BorgWarner appoints Neil Fryer as VP Global Aftermarket Business

Published:  23 February, 2022

BorgWarner has appointed Neil Fryer as Vice President and General Manager for its Global Aftermarket Business. In the role, he will be responsible for managing the Aftermarket business which includes the Hartridge, Delphi Technologies and Delco Remy brands.


SYNETIQ: New Green Parts Director

Published:  22 February, 2022

Integrated salvage, dismantler and vehicle recycler SYNETIQ has named Sarah Hirst as its new Green Parts Director.


New CEO at GiPA Group

Published:  22 February, 2022

Automotive aftermarket intelligence provider GiPA Group has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Almudena Benedito has been named as the new CEO, replacing Eric Devos, who remains GiPA Group President. Immediately prior to joining GiPA, Almudena was EMEA Marketing Director at Tenneco/Federal-Mogul, a role she had held since 2012. Before that, she held multiple positions at Delphi Technologies and Matra Automobile. She started her career at Bosch 1994.


New role at Autotech Group

Published:  22 February, 2022

Dominic Hunter has been appointed as Autotech Group’s Group Quality Manager, a new position that sits across the Recruit, Training and Academy divisions to ensure compliance across the business. He has worked in compliance with organisations across the private, public and charity sectors for more than 25 years.


FER appoints new Operations Manager

Published:  22 February, 2022

The Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER) has appointed Rod Bennett as its new Operations Manager, replacing Owen Laurenson who has moved on after three years in the role.


New member for NGK sales team

Published:  22 February, 2022

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) has appointed Rob Hope its new Sales Representative, with a territory that covers parts of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.


New Area Sales Manager for TMD Friction

Published:  26 January, 2022

Jake Prout has been appointed as TMD Friction’s new Area Sales Manager for the South West.


New BDM at Banner

Published:  17 January, 2022

Banner has appointed Kevin Roberts as Business Development Manager with responsibility for the north of England and Scotland.

Prior to joining Banner spent 11 years working across the sector at Ecobat Technologies, CES UK and LKQ Euro Car Parts. Before that, he worked in the financial, life assurance and mortgage sector.

Commenting on his new role, Kevin said: “I am delighted to get the opportunity to work for one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of original equipment batteries and within such an important sales territory.”

Kevin will report to Country Manager Lee Quinney, who added: “The whole team at Banner is delighted to welcome Kevin into the fold. He has a proven track record in the automotive aftermarket and we are confident this will prove instrumental in strengthening Banner’s position across Scotland and the north, both of which are important strategic territories."


Marketing appointment for Melett

Published:  17 January, 2022

Melett has appointed Rebecca Johnson as Marketing Executive, with a view to develop the company’s profile via social media, digital marketing and exhibitions.


Promotion at SMP Europe

Published:  22 October, 2021

SMP Europe has promoted Martin Turner to the role of Marketing Director. He was previously the company’s Internet Sales Manager.


New BDM at WAI

Published:  24 September, 2021

WAI has taken on Richard Davies as Business Development Manager. He comes to the company with a background of more than 30 years in in the CV and passenger car sectors.


New Head of Operations at asTech

Published:  24 September, 2021

Paul Cunningham has been appointed as Head of Operations in the UK at asTech, a Repairify company.


New President/COO at The Parts Alliance

Published:  24 September, 2021

The Parts Alliance has appointed Mark Eburne as its new President and COO.
Mark previously had senior roles at a range of organisations across a number of sectors, including Wolseley, National Grid, RAC and TRW. Most recently, he was Chief Executive at building parts manufacturer Sigmat.


New Chairman for VLS

Published:  24 September, 2021

The Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) has named Mike Bewsey as its new Chairman, taking over from Andrew Goddard, who has become Chairman of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA).


JackFinder appoints new Country Manager

Published:  06 August, 2021

Online real-time manufacturer data service pricing provider JackFinder has appointed James Onions into the newly created role of Country Manager.


Schaeffler creates new Sales Manager role

Published:  02 July, 2021

Martin Klein has been named as Schaeffler’s first Sales Manager for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, and is responsible for activities in 44 countries. He will also take over the from Stefan Knaack, Vice President Global Key Account Management Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, who has been responsible for the Western Europe region, which includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Benelux countries.


Dayco grows sales team

Published:  01 July, 2021

Dayco has increased its UK sales team through the appointment of Kevin Lee.


Automechanika Birmingham appoints new Sales Director

Published:  26 April, 2021

Grant Elrick has been appointed as the new Sales Director for Automechanika Birmingham.


WAI MD is new IAAF President

Published:  19 February, 2021

WAI UK Managing Director Richard Welland has been named as the new IAAF President, succeeding Terry Knox who stepped down at the organisation’s AGM in February. 


Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President of IMI

Published:  24 November, 2020

At the IMI’s recently-held AGM, Professor Jim Saker was appointed as the organisation’s new President .


ALGO names new Group Sales Director

Published:  19 October, 2020

ALGO has appointed a new Group Sales Director. Jorge Gamboa has taken on the position, in which he is reporting directly to CEO Marco Meliga.


New HR Director at LKQ Euro Car Parts

Published:  28 September, 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has appointed Donna Fearnley as its HR Director. She brings more than 30 years’ experience to the role, having held senior HR positions at household names including Amazon, Tui and, most recently, Premier Foods.


IAAF promotes Mike Smallbone

Published:  07 September, 2018

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation has promoted Mike Smallbone to the position of Head of Membership Development.


New leader at ZF Aftermarket

Published:  19 July, 2017

Helmut Ernst, head of ZF Aftermarket, is now overseeing all market and product topics of the organisation following the decision of Neil Fryer to leave the company at his own request to take on a new role outside the company.


New marketing manager at Morris Lubricants

Published:  18 July, 2017

Gina Hinde has been recruited as marketing manager by Morris Lubricants to build the brand and is excited by the huge potential offered by the job.


Sean Smith and Rebecca Keohane

PG Automotive grows team

Published:  18 July, 2017

Aftermarket recruitment specialists PG Automotive has made two new appointments to its team.



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