EXPERIENCED fleet industry professional Paul Franklin-Slattery has joined Nissan’s rapidly expanding corporate sales team as national corporate sales manager.
The 40-year-old takes over from Mark Wheeler who was recently promoted to the role of fleet sales director.
His appointment comes at an exciting time for Nissan’s fleet team as it looks to build on its outstanding performance in 2014 – its best ever year for UK fleet sales – and a record market share of 5.4%.
Paul, who joins from SEAT where he spent four years in various roles within the fleet department, latterly as key account manager, will oversee a six-strong team of corporate sales managers based across the UK.
Prior to his time with the Spanish carmaker, he spent more than a decade working for Vauxhall and other General Motors brands, working his way up from the factory floor to dealer relationship manager, after spending time in both retail and fleet sales roles.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of something very special.
“Nissan has enjoyed great success in recent years and there is a palpable enthusiasm to keep that going and to build on it.
“Being part of an organisation with that focus is very exciting.”