Scania (Great Britain) Limited has announced the appointment of James Armstrong as its new managing director. James will succeed Martin Hay who leaves the business at the end of June. James will officially take up this post on 1 July, 2021.
James has a wealth of knowledge and experience in working for Scania. He is currently managing director of Scania CER (Central Europe Region) based in Prague, where he oversees operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Before this he was managing director for Scania in South East Asia in Kuala Lumpar and prior to that was services director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
James said, "I am pleased to be coming back to the UK to take up the role of managing director. The UK business is one of the largest Scania operations and is very successful and I intend to continue to lead this operation to further success, working closely to support our customers, our colleagues and our independent network. I spent several years in the UK as services director, so I look forward to connecting with former colleagues and observing how the business has continued to transform. Scania (Great Britain) Limited has an important agenda ahead with a key focus on sustainability, investing in electrification and driving the shift towards offering more sustainable transport solutions."
Photo: James Armstrong