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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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TecAlliance’s Peter Hollowood retires

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

Peter Hollowood from TecAlliance has taken well-earned retirement following an illustrious career in the automotive industry. Peter had worked for TecAlliance for more than 20 years, having previously…

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Josef Parzhuber joins Gates as President of EMEA region

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced that Josef Parzhuber has joined the organization as president, EMEA. Parzhuber started …

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Aspect CPM appoint Simon Mullin as Marketing Director

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Aspect CPM, who are a full-service events and merchandise resource agency based in Yorkshire and servicing a diverse client base worldwide, are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Mullin as t…

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Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. appoints Philip Elson as Operations Manager at Hereford

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Elson as Operations Manager at its Automotive Aftermarket headquarters and warehouse facility in Hereford. Phil is a familiar face…

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Autotech Recruit appoints marketing & technology director to spearhead technical developments

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Autotech Recruit has appointed Laurence Abbott as the company’s new marketing & technology director. The creation of this new role underpins Autotech Recruit’s objective to develop technical solut…

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Farewell to David Combes, a motor trade legend

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

It is with deep sadness that Lawgistics has announced the passing of the company founder and Managing Director, David Combes.For more than fifty years David championed the cause of the Motor Trade in …

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BVRLA names new HR director

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The BVRLA has appointed Nora Leggett as its new director of human resources. Leggett has been the BVRLA’s director of member services since 2013 and has spent more than 20 years working on behalf of t…

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New Sales Director at SMP Europe

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

SMP Europe has made changes to its sales team, with the appointment of Wayne Hodgkisson, as its new Sales Director. Wayne has previously overseen the company’s tier 1 sales strategy, where he was succ…

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COVID-19 Support from HMRC

Date: Friday 05 June 2020

HMRC has a range of online support to guide businesses through the new measures, announced by the Chancellor, to help deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19. As part of the government’s commitment…

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TMD Friction bolsters sales team with new area sales managers

Date: Friday 27 March 2020

Global OE and aftermarket brakes manufacturer, TMD Friction, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers. Del Smith, who will be covering the Midlands, and Alistair…

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Former ADF Leader of Council returns to NHS frontline

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

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. This was in response to the call for retired medi…

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EAG appoints former Suplex expert to assist during ‘transition period’ after company becomes exclusive UK distributor

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

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. After five years at Suplex, developing …

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Aftermarket specialist becomes new IAAF Vice President

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020

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…

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New Assistant Group Buyer for Autoparts UK

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

Autoparts UK has promoted Steven McKenzie to Assistant Group Buyer, highlighting its commitment to ongoing personnel development and encouraging employee growth from within its current workforce. …

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Obituary – Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former CEO of Ben

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

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 …

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EAG names new head of sales

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.  , A qualified technician, Chris has been immersed in the…

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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: Tuesday 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. Steve has previously worked in the Commercial Vehicle after…

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

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

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis. He will work predominantly with the garage networks, supporting the…

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: Tuesday 27 March 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: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Ann-Marie Dean to the UK aftermarket team as its sales manager for …

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A tribute to Alec Morgan

Date: Monday 19 March 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket&rsquo,s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his recent untimely death.


In a…

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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: Thursday 15 March 2018

ZF Aftermarket has announced that Adam Griffiths will assume the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland. He will head a team which will roll out the key messages of the organisati…

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IAAF appoints new Vice President

Date: Friday 09 March 2018

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

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SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has made a series of managerial changes with Ross Toomey becoming Managing Director and Richard Morley (Right) returning to the company as Commercial Director. Pr…

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LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products &ndash, has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading afte…

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Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Dr Jö,rg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle. He succeeds Wolf-Henning Scheider, who today becomes chief executive officer of automotive supplier ZF F…

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Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company&rsquo,s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close work…

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New appointment at Osram UK

Date: Thursday 18 January 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. Keith previously wor…

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

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

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

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Delphi Appoints New UK & Eire Country Director

Date: Monday 20 November 2017

Nigel Duffield joins Delphi Product &, Service Solutions to deliver the company&rsquo,s strategic growth objectives in UK &, Eire. Delphi Product &, Service Solutions has appointed Nigel Du…

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Bosch appoints new channel marketer for workshops in the UK

Date: Tuesday 05 September 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). Having spent the last eleven years in var…

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A new addition to HELLA GUTMANN Solutions

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Hella Gutmann Solutions has recruited a new member to join its garage equipment team. , Carl Whitlam has become the company&rsquo,s new business development manager for the North/M1 Corridor Reg…

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

Date: Friday 30 June 2017

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

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

Date: Monday 27 February 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 t…

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Wendy Williamson wins ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

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

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Celsus UK Limited appoints Mike Keenan as Director of Sales

Date: Thursday 09 February 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&rsquo,s ambitious expansi…

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Christine Smith Joins WAI Marketing team

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

WAI has appointed Christine Smith to the role of Marketing and Communications Manager. , Based in Florida, as part of WAI&rsquo,s US division, Smith joins from a sales and technology background,…

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