Van Leuven becomes new boss of Iveco UK
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HENK VAN LEUVEN is the new managing director of Iveco UK; he retains responsibility for Iveco's operations in Scandinavia and the Benelux countries. Between them the three markets account for more than 23.000 sales a year.
Van Leuven has also held senior positions with Bova, Iveco Netherlands and Oaf. He joined Iveco in 2001 as commercial director of the heavy truck business unit in Turin. Two years later, having overseen the Stralis launch and developed lveco's dealer network in Russia, he became commercial director of Iris bus's European operations.
Van Leuven will be based at lveco's UK base in Watford, Herts. He takes over from Chris Thomeycroft-Smith, who was promoted to managing director in 2005 and is leaving the company at the end of June to pursue new interests.