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Organisational Changes Announced for KYB Europe Aftermarket

Date: 14-Jun-2019

KYB Europe Aftermarket has today announced changes in the structure of high-level management. These changes follow the appointment of new Vice President Tetsunosuke Nagasawa, joining after a highly successful period being responsible for KYB Russia.

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More appointments at Rolling Components

Date: 22-May-2019

Rolling components Ltd of Basildon are proud to announce their new sales team for the UK, continuing the growth of the company.

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New role for Chris Blogg

Date: 22-May-2019

Rolling Components are proud to announce that Chris Blogg has been promoted to the position of General Sales Manager within the company.

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Les Kershaw joins National Auto Parts

Date: 02-May-2019

Leading clutch and brake specialist National Auto Parts has appointed Les Kershaw as its new Sales Manager, bringing a wealth of experience in the automotive aftermarket sector to the company.

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Shell-backed WhoCanFixMyCar.com appoints ex-Carphone Warehouse CEO as chairman

Date: 04-Apr-2019

The UK’s largest online garage and car repair marketplace has appointed a new chairman who will assist the marketplace in continuing to scale its operations.

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Exol welcomes new Aston University student

Date: 04-Apr-2019

For the second year running, Exol Lubricants has welcomed a new student on a 12-month placement with the company as part of its ongoing partnership with Aston University, offering invaluable insight into working with one of the leading lubricants businesses in the UK.

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Neil Croxson becomes President and COO of The Parts Alliance

Date: 29-Mar-2019

The Parts Alliance has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Neil Croxson (pictured) has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Neil succeeds Peter Sephton who will be retiring after ensuring an orderly transition over a three-month period.

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Digraph announces new CEO as Sukhbir Kapoor stands down

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Digraph Transport Supplies has announced a change in its leadership, as Sukhbir Kapoor announced his intention to step down as chief executive officer due to health considerations.

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Damien Germès appointed as NGK Spark Plug’s first native European Regional President EMEA & Corporate Officer of Global Headquarters in Japan

Date: 15-Mar-2019

NGK SPARK PLUG’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Damien Germès, has been promoted to Regional President EMEA, President & CEO NGK SPARK PLUG EUROPE GmbH and Corporate Officer of the Global Headquarters in Japan from April 1, 2019 – making him the first native European to hold these three top roles for the Japanese company, one of the leading suppliers of automotive parts and technical ceramics worldwide.

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TecAlliance officially starts operations at its site in Chennai, South India

Date: 15-Mar-2019

Chennai is considered the "Detroit of India." The annual growth rates of the region are enormous and now TecAlliance is also located in the southern Indian metropolis. Vats R. Srivatchan, Director of TA Autotec Information System India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TecAlliance, opened the office on Mahalingapuram Main Road, Nungambakkam in Chennai.

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ECCO Safety Group France appoints Christelle Casado as Business Development Manager OE

Date: 18-Feb-2019

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Christelle Casado for the position of Business Development Manager for OE in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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The Alliance Automotive Group UK announces team changes

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Alliance Automotive Group (AAUK) is pleased to announce some leadership team changes that will be effective in in the month of March 2019.

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SMPE appoints new Marketing and Communications Manager

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Leading automotive parts manufacturer and supplier Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), has strengthened its team with the appointment of Will Fry as Marketing and Communications Manager.

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Ring appoints Midlands Area Sales Manager to support growth

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, has appointed Kevin Lee as Area Sales Manager, supporting the business’s continued growth throughout the UK.

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Garage management specialist appoints ‘new business development manager’

Date: 05-Feb-2019

New role to help further develop TechMan’s profile within the automotive aftermarket

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New appointments at Optimal UK

Date: 05-Feb-2019

Optimal UK has made two appointments, as it looks to make its mark with continued growth year on year since it started in 2010.

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Lumileds are delighted to welcome ‘The Garage Inspector’ as the Philips Automotive Lighting Brand Ambassador for the UK and Ireland

Date: 22-Jan-2019

Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector, has been involved in the automotive industry for over 32 years having owned and managed some of the most successful independent garages in the UK.

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HELLA promotes McGreevy

Date: 22-Jan-2019

After joining original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier HELLA, as the company’s national sales manager last May, Martin McGreevy has now been appointed to the position of Sales Director, IAM.

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Schaeffler welcomes Thomas Willis as Head of Category and Technical

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Thomas Willis, who has joined as Head of Category and Technical for the original equipment manufacturer’s aftermarket division.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Michiel van der Wal as Business Development Manager in Northern Europe

Date: 15-Jan-2019

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Michiel van der Wal for the position of Business Development Manager who will cover the Northern European region for both ECCO, Safety Solutions Brand and Code 3, Emergency systems.

