Alex Vickery appointed Finance Director for Scania Dealer, Truckeast
TruckEast promotes from within appointing Alex Vickery into the role of Finance Director where he takes overall responsibility for the businesses financial operations.
Based at our head office in Stowmarket and heading up a team of eleven, Alex first joined TruckEast back in 2010 having been inspired by the vision and aspirations of the Directors. With more that 20 years experience in finance and previous roles including many FTSE 250 listed businesses, Alex was drawn to a TruckEast’s agile nature whilst it maintained both its customers and staff at its core.
Since then he has supported its growth, seen it acquire two other businesses and be currently recognised as the thirteenth biggest company in Suffolk. Over the last 9 years as financial controller, Alex has built up a great insight into the business and industry which strongly positioned him to take over from his predecessor (and former joint owner) Simon Hobson.
Managing Director John Biggin comments: “Alex has extensive working knowledge of the business and has demonstrated he has the capability to be an excellent financial director.”
Joining the board which now boasts 6 members, Alex will join his fellow directors in driving the future growth and development of TruckEast. Other board members include Managing Director, and sole owner, John Biggin, Regional Aftersales Directors Martyn Clipston and Graham Broughton, Sales Director Harley Coulson and Simon Hobson, who still remains an active member after selling his shares and stepping back from day-to-day operations.
We caught up with Alex to get his thoughts on the new challenge:
TruckEast has come a long way from when I joined; now supplying over 900 vehicles a year with a turnover in excess of £120 million. But in an industry that never sleeps the future holds many exciting opportunities for us as a business. I am proud to work with John, not only because of the trust he has shown in appointing me, but also his values and the reputation he holds within the industry. In terms of my thoughts towards becoming finance director – it’s quite simple for me. I now work within the top of my field, in a business that I am proud to be part of, within an industry that I respect and admire – not sure many people get to say that about their career and it is something that I appreciate daily.