Michelin has appointed Jonathan Layton as National Sales Manager, UK and Republic of Ireland, for the Services and Solutions business line.
Heading a team of Key Account Managers, Layton brings a wealth of experience to the role, after almost two decades at the company, and reports to Andrew French, Director of Services & Solutions.
He will oversee the standard of service across Michelin’s largest truck and van fleet customers.
Layton’s extensive industry knowledge and track record in sales – including a successful spell as Regional Sales Manager for the truck tyre division – make him the ideal choice to lead the company’s commercial fleet sales operation.
“I’m delighted to be given this new opportunity within Michelin,” says Layton, 47. “I recently completed 19 years with the company and I’m as passionate about the brand as ever. I have worked all over the business, but this role is a really exciting one for me. I plan to be out there with my team as much as possible, keeping our loyal customers happy and winning new business.
“We are really looking to grow Michelin’s Services & Solutions portfolio to meet our customers’ needs over the coming years; the potential is huge.”
Michelin’s tyre management solution, Effitires, allows businesses to maximise fuel efficiency and tyre life at the same time as simplifying administration and reducing environmental impact.
An important part of Layton’s new role will be developing the growth of Michelin’s non-tyre solutions, such as its dedicated trailer telematics system Effitrailer and the wheel security solutions created by Michelin-licensee Wheely-Safe.
“That’s a really exciting part of the business to be involved in,” says Layton. “We are looking to grow turnover in all our non-tyre solutions over the coming years and I’m looking forward to playing a part in that success.”