MAN Truck & Bus has announced that Thomas Hemmerich, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, has been appointed Managing Director of MAN Truck and Bus Korea Ltd.
In his new role, Thomas assumes responsibility for the entire Austral/Asia region. This includes South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Korea is the hub for the region. Given the fact that this region has the biggest growth potential for the future, it is of strategic importance to MAN Truck & Bus. The appointment is effective 1 July 2021.
Thomas joined MAN Truck & Bus UK in 2017 as Managing Director, with responsibility for the truck, van, bus and coach sales, after-sales and the retail and wholesale network in the UK and Northern Ireland.
During his tenure with MAN, Thomas has been responsible for various key markets around the world. For instance, he has headed up MAN Germany, MAN South Africa and also MAN Austria. In his role as Senior Vice-President Sales Management Truck at MAN’s headquarters in Munich, he was also responsible for global truck steering.
Now, Korea beckons – and with it some meaningful opportunities. “Given the strategic importance of this region, I will focus on establishing a strong MAN footprint in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I want to ensure that the awareness of the MAN grows even stronger. The region has massive potential and I look forward to growing both sales and brand loyalty,” he comments.
However, while he relishes these opportunities, he leaves the UK with a heavy heart. “It is with mixed emotions that I will be leaving the UK. I have really enjoyed my time leading the team in the UK. I have been privileged to work with an outstanding team of individuals.”
Thomas has announced that he will be succeeded by an individual who is well-known to the UK market. “I am delighted to announce that Stefan Thyssen – previously financial director of MAN Truck & Bus UK – will be returning to the UK as Managing Director and I would like to take the opportunity to wish him every success in his new role.”