appointment took effect from 14 October.
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