Volkswagen’s van division has just named David Hanna (pictured) as its new head of fleet.
Mr Hanna will jump ship from his current role with VW Group sister brand Audi, where he has served as national fleet sales manager since 2014, to lead fleet sales for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Before joining the VW Group, he held various roles related to sales, marketing and fleet for Nissan GB and Mitsubishi UK’s cars and light commercial vehicles.
At VW CVs though, Mr Hanna will be responsible for all fleet sales, including those sold through the area fleet managers, national sales team, contract hire and leasing, rental and Motability.
He replaces Chris Black who has departed the Volkswagen Group to pursue other interests.
Mr Hanna will report into head of sales operations James Douglas, who said: “David and I worked together at Audi and I know he will bring a wealth of fleet experience and enthusiasm to his new role.
“Following the launch of the new Crafter earlier this year, our focus on fleet sales, both large and small, has never been greater.”
Mr Hanna will formally take up his new role by November and admitted that he was looking forward to taking on a new challenge in the world of commercial vehicles.
“Customer demands are changing at a pace, and it’s exciting to be a part of this,” he commented.
“Forging strong relationships with fleet managers and providing our customers with a total mobility package which ensures their fleet runs smoothly is key to our future success in the industry.”
In other related VW CV news, the brand was praised this week for fitting advanced emergency braking (AEB) systems as standard to all vans on sale in the UK.
Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, commented: “Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is home to some of the most accomplished and capable vans on the market right now, and we’re confident further success lies ahead with David Hanna leading fleet sales.”
Posted on 5th October 2017
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