Swansway Group has promoted Wrexham Volkswagen’s former general sales manager Gary Wood to the post of brand manager as he marks 20 years in the industry.
The 37-year-old, who began his motor trade career straight from college in 1997 when he became a trainee sales executive at a Volvo dealership had previously held roles as sales manager at Swansway’s Stoke Audi, before moving to Wrexham Volkswagen in 2012.
Reflecting on his latest move, Wood said: “The last ten years have flown by and I’m proud to become brand manager of such a great team. Wrexham Volkswagen is a real family and I know that together we can continue to give our customers a great experience and I’m genuinely looking forward to being captain of the ship”.
Swansway group director John Smyth said: “This role only became vacant due to Jane Hargreaves, our previous brand manager, deciding to explore the world beyond the motor trade and we wish Jane success and happiness in whatever she does.
“Promoting Gary was a simple decision, he has been an excellent sales manager during his ten years with our business and I know he will be excellent in this role. Good luck to him.”