Vehicle information expert, HPI, has appointed Neil Hodson (pictured) as managing director.
He has nearly 20 years' experience in the used car market, combining several top level positions.
Prior to joining HPI, Hodson was group sales director for Manheim, where he led group sales across Manheim Remarketing, Retail and other UK businesses, as well as supporting the international sales strategy.
Prior he spent 11 years at Experian Automotive, as director and general manager, where he was responsible for setting up Car Data Check.
Hodson said: “I aim to re-focus on our existing customers and ensuring we continue to deliver high quality, high value data solutions that provide a valuable ROI, designed to help them enhance their business. Through my understanding of the marketplace, I will be driving forward innovations that leverage the changing dynamics of the sector, by harnessing new technologies and market opportunities. By diversifying the HPI portfolio of services, we can bring our trade customers a new level of value, in new and interesting ways.”
Alastair MacLeod, regional director of Solera, HPI’s parent company, said: “Neil’s expertise in the used car market makes him the perfect person to lead HPI into a new era of success. He understands how to build on HPI’s heritage that spans over 50 years, using his vision to update and refocus the business to reflect the pace and the challenges our customers face in the 21st century.
“Neil is the driving force behind a renewed commitment to deliver high ROI and innovative solutions to our customers. I am confident that his market knowledge will be vital to ensure we connect our consumer customers with our trade customers to bring them both added value.”