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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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New Appointment at Ring

Date: 17-Nov-2017

Ring is pleased to welcome Jason Smith to the role of Key Accounts Manager within its UK Trade Division.

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John Dixon promoted to National Account Manager UK & Ireland

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Tenneco UK & Ireland Aftermarket have appointed John Dixon as National Account Manager for UK & Ireland.

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Sukhpal staying at ECP for further three years

Date: 03-Oct-2017

ECP founder has agreed to remain executive chairman for a further three years

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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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Schaeffler strengthens REPXPERT marketing team

Date: 04-Sep-2017

Schaeffler is delighted to announce the appointments of Tony Yates and Lucie Campbell to its digital marketing team. Both have been tasked with helping to develop the REPXPERT platform following a surge in subscribers in the UK.

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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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Laurel Clark to leave The Parts Alliance

Date: 14-Aug-2017

The Parts Alliance has announced that Laurel Clark, Procurement Director, will be leaving us on 18 August.

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Sonne appoints new Business Development Manager

Date: 03-Aug-2017

Colin Thompson joins growing company.

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Sedgley goes the extra mile for the Brain Tumour Charity

Date: 06-Jul-2017

Keith Sedgley, joint managing director of Roadlink International, a leading commercial vehicle parts supplier, has successfully cycled 133 miles in a day from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity

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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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NGK names Salesman of the Year for 2017

Date: 27-Jun-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has named Kim Keilty as its Salesman of the Year for 2017

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Experienced professional ‘Launches’ into diagnostics brand

Date: 21-Jun-2017

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has appointed Richard Collyer in the role of product and equipment specialist, bringing a wealth of aftermarket experience to the established brand.

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Midwest Motor Factors bids farewell to Paul Yardley

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Paul Yardley of Midwest Motor Factors has bid farewell to staff, customers and suppliers following the successful transition of the business to independent dealership group Arnold Clark.

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ZF drives the Aftermarket with exceptional customer focus

Date: 24-May-2017

Effective immediately, Helmut Ernst, Head of ZF Aftermarket, will lead all market and product topics within the organisation

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Industry expert Smythe joins Autoparts UK

Date: 08-May-2017

Autoparts UK has appointed industry expert Mike Smythe as its new Group Aftermarket Parts Buyer.

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Exol invests in key staff member to further enhance customer service

Date: 03-May-2017

Exol Lubricants has promoted Robert Lundie from within the area sales team to the role of technical services manager where he will play an important role in efficiently communicating with customers.

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Nordic tech scene veteran joins WhoCanFixMyCar

Date: 13-Apr-2017

WhoCanFixMyCar.com (WCFMC), which connects drivers with garages in their local area, has introduced new team member Jonas Vang Gregersen.

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New role puts focus on customer support at Ring

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Ring, the leading supplier of vehicle lighting, auto electric and car accessories supplier to the automotive aftermarket, has appointed Paul Gorton as the company’s first Technical Sales Engineer, to further enhance the customer experience and provide a more in-depth after sales support service.

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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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FIGIEFA seeks Technical Advisor

Date: 07-Feb-2017

FIGIEFA (International Federation of Wholesalers of Automotive Replacement Parts), is looking for a Technical Advisor (full-time or substantial part time) to support the activities of its office in Brussels.

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ZF Aftermarket Introduces New Executive Board

Date: 25-Jan-2017

ZF Aftermarket has introduced the appointed members of its Executive Board, who will be steering its new aftermarket organization with effect from January 1, 2017

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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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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd announces two new staff appointments

Date: 18-Oct-2016

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has made two new important staff appointments

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Paint division of Hella continues to flourish

Date: 14-Oct-2016

With the rapid growth of Sonne, HELLA’s paint division, the team behind it is also expanding. Simon Allan has joined the company as a senior technical manager, alongside head of division, Paul Tredgold.

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Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components expands sales team

Date: 08-Aug-2016

Bosal Automotive & Industrial Components is delighted to announce its latest addition to the company, further investing in its dedicated sales team and reflecting increased growth for one of the world’s major suppliers of complete exhaust systems.

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HELLA appoints Paul Tredgold

Date: 28-Jul-2016

New Head of Paint for Sonne™ Refinishing Programme

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Tom Henman moves to Chicane

Date: 05-Jul-2016

Tom Henman has recently joined the Chicane team as a PR Consultant and will be account managing Autoelectro, Comline, Trico and Turbo Technics over the coming months.

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IAAF adds to experienced team

Date: 11-May-2016

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Tina Patel as its new financial coordinator, bringing a wealth of experience from within the financial sector to the team.

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First Line management changes - A New Sales Structure For The Growing Business

Date: 11-May-2016

First Line Ltd has announced a new level of sales management to further strengthen its position as a leading global supplier of vehicle parts.

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The Parts Alliance CEO shortlisted in Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Date: 04-May-2016

Peter Sephton, Chief Executive of The Parts Alliance, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

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New face at the IAAF

Date: 14-Apr-2016

Tina Patel joins the IAAF

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Phil Dodd to step down as MD of UAN

Date: 04-Apr-2016

Phil Dodd, managing director of the UAN, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role on 13th June when Bob Ackroyd from the Alliance Automotive Group will be taking over.

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BEN CEO David Main announces retirement

Date: 21-Mar-2016

David Main, Chief Executive of BEN, has recently announced he is to retire from the organisation in July 2016.

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IAAF recruitment opportunity

Date: 10-Mar-2016

The IAAF are looking for a part-time financial coordinator to join their small, busy team at their offices in Castle Bromwich as Peter Hayling is set to retire at the end of the month.

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Trico are pleased to welcome a new Sales Director to the team

Date: 09-Mar-2016

Trico are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ballinger to AM Sales Director – Europe.

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Opening up access to data

Date: 12-Feb-2016

TecRMI’s director of data development, Ralf Pelkmann, has been appointed chairman of the newly created European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association (ADPA)

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MAHLE Aftermarket Appoint Radu Suciu

Date: 10-Feb-2016

Radu Suciu has joined MAHLE Aftermarket as its new operations manager, taking over from Bjoern Hornung, who is returning to MAHLE Germany from where he was originally based.

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New DVSA chief announced

Date: 10-Feb-2016

Gareth Llewellyn will become the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Chief Executive on 1 April 2016

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Reece is a Solid appointment

Date: 19-Jan-2016

Solid Auto UK has appointed Kay Reece as its new telephone representative for UK Buying Groups, bringing a wealth of experience in the automotive aftermarket sector to the company.

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IFA welcomes new Negotiator

Date: 07-Jan-2016

The IFA is delighted to announce the appointment of John Murray as their new additional IFA Product Negotiator.

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