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Hertz announces executive appointments

Francis Waddington, VP of Hertz Europe
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Hertz Europe has announced three key appointments. Francis Waddington (pictured above) has been appointed as vice president of Europe, while Rafael Girona has been named vice president of field operations and customer experience. Additionally, Richard Davies has been appointed as country manager of Hertz UK.

Waddington was formerly vice president of south Europe and has 37 years’ operational and management experience, including 16 years serving in a general manager capacity at Hertz Italy, Hertz France and Hertz Spain. He will be primarily responsible for defining the operational strategies for all corporate countries in the region.

Girona recently served as vice president of north Europe at Hertz and led the development of the region’s corporate operations. He joined the company in 2014 after 26 years at Europcar.

Davies has been with Hertz for 25 years and will be responsible for developing and executing the strategy and business plan for Hertz in the UK. He will also drive employee development and focus on customer satisfaction.