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Round-Up: New appointments at Peugeot, Hyundai and Ssangyong

Peugeot names new head of business sales


Peugeot has named Matthew Weston as its new head of business sales, replacing Louise Neilson, who PSA said has moved to a different area of the business.

He was most recently LCV product manager for the brand since November 2016, while he has worked in a number of roles within the group.

David Peel, managing director of Peugeot UK,  said: “Matt has a great track record with Groupe PSA. He has built up a wealth of experience in the automotive sales sector, and we know that he will bring the drive and tenacity we have seen from him over the past 15 years to his new role. Our plan for an electrified range is just one of the many undertakings we have committed to and Matt’s experience with the company will be a great asset to help drive our objectives forward.”

Hyundai appoints Boaden to fleet team


Hyundai has appointed Ashley Boaden as national new business development manager.

He joins the firm having previously held roles with fleet management companies CBVC and Daimler Fleet Management and, prior to that, a fleet manufacturer role with Vauxhall Motors.

Hyundai said he will be reporting into Tim White, national fleet sales manager, and will be targeting 250+ car fleets with Hyundai’s range of low emissions and alternative-fuelled vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, full electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell offerings.

Burrows joins Ssangyong

Mark Burrows

Ssangyong has appointed Mark Burrows as director of aftersales.

He joins from Jaguar Land Rover Classic, where he was responsible for parts, accessories and lifestyle portfolio products.

He will be responsible for SsangYong’s aftersales strategy, meeting volume and profit targets, while he will be also be responsible for the firm’s port operation at Avonmouth and the personal development and coaching of a diverse team, the firm said.

Nick Laird, managing director for SsangYong Motors UK, said: “With his wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise, he will be invaluable to us as we develop and grow our vehicle parc, sales and dealer network in the UK. He also brings fresh thinking from some great other automotive brands, from which we can learn and help to keep our customers happier, and for longer. His electric vehicle experience will be invaluable as we look to launch a new electric vehicle shortly.”