West Midlands-based Truckman, the leading manufacturer and supplier of 4×4 hardtops and accessories in the UK, has appointed a new Business Development Manager to enhance the company’s growing customer relationships.
Experienced automotive professional Phil Smith will be responsible for the growth of Truckman’s relationships with major fleet and OEM customers, while working closely with the internal sales team to support the company’s daily business duties with main dealers and general trade clients.
Prior to joining Truckman, Phil was responsible for managing sales in the suspension market as Sales Development Manager for Pedders Suspension.
Throughout his career, Phil has gained a wealth of knowledge in sales, business development and customer relations in the automotive sector.
Truckman’s Dudley-based manufacturing facility designs and manufactures hardtops for commercial markets in the UK and across Europe. The company’s hardtops and accessories, including tonneau covers and storage solution DECKED, are a popular choice for fleet operators in a variety of industries, ranging from agriculture to construction.
Phil said: “Truckman is a highly respected company in the UK automotive industry, so I am delighted to have joined the team. I am very excited to use my existing business skills to accelerate the company’s sales across a number of sectors and locations.”
Richard Langman managing Director at Truckman, said: “We are continually investing in our sales and customer relations departments to meet increasing demands. With his vast experience in the automotive industry, Phil’s sales-specific knowledge will help our business develop and grow.”