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Volkswagen to boost performance in key markets with new appointments

Matthew Mulkerrins has joined as area fleet manager for the South East of England. He brings extensive automotive knowledge having joined Volkswagen from Toyota and Lexus where he gained experience in both corporate and retail market sales roles.

Also joining the team is Richard Manterfield, who has taken up the role of area fleet manager for the North East region of England. Manterfield has had a considerable career in the automotive sector having worked at Toyota and Nissan in corporate sales. Manterfield’s career also encompassed roles in the Retailer Business Centre Development and Contract Hire and Leasing sectors.

Volkswagen UK’s head of fleet, Michael O’Shea, said: ‘I’m delighted that Matthew and Richard have joined our team to strengthen our relationships with customers. We believe high quality people are as important as high quality products, and building strong, successful relationships with customers is key to us achieving the goals we have set for the next five years.’

The new appointments follow the launch of the new Passat and Passat Estate in January and bring the Volkswagen fleet team up to full capacity, with nine area fleet managers, one national fleet sales manager, three contract hire and leasing managers and one public sector manager.  

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.