There has been a major shake up in the management structure at Iveco Australia with the announcement that CEO Michael May has been promoted to a major international role with the company’s parent organisation in Italy and that his place as boss of the local operation will be taken by its sales and product chief,  Glen Dyer.

Michael May, has relocated to Italy to take up a major new role overseeing the development of Iveco ‘GATE’, the Iveco Group company dedicated to sustainable commercial transport.

Iveco says that ‘GATE’  stands for Green and Advanced Transport Ecosystem, and the company says it is an “all-inclusive pay-per-use formula for long-term rental of ‘green’ commercial vehicles designed to support customers in their transition to zero-emission mobility”.

It is understood that May left for Italy in December and has been in his new position for more than a month, while Dyer has been overseeing the Iveco ANZ operations for about the same time.

In commenting on his appointment, Glen  Dyer said he was excited at the prospect of steering Iveco ANZ into the future, especially given the rapidly changing face of the road transport industry and the opportunities this would present for the brand.

Dyer began at Iveco Australia in early 2021 as head of sales and product and before joining Iveco, he held executive positions in the commercial sales and financial services divisions at Daimler, working both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

During his time with the company  Iveco says Dyer has helped it successfully navigate the challenges of COVID and realign internal sales and support structures, allowing it to better meet customer requirements while capitalising on emerging road transport industry trends.  

The company said that Dyer has also played a role in guiding the Iveco ANZ operation as a member of its senior management team, towards a full importation model which it says has led to “heightened industry uptake of the Iveco product line-up, most notably the Daily range and the more recently launched heavy-duty S-Way”.  

“Iveco has gone through a profound transformation over the last few years aiming at becoming the trusted partner of its customers throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle and beyond, and the benefits of the company’s new direction are now beginning to be seen by Iveco vehicle owners,” he said.

“We’re looking to grow this momentum further by leveraging our expertise in alternative fuels and propulsion systems, and autonomous vehicle technologies, while making sure we continue to get the fundamentals such as service, parts and other aftersales functions right for customers.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Ivecoand will work hard to build on Michael May’s strong foundations, ensuring that we deliver on every level for our customers.

With Dyer assuming the position vacated by incumbent, Michael May, following his promotion and  relocation to Italy, to oversee the development of  ‘GATE’,  attention is likely to turn on what business models Iveco will adopt  down under, where it is safe to say its sales volumes have been in decline for some years.

Perhaps a new business model that could  usher in new and zero emission technology based around a rental or leasing program could be the sort of thing that may give Iveco some cut through in a competitive market.