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Les Kershaw returns to SMP Europe

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has announced the appointment of Les Kershaw as sales director.

This new appointment comes as Kershaw returns to the brand after four years away to head up the sales team and push the brand into future success. His new role will involve directing the strategy of the UK and export, as well as building and strengthening customer relationships.

Kershaw brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the industry in various sales roles, including a 12-year stint at SMP Europe as UK Sales Manager from 2007 to 2020. He comments: “I am delighted to return to SMP Europe as Sales Director. I look forward to renewing previous relationships and forging new ones in the UK, Europe and beyond!”

Ross Toomey, managing director at SMP Europe, says: “It’s great to have Les back on the sales team to lead from his many years of experience in the sector. He already knows our products and a lot of our customers, so is well versed in communicating our quality, value and engineering expertise to the market.”

Kershaw will join the team at the brand’s Centre of Engineering Excellence headquarters in Nottingham, UK, which designs and produces its engine management range of products.

This office is supported by its European distribution facility in Poland, which provides shipping for customers worldwide and is now able to offer a next-day service for faster parts delivery to meet increased demand.

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