Karen Cottington takes on the role with responsibility to guide expansion of the service and maintenance e-commerce platform, used by fleets to process service and maintenance from around franchise dealers, independent garages and fast fits.
Cottington has spent almost two decades in the fleet industry, holding roles such as UK head of sales and development and general manager at outsourced management service specialist White Clarke Group for Ford Rental and corporate account manager at West Wallasey Car Hire, billed as the UK’s largest single site rental operation.
She said: ‘1link Service Network is clearly a very successful product. Using my experience in the fleet industry, I will be looking to increase its usage both in the market sectors where it is already in widespread use and examine new business opportunities.
‘Following its recent acquisition by FleetCor, this is a very exciting time to be joining epyx, and I am looking forward to becoming part of the team at Meriden.’