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Spinning for The Stroke Association

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Nick Racklyeft of Corteco is doing a sponsored bike spinning event throughout October to help raise funds for the Stroke Association. His aim is to do 250 miles on his spin bike which, considering his…

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MAHLE new appointment

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Continuing its tradition of promoting from within, MAHLE Aftermarket has promoted Nick Pye (pictured) to Senior Sales Manager, while maintaining responsibility for his key accounts in the South region…

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OPTIMAL UK announces company ownership changes

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive parts business OPTIMAL UK Distribution Ltd. has announced changes in its ownership, with LKQ Europe selling its shares in the business. Midlands-headquartered OPTIMAL UK was established in …

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The Parts Alliance appoints Mark Eburne as new President and COO

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021

Leading automotive parts distributor The Parts Alliance has appointed Mark Eburne as its new President and COO. Mark is an entrepreneurial business leader with extensive board experience at a number o…

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New appointment for WAI

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has announced the appointment of Richard Davies as Business Development Manager, to help develop WAI’s activity in the commercial vehicle (CV), passenger car (P…

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MAHLE appoints Jessica Wacogne

Date: Thursday 26 August 2021

Jessica Wacogne has joined MAHLE Aftermarket, taking the role as Head of Customer Service. Skilled in purchasing, management, pricing, sales, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction Wacogne b…

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Celebration of the life of Steve Fisher

Date: Monday 23 August 2021

Apec Braking have confirmed that there will be a Celebration of the Life of Steve Fisher on Thursday 7th October 2021 at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. If you would like to att…

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ILC The Climb postponed and challengers to tackle epic National 3 Peaks

Date: Friday 20 August 2021

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced that its Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, has been postponed as Tanzania remains on the travel red list. It’s hoped that the even…

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NGK announces Ireland sales roles

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced that two staff members have taken on the responsibility for sales in Ireland following the recent retirement of Area Manager Stewart Neill. Tim Ward, D…

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Tim to embark on charity cycle ride

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

Rugby League supporter Tim Ward, of NGK, is taking part in a charity cycle ride to raise funds for those involved in the sport. The Leeds Rhinos fan is to undertake a 200-mile route on September 24-26…

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NGK welcomes Chris Barrett to sales team

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Chris Barrett as a new Sales Representative. The 53-year-old takes over the Home Counties and ‘M1 Corridor’ area previously covere…

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LIQUI MOLY's Ernst Prost announces his retirement

Date: Friday 09 July 2021

Ernst Prost, who has led LIQUI MOLY for 31 years, has announced that he will be retiring on 22 February 2022, which he thinks should be an easy date to remember. He has always stated that the basic ph…

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Stewart says farewell to NGK

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Stewart Neill, Area Manager – Ireland, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, is retiring after more than thirty years’ service with the company. He will leave at the end of July after helping establish the igniti…

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Dayco welcomes Kevin Lee

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Dayco, a leading original equipment (OE) engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has recruited Kevin Lee as the latest member of its UK sa…

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Martin Klein new Sales Manager for Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Martin Klein is heading Schaeffler's Automotive Aftermarket Sales in Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The 56-year-old business economist has assumed the newly created position effective as of …

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IAAF Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale becomes FIGIEFA treasurer

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

IAAF Honorary Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale has also become Treasurer of European automotive aftermarket trade federation FIGIEFA. The TMD Friction UK employee has been heavily involved with IAAF for m…

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Neil Croxson to leave The Parts Alliance

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021

Neil Croxson, who will be leaving at the end of June, has headed The Parts Alliance for two years, navigating the challenges of the pandemic alongside their growth ambitions. Croxson said: “It has bee…

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New Vice President for KYB Europe

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Yuto Uchida has replaced Tetsunosuke Nagasawa as Vice President of KYB Europe GmbH. Uchida first joined KYB in April 2003 straight after graduating from university. He has previously worked at KYB Ame…

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Autotech Academy announces School of Thought ambassador role

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Autotech Academy’s National Careers Manager, Dave Walker, has become the 100th ambassador for School of Thought. The not-for-profit organisation consisting of people from the automotive industry colla…

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IFA appoints Steve Jones as Commercial Manager

Date: Friday 23 April 2021

Due to the continued growth and success of the IFA CV Division the IFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Jones into the position of Commercial Manager with immediate effect. Steve has wo…

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Audrey Harling named Group Vice President and General Manager, Tenneco DRiV Motorparts, EMEA

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Tenneco has announced that Audrey Harling has been appointed group vice president and general manager, DRiVTM Motorparts, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). She succeeds Andrew Sexton who has be…

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Automechanika Birmingham appoints new Sales Director

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

To continue delivering successful events in the automotive aftermarket, Messe Frankfurt, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has appointed Grant Elrick as the company’s new Sales Director. Elrick …

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Pylon Manufacturing Corporation promote Martyn Holt

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Following further expansion within Western Europe, Pylon Manufacturing Corporation are pleased to confirm the announcement that Martyn Holt has been promoted from Director of Sales to General Manager …

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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Knight as Advisor to the Board

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include a third new member who is very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. He is Graham Knight and he joins Mark Greenwood and Malcolm R…

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Colin Fyles, RIP

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

It was with great sadness that the IAAF learned that Colin Fyles passed away suddenly on Monday 12th April 2021. Colin had worked within the financial and credit industry for more than 40 years and lo…

