MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Markus Geyer as MD of the German commercial vehicle manufacturer’s operation in South Africa and the sub-Equatorial region. He will start work in the first quarter of this year.
He will take over from Geoff du Plessis, who departed at the end of December.
Geyer is well known to the South African market from his previous position as regional head of Middle East and Africa, a position he held for five years.
Until recently he was also responsible for the 22 countries in sub-Equatorial Africa.
Geyer also served as a member of the board of directors of MAN Truck & Bus South Africa from 2004.
“His extensive experience of the local business environment, coupled with solid relationships with customers within the African region, will be instrumental to his success and of huge benefit to MAN customers throughout the region,” says the company in a statement.
“Markus has my full support and the supervisory board of MAN Truck & Bus wishes him the best of success in his new role in South Africa, a country he is very familiar with,” notes MAN sales and marketing board member Heinz-Jürgen Löw.