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ZF Services UK: meet the team

Date: 15-Jan-2019

• Meet the team driving ZF’s CV, bus and coach capabilities forward
• Company has seen recent expansion of its Nottingham-based facilities
• Key to team’s success is “forging closer working relationships with customers” with “new outlook and “fresh drive”

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The Alliance Automotive Group UK announces new Marketing Director

Date: 07-Jan-2019

The Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAUK) is pleased to announce that Dominique Peacock, formerly FPS Digital and Client Services Director, has been promoted to the position of UK Group Marketing Director and will join the UK Executive Committee.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Neil Johnson as Area Sales Manager

Date: 04-Jan-2019

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Johnson for the position of Area Sales Manager who will cover the West Midlands, Wales and Ireland.

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CD Group appoint a Non-Executive Director

Date: 11-Dec-2018

CD Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Davis as a Non-Executive Director.

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Andy Lees – Warehouse to MD

Date: 16-Nov-2018

PG Automotive is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Lees as Managing Director.

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Ben appoints Steve Nash as Chair of its Board of Trustees and announces three new Board members

Date: 24-Oct-2018

Ben, the independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents, has announced the appointment of Steve Nash as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

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Peter Hayden joins NGK as General Manager - Sales & Marketing

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Peter Hayden is relishing his return to the UK automotive aftermarket with NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd.

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MAHLE Aftermarket appoints Aliya Lam as Sales Manager for Northern Ireland & Eire

Date: 12-Oct-2018

In a buoyant period that has seen its team strengthened with a series of new appointments and promotions, MAHLE has announced that Aliya Lam will be the new Sales Manager for Northern Ireland & Eire, in addition to her current role as Sales & Marketing Manager at MAHLE Aftermarket UK.

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Automechanika Birmingham appoints Jack Halliday as new Event Director

Date: 03-Oct-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Jack Halliday to the position of Event Director, just under a year ago he joined the Messe Frankfurt UK subsidiary as Head of Sales.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Olivier Michard as Business Director

Date: 05-Sep-2018

ECCO Safety Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Olivier Michard into the position of Business Director EMEA with effect from 27th August 2018.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager for Southern Europe, Pierluigi Lucchini

Date: 05-Sep-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Pierluigi Lucchini as the new Business Development Manager for Southern Europe with effect from 20th August 2018.

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Celsus UK Limited promotes Mike Keenan to board of directors

Date: 23-Aug-2018

Celsus, distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER, Caliber and Calearo products, has further promoted long-term team member Mike Keenan to the position of Sales Director, a role which sees Mike join the company’s board of directors.

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Andy Savva – ‘The Garage Inspector’ – has become Schaeffler’s first UK Brand Ambassador

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Andy has been supporting Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team by presenting at various trade fairs and training events over recent months, sharing his expertise on building up a workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make a business profitable.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Marco Betsch as Director of Finance

Date: 03-Aug-2018

ECCO Safety Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Marco Betsch into the position of Director of Finance EMEA with effect from 1st August 2018.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appoints Ian Roberts as Senior Product Manager

Date: 03-Aug-2018

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Roberts for the position of Senior Product Manager.

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Ken Knox celebrates 50 years with the CD Group

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The CD Group of Mallusk in Co. Antrim is this week celebrating Ken Knox's 50 years with the group

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MAM welcomes Mahesh Vadukul to its professional services team

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Experienced technician brings a wealth of industry experience

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WhoCanFixMyCar.com hires new strategic network operations director

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has hired a new strategic network operations director.

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GT Automotive announce new Sales & Business Development Manager

Date: 26-Jul-2018

GT Automotive are excited to announce a new addition to their growing team. Simon Baker is now heading the Sales and Business Development of GT Automotive. Simon will be charged with building upon existing relationships with key Aftermarket customers, whilst also pursuing new companies interested in becoming Aftermarket partners with GT Automotive.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appointed Graham Darby as Area Sales Manager

Date: 16-Jul-2018

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Darby for the position of Area Sales Manager who will cover the North of England and Scotland.

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Jim Mazza joins PDP buying group

Date: 03-Jul-2018

Parts Distribution Partnership are delighted to announce that Jim Mazza will be joining the Group’s management team with immediate effect as Vice Chairman.

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RING recruit delivers international product push

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Ring, the leading supplier of vehicle lighting, workshop equipment and vehicle accessories to the aftermarket, has appointed Lizzy Sebine as International Product Manager.

