Ray Ashworth to retire – Robin Easton to succeed as MD
After 48 years working in the UK truck industry, the last eight years as DAF Trucks Managing Director, Ray Ashworth (63) has announced his retirement. Ray Ashworth will be succeeded by Robin Easton (50), who leaves his post as Managing Director of PACCAR India.
Ray Ashworth is expected to complete formal duties over the next few months. He retires with DAF Trucks continuing its dominance of the UK truck market; a leading position it has held uninterrupted for more than two decades and with a record 30% share above 6.0 tonnes in 2016.
Robin Easton returns to the UK, his home country and where he began his career, following a successful tenure as Managing Director at PACCAR India – a position he held for two years.