Schmitz Cargobull has made a series of new appointments to its UK and Ireland sales team.
After 11 years at the company, Mark Smith has been promoted to the newly-created role of UK Key Accounts Manager and will be looking after major national fleets.
In this role, he will draw on more than 25 years’ transport industry experience to help grow Schmitz Cargobull’s blue-chip customer base.
“With the increase in production capacity at our Manchester plant and the diversity of the Schmitz Cargobull portfolio, we are able to offer customer-tailored solutions for their transport operations,” he said.
Aaron Howarth, who has spent the last year in Schmitz Cargobull UK’s Aftersales Team, takes on from Smith as Regional Sales Manager for the East Midlands.
Benjamin Clayton has joined the business as Regional Sales Manager for the South, bringing 11 years’ experience into the automotive industry including roles at Marshall Fleet Solutions and Asset Alliance Group.
Phillip Keenan will join Schmitz Cargobull as Regional Sales Manager for Ireland following more than 10 years’ experience working for some of the country’s leading haulage and logistics companies, including Dixon Transport and DG McArdle International.
The appointments follow an increase in production at the company’s Manchester facility, which now produces three trailers specifically for the UK and Ireland – the S.BO PACE, the S.CS FIXED ROOF and the S.CS FREEPOST.
In addition to the three locally-built models, the team will be supporting customers with the entire Schmitz Cargobull portfolio including the S.KO COOL, M.KI tippers and skeletal trailers.
All four new appointments will report to Schmitz Cargobull UK & ROI Head of Sales, Stephen Mallett.