Mr Pemberton is now retail sales director at Guest Motors, a West Bromwich-based dealer group claiming, through its Guest Truck & Van and Sherwood Truck & Van divisions, to be Iveco’s biggest in the UK.
MAN Truck & Bus chief executive Joachim Drees has been elected chairman of the commercial vehicle board of directors at ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles), a big Brussels-based European association of vehicle manufacturers.
He previously had lived for nearly eighteen months in Indonesia, working as business development and customer experience manager at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
But Mr Read is no stranger to vehicle engineering and the UK car and van market and aftermarket.
Mr Wrafter is understood to have returned to his native Ireland to work in the Volkswagen group’s finance division.
For two years before joining Iveco last June, reporting to Mr Wrafter, Mr Read had been corporate business development manager at Ford Motor Company.
JANUARY 2018 The light commercial vehicle division of Iveco’s sales and marketing operation in the UK and Irish Republic has a new director from this month.
He is Chris Read, promoted from national sales performance manager to business line director to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Emmet Wrafter.Its commercial vehicle division has been chaired for the past twelve months by Daf Trucks president Preston Feight.Mr Drees, 53, has headed MAN (a wholly-owned subsidiary, like Scania, of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus group) since 2015. After studying for business administration degrees in Stuttgart, Germany and Portland in the US, he worked at various management consultancies before joining the Mercedes-Benz truck division in 1996.People pages give you unrivalled coverage of the latest news on road transport and commercial vehicle engineering job changes, and the stories behind them.Tell us your news by calling Denise on 44 (0)1428 605605, e-mail: [email protected] tweet us @CVEngineer1.I believe this has been a key factor in sustaining and ever-expanding membership and gaining an unparalleled reputation in our industry.”To apply for the post, write (including cv) to the chairman, AITT, Unit 4, Grange Farm Business Park, Grange Road, Hugglescote, Leicestershire LE67 2BT. NOVEMBER 2017 The government’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has a new head of enforcement, following the departure of Andy King.