Gowan Distributors Limited, the importer of Peugeot vehicles and genuine parts and accessories in Ireland has appointed Colin Sheridan as National Sales Manager. In his new role, Colin assumes responsibility for driving sales of the award-winning Peugeot range across the dealer network in Ireland.
Colin has a wealth of sales and aftersales experience gathered over almost three decades in the Irish motor industry at both retail and distributor level. Prior to his appointment as Skoda National Aftersales Manager in 1993, he lectured in the Department of Transport at DIT Bolton Street and held various technical and training roles within the Volksagen, Ford and Subaru franchises. He became Skoda National Sales Manager in 1998, responsible for the Skoda dealer network development and marketing of the Skoda brand, before rising to the position of Skoda Brand Director in 2008. Since 2010, Colin has been engaged in providing consultancy services to franchise dealerships.
Commenting on the appointment, Des Cannon, Sales and Marketing Director stated: “I am very pleased to welcome Colin Sheridan to Gowan Distributors. In his new position as Peugeot National Sales Manager, Colin brings to us an excellent sales management track record. He is ideally equipped to drive significant sales growth for Peugeot in 2013 and beyond. I wish him every success in his new role.”
Colin is married with two sons and his interests include motorsport and travelling.