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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: Friday 09 March 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Terry Knox as its new vice-president, further adding to its wealth of industry expertise.

Knox has been a member of the IAAF Council since 2016, and is Managing Director of CD Group in Ireland, a third-generation family business with previous Managing Directors, grandfather Stuart Knox and father Ken Knox. The company was established in 1963, with Knox joining in 1999 to help establish the company&rsquo,s operations in Republic of Ireland.

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CD Group&rsquo,s largest trading name, Component Distributors, is a warehouse distributor, supplying motor factors throughout Ireland. , Headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the company employs close to 200 people. ,

Knox said: &ldquo,I had no concept of the depth of work undertaken by the IAAF until I joined the council. , The work that the Federation does is to be championed. , They work tirelessly on topics that are purely focused on the automotive aftermarket. , Wendy&rsquo,s involvement on a European level, with FIGIEFA, best serves all our interests in a constantly changing industry. , ,

&ldquo,I look forward to working with Wendy and the council to ensure we are best placed to continue to flourish in a world where autonomous and electric vehicles will continue to have a growing influence. , Targets set by government may seem on the horizon, but it is the hard work done now that will allow us to have a strong future in the aftermarket. , Connected car data transfer is a real threat to our industry and the IAAF will continue to press for a fair and open future for the automotive aftermarket.&rdquo,

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: &ldquo,With such strong credentials and his ambitions clearly in line with the IAAF&rsquo,s, Terry seemed the natural choice to become vice-president. We will relish working closely with him and seeing what a positive influence his role will have on the Federation.&rdquo,