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New appointment at Volvo Trucks

Andrew Goodwin

Volvo Trucks appoint Andrew Goodwin as director of service and retail, effective immediately

ANDREW Goodwin has been appointed as Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s new director of service and retail, bringing with him a wealth of experience in commercial vehicle fleet management having held a variety of senior positions during an extensive career, most recently as sales and marketing director for Rivus Fleet Solutions – formerly BT Fleet.

In his new role, which is effective immediately, he will be responsible for aftermarket and customer support across the Volvo Trucks dealer network in the UK & Ireland, as well as management of the aftermarket sales and business development team.

Mr Goodwin (pictured) said: ‘It’s a hugely exciting time to be joining Volvo Trucks. Two-thirds of the product range has literally just been replaced and it’s already attracting a strong order book from many customers who are new to the Volvo brand.

‘Together with our network, I’m focused on delivering a premium level of service over the entire operating life cycle of the asset to support what is undoubtedly Volvo’s strongest ever product offering.’

‘Customers appreciate service partners that add tangible value over the lifetime of the asset, helping to manage costs, maximize uptime and ensuring vehicles are safe and compliant.’ 

With more than 30 years’ experience delivering remarketing, fleet-management and leasing solutions, Mr Goodwin has worked with a number of high-profile commercial fleet operators across the UK and Europe.

After 15 years at BNP Paribas-owned Arval, he joined Lex Autolease as business development director with a remit to focus on the UK’s ‘mega-fleets’, securing contracts with Royal Mail, British Gas, Balfour Beatty and BT.

He held this position for four years, before joining specialist commercial fleet service providers BT Fleet as sales director in 2016, where he was part of the management team that led the divestment of the business from BT plc to private equity ownership.

In his new role, Mr Goodwin is aiming to use his experience of delivering fleet and workshop services to help Volvo Trucks’ dealer network as the company forges ahead with its ambition to make its entire range fossil-free by 2040.

‘With electrification and fuel-cell technology on the horizon, we want to make the transition as smooth as possible for our customers,’ he said. ‘Commercial fleet operators are facing unprecedented challenges but at the same time there are ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunities as we move towards cleaner transportation solutions.’

Mr Goodwin succeeds Tony Davis who has left to pursue interests outside of the Volvo Group. He will be based at Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s headquarters in Warwick and will report directly to managing director Christian Coolsaet.

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