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DAF appoints new MD

21 August 2019

DAF Trucks has appointed Laurence Drake as its new Managing Director.

Drake succeeds Robin Easton who has been promoted to the role of Assistant General Manager Operations for PACCAR Financial Corporation.

In turn Drake will be succeeded by Russell Patmore as the brand’s Truck Sales Director.

All appointments are effective from 1st September.

Drake, 44, has enjoyed a long and successful career-to-date with DAF Trucks and PACCAR Financial, undertaking a wide range of management positions in Sales, Credit, Operations and Business Planning, with his most recent role as UK Sales Director.

Russell Patmore, 51, has been a ‘DAF man’ for 29 years, joining the company as a Graduate Management Trainee. He has progressed through various sales roles with increasing levels of responsibility in both PACCAR Financial and DAF Trucks, culminating in his role as Business Planning Director over the last two years.

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