Ford appoints new fleet director
15 October 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Ford has named Neil Wilson as its new fleet director for Britain and Ireland.
He replaces Owen Gregory, who has moved to become director of commercial vehicles for Ford of Europe's customer service division.
Wilson joined Ford in 1999 and worked in manufacturing, planning and logistics at Dagenham before moving to sales and marketing in 2002.
His career at Ford has since encompassed dealer zone and district management, fleet marketing, consumer marketing and sales planning across both Ford of Britain and Ford of Europe.
Wilson said: "I look forward to the new challenges of the fleet director role and introducing strong new products such as Puma and Kuga PHEV [plug-in hybrid electric vehicle] to our fleet.
"I am confident that our diverse range of CVs will continue to keep the businesses of Britain moving as we progress towards electrification and demonstrate our commitment to the future of mobility."
Ford of Britain managing director Andy Barratt said: "Neil brings a wealth of experience to this role, as well as a fresh new perspective thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the Ford dealer network.
"As the industry faces new challenges and Ford moves in to the rapidly developing world of EVs, Neil's strategic expertise will be an invaluable asset as he builds on the solid foundations provided by Owen."