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Marc Martinez returns to head Renault Trucks France

After spending two and a half years in England as Managing Director of Renault Trucks UK, Marc Martinez returns to his former position at the head of Renault Trucks France. He took up his functions on 1 January 2013. He will be succeeded in the UK by Gino Costa, currently Managing Director of Renault Trucks Italy.

Marc Martinez has been appointed Managing Director of Renault Trucks France and President of Renault Trucks Commercial France, the manufacturer's dealership network. He took up his functions on 1 January 2013.

"I really enjoyed working in the UK and I am proud at having contributed to our brand's growth in this country," asserted Marc Martinez. "I learnt a lot through this experience. In contrast with France, the UK market is much more mature in terms of services. For customers really consider their trucks to be working tools that they must know how to manage to their best advantage. We therefore have the possibility of being closely associated with managing their operating accounts to such a degree that the rental market in the UK makes up almost 40% of the total market," he explains. "It is this relationship with our customers that we want to develop and build upon in France, particularly with our Optifuel Solutions (a service aimed at reducing consumption), maintenance and financing contracts."

The new Managing Director of Renault Trucks France concludes by saying: "I'm very pleased to be returning to France in 2013 and to be there when the new ranges are introduced onto our home market. We now have all the assets we need to develop our position as leader on the French market."

With an educational background in sales, Marc Martinez is 49 years old. He joined Renault Trucks in 1988 where he successively held the positions of regional manager (1995-1997), then key account manager for France (1998-1999) and international markets (2000-2001). In 2001 he became Used Vehicles Director and Key Accounts Director and then Managing Director of Renault Trucks France and Volvo Bus France at the beginning of 2005 before taking up the same position at Renault Trucks UK from June 2010 to December 2012.

Gino Costa will take over from Marc Martinez by becoming the Managing Director of the three Renault Trucks entities in the UK and Ireland: Renault Trucks UK Ltd, Renault Trucks Commercial Ltd (the network belonging to the manufacturer) and BRS Ltd (the Renault Trucks rental company in the UK).

Gino Costa is 55 years old. He joined Renault Trucks in October 2004 as Managing Director of Renault Trucks in Turkey. He has been the Managing Director of Renault Trucks Italy since September 2009.

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