17) Wolfgang Bernhard – chairman, Commercial Vehicle Board of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) A member of Daimler’s board of management, Bernhard’s task as head of ACEA is to represent truck makers in their negotiations with the European Commission over the next set of emissions standards for commercial vehicles. Unless he can convince the rule makers in Brussels that heavy trucks must be treated very differently from cars and light vans, all the efficiency gains that the industry has […]
14) Phil Shaw, MD, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK With a staff of over 10,000 under his wing and high-profile clients including Asda, B&Q, Carlsberg and Marks & Spencer to keep happy, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK MD Phil Shaw is a man who obviously likes a challenge.
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]
16) David Hunt, vice president and MD, Ryder Europe At the top of the biggest truck rental and leasing provider in the UK, David Hunt, vice president and MD for Ryder Europe, has great influence over the sector.