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Isuzu Trucks New Zealand has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Colin Muir as gen­eral man­ager.

Fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of Oliver Foote, who leaves the com­pany af­ter three years at the helm and eight years com­bined at both Holden and Isuzu, Colin Muir of­fi­cially took the reins on July 25.

Colin Muir grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Stir­ling in Scot­land with a BA Hons in Mar­ket­ing and came to New Zealand in 2002 as busi­ness man­ager for Gough Gough and Hamer, be­fore join­ing Isuzu in 2009 as sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager.

Holden New Zealand man­ag­ing direc­tor, Jeff Mur­ray, who over­sees Isuzu trucks, com­mented: “Colin has a great knowl­edge of Isuzu and its peo­ple and has been an im­por­tant part of the Isuzu team and I be­lieve that Colin will thrive in his new role,” Mr Mur­ray said.

Colin Muir added: “Isuzu has been the num­ber one sell­ing truck for 14 years in a row and that’s due to a few rea­sons, one of those is the qual­ity and op­tions of­fered in our trucks, another rea­son is the peo­ple be­hind the brand from sales to tech­ni­cians to cus­tomer ser­vice.

“I have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure that Isuzu trucks con­tin­ues to be the prod­uct cus­tomers have come to ex­pect and I look for­ward to the chal­lenges ahead.”

Isuzu trucks also an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Michael Doeg to the role of sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager for Isuzu.

Michael Doeg joined Holden in 2006 as a district man­ager, he was pro­moted to sales op­er­a­tions man­ager in 2008 be­fore be­com­ing the Holden na­tional sales man­ager in 2010. Michael has worked in mo­tor ve­hi­cle sales and man­age­ment since the mid ‘90s and brings with him a wealth of mo­tor­ing sales ex­pe­ri­ence to this role.

“Although I have been work­ing in the mo­tor­ing in­dus­try for a long time the truck el­e­ment will bring its chal­lenges but they are chal­lenges I’m ex­cited about fac­ing. It’s also im­por­tant that I con­tinue to pro­vide the sup­port that Isuzu deal­er­ships need and de­serve,” said Michael Doeg.

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