New appointment at Glass’s

Jayson Whittington has been appointed to the newly created role of manager of commercial vehicle and leisure valuations at Glass’s.

The new position will cover all commercial and leisure vehicle valuations – the latter including motorcycles, caravans and motorhomes.

Jayson joined Glass’s in March 2014 and has a 20 year track record in the motor industry including key roles at Manheim, Carshop, Robins and Day, and ARVAL PHH.

He said, ‘I’m thrilled to be taking over this role. Glass’s is the market leader for valuations in commercial and leisure vehicles, I am looking forward to maintaining and building on the reputation that we have for fairness and accuracy.’

The creation of Jayson’s role coincides with the departure of chief editor, commercial vehicles,

George Alexander and chief editor, leisure vehicles, Randal Thomas. They have been at Glass’s for 28 years and 17 years respectively.

Rupert Pontin, head of valuations at Glass’s said, ‘George and Randal have been Glass’s stalwarts for many years, providing a highly professional and very accurate valuations service for our customers. The company owes them a huge debt of gratitude. Jayson has big shoes to fill but he has an excellent track record in the industry and we are sure he will be a success.’

He added that the two older positions had been combined as part of enhancements in the way that Glass’s handled and processed its data, making the split role unnecessary.

Rupert explained, ‘We have been making changes to our management structure and data processes for some time and are now in a position where we believe that our team and our valuations are market-leading. This is an exciting time for Glass’s.’