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Steven Fisher: Funeral and Memorial Service

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

The family of Steve Fisher have advised the details of his funeral service: The funeral will be held on Friday 16th April 2021, starting at 11.00 am at Telford Crematorium Due to the current restricti…

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Steve says farewell to NGK

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Long-serving NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Sales Representative Steve Padbury is retiring after more than thirty years with the leading ignition and sensor specialist. Steve – fondly known as ‘Padders’ by …

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Sampa UK & Ireland announce two new appointments

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Sampa UK & Ireland the Manchester based commercial vehicle parts wholesaler are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Darren Miller (on the right) as their new Business Development Manager…

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Steve Fisher, RIP

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

It is with deep sadness we have to inform you that Steve Fisher, Managing Director at Apec, passed away on Wednesday 17th March after a short, but difficult, battle with COVID-19. Steve was a respecte…

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The end of an era at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd as long-serving MD retires

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Nigel Morgan, Managing Director of Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket division in the UK, has decided to step aside after more than 40 years continual service with the company. Nigel’s rise to afterm…

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NGK appoints new UK managing director

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Marko Wowczyna UK managing director, effective April 1, 2021. He replaces Tammy Suzuki who NGK says has returned to Japan after four years at the helm. Mr Wowczy…

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ECOBAT’s Steve Sheppard retires

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

After more than 20 years with ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), Managing Director (MD), Steve Sheppard, has stepped down from his position, six years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Steve joined …

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Chief Executive Wendy Williamson to retire in 2021

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Heading up the Federation for more than seven years, Williamson has successfully led the IAAF through a number of changes, ensuring it remains at the forefront of the industry and as an umbrella for w…

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Fueltone are delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Rosher and Mark Greenwood as advisors to the Board

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Fueltone is strengthening its Board to include two individuals who are very experienced and well regarded in the automotive aftermarket. They are Mark Greenwood and Malcolm Rosher (pictured), and they…

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IAAF appoints Richard Welland as President

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

IAAF has appointed WAI UK managing director Richard Welland as its new president, taking over from Terry Knox who stepped down at IAAF’s AGM on 11 February. Richard Welland is the managing director of…

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DENSO helping technicians through the winter

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

To make life easier in the workshop this winter, DENSO is offering technicians the opportunity to receive a branded beanie hat or mechanics gloves when they purchase glow plugs from a participating di…

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Shaftec business drives positive changes within commercial team

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As part of its 2021 strategic business plan, Shaftec has announced some major changes to its commercial team structure, to better equip the business as it enters the next stage of its development. Mar…

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Duncan Richards – Obituary

Date: Monday 08 February 2021

Duncan Allen Richards 16.07.1961 – 27.01.2021 EEC is saddened to announce that on Wednesday 27th January 2021, our Director of Sales, Duncan Richards passed away following a 3-year battle with Cancer.…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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Simon Haynes - 9th October 1962 - 12th December 2020

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Following the announcement before Christmas of the sudden passing of Simon Haynes, his family have advised the IAAF of further details of the funeral. Simon passed away suddenly on the 12th December 2…

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Corteco welcome new Technical Inside Sales Specialist

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Corteco are constantly looking for new ways to improve the value and satisfaction for customers. This includes expanding their team of professionals. Corteco are pleased to announce a new team member,…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems appoints new automotive Account Director

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

KCS is pleased to announce that Anthony Cornwall has joined the KCS Automotive Division as Account Director Automotive. Anthony brings with him a wealth of automotive experience having spent twelve ye…

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New appointments for MAHLE duo

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has announced promotions for two of its experienced and long-serving staff members, highlighting its commitment to promoting from within. Jonathan Walker, who began his career wit…

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Impression makes key appointments

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

Award-winning automotive PR and marketing agency, Impression Communications, has appointed Cheryl Griffiths as PR Account Manager and promoted Hayley Evans to the role of Senior Account Manager. Griff…

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2020 has been a record year for EAG!

Date: Monday 11 January 2021

2020 has been hailed a success for Excel Automotive Group (EAG), with the company expanding its product lines, delivery fleet and sales. EAG was acquired by Tony Bhogal with Adrian Lamb less than two …

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Simon Haynes, RIP

Date: Thursday 17 December 2020

It was with much sadness that we learned of the recent death of Simon Haynes. Simon founded Midland Vehicle Components in April 2000, having been in the automotive trade for many years and previously …

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New Head for ZF Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Philippe Colpron (42 years) takes over as an Executive Vice President and has the responsibilities as Head of ZF’s aftermarket division on January 1st, 2021. As well as this, he will continue to lead …

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Director progresses at Melett

Date: Thursday 10 December 2020

Turbocharger and parts specialist Melett has appointed Darren Johnson to the position of Group Sales Director. Johnson, who was previously Head of Sales at Melett, will now be responsible for the exec…

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Dayco's Charlie Huddleston retires

Date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

Long-time industry stalwart, Charlie Huddleston has retired after a long and distinguished aftermarket career. Having spent a considerable period of his working life with FAI, Universal Automotive and…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems launches new Ecommerce Division

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

MAM Software, a Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) company, has today announced the formation of a new strategic Ecommerce Division within the group. The company, with operations across the globe, has …

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