DAF Trucks Ireland has appointed Simon Teevan as managing director, effective January 2, 2020.
Teevan joins the organisation having previously worked for DAF Trucks Ireland between 2001 – 2012, in the roles of sales director and general manager, before leaving to complete an MBA at the UCD Smurfit Business School.
For the last six years Simon has worked in the Middle East, managing heavy truck businesses affiliated with the Mercedes, Iveco and Hyundai brands.
Teevan commented: “It’s great to be back! DAF Trucks Ireland has been a huge part of my career and I am thrilled to lead the business towards what promises to be an exciting future. DAF as a product and a brand continues to establish itself as a leading choice for customers in Ireland, and I am looking forward to working with our team here to grow our sales and continue to strengthen our already outstanding aftersales network.”
DAF Trucks Ireland is part of the OHM Group of companies and OHM Group chief executive, Declan McCourt, explained the reasons for Simon’s appointment. “We’re delighted to welcome Simon back”. He has an in-depth knowledge of our organisation and the DAF brand, and I’m sure he will fit right back into the business.
“Coupled with his outstanding track record of leading major truck brands within the Middle East, we are confident Simon is the right person to lead DAF Trucks Ireland towards achieving our goals and objectives for 2020 and beyond.”