In a surprise announcement that continues a shuffle of  senior executive positions at local electric truck start up, SEA Electric  has announced that long time Iveco Australia executive Marco Quaranta will join SEA as its new sales director for Asia Pacific.

Quaranta was an Iveco lifer having been with the Italian truck maker for 35 years  with various postings including for 17 years  here in Australia, and before that in Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and his native Italy.

Quaranta has been in a number of roles with Iveco Australia including as institutional relations and alternative propulsions manager, national product and marketing manager, branch manager, and national sales manager.

The former Iveco man started at SEA this week  and comes as previous sales director Joe di Santo  is set to leave the company.

“We are honoured to have Marco joining the team here at SEA Electric, he brings to the company a wealth of knowledge with a complete transport industry skillset,” said SEA Electric president – Asia Pacific,Daniel Castro.

“From sales and marketing, network development, product and branch management and more, he knows the industry inside and out.

“Marco’s expertise and achievements range from successfully opening new markets to analysing market demand and developing the corresponding product offering, plus leading sales and marketing teams to growth and profitability.

“Importantly, he is already familiar with many of the members of our dealer network, so he will be a natural fit.

“It’s an exciting time in the zero-emissions logistics sector, and with Marco on board, we look forward to reaching more major milestones in the future.”

Quaranta says the opportunity to join SEA Electric is an exciting one.

“It’s clear that the transport industry is moving towards sustainable technologies, with SEA Electric’s solutions proven in the field to be adaptable to practically any situation,” he said.

“Having been developed for over a decade, what we bring to the market is the best performing, most efficient, and best value for money all-electric system available, as recognised and adopted by major OEMs around the world.

“The possibilities are endless, and I’m looking forward to joining the dynamic team of professionals at SEA Electric and playing my part in helping fleets make the switch.”