Owen Gregory has been appointed director, fleet operations Ford of Britain, succeeding Nick Themistocleous, who elected to retire last month.
Owen joined Ford as a graduate in 1999 and held a variety of positions in sales and marketing, both in Ford of Britain and Ford of Europe, including UK dealer and consumer marketing manager and UK product marketing manager. He then moved to Germany in 2014 to become European brand manager for Focus, C-MAX and Kuga.
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “Owen is ideally suited to this position and will be a great addition to our team. He brings a fresh perspective to the role with his extensive knowledge of our Ford dealer network and background in both Ford of Britain and Ford of Europe operations. Owen will build on the excellent foundations provided by Nick as we move into the launch of the Ford Edge, our flagship SUV, the expansion of the Vignale range with S-MAX and Kuga and the continued strength of our commercial vehicles.”
For 2015, Ford was the number one manufacturer for the net fleet commercial vehicle market with 61,964 sales and 26.2 per cent share, up 16,499 vehicles on 2014. Ford also increased its net fleet car volume in 2015 to 53,073.