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Marshall Leasing names new sales director

Date: 03 June 2021   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Marshall Leasing has announced the appointment of Richard Baird as sales director.

Baird, previously the company's new business development director, will be responsible for all sales-related activities overseeing both new and existing customers for Marshall Leasing and Marshall Minibus, and will also be the company's primary contact point for vehicle manufacturers.

His appointment comes after Jonathan Ross, formerly sales and marketing director, decided to leave the business at the end of the year - Ross will now serve as marketing director until his departure.

Baird was appointed to the board of Marshall Leasing in 2017, and worked closely with recently-retired managing director Peter Cakebread for more than 14 years. 

Baird is also an active board director of the Association of Fleet Professionals.

Baird said: "I'm thrilled to be stepping into this expanded role, including taking on overall responsibility for Marshall Leasing's superb relationships with vehicle manufacturers. 

"We've some ambitious business growth plans and together with our team, I relish the opportunity to work alongside our new managing director, Greg McDowell, in achieving our goals."

McDowell said: "Richard is a well-recognised industry figure, in part due to his ongoing contribution to the fleet management sector through his trade association work. 

"Richard's significant fleet management and leasing experience, coupled with a superlative customer focus, will prove invaluable in supporting our customers with their transition to electric vehicles over the coming years."