FORMER Merecedes-Benz executive, Robert Morris, has been appointed the new Head of Fleet and Remarketing at Volvo, effective January 2021.
Morris, who will report to Matt Galvin the Commercial Operations Director, takes over from Steve Beattie who has been appointed to the role of Head of Sales with Volvo.
As Head Of Fleet And Remarketing, Morris will be responsible for all Volvo’s UK business sales, including to leasing companies, and the supply of specialist vehicles to the emergency services and other organisations.
Volvo says the Head of Fleet role accounts for 27% of its sales.
Commenting on his appointment, Morris said:
“This is an exciting time for Volvo, with the roll-out of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles that are increasingly key choices for business customers. This gives us a great opportunity to challenge the status quo in the premium market. Steve Beattie and the team have created an excellent foundation on which to achieve more success in true fleet and business sales.”
Morris is no stranger to fleet sales. He was National Fleet Operations Manager at Mercedes for over four years before his departure to Volvo, and previous experience includes Fleet Sales Manager at Skoda.
Matt Galvin added:
“Our ongoing electrification programme and the fundamental strengths of our renewed product range give us impressive firepower to build on the achievements we have already made. Robert brings valuable experience and understanding of the market to help us maximise our potential and our performance as an attractive and effective player in the premium business car market.”