New managers set to visit distributors, encourage sales and retain customer satisfaction
Dr. Richard Stock, a former Leader of Council and until recently a member of the IAAF Council, has recently announced his return to the NHS frontline.
Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recruited Sam Cotterill to its team, brought in, initially, to assist Suplex’s relocation to its new and exclusive distributor.
Richard Welland, managing director of WAIglobal UK, has been appointed the new Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) vice-president, supporting president, Terry Knox and chief executive, Wendy Williamson, before taking over as president in 2021.
MAHLE Aftermarket UK has expanded its team, hiring two new Regional Sales Managers, Jonathan Brooke, who will cover Midlands and Ireland, and Jason Cottam, who will be looking after North of England and Scotland.
Longstanding TecAlliance team member takes on the full responsibility for TecDoc and its associated products throughout the territory
Buying group Independent Motor Trade Factors Associated (IMTFA) has awarded Tony Fyfe of Fyfe Vehicle & Engineering Supplies the Car Product Manager of the Year Accolade at its annual gala dinner dance and awards ceremony at the K Club in Country Kildare, Ireland.
Having recently been appointed as a key strategic partner for Exide in the UK & Ireland, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) has recruited Brian Sanders and Scott Barker from Exide Technologies to spearhead the company’s nationwide push with the prominent original equipment (OE) brand, which is renowned for its premium quality products and Carbon Boost® 2.0 technology.
Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former Chief Executive of Ben, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family after a very short illness. He had been the victim of Alzheimers for a number of years and his immune system was compromised by the illness, it was, therefore, not possible for him to survive a chest infection which weakened him.
Commercial brake manufacturer Nutexa Frictions Ltd has expanded its team with the appointment of Russell Baker as regional sales executive for the North West of England.
Dayco has announced that Laura Kowalchik has joined the company, as chief financial officer (CFO).
Wouter Nijenhuis has joined Dayco, accepting the role of Executive Vice President of OE Sales and Business Development, reporting directly to the company’s CEO, Joel Wiegert.
Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has appointed Tom Tecklenburg as its Vice President of Aftermarket for North America, reporting directly to Bruno Vallillo, President of Global Aftermarket.
Their latest expansion has been in their Air Compressors department. Whilst the business has been selling air compressors of all types and sizes for a number of years, recent success in this sector has led to expansion.
With increasing demand for its services, and a growing reputation within the automotive industry for its innovative approach to creating recruitment solutions, Autotech Recruit has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Simon King.
LKQ Corporation has announced that John S. Quinn, Executive Vice President and CEO of LKQ Europe, has submitted his notice of retirement and Arnd Franz, currently Chief Operating Officer of LKQ Europe, has been selected to succeed John effective October 1, 2019.
LKQ Coatings is pleased to announce that Jeremy Seaman, known to many as Jem, has been appointed to the role of commercial transport, light industrial coatings & rail manager. Jem brings significant experience to the role, intending to use his personable approach to build lasting relationships with customers across the UK and Ireland.
BM Catalysts’ export sales team grows in strength with the appointment of Gergana Donevska as one of its new Export Sales Representatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alliance Automotive Group (AAUK) is pleased to announce some leadership team changes that will be effective in in the month of March 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.
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.
New role to help further develop TechMan’s profile within the automotive aftermarket
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.
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.
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.
• 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”
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.
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.
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.
Peter Hayden is relishing his return to the UK automotive aftermarket with NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd.
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.
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.
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.
ECCO Safety Group has appointed Pierluigi Lucchini as the new Business Development Manager for Southern Europe with effect from 20th August 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.
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.
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.
ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Roberts for the position of Senior Product Manager.
Experienced technician brings a wealth of industry experience
The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has hired a new strategic network operations director.
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.
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.
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.
ECCO Safety Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurent Couderc as the new Sales Director for France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Appointment will drive growth in enterprise-level VRM sales within aftermarket and insurance sectors
ECCO Safety Group has appointed Giovanni Donzelli as their new Director of Operations for the EMEA region.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis.
ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland
Dr Jörg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Wendy Williamson, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive, has received the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at the Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 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.