Fiat UK appoints new MD

Time 9:00 am, July 20, 2012

STEVE Zanlunghi has been appointed managing director of Fiat Group Automobiles UK and will take up his new role on Wednesday, August 1.

Thirty-nine year old Zanlunghi brings to the UK operation a high level of experience in sales and dealer operations. He has most recently held the role of director, Chrysler Group Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Center, responsible for all sales, marketing, network development, service and parts operations.

Since relinquishing this post in May, Zanlunghi has been working in sales and commercial operations, Western Europe, Fiat SpA, Turin.

‘Every market I’ve worked in has been unique,’ said Zanlunghi. ‘I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and further growing our business in the UK market.’

Zanlunghi takes over from Andrew Humberstone who is leaving the UK after nearly five years in charge to pursue other interests within the Group.

‘Andrew has left the company in an excellent condition,’ added Zanlunghi. ‘I look forward to building on the good work that the team here has done.’

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