The new fleet of GEFCO transporters at GEFCO, Corby.

Gefco has appointed former Acumen Logistics Group commercial director John Stocker as its sales and marketing director.

Stocker is now responsible for all sales, marketing and communications in the UK and the PSA Peugeot Citroën division as it looks to expand its customer base.

Tristan Balayn, MD at Gefco UK, says: “I am very pleased that John has chosen to join Gefco at such a pivotal time for the industry. His substantial experience and knowledge of the sector will prove invaluable in helping the sales and marketing team achieve the company’s growth targets.”

In January Gefco signed a contract with Chevrolet to manage its finished vehicle logistics deliveries to 33 dealerships throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, as well as a deal with protective clothing firm HPC Healthline.

In the same restructure of Chevrolet’s UK logistics by parent company GM, Acumen was handed responsibility for the Midlands, North Wales and Northern England.

Stocker says: “I am thrilled to be joining Gefco at what is a very exciting time for the company and the industry. I look forward to bringing my experience in the automotive and wider logistics sectors to help drive the company forward as the business looks to diversify and develop.”