Scania has appointed four regional executive directors in the UK ahead of further development to its regionalised structure.
Peter Ross, currently director used trucks for the company, will be responsible for Scotland. He will work closely with sales director Brian Shute and aftersales director Hugh Moore. Prior to Scania, Ross was managing director of Reliable Vehicles.
Geoff Bell will take up the role of North East regional executive director. At present he is sales director for bus, coach and engines, and will maintain this responsibility until a successor is announced. As part of the move he will also become regional sales director for the area.
Working with Bell will be aftersales director for the region, Gary Archer.
John Inkpen will be in charge of the South West. He will also retain his current position of aftersales director for the area and will work closely with Scania’s South West regional sales director Nigel Jones.
All three appointments are effective with immediate effect.
Martin Hay will take up responsibility for the South East in the autumn and will work alongside Henry Gryblo, sales director for the region. Hay is formerly managing director of Scantruck, Scania’s dealer in the area until 2003.
Elsewhere, Kirk Freezer, former regional aftersales director for the South East, has been appointed to the newly created role of director of workshop-related services.
He will be responsible for the financial performance of this area as well as developing trailer and tail-lift repairs and a range of other non-core Scania services.