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David Alexander Appointed Operations Director for Europcar UK Group Responsible for Creation of UK

Europcar UK Group, the UK’s largest vehicle rental organisation, has appointed David Alexander as Operations Director for Europcar and National Car Rental UK.  Bringing over 7 year’s experience in the vehicle rental industry, David will be responsible for a combined network of over 250 Europcar and National locations throughout the UK, following the acquisition of the European operations of National by Europcar UK Ltd in March 2007.

David joined Europcar in May 2001 as Sales and Marketing Director and became Europcar’s Operations and Franchise Director in June 2004. He therefore brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise to his new position. 

Prior to joining Europcar, David held sales and marketing positions in European based companies operating in capital goods, automotive supply and consumer durable industries. His highly successful career includes positions in the Middle East, the Far East and North America.

With annual fleet purchases of 90,000 vehicles, a market leading presence at 30 UK mainland airports and with downtown stations evenly distributed across the country, in his new role, David is responsible for managing the most comprehensive vehicle rental network in the UK. Additionally, David will be responsible for the largest car rental delivery and collection network in the world. In 2008, over a million delivery and collections will be made, enabling businesses and consumers to access car rental from National and Europcar at home or at work alike. 

David Alexander comments, “This is a fantastic opportunity to develop our ‘best in class’ service further drawn from the skillsets and expertise of each brand to enhance a UK network that is accessible within an average of just 20 minutes of every household and business in the UK.  With the challenges we face as a society in terms of the cost of transport, congestion and CO2 emissions, vehicle rental as a solution really needs to be exploited to help address these issues and we’re in the perfect position to do just that – whether through rental kiosks, one way rentals to and from airports or one hour rentals, we are committed to ensure our vehicles are where and when they are needed, for however long they are needed.

“This is an immensely exciting time and I am looking forward to using my experience and that of my team to enhance efficiency, promote innovation and maximise the level of customer care across the business.”

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Notes to Editors

For further press information please contact Alison Reeson, Elinor Puzey, Cecile Stearn or Louise Fowler at HSL on 0208 977 9132 or at corporateteam@harrisonsadler.com.

Notes to Editors

Europcar UK Group comprises the Europcar, National Car Rental and Guy Salmon Prestige Rental brands.   The combination of the brands makes up the largest vehicle rental operator in the UK with over 250 locations and a fleet in excess of 60,000 cars and vans.  Europcar UK Group is committed to delivering bespoke rental solutions to business and leisure customers, offering rental options from one hour to one year. 

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