People pages give you unrivalled coverage of the latest news on road transport and commercial vehicle engineering job changes, and the stories behind them.Tell us your news by calling Denise on 44 (0)1428 605605, e-mail: [email protected] tweet us @CVEngineer1.Between 20 Mr Hay was Scania (Great Britain)’s truck sales director, reporting to Mr Jacobsson for much of that time.Two years ago Mr Hay was promoted to truck sales vice president for Scania’s entire global activities, based in Sweden.A takeover bid for the entire First group by a private equity firm, Apollo, was rejected by the group’s board earlier this year, prompting speculation among analysts that a break-up of the group, with separate sales of individual operations, is now likely.The success of two apprentices from the Renault Trucks UK dealer network in the initial rounds of a high-profile skills competition is being hailed as more evidence of big recent advances in the quality of service now available to Renault truck operators.Joe Durkan of Leeds, West Yorkshire-based JDS Trucks & Vans and Ben Rogers of Sparks Commercial Services, based in Swindon, Wiltshire, are among the 18 heavy vehicle technicians from across the UK now preparing for next month’s round of a skills competition which will culminate this year at the World Skills UK show in November at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).The 18 have won through to the July “national qualifier” event (a semi-final, in effect) from an initial entry this year of 144.
Mr Hay too has worked for Scania for decades, 28 years to be precise, including spells as managing director of what then was the Scantruck dealer group and later as a director of the company’s south-east region.
Göran Nyberg has quit as president of Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) following his surprise appointment as MAN Truck & Bus executive board member responsible for sales and marketing.
The terms of his employment contract with Volvo Group mean he is unable to start in the new job, based at MAN’s Munich, Germany head office until 16 September.
His departure this month follows the shock announcement of a £327 million loss in the year to 31 March 2018.
But Mr O’Toole is understood to be continuing to draw his salary, put at around £1.26 million a year, until the end of September.