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New Territory Managers “perfect fit” for Schaeffler

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Sky Russell and Steven Woods have both joined Schaeffler as Territory Managers for the north. Hereford | May 30th, 2024| Schaeffler has recently appointed two new Territory Managers, both covering t…

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New Appointments Strengthen Diesel Technic UK Sales Team

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

• Key appointments to sales and customer service teams increases support to partners and end user fleets across the country.  Diesel Technic UK has announced key new appointments to its sales and cus…

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FIGIEFA Elects New Board of Directors at General Assembly in Istanbul

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Istanbul, 22 May 2024 - FIGIEFA, the European association representing the independent distributors of automotive parts and components, has elected its new Board of Directors during its General Assemb…

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WAI appoints Luke Taylor as new Key Account Manager

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

WAI has appointed Luke Taylor as Key Account Manager UK & Ireland as the business continues to grow across all product groups and industries. Taylor, previously Key Account Manager at Sogefi Group…

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Elcome bolsters team with new appointment

Date: Tuesday 02 April 2024

Automotive data and cataloguing specialist, Elcome, has welcomed Tony Mason as its new business development manager to strengthen the sales team and continue to push the brand as a leader for catalogu…

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GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd. welcomes Wayne Stevens as new Managing Director

Date: Tuesday 02 April 2024

Wayne brings with him a wealth of business and leadership experience across different market sectors. With a strong focus on the automotive aftermarket, Wayne's background positions him as an ideal le…

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Schaeffler announces new Territory Managers

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Schaeffler has recently expanded its sales team by welcoming two new Territory Managers, one covering the North of England and Scotland, and the other taking responsibilities for the South East of Eng…

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Valeo appoints new Key Account Manager

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Valeo Service UK has announced the appointment of Michael Gougeon as Key Account Manager, bolstering its commitment to excellent customer service. With over 21 years of experience in the automotive in…

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WhoCanFixMyCar Appoints Kevern Thompson as New CEO

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

WhoCanFixMyCar has announced the appointment of Kevern Thompson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who will be taking the reins from Interim CEO, David Loy. Thompson joins the company after eig…

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Keith Newman-Bale Funeral Details

Date: Thursday 21 March 2024

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Keith Newman-Bale's passing. Keith was the owner of Unity Autofactors Ltd, a dedicated member of GROUPAUTO. We want to express our sincerest condolences to h…

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ZF Aftermarket UK employee rewarded ‘Marshal of the Year 2023’

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Steve Bemrose, a dedicated warehouse supervisor at ZF Aftermarket UK, has received the prestigious 'Marshal of the Year 2023' award by the BARC Marshals Core Group. This recognition comes in light of …

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Mark Hallam joins ZF Aftermarket UK as Marketing Manager

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

ZF Aftermarket UK has announced the appointment of Mark Hallam as Marketing Manager, UK&I, who will oversee the company's marketing function for the UK and Ireland market, supporting all sales cha…

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GSF assembles all-star leadership team to accelerate growth

Date: Thursday 22 February 2024

GSF Car Parts, the fastest-growing motor factor in the country, has assembled a new leadership team comprising the best current and emerging talent in the aftermarket as part of its plans to significa…

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Lucas Oil Announces Executive Promotions – Morgan Lucas Named Chief Executive Officer, Katie Lucas Promoted to President

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, is pleased to announce the promotion of Morgan Lucas to Chief Executive Officer and Katie …

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David Hanslip joins ELTA Automotive

Date: Friday 26 January 2024

ELTA Automotive is delighted to announce the addition of David Hanslip to its team as the new Business Development Manager. David brings with him a wealth of invaluable experience and expertise, culti…

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Launch Tech UK bolsters training and technical support team

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023

Launch Tech UK proudly welcomes Ross Keeling as its new Technical Support & Training Manager. His extensive experience and passion for elevating technical support and training within the Launch di…

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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 …

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Automechanika Birmingham appoints new event director

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, has announced the appointment of Joanne Knowles as event director. With over eight years’ experience in t…

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WAI futureproofs team with sales director appointment

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle (EV) charging cable specialist, WAI, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Marc Roder as Sales Director, effective 2nd Januar…

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Maverick Diagnostics appoints new managing director

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Hall as its new managing director. She takes on the role after the previous incumbent, Andy Brooke, assumed new responsibilities …

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Gsf car parts announces appointment of Executive Chairman & Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts today announced the appointment of Sukhpal Ahluwalia as Executive Chairman and Steve Horne as Chief Executive Officer of GSF Car Parts. The parts supplier operates …

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Maverick Diagnostics hails Automotive 30% Club influence in refining gender-balanced recruitment strategy

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Maverick Diagnostics has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within its organisation, by utilising the partnership created with Automotive 30% Club. The recruitment proces…

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MAHLE Aftermarket boosts sales team with new Regional Sales Manager

Date: Friday 29 September 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has appointed Phil Nicholson as its Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and Ireland, as the company bolsters its sales team with further expertise to deliver continued exceptional…

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Drag bike racing tribute for The Cannon

Date: Friday 29 September 2023

Lucas Oil has paid its respects to one of its sponsored racers and brand ambassadors who died in a road accident, last week. Chris Hannam, 57, a drag bike racing team manager and former Top Fuel rider…

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Women Automotive Awards winners revealed at star-studded event

Date: Friday 22 September 2023

The winners of the first-ever Women Automotive Awards, hosted by Women Automotive Network, have been announced at a prestigious ceremony on 20th September. The awards, which took place following the r…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event team take on the Emerald Isle for Ben Automotive

