Mazda Motor Europe announced today that Martin Benders has been appointed Vice President for European Sales Operations. He will assume his new position effective today, and will report to Chief Operating Officer, Philip J. Waring.
Martin Benders, 58, brings a wealth of automotive experience to his new position in Europe. He has worked for Mazda since 1985, when he joined the company as Administration Manager for Mazda Australia. After this he held various executive positions, including Regional Sales Manager and National Marketing Director, and was instrumental in making Mazda Australia one of Mazda’s strongest national sales companies. His most recent position was General Manager of the Global Marketing Division at Mazda headquarters in Japan. Mr. Benders is Australian by birth, and holds Bachelor and post-graduate degrees in Commerce from the University of Queensland (Brisbane). Mr Benders is fluent in English and Dutch.
“I am delighted to have Martin Benders onboard as our new Vice President for Sales,” said Mr. Waring. “He has a well-deserved reputation in the motor industry for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies that deliver outstanding results. He possesses the ability and experience to do an outstanding job managing our national sales company organisation on a daily basis, and I am confident that he will be successful at maximizing our sales performance.”
Vice President Sales
Mazda Motor Europe
May 2010: Vice President Sales, Mazda Motor Europe GmbH
September 2007: General Manager, Global Marketing Division, Mazda Motor Corporation
1998: National Marketing Manager, Mazda Australia
1988: Sales Manager, Mazda Australia
1985: Finance Manager, Mazda Australia
1980: Management Accountant, Golden Circle Australia
1975: Internal Auditor. Australian Consolidated Industries
Education 1975: Bachelor of Commerce plus a post graduate Honors Degree in Commerce - University of Queensland (Brisbane/Australia)
Languages: English, Dutch – fluent