Scania UK appoints new managing director

Formerly of Land Rover Jaguar and Volkswagen, Chris Newitt has been appointed as the new managing director of Scania UK

Scania UK has appointed automotive industry heavyweight Chris Newitt as its new managing director.

Newitt took up the role on 20th September and is responsible for guiding the business through the biggest transition the heavy transport industry has ever seen.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris to Scania UK,” said James Armstrong, executive regional director for Scania Europe North. “He has a proven track record and will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry.”

Newitt has extensive expertise in the automotive business, having held several senior positions at Jaguar Land Rover for more than a decade, as well as significant senior experience working for Volkswagen Group UK.

“Scania is known around the world for its brand heritage, innovation, and deep engineering integrity,” said Newitt. “It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company in the UK through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation.

“Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Scania UK are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company in the UK.”

Newitt succeeds and will report into Armstrong, who will take up his new role as executive regional director for Scania Europe North Region, where he will manage six European markets – UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Baltics.

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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