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Former Audi head of fleet joins Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed James Douglas as head of sales operations, effective from June.

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James Douglas, new head of sales operations, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Douglas was previously head of fleet for Audi and is credited with leading the brand through a significant period of growth, in particular in the true fleet market. He also brings a 13-year career at Nissan GB, including included board-level roles as corporate sales director and LCV sales and marketing director

Douglas replaces Andy Waite, who left the brand last month to pursue interests outside the Volkswagen Group, and will be responsible for Van Centre network, fleet and direct sales, as well as used vans, and special vehicles including conversions.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles director Carl zu Dohna said: “James joins the team at a crucial time in the history of the brand, with the imminent launch of the new Crafter marking the final phase of our range renewal process. I am confident that his wealth of experience in the light commercial industry will be an asset to the team, and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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