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.

JackFinder has a suite of solutions including B2B price engines for calculating or comparing car service and maintenance jobs as well as a consumer website where drivers can find garages, review prices and book online at www.GaragesNear.me

GaragesNear.me has already been successfully piloted in the UK from late 2019 before being interrupted by COVID-19 but the plan now is to accelerate the development of the garage network and expand consumer awareness.

James has worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 20 years in senior sales and marketing roles for a range of companies including manufacturers and motor factor groups and has built his own businesses too.

“It’s an exciting time to join JackFinder and a stimulating challenge,” said James. “The prime appeal is that the business has data and technology at it’s core; being able to instantly calculate accurate parts and labour requirements for specific vehicle jobs opens up interesting opportunities. The initial challenge is pretty simple – we need to grow our garage network and then we can evaluate and address the many opportunities available moving forwards.”

Garages benefit from an online booking platform with GaragesNear.me. Automatic quotes are generated from manufacturer parts data, while garages themselves control their labour times and hourly rates.

Heikki Laaki, Co-Founder and CEO of Jackfinder added: “We’re looking forward to building our presence in the UK over the coming months and are pleased to welcome James to the team.”

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