Manbat has recruited Paul Payne from DENSO International Europe, where he spent five successful years as the company’s regional manager as sales director.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “I’m really excited to join such a well known and respected aftermarket business. Manbat has a reputation for doing things right.
“In every role I have had I have overseen an increase in the sales and turnover of the business. I therefore believe that with the tremendous experience of the existing team, I can help continue the company’s expansion.
For Manbat, managing director, Steve Sheppard said: “It is important that we have a strong and experienced leader who can help to motivate and direct our team of knowledgeable sales managers and continue the growth of the business.
“Our business is built on the twin pillars of providing our customers with exceptional service and high quality products. Over the last 60 years, this philosophy has allowed Manbat to grow from a local battery specialist to a major distributor within a global organisation.
“Paul’s previous experience with aftermarket businesses will benefit Manbat by bringing a fresh approach, while maintaining those traditional core values. We are delighted to welcome him aboard.”