Daimler names best dealerships in network

The best Daimler dealerships for 2020 have been announced by the commercial vehicle manufacturer.

Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso revealed the winners of their 2020 dealership network awards but the most prestigious, the Daimler Dealer of the Year award, will be revealed next month.

Daimler confirmed the award would be announced at a special in-person event during the Brisbane Truck Show.

Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, said the Australian and New Zealand dealership networks excelled in a remarkably difficult year.

“Our dealership network continued to support our customers despite the immense challenges of 2020, keeping them moving during what was, for many, an extremely busy period,” he said in a statement.

“The best of the best we celebrate today have done a remarkable job to help us help our customers overcome COVID-19 turbulence and continue to deliver,” said Whitehead.

The Mercedes-Benz Trucks 2020 Metropolitan Dealer of the Year went to Daimler Trucks Laverton, while the Murwillumbah Truck Centre was announced the Mercedes-Benz Trucks 2020 Regional Dealer of the Year.

Daimler Trucks Huntingwood was announced as the Freightliner 2020 Metropolitan Dealer of the Year, while Mavin Truck Centre was announced as the Freightliner 2020 Regional Dealer of the Year.

The Fuso Truck and Bus 2020 Metropolitan Dealer of the Year was awarded to Daimler Trucks Brisbane, while the Fuso Truck and Bus 2020 Regional Dealer of the Year was awarded to Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast.

A complete list of the individual award winners follows:

Mercedes-Benz Individual Awards

2020 Service Manager of the Year: Adam Bedser – Murwillumbah Truck Centre

2020 Parts Manager of the Year: Aron Dunne – Daimler Trucks Perth

2020 Sales Rookie of the Year: Jamie Mammoliti – Daimler Trucks Somerton

2020 Sales Person of the Year: Steve Pinkstone – Mavin Truck Centre

Freightliner Individual Awards

2020 Service Manager of the Year: Greg Walker – Mavin Truck Centre

2020 Parts Manager of the Year: Jason Joyce – RGM Maintenance Townsville

2020 Rookie of the Year: Mark McKenzie – Daimler Trucks Huntingwood

2020 Sales Person of the Year: Brendan Eales – Daimler Trucks Somerton

Fuso Individual Awards

2020 Service Manager of the Year: Victor Dos Santos – Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast

2020 Parts Manager of the Year: Lee Baker – Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast

2020 Rookie of the Year: Joel Wagner – Daimler Trucks Perth

2020 Sales Person of the Year: Leon Benivento – Daimler Trucks Huntingwood

Daimler Trucks Financial Services Guild Awards

2020 Light/Medium Duty Financial Guild Dealer of the Year – Daimler Trucks Somerton

2020 Heavy Duty Financial Guild Dealer of the Year – Daimler Trucks Brisbane