Isuzu has announced that it has appointed the highly experienced Tony Kerr and its new national fleet sales manager .
Kerr comes to the role with an impressive and broad CV from across the commercial vehicle industry over the past 30 years spanning the light, medium and heavy duty sectors including sales, general management and operational roles in companies such as Comet/Kwikasair Express (TNT), Scania, Volgren, and Genuine Truck Bodies/Vehicle Storage and Engineering.
Isuzu says Kerr possesses a combination of transport solutions experience and sales expertise, as well as an MBA from Swinburne University, and adds that he will continue to strategically grow IAL’s fleet sales across the country in his new role.
“He hopes to bring to the table different perspectives and approaches that aim to first understand the customer’s business and their needs, and then work on providing satisfactory long-term transport solutions that will help customers achieve their business objectives,” the statement said.
“What I want to do here is to first understand our customer’s business, and their objectives. We’re not just selling a truck to them—we’re also working on how that truck can grow their business,” said Tony Kerr.
“We’re here for our customers—to provide solutions and assist with challenges faced”.
“I’m looking forward to working with such a recognised and respected brand. I couldn’t be happier with the appointment and look forward to forging new relationships,” he added.
Commenting on Kerr’s appointment, IAL director and CEO , Phil Taylor, said, “With Tony’s experience, I am confident that he will make a worthy contribution to IAL, and help the sales team achieve higher levels of growth.”
“Tony comes to us with a broad-ranging background, and his experience in all facets of the road transport industry will stand him in good stead for what is a challenging role.
“Working closely with National Sales Manager Les Spaltman and his team, I expect Tony to not only fit in well, but thrive in his new position with the truck market leader.”