Autotech Group announces a host of leadership changes

Autotech Group has announced the formation of a dedicated executive level as the company moves into a new phase under the leadership of CEO Simon King.

Mark Armitage, who initially joined the company last year as commercial director, becomes chief revenue officer, and Laurence Abbott, who moves from his position as marketing and technology director, has become Autotech Group’s chief technology officer and managing director of Autotech Connect.

In preparation for further growth, Autotech Group has also strengthened its foundation with the creation of Group and Senior Leadership teams, incorporating several new appointments.

Alongside Simon, Mark, and Laurence, the Group Leadership Team includes Natalie Hodgson, who joins as marketing director, Faye Drage, previously the company’s HR director and now head of people, and former financial controller, Justin Ampofo, who has become finance director. Dominic Hunter, who now adds company secretary to his title of group head of quality, completes the group leadership team.

The Senior Leadership Team incorporates James Mackay and Alistair Macdonald, who become managing director and sales and operations director of the company’s Recruit and Academy divisions respectively, and Alistair McCrindle, operations director for Autotech Training.

The company’s newly formed Group
Leadership Team

Adhering to the company’s founding principles of training and retaining talent, many of the newly created positions represent promotions of team members who have been part of the Autotech Group journey since its early days.

“Our new company structure has been in development for a significant period,” said King. “With four company divisions, the focus was on ensuring that the right people were in the right position to lead sustainable growth and I am delighted that so many of these appointments were made internally. We place a significant amount of value in our team, and I believe this sends a strong message to our shareholders and the wider industry that we have the best possible foundation in place to grow.”

Autotech Group CEO, Simon King, with (left) Laurence Abbott, Autotech Group’s chief technology officer and managing director of Autotech Connect and (right) Mark Armitage, chief revenue officer

To bridge the Autotech Group’s four divisions, Recruit, Training, Academy, and Connect, a new Business Relationship Team has also been created.

The three-strong team will consist of two new recruits, Barry Williams as business relationship director, and Colin Hankey as business relationship manager, while Gemma Edwards moves from her previous role of national careers manager at Autotech Academy to become business relationship manager encompassing the entire company.

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