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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Knight as Advisor to the Board

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include a third new member who is very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. He is Graham Knight and he joins Mark Greenwood and Malcolm R…

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Colin Fyles, RIP

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

It was with great sadness that the IAAF learned that Colin Fyles passed away suddenly on Monday 12th April 2021. Colin had worked within the financial and credit industry for more than 40 years and lo…

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Steven Fisher: Funeral and Memorial Service

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The family of Steve Fisher have advised the details of his funeral service: The funeral will be held on Friday 16th April 2021, starting at 11.00 am at Telford Crematorium Due to the current restricti…

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Steve says farewell to NGK

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Long-serving NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Sales Representative Steve Padbury is retiring after more than thirty years with the leading ignition and sensor specialist. Steve – fondly known as ‘Padders’ by …

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Sampa UK & Ireland announce two new appointments

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Sampa UK & Ireland the Manchester based commercial vehicle parts wholesaler are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Darren Miller (on the right) as their new Business Development Manager…

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Steve Fisher, RIP

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you that Steve Fisher, Managing Director at Apec, passed away on Wednesday 17th March after a short, but difficult, battle with COVID-19. Steve was a respecte…

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The end of an era at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd as long-serving MD retires

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Nigel Morgan, Managing Director of Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket division in the UK, has decided to step aside after more than 40 years continual service with the company. Nigel’s rise to afterm…

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NGK appoints new UK managing director

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Marko Wowczyna UK managing director, effective April 1, 2021. He replaces Tammy Suzuki who NGK says has returned to Japan after four years at the helm. Mr Wowczy…

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ECOBAT’s Steve Sheppard retires

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

After more than 20 years with ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), Managing Director (MD), Steve Sheppard, has stepped down from his position, six years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Steve joined …

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Chief Executive Wendy Williamson to retire in 2021

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Heading up the Federation for more than seven years, Williamson has successfully led the IAAF through a number of changes, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry and as an umbrella for w…

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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Rosher and Mark Greenwood as advisors to the Board

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include two individuals who are very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. They are Mark Greenwood and Malcolm Rosher (pictured), and they…

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IAAF appoints Richard Welland as President

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

IAAF has appointed WAI UK managing director Richard Welland as its new president, taking over from Terry Knox who stepped down at IAAF’s AGM on 11 February. Richard Welland is the managing director of…

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DENSO helping technicians through the winter

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

To make life easier in the workshop this winter, DENSO is offering technicians the opportunity to receive a branded beanie hat or mechanics gloves when they purchase glow plugs from a participating di…

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Shaftec business drives positive changes within commercial team

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As part of its 2021 strategic business plan, Shaftec has announced some major changes to its commercial team structure, to better equip the business as it enters the next stage of its development. Mar…

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Duncan Richards – Obituary

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Duncan Allen Richards 16.07.1961 – 27.01.2021 EEC is saddened to announce that on Wednesday 27th January 2021, our Director of Sales, Duncan Richards passed away following a 3-year battle with Cancer.…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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Simon Haynes - 9th October 1962 - 12th December 2020

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Following the announcement before Christmas of the sudden passing of Simon Haynes, his family have advised the IAAF of further details of the funeral. Simon passed away suddenly on the 12th December 2…

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Corteco welcome new Technical Inside Sales Specialist

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Corteco are constantly looking for new ways to improve the value and satisfaction for customers. This includes expanding their team of professionals. Corteco are pleased to announce a new team member,…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems appoints new automotive Account Director

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

KCS is pleased to announce that Anthony Cornwall has joined the KCS Automotive Division as Account Director Automotive. Anthony brings with him a wealth of automotive experience having spent twelve ye…

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New appointments for MAHLE duo

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has announced promotions for two of its experienced and long-serving staff members, highlighting its commitment to promoting from within. Jonathan Walker, who began his career wit…

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Impression makes key appointments

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Award-winning automotive PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, has appointed Cheryl Griffiths as PR Account Manager and promoted Hayley Evans to the role of Senior Account Manager. Griff…

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2020 has been a record year for EAG!

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

2020 has been hailed a success for Excel Automotive Group (EAG), with the company expanding its product lines, delivery fleet and sales. EAG was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb less than two …

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Simon Haynes, RIP

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

It was with much sadness that we learned of the recent death of Simon Haynes. Simon founded Midland Vehicle Components in April 2000, having been in the automotive trade for many years and previously …

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New Head for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Philippe Colpron (42 years) takes over as an Executive Vice President and has the responsibilities as Head of ZF’s aftermarket division on January 1st, 2021. As well as this, he will continue to lead …

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Director progresses at Melett

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Turbocharger and parts specialist Melett has appointed Darren Johnson to the position of Group Sales Director. Johnson, who was previously Head of Sales at Melett, will now be responsible for the exec…

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Dayco's Charlie Huddleston retires

Date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

Long-time industry stalwart, Charlie Huddleston has retired after a long and distinguished aftermarket career. Having spent a considerable period of his working life with FAI, Universal Automotive and…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems launches new Ecommerce Division

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

MAM Software, a Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) company, has today announced the formation of a new strategic Ecommerce Division within the group. The company, with operations across the globe, has …

