MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Toni Ward as Sales Director Van for the company. Toni succeeds Tracey Perry who starts a new position as the Sales Director of Truck, Bus & Coach products for MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.
With over 20 years in the automotive sector within both network and OEM, Toni brings a wealth of experience. During this time, she has led successful teams in Retail, SME and had responsibility for the supply and account management of some of the largest commercial fleets in the UK.
Between 1998 and 2006 Toni worked for Reg Vardy PLC, before joining Fiat UK as a National Account Manager in 2008. In 2011 she joined Renault before joining Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK in 2015 as a Key Account Manager. Toni joined MAN Truck & Bus UK in January 2022 as Head of Van Sales (Region North).
Stefan Thyssen, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, commented, “We are delighted to appoint Toni to lead the MAN Truck & Bus UK Van team. Her wealth of experience within the automotive sector and knowledge of the commercial vehicle industry, will, without doubt, prove a huge asset to the company.
“As you can see from Toni’s automotive focussed background she is uniquely qualified to take on this responsibility and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge having spent many years in both national and key account operations and we all look forward to her continuing her career with the MAN Truck & Bus brand.”
Stefan concluded, “I would also like to thank Tracey Perry who has made a huge impact on the MAN Truck & Bus UK Van business. Over the last two years Tracey has shown great commitment to both the MAN brand and the Van business unit and we all wish Tracey great success in her new position as Sales Director of Truck, Bus & Coach products at MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.”
Toni commented: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to head up MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd’s Van division and in doing so further progress my career with the MAN brand. As a vehicle manufacturer, with Van products spanning the 3.0 to 5.5 tonne categories, the MAN TGE offers a compelling range of award-winning, cost-effective, business focussed, robust vehicles.
Over the last two years in TGE Sales I’ve witnessed the range capture the hearts and minds of a breadth of customers from owner operators to larger blue chip companies. With the support of a focussed TGE team and a commercial vehicle dedicated dealer network, as a proposition, the TGE is a sound investment for any fleet.” Concluded Toni.
Toni takes up her new position with immediate effect.