Martin Toomey  has  resigned and left his role as sales director  for Scania Australia after just 10 months in the job.

Toomey joined the company to take the role following the retirement of former CEO Roger McCarthy and the arrival of his replacement, Mikael Jansson. Toomey was recruited  to fill the sales role that McCarthy had  filled along with his CEO duties. New CEO Jansson is from a service and parts background and  decided to delegate the sales role to a specialist in Toomey.

It is believed Toomey’s departure was amicable and a source told Truck and Bus News that the departure was because the role may not have been what Martin Toomey originally believed it would be.

Toomey leaves his role at Scania following the successful launch of the  New Truck Generation models in March and with the Swedish truck maker’s sales numbers in a strong position with a full order book and healthy forecasts.

Toomey came to Scania after 17 years in the truck and component industry working for multinationals at general manger level, both locally and across Asia.

A search is on to find a new sales director  for Scania