Hino Australia appointed Richard Emery as its new vice president – brand and franchise development, commencing his role on January 17.
Highly experienced in sales, marketing and business development, Emery has over 30 years of automotive industry experience in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, including as CEO and managing director of Nissan Australia.
He has held previous roles at Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Audi and Land Rover, and as a board member of the FCAI (Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries).
“We are excited to welcome Richard to the senior management team at Hino Australia,” said Sam Suda, president and CEO of Hino Australia.
“The launch of the all-new Hino 700 Series has completed five years of new model introductions across our light, medium and heavy-duty range.
“These new products along with our strong customer focus have contributed to our record-breaking year,” Suda added.
“We are confident that Richard’s experience and expertise will complement those of the broader Hino Australia team in 2022 and beyond.”
The brand and franchise development division encompasses the sales, supply chain, dealer development, product strategy, marketing and bus departments.
“I’m looking forward to joining Sam and the wider Hino team to drive Hino forward,” said Emery.
“We are well placed following the launch of product updates across the range culminating in the recent launch of the all-new Hino 700 Series.
“I’m especially looking forward to getting back together with our dealership network, as travel restrictions ease, and to drive the growth and opportunity that the current Hino line-up offers to our business partners and customers.”