New GM for UD Trucks NZ

In News, UD1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 10, 2023

Sime Darby Commercial NZ has announced the appointment of Colin Muir as general manager for UD Trucks NZ.

Muir replaces outgoing GM John Gerbich,  after a twenty-year stint.

Muir has built a successful career in the heavy commercial sector over the past 24 years in both the UK and New Zealand. Previously general manager for competing Japanese truck brand, Isuzu Trucks NZ, he most recently worked in the same role for heavy equipment supplier, AdvanceQuip.

“We are delighted to welcome Colin into the UD Trucks team. He brings a unique depth of experience across all aspects of building a successful heavy commercial business,” said Michael Doeg, general manager, Sime Darby Commercial Sales NZ.

“I’m confident that Colin will build on the strong legacy left by outgoing general manager, John Gerbich.

“John has championed the UD brand for three decades as national sales ,manager and then general manager. We’d like to acknowledge his exceptional service,” he said.

“Colin will benefit from John’s support over the coming weeks to ensure a seamless handover of the business.”