Toyota is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Balshaw to Sales Director, replacing Michael Cole who has left the company.
Balshaw, 40, has worked for Toyota for the past 15 years. He began his TGB career as Area Aftersales Manager, and went on to hold a variety of field roles around the country. In 2000 he moved to Network Development and in 2002 into the Marketing Department before being promoted to General Manager Aftersales in 2006. His previous role was as General Manager for Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services.
He said: “The current economic climate is presenting real challenges to the company however this can also present opportunities with the right product. We are facing these challenges with a revitalised model range now with Toyota Optimal Drive and third generation Prius with Hybrid Synergy Drive. We continue to work closely with our Centre Partners to maximise these opportunities and build for success.”
Taking effect from 1 July, Balshaw reports to Jon Williams, Commercial Director.