More than 450 new MAN TGX 440 tractor units featuring telematics systems from Microlise will take to the road with Bibby Distribution over the next 18 months as part of the company’s core fleet replacement strategy for 2012/13.

Richard Morson, the former finance director at Norbert Dentressangle, has joined Bibby Distribution in the same, newly-created, role.

Bibby has created a finance director position to strengthen its senior management – Morson was also formerly group financial controller at TDG and has 11 years experience in the industry.

“[Morson] is an advocate of the importance of finance as a value added service to the business through active business partnering,” said Paul Cullingford, chief financial officer at Bibby.

“He also has significant experience of change projects and new project implementations both internally and with large blue chip customers. He will be a strong addition to the team.”