60-second interview: Ronnie Kelsall, aftermarket sales executive, Thomas Hardie Commercials

 

My favourite holiday destination is…
New York - the hustle and bustle of everyday life appeals to me. Nothing ever seems to slow down and the sights are amazing.
 

I drive a…
Volvo V40
 

My hobbies are…
Keeping fit, football and watching a good TV series.
 

I got into the industry…
When I left the armed forces in 2007 and started to drive HGVs before joining Thomas Hardie Commercials.


To encourage more people into the industry we should…
Identify why there is a lack of interest and upsell. It’s important to make sure people are aware that the HGV industry is challenging but rewarding.
 

The outlook for our sector of the market over the next 12 months is…
Very promising. We had a good 2016 and it will continue into 2017 with the right focus and drive.
 

What are your new year resolutions?
To sell as many used Volvo trucks as I can and to have a great time doing so. I would like to wish everyone in the industry a happy and prosperous new year.
 

Will Euro-6 trucks be popular in the used market in 2017?

Yes. The way the industry is moving forward a lot of businesses will look towards Euro-6. From what I have seen over the past couple of months, there is a lot of interest already and it will continue.

This article was published in the 5 January issue of Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe to get 12 issues for just £12?