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Fraikin accelerate growth with senior appointments

Mr Cole (image 1) is a chartered engineer with extensive experience in asset rental and leasing – initially with Avis in the 1990s and then as operations director of Europcar between 2000 and 2004. More recently, he was fleet director at Balfour Beatty Group for three years until 2013, where he was responsible for more than 7,500 assets. Prior to joining Fraikin he served as managing director of Linde Castle – part of the UK’s largest materials handling equipment rental and leasing business.

In his new position, Mr Cole reports directly to Pierre-Louis Colin, CEO of Fraikin Group, which now has operations in 16 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Russia.

Mr Heron (image 2) brings more than 23 years’ experience in the asset finance and vehicle leasing industry to his new role. Initially employed in business development and sales leadership positions with GE Capital, he moved to Lloyds TSB Bank in 2004 as head of strategic ventures, before taking on the role of head of corporate sales. In late 2006 he transferred to Lloyds TSB Autolease as head of corporate new business & bid management, continuing in the same position when the company merged with Lex in 2009, to form Lex Autolease.

Ms Everitt (image 3) joins from global engineering firm Fosroc International, where she held the position of European HR business partner. Prior to joining Fosroc International in 2013, she garnered a wealth of experience across a 10 year period with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Microsoft and Schneider Electric.

The three new appointees join Mark Newnes, operations director; Emmanuelle Kergoat, chief finance officer and Eric Baley, technical & procurement director who have collectively served on Fraikin’s UK board for more than 20 years.