September 22, 2023


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Velocity Truck Centres declares two new appointments

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Velocity Automobile Group (VVG) has introduced the promotion of Richard Higgins as president of its Velocity Truck Centres unit in Australia.

VVG has additionally introduced the appointment of Les Spaltman to the newly created position of retail gross sales vice chairman for Velocity Truck Centres.

Velocity Truck Centre’s (VTC) Australian community sells and companies industrial autos and completely represents Daimler Vehicles manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso, in addition to Mercedes Benz vans. 

Simon Ramsey, Richard Higgins, Les Spaltman.

Higgins will proceed to be answerable for managing the operations of the 17 VTC places in Australia, overseeing its total technique, and making certain its robust efficiency for our clients.

Since first becoming a member of VVG in 2021, Higgins has served as the manager vice chairman. 

He has pushed quite a lot of enhancements, together with finishing the combination of the acquisition from Eagers Automotive, bringing constant insurance policies and processes throughout the places, implementing a brand new enterprise administration system, and finishing extra acquisitions in Huntingwood, NSW, and Broome, WA.

VVG says Higgins has additionally been constructing a administration group to proceed to boost the extent of service offered by VTC for the longer term. 

“Richard has carried out a terrific job in main a sophisticated change course of whereas servicing our clients primarily based on our mission of velocity, worth, and belief,” VVG co-presidents Brad Fauvre and Conan Barker say. 

“We’re inspired on the prospect of constant to understand extra enhancements inside our Australian operations below his management. We’ve got a protracted strategy to go to promote extra autos and lift our degree of customer support and we’re assured that we’re heading in the right direction to get there.”

Truck gross sales champion joins Velocity Truck Centre group 

Velocity Truck Centre’s (VTC) newly appointed vice chairman of retail gross sales Les Spaltman was a pure match for the group in keeping with VVG due to his information and understanding of truck operations and his robust management expertise.

Spaltman was most lately Head of Gross sales with Isuzu, the place below his management the model reached all-time file gross sales in consecutive years. He resigned from the place final yr to return to the seller world. 

VTC president, Richard Higgins says he’s delighted to welcome Spaltman to the operations

“Les is a person of excessive integrity and is devoted to supporting each his clients and his group. His previous efficiency is unquestionable and his method and understanding of market developments will probably be an enormous increase to our already excessive performing gross sales group,” Higgins says.

Spaltman will tackle the day-to-day administration and improvement of the VTC gross sales group and can sit on the manager group.

“Les will work in shut collaboration with Simon Ramsay who has lately been appointed senior vice chairman fleet gross sales and buyer expertise and can draw on his huge expertise to make sure we offer the very best help to our fleet clients,” Higgins says

Within the USA, Velocity Automobile Group operates 65 industrial automobile dealerships throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Hawaii. It additionally operates 8 places in Baja California, Mexico. 

VVG supplies new and used industrial automobile gross sales, from pickup vehicles to supply vans to 18-wheelers and college buses, in addition to aftermarket elements and repair help. 

It presents tools financing by way of its Crossroads Tools Lease and Finance subsidiary, in addition to small enterprise and SBA loans by way of Velocity SBA and truck rental and leasing by way of Velocity Truck Rental and Leasing.

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