SCANIA Dealer, TruckEast Limited, has appointed a new General Manager, Matthew Lee, to head up one of its largest branches on Stewarts Road, Wellingborough.
Joining with close to 30 years' experience in automotive and over 10 years specifically in commercial, Matthew brings with him a wealth of knowledge from a variety of roles held in both sales and after-sales. The most recent position was running the Wellingborough-based workshop for competitor Volvo Truck & Bus, but when the position became available at TruckEast, the decision to move was clear.
In his new role, Matthew is responsible for over 70 employees, heading up its service, parts and bodyshop divisions and running the branch's 24-hour, 14-bay workshop.
"Upon joining TruckEast, I quickly understood what makes them so special. It's the people and their passion - for Scania, for their customers and for the business itself. They already have a strong team, one that made me feel very welcome. This along with a loyal customer base gives a great platform for development," he said.
"My focus has always been on providing the best solution to my customer base, this means the best support with minimal impact on their business. Customer satisfaction will be at the forefront of everything that we do; enabling the business to continue to prosper and invest in our customers' success."
Based at the same premises for the last 18 years, TruckEast's services have grown and expanded to support customer demands. As well as 24-hour workshop availability six days a week for all makes' commercial repairs and maintenance, TruckEast Wellingborough offers a broad range of other services. The fully equipped site boasts a full-size ATF lane, tacho centre, truck wash and comprehensive parts store selling both Scania and all-makes VRS parts. When it comes to vehicle damage, the on-site accident repair centre is capable of catering to individual needs; from minor scuffs and dents to heavy accident damage. In fact, the site lives and breathes its company mission of 'keeping business moving'.
Regional Aftersales Director, Graham Broughton, said: "Matthew has a wealth of experience from across the industry working with premium brands such as ourselves and is a welcome addition to the team. We wish him every success for the future and look forward to the growth we can accomplish together."