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Management reshuffle at Aston Barclay

A management restructure at Aston Barclay is designed to support vendor and buyer customers in a turbulent used car market, the auction group says.

Justin Lane becomes managing director, operations, responsible for the daily running of Aston Barclay’s network of six auction centres.

Martin Potter has become managing director, auction, responsible for managing relationships with the top 25 vendor customers focusing on customer and volume retention.

Recently appointed business development director Richard Cross is focussing on new business growth across physical and digital platforms in the dealer, fleet and OEM sectors

Daren Wiseman retains his role as digital director overseeing all digital product development, customer product engagement and system integration, while Tom Marley remains as managing director of The Car Buying Group.

“We have seen the used vehicle market change dramatically during 2019 which has led to increased challenges for our vendor and buyer customers,” said Neil Hodson, Aston Barclay’s group chief executive.

“These changing market dynamics, combined with our own regular internal review process, has seen us introduce a flatter management structure to ensure we continue to enhance our agile and proactive approach to meeting our customers’ needs.”

The aim is to drive profitability for our customers via multi-channel remarketing products and services, which are essential elements for future success, Hodson said.

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