22 March 2017
One of the best-known figures in the truck industry has announced his retirement, with plans to leave his post later this year.
DAF Trucks Managing Director, Ray Ashworth, has worked in the UK truck industry for 48 years, the last eight of which were in his current role at DAF.
Ray will be succeeded by Robin Easton, who leaves his post as Managing Director of PACCAR India, where the company has established a technical and parts supply centre in the city of Pune. PACCAR is DAF’s US-owned parent company, and builds Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for its domestic market.
Ashworth retires with DAF Trucks continuing to lead the UK truck market, in his final full year in the post, 2016, Ashworth saw the brand take a record 30% market share in the 6.0-tonnes and above market.