Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Senior managerial changes at DAF Trucks

Long-serving DAF Retail Sales Director, Nigel Hunt, is to retire from DAF Trucks after 36-years, but will remain in the truck industry undertaking consultancy roles. The 61-year-old will be succeeded by Regional Sales Manager for the South West, Gareth Halliwell, who has been with DAF for over 12-years.

Nigel Hunt

Halliwell said he is “excited to be leading a young, dynamic team alongside the support of our fantastic DAF Dealer network, and on towards even greater market share”.

Gareth Halliwell

Further new senior director moves at the company’s Haddenham head-office see James Stewart promoted to the role of Fleet Sales Director, replacing Ian Grant, who is appointed Fleet Aftersales Director. Both James and Ian also boast a strong affinity with the DAF Trucks, with James joining in 2011 following ‘industrial placement’ with DAF Trucks as part of a Business Degree, and Ian Grant ascending the career ladder since joining the company back in 2005.

Commenting on Nigel Hunt’s retirement from DAF Trucks, Tim Scott, Managing Director at Translease said: “Nigel was instrumental in helping the Translease start-up in 2005 and he has been our Account Manager ever since. Nigel is a true ‘old school’ salesman; cool, calm and collected, and thoroughly likeable. Even under pressure, Nigel was never flustered and was always able to skilfully engineer a deal. He was a great ambassador for DAF Trucks, and I look forward to staying in touch with him following his retirement.”

James Stewart
Ian Grant