Volvo Trucks welcomes new faces to sales team

In News, Volvo2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 9, 2022

Volvo Trucks has appointed two new account managers to its sales team.

Each of the two new Volvo account managers bring a wide range of skills and experience to their regions.

Simon Wilson, responsible for customers in the lower North Island territory, and Vijay Chhagn covering Auckland, are both seasoned transport industry professionals with 50 years’ experience between them.

Wilson started his career as a Grade A diesel mechanic. He joined Truckstops Palmerston North and quickly moved up to workshop foreman before changing roles to become the first technical rep for Hino Distributors NZ.

His time with Hino included problem-solving technical issues for customers and passing on the latest technical advances from Japan to the New Zealand Hino service network. Wilson became Hino’s technical manager and went on to manage the technical and warranty department and oversee the mod centre.

Chhagn comes from a machinery background, having completed his heavy diesel apprenticeship. He then went on to fill sales roles for the Isuzu and Mercedes-Benz truck franchises.

Fleet account manager Scott Robinson said the injection of Wilson and Chhagn adds to the ‘premium brand offering’ to transport company customers.

“Customers will get real value from the depth of knowledge that Simon and Vijay bring to the team,” he said.

“Their truck industry experience gives them both a clear understanding of customer needs during the sales and aftersales period. We’re very pleased to add them to our team.”