Hino has announced its new vice president for brand and franchise development with the  appointment of Richard Emery to the role which has been vacant since  Bill Gillespie resigned at the start of 2021.

Emery has more than  30 years of automotive industry experience in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, including as CEO and managing director of Nissan Australia  and wealth of  experience in sales, marketing and business development positions in the automotive industry,

Emery also brings experience from previous roles at Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Audi and Land Rover, and as a board member of the FCAI.

“We are excited to welcome Richard to the senior management team at Hino Australia,” said Sam Suda, President and CEO of Hino Australia.

“The launch of the all-new Hino 700 Series has completed five years of new model introductions across our light, medium and heavy-duty range.

“These new products along with our strong customer focus have contributed to our record-breaking year,” said Suda.

“We are confident that Richard’s experience and expertise will complement those of the broader Hino Australia team in 2022 and beyond.

The Brand and Franchise Development Division encompasses Sales, Supply Chain, Dealer Development, Product Strategy, Marketing and Bus departments.

“I’m looking forward to joining Sam and the wider Hino team to drive Hino forward,” said Emery.

“We are well placed following the launch of product updates across the range culminating in the recent launch of the all-new Hino 700 Series.

“I’m especially looking forward to getting back together with our dealership network, as travel restrictions ease, and to drive the growth and opportunity that the current Hino line-up offers to our business partners and customers,” he concluded.

Emery will commence his role on 17 January 2022.