ALD appoints new LCV operations manager

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ALD Automotive has appointed former Nissan national LCV sales manager, Matt Dale, as its new LCV operations manager.

Dale has nearly 30 years’ experience within the automotive industry with a background in sales and operations. He is fully qualified mechanic and CPC holder.

He first joined Lombard Vehicle Management in 1989 (formally BCC) and was responsible for its entry into the LCV contract hire marketplace in 2000.

At Lombard he grew the business van fleet from 500 to 23,000 commercial vehicles in just 10 years, working with major fleet customers such as BSkyB, British Gas and the AA.

He moved from Lombard to Nissan in 2012. During his time at Nissan, he was responsible for a pioneering trial of 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans with British Gas.

This trial, the largest of its kind in the UK, will play a major part in helping British Gas achieve its target of a 10% electric fleet by 2015.

Greg Taylor, operations director at ALD, said: “Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the business and I am delighted that he has chosen to join ALD Automotive in what is an exciting phase of our development. His success will be vital to the growth of our LCV offering as we continue our multi sales strategy into 2014 and beyond.”

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