Fiat’s Francis Bleasdale joins BCA
Former Fiat fleet and remarketing director Francis Bleasdale has joined BCA as business development director, OEM.
Bleasdale previously spent five years in senior roles with Fiat-Chrysler Automobile, including the past year spent in Fiat-Chrysler’s Turin headquarters working in international sales operations and four years with responsibilities as the UK fleet & remarketing director.
He also spent nine years at Nissan in a number of key roles including UK LCV sales & marketing director and head of fleet & used cars (Europe).
His new role will see him assume responsibilities for a number of key manufacturer customers including BMW and Toyota. It follows BMW’s five-year Auto Services Solutions contract with BCA, which was announced in August and will see BCA provide a range of solutions from defleet, refurbishment, inspection and collection, inventory management and remarketing for BMW UK, including for Alphabet.
Matt Bristow, BCA commercial director – OEM, said: “We are delighted to welcome Francis to BCA to support the growth and development of our services provision to the OEM sector. He brings a wealth of experience to this new role, gained in senior management positions in fleet, used cars and international sales for Fiat-Chrysler and Nissan and he is a valuable addition to the BCA OEM team.”