Hyundai has announced Tim White as its new national fleet sales manager for the UK.

White has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, and has joined Hyundai from Vauxhall, where he was also national fleet sales manager.

He began working for Vauxhall at the age of 19, and held a number of middle management roles within the fleet, B2B, leasing and dealer development sectors.

He is Hyundai’s second high-profile fleet and business division appointment this year, following the arrival of Michael Stewart as fleet director in January.

Stewart said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Tim to our fleet and business team, following his immensely impressive career over two-and-a-half decades at Vauxhall. 

“Together, Tim and I will build on the work that our team has already begun in establishing Hyundai as a real force to be reckoned with in the fleet sector.

“With our desirable, great value products and innovative low-emission powertrains we’re confident in our offering, and now we’ve got the team in place to take these to the market.” 

White said: “The strength of the emerging Hyundai brand as a market leader in alternative fuel vehicles – with the award-winning Ioniq, the launch of Kona Electric and the forthcoming Nexo hydrogen fuel cell – means we’re attracting the interest of more and more fleet operators, including some large corporate fleets.

“Previously, Hyundai may not have been a consideration for these fleets so we’re making sure that now we have the product to interest them, we also have the processes and account team expertise to deliver for them.”