Foton Motor Philippines Inc has started the year by promoting its longtime vice president as the new General Manager. Officially serving as FMPI's new boss is Levy Santos.

His 20 years of experience in the automotive realm reflects the same pattern he showcased for FMPI sales – a consistent, upward trajectory, from what employees described as an offshoot of his passionate and optimistic leadership.

FMPI is expecting robust times ahead as Santos bares his vision in driving Foton to be the unbeatable household name for trucking across generations of Filipino entrepreneurs. He also engineered a nationwide dealership network expansion to cope with the growing demand from Foton Philippines’ top target markets: construction, logistics, and hospitality industry.

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“As we always say, kayang kaya sa Foton! [with Foton, anything is possible] I am grateful for the trust and support which are at the core of our 3-year forecast and road mapping on this day forward, until 2025,” said Santos.

Santos first joined FMPI back in 2017 as vice president for sales. Before joining Foton, Santos' first foray into car sales was as a parts associate, and later headed the sales and service operations of several top car brands.

Under Santos, Foton Motor Philippines Inc. and its dealer networks are now revving up for the biggest commercial vehicle display and 3-day sales showcase, Foton’s Big Show 2023, where the first light-duty fully electric truck in the country will be unveiled. With the gradual pivoting of the global trucking industry to electrification, Santos hopes to usher in a new electrified era for Filipino entrepreneurs.

“We hope Foton’s Big Show 2023 broadens to the patrons, business owners, and other guests the choices they have in welcoming sustainability which does not have to break the bank,” added Santos.