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David Sedgley, Roadlink International chairman, has sadly passed away following a long illness

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

David spent his whole working life in the commercial vehicle industry, leaving school to begin work with Edmunds Walker in the early 1960s. Always championing the independent business, he established …

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Loveday Ryder appointed as DVSA's new Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and will be starting her new role on 1 January 2021. DVSA’s purpose is to help everyone st…

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Exol’s Darren Frogson becomes new UKLA president

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) has announced Darren Frogson, CEO of Exol Lubricants, as its new president as he prepares to embrace a period of change for the industry. As president …

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Fourth and TecAlliance consolidate eparts and Order Manager sales and support services in UK & Ireland

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Fourth and TecAlliance have consolidated sales and support services for their eparts and Order Manager (formerly known as TecCom) products in UK and Ireland, bringing about a more centralised service,…

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EAG continues its growth and welcomes Chris Burnside as a company director

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

Sancorp, the parent company of Excel Automotive Group (EAG), has increased its number of directors, as it continues with its plans to grow the number of suppliers and subsequently, the products it off…

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Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President of IMI

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Institute of the Motor Industry’s Annual General Meeting  on 27th October 2020 saw the announcement of its new President, Professor Jim Saker, as well as the appointment of two new Vice Presidents…

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Andrew Nash is the latest team member to join Ad Bell Group

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

During these uncertain times, Ad Bell continues to strengthen and develop the team as we build back stronger! The appointment of Andrew was key in for our growth plans within the installation team. We…

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Ad Bell Group Welcomes Vehicle Wrap Technician, Olivia Cope to the growing team!

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Olivia brings with her experience in vehicle wrapping, window tinting and customer service. When Olivia came for her interview, I was impressed with the bespoke colour of her VW Polo, a pearlescent gr…

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‘On your bike’ – ZF duo embraces Cycle 300 for Cancer Research

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

ZF’s Mark Boden, purchasing manager, and Lloyd Williams, HR officer, hit the roads as they tackled 300 miles of cycling in September in the name of Cancer Research UK. As the cause is close to both of…

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A successful duo at LIQUI MOLY for 30 years

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

They made LIQUI MOLY what it is today. Thirty years ago, Ernst Prost and Günter Hiermaier joined the German oil and additive specialist and led the company to unprecedented heights. “30 years at the s…

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New Sales Manager for Corteco UK and Ireland

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

An outstanding addition joined Corteco who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. We are very pleased to announce that Nick Racklyeft joined Corteco, as sales and profit growth responsi…

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Signage & Graphics Installer, Sam joins the Ad Bell team

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam, previously production manager/ installer with over 13 years’ experience in the field of signage design, fabrication and installation. Work…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts appoints new HR Director to implement customer-focused people strategy

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Her focus for the next 12 months will be on implementing LKQ Euro Car Parts’ People Strategy, that will see its values of embracing and driving change embedded at all levels throughout the almost 11,0…

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Ad Bell Group strengthens the vehicle livery team as they appoint Leanne Bamforth

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Ad Bell Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne as Vehicle Wrap Specialist at Ad Bell Group head office in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Leanne brings with her a wealth of experience having…

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Ring waves farewell to Managing Director

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

After a dedicated 35 years of working at the company, and with 17 years as Managing Director, George Skalski has retired from his position at Ring. George saw many changes throughout his time at Ring …

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HELLA Aftermarket and Special Applications under new management

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

Stefan van Dalen (pictured above) and Christoph Söhnchen (pictured below) have taken over responsibility for the Aftermarket and Special Applications business segments respectively at international au…

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Ad Bell Group appoints Krysty Sheard as Marketing Manager

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Wetherby based signage & graphics company Ad Bell Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Krysty Sheard as their Marketing Manager. Krysty was previously Design & Marketing Executive …

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LKQ Europe Welcomes Andras Lorincz as CEO for the Company’s Central and Eastern European Business

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020

In November 2020, Andras Lorincz will join LKQ Europe bringing in-depth regional and global industry experience with him. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Andras Lorincz will become CEO of LKQ Europe’…

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New technical director at FIGIEFA

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

FIGIEFA has announced that, after ten successful years in the role, Neil Pattemore (see below speaking at the IAAF Conference) has retired from his consultancy work for FIGIEFA as of 31st of August in…

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Norbert Dohmen is new Managing Director of data marketplace Caruso

Date: Thursday 03 September 2020

Norbert Dohmen is the new Managing Director of Caruso GmbH as of 1 September 2020. Dohmen was most recently CEO of the IRS Group. In his new role, he will focus on the strategic orientation and furthe…

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Alex Gelbcke to step in as the new CEO of Fource

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Starting September 1, 2020, the management team of LKQ Europe and Fource welcomes Alex Gelbcke, a well-known and highly respected automotive industry veteran. There will be a transition period until t…

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UK government announces Automated Lane Keeping System call for evidence

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

The UK is taking steps forward in automated technology in vehicles with the launch of a call for evidence on 18 August 2020 to help shape how innovative new systems could be used in future on GB roads…

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Reg Patrick RIP

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

It was with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of Reg Patrick at the age of ninety. Reg headed the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) for many years and, following his retirement, …

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