Stoke-on Trent, UK – Michelin Tyre UK has appointed Dan Lamb as its new passenger transport sales manager, for the services & solutions business line.
He succeeds Stewart Pooley, who retired earlier this year, and reports directly to Andrew French, director of services & solutions.
He will be responsible for the commercial aspects of Michelin’s relationship with key fleets in the public transport sector, the company announced 12 July.
Lamb began his career at Michelin after completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Leeds University.
He has worked in various sales and technical roles throughout his 27 years of work with the company.
From 2003-2018, he was technical manager for truck tires in the North of England & Scotland.
Most recently, he was the key account manager – technical & quality, automotive OE – working with some major brands such as McLaren, Honda, Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover.
“I am keen to get out on the road and meet the new fleets that I’ll be working with,” Lamb said upon taking the position.
“One thing I’m particularly interested in is rolling resistance and fuel saving,” he said.
According to Lamb, his activities were focused on rolling resistance during his spell as technical manager for the truck side of the business.
“It’s a little different in passenger transport because so much of the fuel in urban transportation is used to get the vehicle moving, due to the stop/start nature of the operation,” he added.
Lamb said he had recently completed a calculation for one fleet which shows that through a “carefully managed Michelin tire policy”, operators can cut CO2 emissions by 1 million kilogrammes and reduce raw material usage by 100,000 kilogrammes every year.