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Honda builds corporate sales team ahead of crucial Civic model

Honda (UK) has boosted its corporate sales team with two new appointments.

Lee Wheeler has been appointed manager - corporate operations (for the interim) to head up the team and Jon Jacks has been promoted to the position of national leasing & SMR manager. Both positions are effective immediately.

These new additions strengthen the team as it prepares to introduce the new class-leading low CO2, high-powered 1.6 i-DTEC engine in the new Civic.

Jacks joins the team after spending the last two years as dealer corporate manager for the Midlands region. Jon has over 25 years experience in the motor and motor finance industry.

He will be responsible for growing Honda`s share and volume in the vitally important contract hire and leasing market and dealing with board level personnel within the largest Leasing Companies in Britain.

Jon will also be overseeing all Honda Contract Hire programmes, online SMR and all product launch activity to the whole life cost providers to maximise competitiveness of Honda’s product positioning through optimum residual values, SMR and monthly rentals.

Wheeler has over seven years of Honda experience since joining Honda Finance in May 2004 where he spent the first two years in Central Europe setting up Honda Finance in Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia.

He then joined Honda (UK) as national leasing & SMR manager in August 2007 before being appointed manager - sales support and logistics two years later. Until recently Lee has been responsible for commercial and business planning.

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