Industry veteran Jim Wilson has come out of retirement to help Scotia Plant step up its expansion programme.
The 69-year-old ex-Finning man was headhunted by the dealer just before ScotPlant and celebrated his first appearance at the exhibition with his new employer by clinching sales on the opening day, including an eight-tonne excavator to a contractor on Islay.
He will play a leading role in increasing Scotia’s market penetration, especially on the larger Doosan equipment where his 28 years experience of selling Caterpillar will be important.
General manager Matt Ritchie said: “Jim is very well respected and connected in the industry and has all the right values that we at Scotia are looking for.”
Wilson is one of three ex-Finning men to be recruited by the Lanarkshire-based dealer. Also on board are area sales manager Leigh Dalgleish and parts service supervisor Willie O’Neill.
Scotia distributes Doosan, Bobcat, Terex compact equipment, Genie telehandlers and Kaeser compressors.