Isuzu Trucks has announced Steven Goulding as its new national fleet sales manager, filling the gap left by the departure of Les Spaltman in October.

Goulding joined Isuzu earlier this year having most recently served as general manager at Jet Vac Equipment. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in management.

According to Goulding, his predecessor’s efforts made it possible for him to hit the ground running.

“We’ve kicked off 2017 superbly and we’re certainly ahead of where we were at the same time last year,” he said.

“Its early stages but we’re tracking extremely well. We have specific marketing campaigns in train focusing on Isuzu’s Ready to Work units in 2017, so it’s exciting times ahead.

Chief operating officer, Phil Taylor believes Goulding’s skillset will help take the industry leader to new strengths.

“We’re extremely pleased to have someone of Steven’s experience and pedigree on board for what promises to be a very busy 2017,” Taylor said.

“Steven has a unique skill-set that we’ve actively sought and through the work of his predecessor, Les Spaltman, the ground has been prepared for what we hope will be a long and industrious relationship in this customer facing role.”

Goulding said his experience as a procurer of capital equipment had given him an insight into how Isuzu can build stronger relationships within the marketplace.

“Having been on the other side of the fence, I’ve had experience with truck manufacturers and truck dealers coming to me, looking to sell,” G.oulding added.

“Right across the Isuzu team, whether it be at head office or throughout the dealer network, we’re establishing a clear focus on how we service and build our customer relationships. I see personal contact and strengthening relationships as top priorities for myself.”