Philpotts and Wilson join growing Asset Alliance Group management team

Asset Alliance has made two new senior appointments, with Richard Philpotts (pictured right) joining the business from south-west operator Howard Tenens as group fleet director and Donald Wilson (pictured left) becoming group risk director.

The appointments coincide with Asset Alliance consolidating its brand portfolio under the one banner – which includes the rebranding of ATE Truck & Trailer Sales, Total Reefer and Forest Asset Finance as Asset Alliance Group.

Philpotts will be based at Asset Alliance’s Wolverhampton HQ, and is responsible for increasing the company’s portfolio of almost 5,000 vehicles as well as strengthening its fleet engineering team. He joins from Howard Tenens, where he was national fleet and compliance manager for two and a half years, and he previously worked at XPO Logistics and Norbert Dentressangle for 10 years in a variety of fleet and workshop management roles.

Wilson will be based at the company’s office in Newmains, Lanarkshire, handling risk management policies and procedures. He joins the business from RBS, where he was previously regional director.

Willie Paterson, chief executive at Asset Alliance, said: “Our business is now approaching the £80 million turnover mark and with a fleet of nearly 5,000 vehicles, a strong residual value portfolio and a growing customer base, it’s really important we have the right framework in place to sustain this growth in a very deliberate and managed way. Donald and Richard’s knowledge and expertise will be hugely influential in making this happen.”