New appointments at DMN’s Rapid Logistics

DMN Group has appointed James Hopkins, founder of Kendall One Consulting, as the interim MD and Maria Avery, former commercial director at City Auction Group as account director at their recently launched Rapid Logistics division .

Not only is James the interim MD, supporting the development of the service, overseeing business operations and ensuring the services’ mission, goals, and vision are met, but he is also joining the DMN Group board.

Through networking opportunities, DMN Group developed a professional working relationship with James and after numerous discussions, coupled with his background, DMN determined he was the right person to join the board.

Within this role, James will offer independent new and used car automotive supply chain advice, support and guidance. His previous roles included director of strategic development at BCA, MD at BCA Fleet Solutions and operations director & head of remarketing, LeasePlan.

Nick Chadaway, managing director at DMN Group said: “James has extensive experience in the automotive industry, with excellent skills in building strategic partnerships and has proven time and time again to be a driving force of growth and development, within his previous roles. He is an asset to the company and will undoubtedly help build the rapid logistics operation.”

In her new role, Maria will take on the operational leadership of a new fast-moving, time-critical vehicle logistics division, account managing complex public sector authority and outsourced fleet management companies, with demanding KPIs.

Maria’s past roles include, commercial director at City Auction Group; head of business at Tesla and sales manager roles at Norton Way Mazda, Sytner Mercedes Benz and Marshalls Toyota.

Nick added: “Maria has an extensive background in the motor industry. Her experience in leadership within a fast-paced, demanding environment makes her the ideal person for this position. Maria has a great aptitude for building and maintaining client relationships. She also possesses excellent planning and leadership abilities which we feel will help exceed performance KPIs and I believe will deliver on the financial expectations of the service.”

James Hopkins added, “I’m excited to take on these new roles at DMN. As a board member, my background in operational and product strategic development will help support their growth plans. And as interim MD, I will support every aspect of development for this service.”

Maria said, “I am thrilled to be joining DMN at an exciting time of expansion and growth. This new service is fast-paced, and demanding and I cannot wait to inject my expertise into this division and watch as it becomes a success.”