MAN’s UK boss Thomas Hemmerich has been reassigned to South Korea

MAN Truck & Bus UK MD Thomas Hemmerich (pictured) will be replaced by Stefan Thyssen on 1 July.

Hemmerich, who has headed-up the UK operation since 2017, has been appointed MD of MAN Truck and Bus Korea, where his areas of responsibility will include South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Commenting on his new role, Hemmerich said: “It is with mixed emotions that I will be leaving the UK. I have really enjoyed my time leading the team in the UK. I have been privileged to work with an outstanding team of individuals.

“I am delighted to announce that Stefan Thyssen – previously financial director of MAN Truck & Bus UK – will be returning to the UK as managing director and I would like to take the opportunity to wish him every success in his new role.”

Thyssen, who has been MD of the Scandinavian markets since 2020, said: “This will be a super exciting journey thinking about what lays ahead of us. I cannot wait to start meeting my old and new colleagues, out partners and of course our customers.”

MAN truck sales director to retire after 33 years

David Cussans, UK truck sales director at MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, is to retire at the end of the summer after 33 years with the company.

Cussans joined MAN in 1988 as a national fleet sales manager but between 2010 and 2017 worked for sister brand Scania, as regional executive director before returning to MAN as UK truck sales director in 2017.

Thomas Hemmerich, MAN Truck & Bus UK MD, said: “David has had a long and extremely successful career in our industry, and his input to the success of this company has been invaluable. However, after decades of working in the business, David has now decided to take a well-earned break and we all wish him all the very best and thank him for his remarkable contribution.”

Speaking about his departure, Cussans said: “I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked in such a dynamic and colourful industry, and to have met and worked with so many great people. I have always loved the MAN business and product range and I am proud to have played a part in the development of the UK company. Thanks to the focus, commitment and engagement of the whole team and the entire dealer network, we have made huge progress in all areas of our business, and I am sure that the solid foundations will continue to be built upon and lead to further success”

MAN has yet to name a successor to Cussans, but said an announcement will be made shortly.