Quick questions: Commercial Motor meets Mark Lennox, MAN sales executive, Northern Ireland

Commercial Motor
March 22, 2017


Commercial Motor aftermarket editor Roger Brown talks to Northern Ireland MAN sales executive Mark Lennox who reveals he loves Tottenham Hotspur and enjoys holidays in Florida.

RB: What is your favourite holiday destination?
ML: Orlando in Florida – I love the weather and the theme parks.

RB: What car do you drive?
ML: An Audi Q3 at the moment but it changes every three months.

RB: What are your hobbies?
ML: Football - I am a massive Tottenham Hotspur fan. Another hobby is sheep farming.

RB: How did you get into the industry?
ML: I have always had a love for trucks, even though I come from a farming family in Cookstown in Co Tyrone. My uncle has a vehicle recovery business and that interest was fostered from an early age. I worked in the car industry and when the opportunity to work with MAN came up, covering Counties Tyrone, Antrim and Londonderry, I jumped at the chance as I wanted the challenge. I sold a tractor unit and two 7.5 tonne rigids early on and recently supplied Northern Ireland haulier J Adams Transport and Sons with its first MAN - a TGX - following a successful trial with a demonstrator. I hope to be able to keep that momentum going. The TGX for J Adams Transport and Sons has already established itself as a cost-effective addition to the fleet. The customer has a set cost each month for the vehicle with the Trucks to Go package, which is certainly an attractive prospect.

RB: How can the industry encourage more young people to join?
ML: I would tell them to try it. The workload is big, but the rewards can be good and the job satisfaction is superb.

RB: What is the outlook for the rest of 2017?
ML: Challenging, but there are some good growth opportunities.

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