Rupert Pontin joins Glass’s as chief car editor

Time 10:18 am, April 2, 2013

glasssRUPERT PONTIN has joined Glass’s in the position of chief car editor.

Pontin, who joined Glass’s business this month, brings 27 years of experience in ‘management, valuation and strategic remarketing of new and used vehicles’ to the table – having worked for British Car Auctions, Car Shop and even having run his own independent used car retail business.

Pontin will be responsible for both collating valuation data, and ‘increasing Glass’s profile’ to dealers, manufacturers, leasing companies and more.

‘Having spent many years working in the used car market, Glass’s is an obvious next step for me,’ said Pontin.

‘It’s an instantly recognisable brand, and I really believe that the data and insight we provide to the industry can make a positive impact on our customers businesses. I’m looking forward to working with the team to raise the profile of what Glass’s can offer.’

Director of valuations and analysis, Richard Parkin, commented: ‘This is an exciting and challenging time for Glass’s. Working in a fast paced and ever developing market means we must be committed to working closely with our customers to provide solutions that really support their business.

‘With the launch of G2 and Radar last year, and an ever developing portfolio of products in the pipeline, our vision is to be the market leader in automotive data. We believe Rupert’s industry knowledge and expertise will help us achieve that vision.’

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