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New board level appointment at commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management specialist

Commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management specialist, Prohire Plc, has announced the appointment of David Barlow as its new Group Commercial Director (effective March 3rd, 2014).

David is well known in the commercial vehicle sector having held senior management positions with companies such as Hill Hire Plc, Transamerica Leasing Inc and Trailerent in a career spanning more than three decades.

In his new role, David will be responsible for Prohire’s new vehicle procurement and all aspects of the company’s supply chain management through to contract implementation.

To avoid confusion with Prohire’s Chairman and CEO – who is also called David Barlow – David will be known to his new Prohire colleagues as Dave!

Commenting on the new appointment, the Prohire Chairman and CEO said: "We are delighted that Dave has decided to join us. As a member of the Board he will contribute to the future growth strategy of our business and help to build on the significant successes we have already achieved."

David (‘Dave’) Barlow said: "Prohire is a company that I’ve watched with great interest over the past 10 years. The business is seen as a ‘rising star’ within our industry and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to play a role in the next stage of its development."

David is married with two grown-up children and lists golf and motorsport among his leisure activities.

Prohire is one of the UK’s fastest growing Commercial Vehicle Fleet Management Specialists. In the last four years the company’s fleet of trucks and vans has more than doubled in size and now stands at over 3,000 vehicles.

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