Left to right Simon Ramsay Velocity SVP retail sales and customer experience, Richard Higgins, president and Les Spaltman, VP retail sales

Former head of sales at  market leader Isuzu, es Spaltman has been announced as the new vice president  of retail sales for major Daimler dealer group, Velocity Truck Centre.

Spaltman departed Isuzu last November  after more than a decade with the Japanese brand, having taken it to a new all time sales record last year, in just 11 months, bettering its previous records set in 2021 and 2018, also under Spaltman’s stewardship.

Spaltman told T&B News  that he resigned from the position last year to return to the dealer world.

Velocity  said that Spaltman’s deep knowledge and understanding of truck operations and strong people leadership skills, made him a natural fit for the Velocity Truck Centre team.

Velocity Truck Centre president, Richard Higgins said he was delighted to welcome Les Spaltman to VTC team.

“Les is a man of high integrity and is dedicated to supporting both his customers and his team. His past performance is unquestionable and his approach and understanding of market trends will be a huge boost to our already high performing sales team,” Higgins said.

velocity says that  Spaltman will take on the day-to-day management and development of the Velocity Truck Centre sales team and will sit on the executive team.

“Les will work in close collaboration with Simon Ramsay who has recently been appointed senior vice president fleet sales and customer experience and will draw on his vast experience to ensure we provide the best possible support to our Fleet customers,” Higgins concluded.

VTC’s Australian network sells and services commercial vehicles and exclusively represents Daimler Truck brands Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner and Fuso, as well as Mercedes Benz vans, having bought up the Daimler dealerships over the past two years including all of the factory owned Daimler dealerships. It also operates 65 commercial vehicle dealership across the US including in California, Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Hawaii and eight locations in Baja California, Mexico.