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IAAF’s Williamson re-elected to FIGIEFA board

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has been re-elected to the Board and made Treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA appointed Laurent Couderc as Sales Director

Date: 22-Jun-2018

ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Couderc as the new Sales Director for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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MAM announces Gary Copeland as new head of VRM sales

Date: 22-Jun-2018

Appointment will drive growth in enterprise-level VRM sales within aftermarket and insurance sectors

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA announces appointment of new Director of Operations, Giovanni Donzelli

Date: 13-Jun-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Giovanni Donzelli as their new Director of Operations for the EMEA region.

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Exol appoints new financial controller

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Exol Lubricants has appointed Anthony Eddowes to the position of Financial Controller, based at the company’s head office in Wednesbury.

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Stewart MacAulay becomes Group Autoparts Director

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Stewart MacAulay, Arnold Clark director, has become Group Autoparts Director, based at its head office in Glasgow.

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Autoparts Garage Equipment gives NTDA winner Kimberley tools for success

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Since being crowned 2017 NTDA Tyre Technician Apprentice of the Year, Kimberley Locker has been reaping the benefits of her industry win. Prize sponsor Autoparts Garage Equipment, leading automotive equipment supplier, reflects on her achievement to date as she offers some inspiring advice for young apprentices.

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HELLA expands its aftermarket team

Date: 17-May-2018

Renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier HELLA, has strengthened its UK aftermarket team with the recruitment of Martin McGreevy as the company’s new national sales manager.

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: 01-May-2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland.

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Chloe Hyland to the role of Marketing Manager, as the show’s marketing campaign gathers momentum ahead of its third successive show in June.

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis.

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: 27-Mar-2018

John Walters has joined the HELLA Sonne refinish paint team, in the role of senior technical representative to enhance the service and support offered to its distribution partners and bodyshop network.

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Dayco Makes A New Appointment

Date: 21-Mar-2018

It’s from installation to supply for Ann-Marie

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: 19-Mar-2018

It is with deep regret that we report that Alec Morgan of Banner Batteries died suddenly at the weekend.

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ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

Date: 15-Mar-2018

ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: 09-Mar-2018

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

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Ross Toomey becomes MD and Richard Morley joins as Commercial Director

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Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Dr Jörg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle.

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LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: 07-Feb-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading aftermarket brand of brake pads, BRECK.

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Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company’s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close working relationships with Elcome’s existing UK and international customer base.

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New appointment at Osram UK

Date: 18-Jan-2018

Leading global lighting manufacturer OSRAM have appointed Keith Booth as Account Manager for the Specialty Products Automotive Aftermarket division of OSRAM Ltd in the UK.

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Mike Wise takes on new Board-level role at expanding vGroup International as it restructures

Date: 09-Jan-2018

The UK’s leading provider of motor accessory essentials, vGroup International, has restructured following rapid growth as the company moves into the next phase of expansion.

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Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product & Service Solutions to deliver the company’s strategic growth objectives in UK & Eire

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Bosch appoints new channel marketer for workshops in the UK

Date: 05-Sep-2017

Ian Daly has been appointed to the position of workshop channel marketer for Bosch Car Service and Bosch Diesel Network in the UK (replacing Shenoa Davies).

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A new addition to HELLA GUTMANN Solutions

Date: 30-Aug-2017

Carl Whitlam joins the garage equipment team

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IAAF Member Autotech Recruit's MD appointed chairman of NTDA south east & central south region

Date: 30-Jun-2017

Autotech Recruit’s managing director, Gavin White, has been appointed as the National Tyre Distributors Association’s (NTDA) new chairman for the south east and central south region.

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A growing company with an expanding workforce - HELLA recruits two more managers

Date: 27-Feb-2017

With HELLA enjoying a period of rapid growth, its workforce has had to increase to accommodate for the new business won. Bryan Knott and Mark Adams have both had extensive and varied careers in the aftermarket and bring a wealth of knowledge with them that will benefit HELLA as they join the team.

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: 20-Feb-2017

Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2017.

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Celsus UK Limited appoints Mike Keenan as Director of Sales

Date: 09-Feb-2017

Celsus, distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER and Calearo products, has promoted Mike Keenan to the newly-created role of Director of Sales to help accommodate the company’s ambitious expansion plans for 2017 and beyond.

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Christine Smith Joins WAI Marketing team

Date: 11-Jan-2017

WAI has appointed Christine Smith to the role of Marketing and Communications Manager.

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