Date: Friday 22 September 2023

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE), presented by Automechanika Birmingham, has announced its team for this year’s hotly anticipated Bangers4Ben rally, as the team, dubbed the Dublin Driving Doll…

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SMP Europe bolsters sales team with new appointment

Date: Friday 15 September 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, the home of Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas brands, has appointed Will Fry as area sales manager as the company looks to strengthen its sales team and promote fro…

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Melett strengthens marketing team with new appointment

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

Turbocharger manufacturing specialist Melett has bolstered its marketing team with the appointment of Jacqueline Barker as marketing assistant, to shore up company communications and develop positive …

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Peter van der Galiën appointed CEO of TecAlliance GmbH

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

The Shareholders' Committee of TecAlliance has decided to appoint Peter van der Galiën (55) as the new CEO of TecAlliance GmbH with effect from 1 January 2024. He succeeds Jürgen Buchert (66), who wil…

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Generational change in MEYLE AG’s top management: Dr Karl J. Gaertner hands over the reins to Dirk Damaschke and Marc Siemssen

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

After more than 28 years at the helm, majority shareholder Dr Karl J. Gaertner is stepping down from the MEYLE AG Executive Board. As of 1 September 2023, board members Dirk Damaschke (above left) and…

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HELLA appoints Stefanie Rheker to the Management Board

Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Shareholder Committee of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA has appointed Stefanie Rheker as a new member of the Management Board. There, she will assume responsibility for the automotive supplier's global…

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MAHLE strengthens sales team with new appointment

Date: Thursday 24 August 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has appointed Ian Dore as its new Regional Sales Manager to bolster its expertise in the team and continue to deliver excellent customer service. Ian will be responsible for key a…

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Steve Nash inducted into The Motoring Hall of Fame

Date: Friday 18 August 2023

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has today been welcomed into The Motoring Hall of Fame in recognition of the important work he has carried out leading the professional bod…

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IAAF announces first speaker for 2023 conference

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) inaugural conference and awards dinner will be back in 2023, taking place on Thursday 7 December, and the federation has revealed its first c…

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Ramón Hoekman expands role within WAI

Date: Thursday 13 July 2023

WAI’s Vice-President of Sales Europe, Ramón Hoekman, has expanded his role to ensure a greater involvement in the overall sales and commercial aspects of the business, as the organisation aligns under…

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Senior leadership change at Ring

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Andy Gratton has been promoted to Managing Director at Ring Automotive, the UK subsidiary of ams OSRAM. Andy takes over from Theresa Spencer who leaves the company at the end of August 2023, to pursue…

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Marketing manager joins First Line Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 04 July 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has appointed Alex Jarvis-Cleaver as its new marketing manager to spearhead the company’s communications strategy and drive brand awareness. Jarvis-Cleaver has a…

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Daksh Gupta appointed as an IMI Vice President

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has confirmed the appointment of Daksh Gupta, the former Group Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Motor Holdings plc and Vice President of BEN, as a Vice Pre…

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Richard Welland appointed to lead WAI Europe

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Global automotive electrical specialist, WAI, has appointed current UK managing director Richard Welland as President of WAI Europe, overseeing all European operations. The news comes as WAI’s UK and …

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WAI chief executive scoops Entrepreneur of the Year award

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Ryan Moul, chief executive officer of leading rotating electrics supplier WAI, has been recognised as a winner in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Florida region. The awards were launche…

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JURATEK expands product team with new appointment

Date: Friday 09 June 2023

Braking brand JURATEK has strengthened its product management team with the appointment of Ross Williams, who will oversee the development and launch of new brake disc and drum products. Williams join…

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MAHLE strengthens customer service team

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has promoted Marta Cameron to Customer Service Manager – a role that will see her lead and support the department, as the company continues its commitment to nurturing staff and p…

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Philipp Grosse Kleimann to head Aftermarket business unit of MAHLE Group

Date: Thursday 11 May 2023

Philipp Grosse Kleimann is to be the new Head of the Aftermarket business unit and a Member of the MAHLE Management Committee from 1 August 2023. In this function, he will report directly to the CEO, …

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New focus for IAAF CV

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Sue McKay, global category manager for commercial vehicles at TMD Friction, onto the Federation’s Council as its new head of the …

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Ring announces new Area Sales Manager – Specialist Division

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Scott Colquhoun has recently joined Ring Automotive and will be primarily managing existing accounts for both Ring and Osram brands, while exploring new markets, including the agricultural, builders m…

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Chris wins top sales accolade

Date: Friday 05 May 2023

Niterra UK Ltd has named Chris Barrett its 2023 Salesman of the Year. The supplier of NGK ignition parts and NTK vehicle electronic components presented Chris with the award at its end of year confere…

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Tina Drayson named Head of the IAAF Garage Section

Date: Thursday 27 April 2023

Tina Drayson, Operations Manager at CCM Garage has become the new Head of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Garage Section, as well as being appointed to the IAAF Council. As pa…

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New BDM To Deliver Banner Power In South West & Ireland

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Helping to drive forward its already prominent position within the automotive aftermarket across the South West and Ireland, Banner – leading European original equipment manufacturer of batteries and …

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Professor Jim Saker presented with Sue Brownson Award

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Professor Jim Saker FIMI has been presented with the prestigious Sue Brownson Award at this year’s Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Annual Dinner. His inspirational career and achievements have b…

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Nick Entwistle returns home to Elcome

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Elcome is pleased to announce that Nick Entwistle has re-joined Elcome in the role of Business Development Manager. Nick has worked within the aftermarket for over 10 years, beginning his career as a …

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