New deal for Dunn
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A FORMER senior director with Leyland International, Richard Dunn, has been appointed general manager with Renault Truck Industries to take charge of its dealer operations in the UK. He succeeds Geoffrey Harvey, who has left Renault to go to Reading Garage as managing director.
Mr Dunn has extensive overseas experience with Leyland Vehicles and Iveco. He joined Leyland Motors in 1968 as a graduate engineering apprentice. Two years later he was selling the company's vehicles in West and North Africa, and in 1975 he was appointed market plans manager for all third world countries.
Later, as product plans manager, he took charge of market development of new truck and bus products for the third world. Among his projects were specification work for the Landtrain heavy truck and the concept study for the Landmaster medium truck.
When Leyland went into partnership with the Nigerian Government to build vehicles under licence, Mr Dunn was appointed sales and marketing director of the new company. Then in 1983 he became commercial director with National Truck Manufacturers, Nigeria, a truck assembly and manufacturing operation set up as a joint venture between Iveco and the Nigerian Government.