Hino Australia Vice President of Brand and Franchise Development, Bill Gillespie, has announced his resignation after seven years in the role.
Gillespie said he was looking forward to moving back to Brisbane to be closer to his family.
“During my time with Hino, I have been based in Sydney and travelling regularly to Brisbane to spend time with my extended family,” said Gillespie.
“COVID lockdowns and border closures have made me reassess the ongoing viability of this travel and ultimately played a large part in my decision to relocate back to Brisbane on a full-time basis,” he said – adding, “I am confident that Hino is well placed to take full advantage of the growing market and is in good hands.”
Gillespie joined Hino Australia in February 2014 following a 30-year career in strategy, network development, marketing and sales in the automotive industry.
Over the past seven years, he has played a pivotal role in the growth of Hino’s local market share, overseeing new model introductions and orchestrating the company’s sponsorship of the Supercars Championship.
Under Gillespie’s watch, Hino truck sales in Australia have reportedly increased by over 28 per cent.
“On behalf of Hino Australia, we would like to thank Bill for his dedication and leadership over the past seven years and wish him well in his future ventures,” said Hino Australia President and CEO, Sam Suda.
Gillespie’s final day with Hino is Friday 16 April 2021.