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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Dayco Makes A New Appointment


Date: 21-Mar-2018

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Ann-Marie Dean to the UK aftermarket team as its sales manager for the South-west of the country.

Although many in the industry may claim to have a wide variety of trade experience, Ann-Marie is unusual in so much as she has truly seen life from one end to the other, having worked under the bonnet in a workshop installing replacement parts, moved through to the service department of the local dealer and on through to corporate sales for a leading vehicle manufacturer.

“The industry’s in my blood,” Ann-Marie explained, “so my original plan was to qualify as a technician and ply my trade servicing and repairing cars in the workshop. However, my plans changed when I saw an opening to become a customer service advisor for Saab and Chevrolet after undertaking a Retail Motor Industry NVQ in parts and operations. Having then transitioned from the parts side to a couple of dealer support roles, I took the opportunity to move into business to business sales with Vauxhall for both its cars and commercial vehicles.

“Despite enjoying the job, I missed the interaction and down to earth conversations you have over the parts counter, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to represent Dayco in the side of the industry where my career began.”

Commenting on the appointment, Country Manager, Steve Carolan said: “It was clear from the beginning that Ann-Marie had an obvious enthusiasm for the industry and that’s a great attribute to have when you also have an understanding of the challenges technicians face and the solutions that Dayco has to offer. I know that she will work well alongside our existing sales team and am confident that she will be an important part of the company’s continuing aftermarket growth.”

The final word goes to Ann-Marie, who added: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in, to support the team and help grow the business, as well as work with factors and go back to my roots to increase awareness of the Dayco brand to workshops and technicians.”

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