Commercial vehicle specialist Asset Alliance Group has appointed Marc Mellon (pictured) into a new role as director of asset management to continue to grow the company’s fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles.

The 45-year-old brings more than 20 years’ experience in commercial contract hire to the business including roles at VUE Group and Seven Asset Management.

He first had a taste of life at Asset Alliance last year when he managed a six-month project for the fleet management team.

The group currently procures more than £100m of vehicles each year and operates across five UK sites in Wolverhampton, Manchester, Ringwood, Ipswich and Newmains.

“We are aiming for strong continued growth in asset management as we streamline our support systems, management processes and customer service," Mellon said.

“We’re also making data more visible across our business, which is bringing the whole team together to provide a greater range of competitive finance packages and options to meet our customers’ needs.

“While supply issues in the industry are an ongoing challenge, our structured approach to procurement including buying vehicles in high volume, will mean we can continue to deliver excellent value to truck and trailer operators.”

Mellon will be based at the group's headquarters in Wolverhampton and will report to chief executive Willie Paterson.