Kia has appointed Andy Dunsdon to the newly created role of national rental and leasing manager to help strengthen its presence in the fleet market.
Dunsdon moves to the role after three years in the Kia Fleet department as a regional business sales manager and over 12 years of experience in the fleet arena at General Motors and Saab.
John Hargreaves, Kia head of fleet and re-marketing, said: "We have strong ambitions in the fleet market over the coming years, and have some fantastic product to do it with, so having the right people, with the right experience, in place to tell our customers about this is vital.”
Dunsdon said: “Kia has been on a relentless product offensive in the last few years that is bringing lots of new customers from the business sector to our brand.”
Dundson will be tasked with expanding Kia’s partnerships with major rental and leasing partners, as well as building stronger ties with existing clients.
Kia is anticipating strong fleet growth in the second half of 2011 with the arrival of its Rio B-segment hatch and its Optima D-segment saloon.