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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

NGK appoints new Key Accounts Manager

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Simon Robson as Key Accounts Manager – UK & Ireland.

The 49-year-old, who joins from NSK Europe where he held the position of OEM & Aftermarket Manager for the UK & Ireland, will take responsibility for a number of NGK’s key aftermarket customer groups.

Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry and has developed extensive aftermarket experience across several sales and business development roles within parts, chemicals, and the tyre sectors, including at ZF Automotive UK Ltd.

Simon said:

“I am delighted to join NGK which is a very strong brand in the automotive aftermarket. It is a company that is renowned for the quality of its products and its customer service.
“I have got to know some of the staff through my previous roles in the industry and I have also dealt with many of their customers who I am now looking forward to meeting up with once again over the coming weeks.”

Peter Hayden, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Simon to NGK. I am sure that with his extensive experience of the automotive aftermarket he will prove to be a great asset to the company.”

Simon, who is married to Nia (38), is currently residing in South Wales but the couple are planning to move soon to Nottinghamshire with their three-year-old rescue dog Layla. Outside of work, his interests include Rugby Union and mountain biking.

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