PlaterPal owner heads for new role at DMN

3rd August 2023 – Daz Johnson, director and founder of PlaterPal, has been appointed Transport Operations Manager at JLL Vehicle Distribution, which is now part of DMN Group

JLL Vehicle Distribution offers specialist boutique and EV vehicle transporter operations for Norton Way, Inchcape Audi and Autorola as well as other large dealer groups, vehicle brokers and multiple brands. Additionally, they provide home delivery to corporate leasing clients alongside undertaking customer handovers.

In this new role Daz will support DMN Group’s ambitious growth plans as they look to continue to increase its fleet size and will report directly to James Lee, JLL’s managing director.

Additionally, Daz will provide development and support across the driver base including on-going training and upskilling, and delivering enhanced efficiencies by increased fleet utilisation, and selective sub-contracting of overflow volume to support clients’ service level agreements.

Daz commented: “I am looking forward to this new role. Since the purchase by DMN Group, there has been a huge increase in interest in the transporter logistics part of the business and I’m looking forward to converting that interest and growing the client base.

“I have a proven track record of working well with people, leadership and developing good relationships with new contacts whilst maintaining relationships with existing customers – plus, an extensive background in logistics spanning 40 years, and I am delighted to start this new journey.”

James Lee, managing director at JLL Vehicle Distribution added: “We are excited that Daz is joining the team. His experience speaks for itself, he’ll prove invaluable to us as we aim to implement our ambitious growth plans and for that we need the best people for the job. Daz understands the vehicle logistics sector, and has extensive experience in managing people and operations, so he was the obvious choice!”

Nick Chadaway, managing director at DMN Group concluded: “These are exciting times for DMN Group, and we are thrilled to have Daz on board. We acquired JLL to increase opportunities with the aim of further expanding into the vehicle logistics home delivery marketplace, especially with the emerging new entrant OEMs who are looking to expand into the UK. Daz’s expertise and familiarity in this sector, and relationships with both suppliers and providers ensures he is the well placed to help us achieve this.”